Hepatoprotective effect of Syringae vulgaris flos ethanolic extracts in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats

Vol. 57 No. 4, 2016

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Anca Berbecaru-Iovan, Elena Camelia Stanciulescu, Ana Marina Andrei, Sorin Berbecaru-Iovan, Cerasela Elena Gird, Cristiana Iulia Dumitrescu, Ileana Monica Banita, Catalina Gabriela Pisoschi

Taking account of increasing world population life expectancy, health services will face with a large number of elderly people with chronic age-related diseases. It has been established that chronic diseases are usually accompanied by oxidative stress induced by the overproduction of reactive oxygen species damaging cellular constituents, under conditions of weakening antioxidant defense systems. The balance between free radicals and antioxidant endogenous systems has a defining role in preventing the damage of macromolecules. In addition to the enzymatic (catalase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase) and non-enzymatic (vitamins A, C, E) endogenous systems, a good source of natural antioxidants are medicinal herbs products or phytochemical compounds. The aim of this study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of Syringae vulgaris flos ethanolic extracts in a rat model of streptozotocin-induced diabetes.

Corresponding author: Elena Camelia Stanciulescu, Associate Professor, PhD; e-mail: camiparsot@yahoo.com

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