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Preventive effects of Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindle on liver damage of diabetic rats induced by alloxan

Author(s): Farah Farokhi | Najme Kaffash Farkhad | Amir Togmechi | Khosro Soltani band

Journal: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
ISSN 2228-7930

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 63;
Date: 2012;

Keywords: ALT | AST | Diabetes mellitus | Histopathology

Objectives: Diabetes mellitus is associated with biochemical, physiological and pathological alterations in the liver. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindle (P.f) on changes in rats┬┤ liver structure and serum activities of alanin and aspartate aminotransferases after alloxan injection.Materials and Methods: In this study, forty female Wistar rats with body weight of 200┬▒20 g were randomly divided into 5 groups with 8 rats per group. Diabetes was induced in rats by alloxan monohydrate at dose of 120 mg/kg body weight (BW) injected intraperitoneally. Root and leaves with stems hydroalcoholic extract of P.f at dose of 100 mg/kg BW were given orally in diabetic rats daily for a month.Results: In diabetic rats (D) the serum allanin aminotransferases (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferases (AST) were significantly increased (p

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