Abstract Title:

Effect of ripe fruit pulp extract of Cucurbita pepo Linn. in aspirin induced gastric and duodenal ulcer in rats.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Exp Biol. 2008 Sep;46(9):639-45. PMID: 18949893

Abstract Author(s):

Sentu Sarkar, Debjani Buha

Article Affiliation:

S.N. Pradhan Centre for Neurosciences, University of Calcutta 244B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata 700 020, India.


A significant decrease in alkaline phosphatase (AP) activity and mucosal thickness and increase in ulcer index (UI) was observed in aspirin treated stomach and duodenum of albino rats. However, pretreatment with C. pepo fruit pulp extract for 14 consecutive days showed increase in AP activity and mucosal thickness along with decrease in UI, suggesting gastroduodenal protective and anti-ulcerogenic properties of C. pepo.

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