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Evaluation of protective effects of water extract of Spirulina platensis (blue green algae) on cisplatin-induced lipid peroxidation

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Author(s): Ray S | Roy K | Sengupta Chandana

Journal: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN 0250-474X

Volume: 69;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 378;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Lipid peroxidation | Spirulina platensis | cisplatin | malondialdehyde | reduced glutathione | 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal | nitric oxide.

ABSTRACT
Attempt has been made to evaluate free radical scavenging activity of water extract of Spirulina platensis on cisplatin-induced lipid peroxidation using some common laboratory markers. In this present study goat liver has been used as lipid source. This in vitro evaluation was done by measuring the malondialdehyde, 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal, reduced glutathione and nitric oxide content of tissue homogenates. The results suggest that cisplatin could induce lipid peroxidation to a significant extent and it was also found that water extract of the algae has the ability to suppress the cisplatin-induced toxicity.

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