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Neuroprotective effect of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Sep 01; 137(1):585-91.JE

Abstract

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE

While the Hibiscus asper Hook.f. (Malvaceae) is a traditional herb largely used in tropical region of the Africa as vegetable, potent sedative, tonic and restorative, anti-inflammatory and antidepressive drug, there is very little scientific data concerning the efficacy of this.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves (50 and 100 mg/kg) were assessed using superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and catalase (CAT) specific activities, total glutathione (GSH) content, malondialdehyde (MDA) level (lipid peroxidation) and DNA fragmentation assays in male Wistar rats subjected to unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesion.

RESULTS

In 6-OHDA-lesioned rats, methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves showed potent antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities. Chronic administration of the methanolic extract (50 and 100 mg/kg, i.p., daily, for 7 days) significantly increased antioxidant enzyme activities (SOD, GPX and CAT), total GSH content and reduced lipid peroxidation (MDA level) in rat temporal lobe homogenates, suggesting antioxidant activity. Also, DNA cleavage patterns were absent in the 6-OHDA-lesioned rats treated with methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves, suggesting antiapoptotic activity.

CONCLUSIONS

Taken together, our results suggest that the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves possesses neuroprotective activity against 6-OHDA-induced toxicity through antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities in Parkinson's disease model.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd. Carol I, No.11 20A, Iasi 700506, Romania. hritcu@uaic.roNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21704692

Citation

Hritcu, Lucian, et al. "Neuroprotective Effect of the Methanolic Extract of Hibiscus Asper Leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 137, no. 1, 2011, pp. 585-91.
Hritcu L, Foyet HS, Stefan M, et al. Neuroprotective effect of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;137(1):585-91.
Hritcu, L., Foyet, H. S., Stefan, M., Mihasan, M., Asongalem, A. E., & Kamtchouing, P. (2011). Neuroprotective effect of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 137(1), 585-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2011.06.008
Hritcu L, et al. Neuroprotective Effect of the Methanolic Extract of Hibiscus Asper Leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Sep 1;137(1):585-91. PubMed PMID: 21704692.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neuroprotective effect of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease. AU - Hritcu,Lucian, AU - Foyet,Harquin Simplice, AU - Stefan,Marius, AU - Mihasan,Marius, AU - Asongalem,Acha Emmanuel, AU - Kamtchouing,Pierre, Y1 - 2011/06/16/ PY - 2011/01/17/received PY - 2011/05/19/revised PY - 2011/06/08/accepted PY - 2011/6/28/entrez PY - 2011/6/28/pubmed PY - 2011/12/28/medline SP - 585 EP - 91 JF - Journal of ethnopharmacology JO - J Ethnopharmacol VL - 137 IS - 1 N2 - ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: While the Hibiscus asper Hook.f. (Malvaceae) is a traditional herb largely used in tropical region of the Africa as vegetable, potent sedative, tonic and restorative, anti-inflammatory and antidepressive drug, there is very little scientific data concerning the efficacy of this. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves (50 and 100 mg/kg) were assessed using superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and catalase (CAT) specific activities, total glutathione (GSH) content, malondialdehyde (MDA) level (lipid peroxidation) and DNA fragmentation assays in male Wistar rats subjected to unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesion. RESULTS: In 6-OHDA-lesioned rats, methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves showed potent antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities. Chronic administration of the methanolic extract (50 and 100 mg/kg, i.p., daily, for 7 days) significantly increased antioxidant enzyme activities (SOD, GPX and CAT), total GSH content and reduced lipid peroxidation (MDA level) in rat temporal lobe homogenates, suggesting antioxidant activity. Also, DNA cleavage patterns were absent in the 6-OHDA-lesioned rats treated with methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves, suggesting antiapoptotic activity. CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our results suggest that the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves possesses neuroprotective activity against 6-OHDA-induced toxicity through antioxidant and antiapoptotic activities in Parkinson's disease model. SN - 1872-7573 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21704692/Neuroprotective_effect_of_the_methanolic_extract_of_Hibiscus_asper_leaves_in_6_hydroxydopamine_lesioned_rat_model_of_Parkinson's_disease_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-8741(11)00425-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -