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Aquilegia vulgaris extract protects against the oxidative stress and the mutagenic effects of cadmium in Balb/c mice.
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PMID:  20206484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cadmium (Cd) is a non-essential element and is a widespread environmental pollutant. Exposure to cadmium can result in cytotoxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic effects. The aim of the current work was to evaluate the protective effect of Aquilegia vulgaris extract against the oxidative stress and the genotoxicity induced by Cd using the chromosomal aberrations in somatic and germ cells assay and random amplified polymorphism DNA (RAPD-PCR) analysis. Forty male Balb/c mice were divided into four groups including the control group, Cd-treated group and the groups treated with the extract alone or plus Cd. The results indicated that Cd increased serum ALT, AST, urea, LDH, CK, lipid peroxidation in liver tissue accompanied with a significant decrease in GPX and SOD. Cd also increased the number of chromosomal aberrations in bone marrow and spermatocytes including structural and numerical aberrations. Animals treated with the extract alone were comparable to the control regarding all the tested parameters. The extract succeeded in preventing or diminishing the oxidative stress and the clastogenic effects of Cd. It could be concluded that Aquilegia vulgaris extract is a promising protective agent against oxidative stress and genotoxicity during the exposure to Cd.
Sekena H Abdel-Aziem; Aziza A El-Nekeety; Ibrahim A Barakat; Mohamed I Mohamed; Mosaad A Abdel-Wahhab
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and toxicologic pathology : official journal of the Gesellschaft für Toxikologische Pathologie     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1618-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Toxicol. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208920     Medline TA:  Exp Toxicol Pathol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Cell Biology Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.
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