Effect of administration of methanol root bark extract of Cussonia arborea on serum lipid profile and oxidative biomarker parameters in alloxan-induced diabetic rats

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.9555    | Article Id: B-377 | Page : 1006-1013
Citation :- Effect of administration of methanol root bark extract of Cussonia arborea on serum lipid profile and oxidative biomarker parameters in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):1006-1013
Patrick Emeka Aba and Isaac Uzoma Asuzu patrick.aba@unn.edu.ng
Address : Department of  Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Submitted Date : 23-09-2015
Accepted Date : 3-03-2016

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of methanol extract of Cussonia arborea on serum lipid and oxidative stress biomarkers of alloxan-induced diabetic rats. A total of 72 male albino rats assigned into 6 groups of 12 rats per group were used. Groups 1-5 were made diabetic while group 6 were normal. Groups 1-4 were treated with 62.5, 125, 250 mg/kg of the extract and 2 mg/kg glibenclamide respectively while groups 5 and 6 received 10 ml/kg distilled water each. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein (HDL), malondiadehyde, catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were assayed on days 28, 56 and 84 post treatment. The results indicated that the extract significantly (p<0.05) reduced the levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride, malondialdehyde but significantly (p<0.05) increased the activities of SOD, catalase and the levels of HDL when compared to negative control. It was therefore concluded that methanol extract of C. arborea mitigated dyslipidaemia and oxidative stress.

Keywords

Cussonia arborea Diabetic rats Lipids Oxidative markers

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