Hepatoprotective Effects of Semisulcospira libertina and Garlic on the Liver Damage Induced by Carbon Tetrachloride in Rats

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  • 김효정 (경산대학교 한의과대학) ;
  • 김광중 (경상대학교 한의과대학) ;
  • 전태원 ((재)경북테크노파크 경산대학교 한방생명자원특화센터 효능검증원) ;
  • 이은실 ((재)경북테크노파크 경산대학교 한방생명자원특화센터 효능검증원) ;
  • 이영선 ((재)경북테크노파크 경산대학교 한방생명자원특화센터 효능검증원) ;
  • 한옥경 ((재)경북테크노파크 경산대학교 한방생명자원특화센터 효능검증원) ;
  • 박무현 (한국생명과학(주))
  • Published : 2002.06.01


This study was designed to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of Semisulcospira libertina and garlic on the acute hepatotoxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl$_4$) of rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 200∼220g were pretreated with dehydrated powder of Semisulcospira libertina (2.1 g/kg, po; SL) and dehydrated powder mixture of Semisulcospira libertina and garlic (3g/kg, 7:3 ratio, po; SG) once daily for 3 consecutive days, and then given a single dose of CCl$_4$(1g/kg in 5ml/kg corn oil, po) and liver function was determined 24 hrs later. Liver damage was assessed by quantitating activities of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) as well as by histopathological examination. Pretreatments with SL and SG significantly decleased CCl$_4$-elevated ALT (48% and 61% respectively), AST (32% and 47%) and SDH (51% and 76%), but had no effect on ALP. SL and SG had revealed hepatoprotective effects against CCl$_4$-induced histopathological changes such as severe necrosis, inflammatory cell infiltration and congestion in the central gene of hepatic lobule. These findings demonstrate that SL and SG may haute the hepatoprotective effect on CCl$_4$-induced liver damage.


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