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Abstract Title:

Inhibition of liver fibrosis by ellagic acid.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1996 Oct;40(4):363-6. PMID: 9055108

Abstract Author(s):

K C Thresiamma, R Kuttan

Abstract:

Chronic administration of carbon tetrachloride in liquid paraffin (1.7) ip; 0.15 ml, (20 doses) has been found to produce severe hepatotoxicity, as seen from the elevated levels of serum and liver glutamate-pyruvate transaminase, alkaline phosphatase and lipid peroxides. The chronic administration of carbon tetrachloride was also found to produce liver fibrosis as seen from pathological analysis as well as elevated liver-hydroxy proline. Oral administration of ellagic acid was found to significantly reduce the elevated levels of enzymes, lipid peroxide and liver hydroxy proline in these animals and rectified liver pathology. These results indicate that ellagic acid administration orally can circumvent the carbon tetrachloride toxicity and subsequent fibrosis.

Study Type : Animal Study

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