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The effect of vitamin C administration on monosodium induced liver injury. An experimental study.
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PMID:  22658673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a commonly used food enhancer. Glutamate is used as food additive for enhancing the "meat flavor" of food and gives a particular taste named "umami". In this study, we evaluated the effect of vitamin C on monosodium glutamate induced rat liver injury. This study was divided into 3 groups: group 1 received a diet containing 0.9% NaCl; group 2 received diet containing MSG 6mg/g/b.w.; and group 3 received a diet containing 6mg/g/b.w. followed by vitamin C (500mg/kg/b.w.) for 45 days. The resulting changes were detected using histological, histochemical, ultrastructural, and immuohistochemical analysis. Severe alterations were recorded including dilatations of the central veins; severe cyto-architectural distortions of the hepatocytes; marked reduction in both carbohydrates and proteins; vacuolated cytoplasm, swollen mitochondria and vesiculated rough endoplasmic reticulum with picknotic nuclei; in addition to significant variation in the expression of ki-67 and p53 proteins. The data obtained from this study showed the improvements in the pathological architecture of the liver after treatment with vitamin C. The present data point to the ameliorative effect of vitamin C against MSG induced liver injury.
Ayman El-Meghawry El-Kenawy; Hosam Eldin Hussein Osman; Maha Hasan Daghestani
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and toxicologic pathology : official journal of the Gesellschaft fur Toxikologische Pathologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1618-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9208920     Medline TA:  Exp Toxicol Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier GmbH.
Molecular Biology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Minufiya University, Egypt; College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
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