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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2015 Feb 01;82:1649-57.
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Holoturia arenicola extract modulates bile duct ligation-induced oxidative stress in rat kidney.

Fahmy SR , Mohamed AS .

BACKGROUND: Acute Renal Failure (ARF) in patients with cirrhosis is one of the most frequently encountered complications of obstructive jaundice. Marine organisms from the Mediterranean Coast of Egypt are considered potential sources of bioactive molecules. The present study was undertaken to explore the curative effects of Holothuria arenicola extract (HaE) against renal injury induced by bile duct ligation in male albino rats. METHODS: Fifty four male Wistar albino rats were assigned into two main groups, the Sham-operated control (received distilled water only for 28 days) and bile duct ligated (BDL) group, which divided into 2 subgroups, animals of these subgroups treated for 28 consecutive days as follow: Subgroup I (BDL), rats of this subgroup administered distilled water orally. Subgroup II, animals of this subgroup treated orally with HaE (200 mg/kg body weight). RESULTS: BDL induced marked alteration on renal functions as manifested by a significant increase in the kidney function markers, serum creatinine, urea and uric acid. In addition, BDL caused significant increase in MDA level and significant decrease in GSH level as well as antioxidant enzymes activities (GST, SOD and CAT). However, administration of HaE for consecutive 28 days significantly reversed these changes, suggesting that the renal curative effect of HaE against oxidative stress- induced injury might be involved in decreasing lipid peroxide generation and stimulating antioxidant status. CONCLUSION: The present study revealed that HaE had a profound effect against BDL-induced oxidative stress in the kidney tissues which is the common feature of choestasis in the liver.

PubMed ID: 25973050
PMC ID: PMC4396285

Genes referenced: LOC100888042 LOC579132 LOC579267 LOC594349 sod1

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