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Sodium Arsenite-induced Alteration in Hepatocyte Function of Rat with Special Emphasis on Super Oxide Dismutase Expression Pathway and its Prevention by Mushroom Lectin.
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PMID:  21554548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
  This study was accomplished to exemplify the possible protective role of ascorbic acid and mushroom lectin against arsenic-induced cytotoxicity and impairment of superoxide dismutase (SOD) production pathway in hepatocytes of rat. Hepatocytes were isolated from rat and treated with sodium arsenite (AS), arsenic plus ascorbic acid (AS+AA) and arsenic plus mushroom lectin (AS+ML). A placebo control was also included. Arsenic treatment resulted in depletion of cell proliferation, phagocytic activity (nitro blue tetrazolium index) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, relative mRNA expression of superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD(2) ) and enhanced production of nitric oxide (NO). Ascorbic acid, a standard antioxidant, could normalize cellular perturbation and SOD production pathway relating to gene expression whereas partially purified Pleurotus florida lectin (PFL), an edible mushroom containing protein complex, maintained cellular activity and prevented stress by normalizing phagocytic (NBT index) and SOD activities vis-à-vis relative gene expression. It could further defend NO production of hepatocytes. Mushroom lectin strongly prevented sodium arsenite-induced damage of SOD production pathway in hepatocytes, and its effect was also comparable to a standard antioxidant, i.e. ascorbic acid.
Asit Kumar Bera; Tanmoy Rana; Debasis Bhattacharya; Subhashree Das; Diganta Pan; Subrata Kumar Das
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-7843     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101208422     Medline TA:  Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology © 2011 Nordic Pharmacological Society.
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Eastern Regional Station, Kolkata, India.
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