Ameliorative Effect of Tephrosia Purpurea in Arsenic-induced Nephrotoxicity in Rats

Ravuri Halley Gora, Priscilla Kerketta, Sushma Lalita Baxla, Reetu Toppo, Raju Prasad, Pabitra Hriday Patra, Birendra Kumar Roy

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OBJECTIVES: The present investigation was conducted to evaluate the nephroprotective activity of Tephrosia purpurea (TPE) against arsenic-induced toxicity.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty four number of wistar rats were equally divided into three groups. Sodium arsenite (10 mg/kg) was orally given to group I for 28 days, additionally group II was orally treated with TPE (500 mg/kg), while the control group was kept untreated with neither arsenic nor TPE. Serum biomarker levels, oxidative stress indices and arsenic concentration in kidney were estimated. Histopathology of kidney was also conducted.

RESULTS: Group II animals show significantly reduced blood urea nitrogen and plasma creatinine, and increased serum albumin level compared to group I. The higher lipid peroxidation with exhausted superoxide dismutase activity and reduced glutathione level were noticed in group I compared to group II. There was no significant difference in arsenic accumulation in kidneys between the two arsenic treated groups, but the histopathology of kidney of group II rats revealed reduced necrosis and intact tubular architecture as compared to group I.

CONCLUSIONS: Tephrosia Purpurea extract has a significant role in protecting the animals from arsenic-induced nephrotoxicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalToxicology international
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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