The Protective Effect of Ginger Aqueous Extracts on $CCl_4$-induced Hepatic Damage in Mice

사염화탄소 투여로 간독성을 유발한 쥐에서 생강열수추출물의 간보호 효과

  • Koo, Sung-Wook (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Keun-Woo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • 구성욱 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이근우 (경북대학교 수의과대학)
  • Accepted : 2012.12.14
  • Published : 2012.12.31


The purpose of present study is to observe the hepato-protective effect of ginger aqueous extracts on carbon tetrachloride($CCl_4$)-induced mouse. Ginger groups received ginger aqueous extracts (500 mg/kg) orally for 3 days and given a single dose of $CCl_4$ (4 mL/kg). Silymarin group was treated with silymarin (50 mg/kg) orally for 3 days and then aministration of $CCl_4$ (4 mL/kg). Control group was only administered $CCl_4$ (4 mL/kg). In the ginger groups, the AST, ALT levels were significantly (p < 0.05) decreased compared to the control groups. Histopathological evaluation, hepatic parenchyma and kidney parenchyma of ginger groups were significantly (p < 0.05) decreased compared to control group. The results obtained in this study suggest that ginger aqueous extracts are able to protect the liver $CCl_4$-induced injury.

이 실험의 목적은 사염화탄소 투여로 간독성이 유발된 마우스에서 생강열수추출물의 간보호 작용을 알아보는 것이다. 생강투여군과 실리마린투여군은 사염화탄소(4 ml/kg)를 투여하기 전 3일동안 생강(500 mg/kg), 실리마린(50 mg/kg)을 경구 투여하였다. 혈청화학적 검사에서 생강투여군은 대조군과 비교하여 AST, ALT가 유의적 감소(p < 0.05)가 인정되었으며, 조직병리학적 평가에서도 생강투여군은 대조군에 비해 간변성 및 신장변성이 유의적 감소(p < 0.05)가 인정되었다. 이 결과 생강열수추출물의 경구투여가 사염화탄소로 유발된 간독성 마우스에서 간보호 효과가 있다고 생각된다.



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