Renoprotective Effect of Plantago Major Against Nephrotoxicity and Oxidative Stress Induced by Cisplatin

Authors

  • Soghra Parhizgar Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Sara Hosseinian Department of Physiology, Neurocognitive Research Center and Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Mousa-Al-Reza Hadjzadeh Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Mohammad Soukhtanloo Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Alireza Ebrahimzadeh Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Reza Mohebbati Department of Physiology, Neurocognitive Research Center and Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Zohreh Naji Ebrahimi Yazd Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author
  • Abolfazl Khajavi Rad Neurogenic Inflammation Research Center and Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Author

Abstract

Introduction. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible renoprotective effect of Plantago major extract against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats.

Materials and Methods. Rats were divided into 6 groups. The first group was the control, group 2 was treated with cisplatin (7 mg/kg, single dose), and groups 3 to 6 received cisplatin with vitamin E (100 mg/kg) and Plantago major  extract at doses of 300 mg/kg, 600 mg/kg, and 1200 mg/kg, for 20 days.

Results. On day12, serum concentration of urea, creatinine, and potassium significantly increased and sodium concentration significantly decreased in the cisplatin group compared with the control rats. However, serum creatinine, urea, and potassium concentrations were significantly lower in all of the Plantago major groups compared to the cisplatin group. Also, there was a significant elevation in serum sodium concentration in the Plantago major 600 mg/kg group compared to the cisplatin group on day12. Injection of cisplatin caused a significant elevation in malondialdehyde concentration but a significant decrease in catalase activity and total thiol content compared to the control group. Plantago major extract at 1200 mg/kg significantly improved malondialdehyde concentration and total thiol content compared to the cisplatin group. Catalase activity with Plantago major significantly increased at all doses compared to the cisplatin group.

Conclusions. The current study suggests that Plantago major extract and vitamin E are able to improve kidney function as well as oxidative stress in cisplatin-induced renal toxicity in the rat.

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2016-08-11

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ORIGINAL | Kidney Diseases

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Renoprotective Effect of Plantago Major Against Nephrotoxicity and Oxidative Stress Induced by Cisplatin. (2016). Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 10(4), 182-188. https://www.ijkd.org/index.php/ijkd/article/view/2530

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