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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2023, 11(7), 513-518
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-11-7-8
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Pachypodol, a Plant Flavonoid, Mitigates Cisplatin-induced Hepatotoxicity Through Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Apoptotic Mechanisms

Muhammad Umar Ijaz1, Rabia Azmat1, Derya Karataş Yeni2, Asma Ashraf3, and Vanitha Mariappan4,

1Department of Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

2Department of Microbiology, University of Necmettin Erbakan, Konya, Turkey

3Department of Zoology, Government College, University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

4Center for Toxicology and Health Risk Studies (CORE), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti

Pub. Date: August 11, 2023

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Muhammad Umar Ijaz, Rabia Azmat, Derya Karataş Yeni, Asma Ashraf and Vanitha Mariappan. Pachypodol, a Plant Flavonoid, Mitigates Cisplatin-induced Hepatotoxicity Through Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Apoptotic Mechanisms. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2023; 11(7):513-518. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-11-7-8


Cisplatin (CP), a widely used chemotherapeutic drug for cancer treatment is associated with multiple toxicities that limit its clinical application. Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth contains pachypodol, a flavonoid with tremendous bioactive properties. The recent study intended to determine the mitigative role of pachypodol against cisplatin-instigated hepatic damage in albino rats. In this research, 32 albino rats were segregated into four groups (n = 8/group) and treated for 28 consecutive days; 1st group was designed as control, rats of the 2nd group received 10 mg/kg of CP; rats of the 3rd group were co-administered with 10 mg/kg of CP + 20 mg/kg of pachypodol, and 4th group rats received 20 mg/kg of pachypodol. Our results disclosed that CP exposure resulted in a substantial decrease in the activities of antioxidant enzymes i.e., catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione reductase (GSR), glutathione (GSH), and glutathione S-transferase (GST) as well as a notable rise in malondialdehyde (MDA) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels. CP exposure escalated levels of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activity. Conversely, it diminished anti-apoptotic protein (Bcl-2) levels and elevated pro-apoptotic markers (Bax, caspase-9 and caspase-3). Besides, histopathological analysis revealed evident morphological alterations in the rats' livers. However, pachypodol significantly abated all the liver damage prompted by CP in rats. Taken together, our findings suggested that pachypodol alleviated cisplatin-induced hepatic impairment by inhibiting oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis.

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