Abstract Title:

Effect of antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and their analogues on azo-dye binding protein in liver of rats treated with p-dimethylaminoazobenzene.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Exp Biol. 2010 Apr;48(4):373-7. PMID: 20726335

Abstract Author(s):

A Antony Joseph Velanganni, C Balasundaram

Article Affiliation:

Department of Biochemistry, J. J. College of Arts and Science, Pudukkottai 622 422, India. [email protected]


p-Dimethylaminoazobenzene (DAB) is an azo-dye and known to cause liver tumour in rats. Azo-dye binding protein is a specific cytosolic protein involved in the translocation of azo-dye carcinogen metabolites from liver cytoplasm into the nucleus. Administration of vitamin A (40,000 and 50,000 IU), L-ascorbic acid (500 and 1000 mg) and vitamin E succinate (200-500 mg) reduced the amount of azo-dye binding protein in liver of rats treated with DAB. Supplementation of high doses of vitamin A acetate, vitamin A palmitate, sodium ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate and vitamin E acetate had no effect on the quantity of azo-dye binding protein in liver. When the vitamin mixture was given, the level of azo-dye binding protein decreased in the liver at all the studied doses, which may be due to their synergistic effect.

Study Type : Animal Study

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