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Hepatoprotective Effects of Camel Milk against CCl4-induced Hepatotoxicity in Rats

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Author(s): Amjad Ali Khan | Mohammad A. Alzohairy

Journal: Asian Journal of Biochemistry
ISSN 1815-9923

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: camel milk | Aminotransferases | carbon tetrachloride hepatotoxicity | histopathology

ABSTRACT
4-induced hepatotoxicity which lead to biochemical alterations in liver function of male albino wister rats. White albino male rats (200-250 g) were divided into 5 groups, a normal control water group, a control camel milk group and three CCl4-intoxicated groups treated with or without camel milk. Protective roles of camel milk were analyzed by assaying the liver function parameters as serum aminotransferases, alkaline phosphatase, serum proteins and cholesterol levels. Histopathological examinations were also studied in all groups of rats by microscopy. Data showed that intraperitoneal administration of CCl4 (1 mL kg-1 b.wt.) resulted in statistically significant increase in the serum levels of aminotransferases and change in serum protein, albumin and cholesterol levels which approach to normal levels after the treatment with raw camel milk. Furthermore, histopathological studies reveal that camel milk treatments significantly reduce the incidence of liver lesions induced by CCl4. Our findings demonstrate that CCl4 exposure alters liver function biochemical parameters, which shift towards normal values after treatment with camel milk. So camel milk has a good potent for curing some liver diseases.]]>

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