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Abstract Title:

A novel role of Eruca sativa Mill. (rocket) extract: antiplatelet (NF-κB inhibition) and antithrombotic activities.

Abstract Source:

Nutrients. 2014 Dec ;6(12):5839-52. Epub 2014 Dec 12. PMID: 25514563

Abstract Author(s):

Eduardo Fuentes, Marcelo Alarcón, Manuel Fuentes, Gilda Carrasco, Iván Palomo

Article Affiliation:

Eduardo Fuentes


BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have shown the prevention of cardiovascular diseases through the regular consumption of vegetables. Eruca sativa Mill., commonly known as rocket, is a leafy vegetable that has anti-inflammatory activity. However, its antiplatelet and antithrombotic activities have not been described.

METHODS: Eruca sativa Mill. aqueous extract (0.1 to 1 mg/mL), was evaluated on human platelets: (i) P-selectin expression by flow cytometry; (ii) platelet aggregation induced by ADP, collagen and arachidonic acid; (iii) IL-1β, TGF-β1, CCL5 and thromboxane B2 release; and (iv) activation of NF-κB and PKA by western blot. Furthermore, (v) antithrombotic activity (200 mg/kg) and (vi) bleeding time in murine models were evaluated.

RESULTS: Eruca sativa Mill. aqueous extract (0.1 to 1 mg/mL) inhibited P-selectin expression and platelet aggregation induced by ADP. The release of platelet inflammatory mediators (IL-1β, TGF-β1, CCL5 and thromboxane B2) induced by ADP was inhibited by Eruca sativa Mill. aqueous extract. Furthermore, Eruca sativa Mill. aqueous extract inhibited NF-κB activation. Finally, in murine models, Eruca sativa Mill. aqueous extract showed significant antithrombotic activity and a slighteffect on bleeding time.

CONCLUSION: Eruca sativa Mill. presents antiplatelet and antithrombotic activity.

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