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In Vivo Therapeutic Effect of Vaccinium Meridionale Swartz in Ischemia‐Reperfusion Induced Male Albino Rats

Shen, Mingge, Li, Ketian, Jing, Hongying, Zheng, Linyi
Journal of food science 2018 v.83 no.1 pp. 221-228
Vaccinium meridionale, albino, anthocyanins, antioxidant activity, blood serum, free radical scavengers, glutathione, lipid peroxidation, males, myeloperoxidase, necrosis, nitric oxide synthase, phenol, rats, therapeutics
This study was aimed to investigate the cardioprotective and antioxidant effect of Vaccinium meridionale Swartz in ischemia‐induced male albino Wistar strain rats. Rats were grouped into 5 of 6 numbers each. Group I served as a sham, group II served as control and group III, IV, and V served for 1, 10, and 25 mg/kg/d of an extract of Vaccinium meridionale Swartz for 15 consecutive days of treatment. Serum marker enzymes, lipid peroxidation, and myeloperoxidase were increased, whereas antioxidant enzymes were reduced in control due to injury. Increased phenol and anthocyanin contents and increased free radical scavenging activity was noted following treatment. Serum marker enzymes, necrosis, and lipid peroxidation, were reduced, whereas antioxidant enzymes and reduced glutathione were increased. Nitric oxide synthase and Akt expression were also increased following treatment. Taking all these data together, it is suggested that Vaccinium meridionale Swartz may be a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of ischemic injury.