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Abstract Title:

The Effects of Buckwheat Leaf and Flower Extracts on Antioxidant Status in Mouse Organs.

Abstract Source:

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018 ;2018:6712407. Epub 2018 Jun 14. PMID: 30013721

Abstract Author(s):

Ilona Sadauskiene, Arunas Liekis, Rasa Bernotiene, Jurgita Sulinskiene, Arturas Kasauskas, Gediminas Zekonis

Article Affiliation:

Ilona Sadauskiene

Abstract:

This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of the extracts of buckwheat leaf and flower on the antioxidant status of the brain and liver tissue. The administration of buckwheat extracts (both concentrations were 10%) to mice (at the dose 10 mL/kg of body weight) for 21 days significantly decreased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and reduced the amount of glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the mouse brain, while catalase (CAT) activity significantly increased. In the mouse liver, the amount of GSH and activity of SODincreased, while the CAT activity after administering buckwheat leaf and flower extracts was lower in experimental mice than in the control group. However, the administration of 10% ethanol (for 21 days) to control animals also had a significant effect on the antioxidant system in brain and liver cells. Experimental animals demonstrated rather marked changes in the activities of the antioxidant enzymes SOD and CAT in their liver and brain cells, and changes in the levels of GSH and MDA were observed when compared with the control group.

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