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Effects of Strobilanthes crispus Juice on Wound Healing and Antioxidant Enzymes in Normal and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

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Author(s): N.A. Norfarizan-Hanoon | R. Asmah | M.Y. Rokiah | O. Fauziah | H. Faridah

Journal: Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1727-3048

Volume: 9;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 662;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Strobilanthes crispus juice | wound healing | glutathione peroxidase | superoxide dismutase

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to determine the effect of Strobilanthes crispus Juice (SCJ) on wound healing and antioxidative enzymes activity in normal and streptozotocin-induced rats. A total of 48 male albino Sprague dawley rats, weight 150-200 g were used. The rats were divided into 8 groups with 6 rats in each group. The healing of 2 cm linear incisions created on the back of each rat was monitored by measuring the length of the wounds daily. The result showed a significant increase (p
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