Protective Effects of Fermented Aloe vera on Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Hepatotoxicity in Sprague-dawley Rats

사염화탄소 유도 간독성에 대한 발효알로에의 보호효과

  • 임병락 ((주)에이치앤비티, 생명공학연구소)
  • Published : 2008.09.28

Abstract

Aloe vera extract was fermented by Lactobacillus casei. The ability of fermented Aloe vera (FAV) as an antioxidant to protect against $CCl_4$-induced oxidative stress and hepatotoxicity in rats was investigated. The rats were administered orally with various doses of FAV with 50, 100 mg/kg for 14 consecutive days. For this study, we not only tested activity of various plasma enzymes (AST, ALT), which are used as indicators of liver disease, but also checked those change of liver components such as superoxide dismutase and catalase activity. Pretreatment of FAV for two weeks significantly reduced the elevated plasma enzyme activities induced by $CCl_4$. Pretreatment of FAV also restored the hepatic enzyme, malonedialdehyde (MDA) formation. The results indicate that FAV has a protective effect against acute hepatotoxicity induced by the administration of $CCl_4$ in rats, and that the hepatoprotective effects of FAV may be due to both the inhibition of lipid peroxidation and the increase of antioxidant activity.

Keywords

Fermented Aloe vera;hepatotoxicity;SOD;AST;ALT;lipid peroxidation

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