Tribulus Terrestris (l) Protects Heart and Liver from Beta Adrenergic-Stimulated Cardiotoxicity: Biochemical and Histological study in Wistar Rats

Acute myocardial infarction is a wearisome risk inherent in all major surgeries. Preoperative evaluation has been directed mainly to assess its risk because it carries with it a very high mortality. Living donor liver transplantation has been subject to inquiry not only because of the morbidity risk but also because of the mortality risk it carries to the live donor. The present study investigates the protective effects of Tribulus terrestris Fruit aqueous Extract (TTFAEt) in myocardially infarcted rats. The oral administration of TTFAEt to rats for 40 days afforded good protection against isoproterenol-induced alterations in cardiac levels of lipid peroxidation (LPO) as well as the activities of antioxidant enzymes like Superoxide dismutase (SOD), Catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), Glutathione-S-transferase (GST). Antioxidants can prevent reactive oxygen species-mediated damage and thus may have potential application in the prevention and cure of chronic diseases. Myocardial infarction produces a significant abnormal liver functioning. Liver tissue marker enzymes injury like alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). The protective effect of TTFAEt was further supported by the reversal of isoproterenol-induced histological changes in the liver. The results suggest that TTFAEt protect the heart and circulatory system and also hepatoprotective and thereby maintain the near normal architecture of liver tissues.

Author(s): S. B Mahammad Rahmathulla, K. V Sailaja, Prof. Kodidhela Lakshmi Devi

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