The effects of Rumex patientia extract on rat liver and erythrocyte antioxidant enzyme system


CETINKAYA O., SILIG Y., CETINKAYA S. , Demirezer L. Ö.

PHARMAZIE, vol.57, no.7, pp.487-488, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : PHARMAZIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-488

Abstract

The aqueous extract from the roots of Rumex patientia L. (Polygonaceae) (D-1) was investigated for its effects on rat liver and erythrocyte antioxidant enzyme systems and lipid peroxidation. Measurements of the GSH-Px, SOD and CAT activities, and MDA levels of liver and erythrocytes in D-1 administered animals showed that there was an increase in GSH-Px and SOD activities when compared to that of controls. No significant decrease was observed in catalase activity and no changes in malondialdehyde levels were observed.