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Anti-nephrotoxic effect of administration of Moringa oleifera Lam in amelioration of DMBA-induced renal carcinogenesis in Swiss albino mice

Author(s): R. Paliwal

Journal: Biology and Medicine
ISSN 0974-8369

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Moringa oleifera | oxidative stress | chemoprevention | antioxidant property

Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) is highly valued plant reported to have various biological activities.Considering the antioxidant properties of Moringa oleifera (MO), the chemopreventive property of hydro-ethanolicextract of drumsticks was evaluated on DMBA induced renal carcinogenicity. Groups of 10 male mice were preadministeredwith MO (200 and 400mg/kg body weight) and standard (0.5%BHA) for 14 days prior to a singledose of DMBA (15mg/kg; p.o). The therapeutic efficacy of drumstick extract was observed in terms ofnormalization of altered renal oxidative stress parameters like LPO, SOD and CAT in kidney of mice. DMBAexposure elicited a significant escalation in LPO level and depletion in antioxidant enzymes namely superoxidedismutase and catalase. Investigated parameters were restored, nearly to the normal values, after MO extracttreatment. These results suggested that MO extract could act against DMBA-induced kidney injury in mice by amechanism related to its antioxidant properties.
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