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Anti-inflammatory activity of methyl palmitate and ethyl palmitate in different experimental rat models.
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PMID:  22842335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Methyl palmitate (MP) and ethyl palmitate (EP) are naturally occurring fatty acid esters reported as inflammatory cell inhibitors. In the current study, the potential anti-inflammatory activity of MP and EP was evaluated in different experimental rat models. Results showed that MP and EP caused reduction of carrageenan-induced rat paw edema in addition to diminishing prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) level in the inflammatory exudates. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemia in rats, MP and EP reduced plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF- α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). MP and EP decreased NF-κB expression in liver and lung tissues and ameliorated histopathological changes caused by LPS. Topical application of MP and EP reduced ear edema induced by croton oil in rats. In the same animal model, MP and EP reduced neutrophil infiltration, as indicated by decreased myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. In conclusion, this study demonstrates the effectiveness of MP and EP in combating inflammation in several experimental models.
Noha M Saeed; Ebtehal El-Demerdash; Hanaa M Abdel-Rahman; Mardi M Algandaby; Fahad A Al-Abbasi; Ashraf B Abdel-Naim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology and applied pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0333     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0416575     Medline TA:  Toxicol Appl Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faulty of Pharmacy, Egyptian Russian University, Cairo, Egypt.
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