Improved Immune Responses by a Sea Cucumber Extract to Prevent Intestinal Tumorigenesis

http://www.enzolifesciences.com/fileadmin/redacteur/bilder/landing_pages/TechNotes/2015/2015-04-17-megacd40l.jpgOxidative stress is a common mechanism contributing to the initiation and progression of hepatic damage.  The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficacy of sea cucumber extract as an antioxidant against 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene- (DMBA-) induced hepatorenal dysfunction.  Single oral administration of DMBA (15 mg/kg body weight) to Wistar rats resulted in a significant increase in the serum liver enzymes and kidney function’s parameters.  DMBA increased level of liver malondialdehyde (MDA), decreased levels of reduced glutathione (GSH), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) in the liver tissue, and induced liver histopathological alterations. Pre- or posttreatment with HaE orally for 14 days significantly reversed the hepatorenal alterations induced following DMBA administration. In conclusion, HaE exhibits good hepatoprotective, curative, and antioxidant potential against DMBA-induced hepatorenal dysfunction in rats that might be due to decreased free radical generation.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25657017

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