Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

Abstract Title:

Curcumin prevents adriamycin nephrotoxicity in rats.

Abstract Source:

Br J Pharmacol. 2000 Jan;129(2):231-4. PMID: 10694226

Abstract Author(s):

[No authors listed]

Article Affiliation:

Department of Biochemistry, Central Leather Research Institute, Madras, India.

Abstract:

The present study investigated the effect of curcumin on adriamycin (ADR) nephrosis in rats. The results indicate that ADR-induced kidney injury was remarkably prevented by treatment with curcumin. Treatment with curcumin markedly protected against ADR-induced proteinuria, albuminuria, hypoalbuminaemia and hyperlipidaemia. Similarly, curcumin inhibited ADR-induced increase in urinary excretion of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (a marker of renal tubular injury), fibronectin and glycosaminoglycan and plasma cholesterol. Curcumin restored renal function in ADR rats, as judged by the increase in GFR. The data also demonstrated that curcumin protected against ADR-induced renal injury by suppressing oxidative stress and increasing kidney glutathione content and glutathione peroxidase activity. In like manner, curcumin abolished ADR-stimulated kidney microsomal and mitochondrial lipid peroxidation. These data suggest that administration of curcumin is a promising approach in the treatment of nephrosis caused by ADR.

Print Options


Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.