Young radish and sulforaphane protect against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Protective effects of an extract of young radish (Raphanus sativus L) cultivated with sulfur (sulfur-radish extract) and of sulforaphane on carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008 May;72(5):1176-82. Epub 2008 May 7. PMID: 18460814
Department of Biological Sciences and Immunomodulation Research Center, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 680-749, Korea.
The protective effects of an extract of young radish (Raphanus sativus L) cultivated with sulfur (sulfur-radish extract) and of sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate, on carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced liver injury were observed in mice. CCl(4) produced a marked increase in the serum level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), primed lipid peroxidation, and resulted in intense necrosis due to oxidative stress. Oral administration of the sulfur-radish extract and of sulforaphane after CCl(4)-induced liver injury both decreased the serum level of ALT, reduced the necrotic zones, inhibited lipid peroxidation, and induced phase 2 enzymes without affecting cytochrome P450-2E1 (CYP2E1). These results suggest that the administration of the sulfur-radish extract and of sulforaphane may partially prevent CCl(4)-induced hepatotoxicity, possibly by indirectly acting as an antioxidant by improving the detoxification system.