THE EFFECT OF GINKGO-BILOBA ON THE ACTIVITY OF CATALASE AND LIPID-PEROXIDATION IN EXPERIMENTAL STRANGULATION LIEUS

Citation
O. Colak et al., THE EFFECT OF GINKGO-BILOBA ON THE ACTIVITY OF CATALASE AND LIPID-PEROXIDATION IN EXPERIMENTAL STRANGULATION LIEUS, International journal of clinical & laboratory research, 28(1), 1998, pp. 69-71
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Medicine, Research & Experimental
ISSN journal
0940-5437
Volume
28
Issue
1
Year of publication
1998
Pages
69 - 71
Database
ISI
SICI code
0940-5437(1998)28:1<69:TEOGOT>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
This study was designed to assess the therapeutic effect of Ginkgo bil oba extract (EGb 761) in experimental strangulation ileus. Rats were d ivided into control (n = 7), placebo (n = 11), and EGb-treated (n = 11 ) groups. No surgical procedure was carried out on the control group. Strangulation ileus was produced in the placebo and EGb groups for 2.5 h. At the end of this period, 100 mg/kg EGb in 1 ml of saline was inj ected intraperitoneally to the EGb-treated group. In the placebo group , animals received an equivalent amount of saline intraperitoneally; 2 4 h later, repeat laparotomies were performed to take blood and intest inal tissue samples. The EGb treatment decreased tissue malondialdehyd e levels and increased catalase activities compared with the placebo g roup (P < 0.05 for both). Serum creatine kinase and phosphorus levels were also determined in all groups. In the placebo group these were si gnificantly higher than in the control group (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, r espectively). In the EGb group these were not different from controls and the increase in creatine kinase activity in the EGb group was not as high as in the placebo group (P < 0.05). Our results suggest that E Gb could be preventive against the effects of strangulation ileus in a rat model.