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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 52  |  Page : 712-718

In Vitro bioassay-guided isolation of radioprotective fractions from extracts of Pinus koraiensis bark

1 Department of Food science and Engineering, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R. China
2 Department of Ophthalmology, North China University of Science and Technology Affiliated Hospital, Tangshan 064300, P.R. China

Correspondence Address:
ZhenYu Wang
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, No.92, Xidazhijie Street, Nangang District, Harbin 150001
P.R. China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/pm.pm_409_16

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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate radioprotective effect of extracts of Pinus koraiensis bark and its fractions on rat splenocytes by using bioassay-guided isolation in order to obtain the best active fraction. Materials and Methods: P. koraiensis bark was ground and extracted with water, 40% acetone, 95% ethanol. Bio-guided assay was selected as an evaluation method to further fractionate radioprotective component from P. koraiensis bark extract. Total phenolic and flavonoid contents in fractions were also measured. Rat splenocytes were prepared by using mechanical trituration method. DNA damage was assessed as comet parameters (tail DNA%, tail length, tail moment, olive tail moment). The levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), and activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) in cultured rat splenocytes were also measured. Results: The radioprotective effects decreased from rutin >95% ethanol extracts of Pinus koraiensis bark (95EEP) >40AEP > WEP. The stimulating effects decreased from rutin > n-butanol extract (NBE) > EAE. The results demonstrate that there exists toxic ingredients (PEE and dichloromethane extract), proliferative-promoting, radioprotective component (EAE and NBE) in 95EEP. fraction eluted from n-butanol fractions of 95EEP with 50% methanol solution (NBEPKB-50ME), a fraction of NBE result from bio-guided isolation, demonstrates good radioprotective efficacy on rat splenocytes. NBEPKB-50ME pretreated rat splenocytes demonstrated progressively reduced levels of MDA when compared with γ-ray exposed cells. Different dose of NBEPKB-50ME pretreatment with 8 Gy-irration showed an increase in enzymatic antioxidant. Conclusions: Proliferative-promoting efficacy, radioprotective effect of different solvents extracts of the bark of P. koraiensis were investigated in this work. NBEPKB-50ME was the best elution in NBE, especially in restoring SOD, CAT activities, content of GSH, decreasing DNA damage. Abbreviations used: MDA: Malondialdehyde; SOD: Superoxide dismutase; CAT: Catalase; PEE: Petroleum ether Extract; DME: Dichloromethane extract; EAE: Ethyl acetate extract; NBE: n-butanol extract; WAP: Water extracts of Pinus koraiensis bark; 40AEP: 40% acetone extracts of Pinus koraiensis bark; 95EEP: 95% ethanol extracts of Pinus koraiensis bark; TPC: Total phenolic content; TFC: Total flavonoid content; NBEPKB-50ME: Fraction eluted from n-Butanol fractions of 95EEP with 50% methanol solution.

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