Preventive effects of Cassia auriculata L. flowers on brain lipid peroxidation in rats treated with streptozotocin.Mol Cell Biochem. 2003 Jan; 243(1-2):23-8.MC
The effect of aqueous extract of the flowers of Cassia auriculata were examined on antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in the brain of streptozotocin diabetic rats. Significant increase in the activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione-S-transferase and reduced glutathione were observed in brain on treatment with Cassia auriculata flower extract (CFEt) and glibenclamide. Both the treated groups showed significant decrease in thiobarbituric reactive substances (TBARS) and hydroperoxide formation in brain, suggesting its role in protection against lipid peroxidation induced membrane damage. Since the study of induction of the antioxidant enzymes is considered to be a reliable marker for evaluating the antiperoxidative efficacy of medicinal plant, these findings are suggestions of possible antiperoxidative role played by Cassia auriculata flower extract.