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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 77  |  Page : 152-159

Protective effect of Lycium barbarum on renal injury induced by acute pancreatitis in rats


1 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, İnonu University, Malatya, Turkey
2 Department of Histology and Embryology; Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, İnonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Kadir Batcioglu
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, İnonu University, Battalgazi, Malatya
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/pm.pm_516_21

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Background: Lycium barbarum (LB) is a plant species that is well known in Chinese traditional medicine and is also considered a nutrient, belonging to the Solanaceae family, also called goji berry or wolfberry. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the protective efficacy of LB, in kidney damage caused by acute pancreatitis (AP). Materials and Methods: In the study, we used 36 female Wistar albino rats (12 in each group) which were divided into three groups: Control, cerulein (100 μg/kg b. wt. intraperitonally) and Cerulein + LB (6 mg/ml/day gastric gavage) group. Serum lipase, Interleukin (IL)-1, and IL-6 levels were measured. Superoxide dismutase, catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase enzyme activity assays and 8-hydroxy deoxyguanosine, malondialdehyde (MDA), and protein levels were measured in kidney tissue samples. In addition, histopathological analysis was performed in kidney tissue samples. Results: According to the findings, in the AP model created with Cerulein, administration of LB plant extract decreased oxidative stress and damage caused by AP in the kidney tissue and partially suppressed the inflammatory reactions in the tissue. Conclusion: According to the findings, in the AP model created with Cerulein, administration of LB extract decreased oxidative stress and in kidney damage caused by AP.


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