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Reduction in Aluminum Induced Oxidative Stress by Meloxicam in Rat Brain
Manish Nikvsarkar *, Aryamitra Banerjee, Deval Shah, Jaimic Trivedi, Manoj Patel, Bapu Cherian, Harish Padh
Background: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) have been associated with antioxidant property and have been shown to improve the circulating antioxidant status on daily dosing in different inflammatory conditions. The present study was conducted to investigate the antioxidant role of meloxicam in aluminum induced oxidative stress in rat brain. Methods: In the in vivo experiments, Sprague-Dawley rats where randomized into 4 groups receiving daily treatment for 4 weeks: 1) double distilled water i.p., 2) 4.2 mg/kg aluminum i.p. 3) meloxicam (5.0 mg/kg, i.m.) 4) 5.0 mg/kg, meloxicam i.m. + 4.2 mg/kg aluminum i.p. brain homogenates from the above animals were assayed for lipid peroxidation levels as well as superoxide dismutase activity. In the in vitro experiments, brain homogenates from Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either, aluminum, meloxicam or their combinations and were then assayed as per the in vivo samples. Results: In vivo data showed elevated lipid peroxidation levels in brain homogenate in aluminium-treated group as compared to aluminium + meloxicam treatment which showed a significant decrease in the malonaldehyde levels. Similar results were observed in the in vitro experiments when brain homogenates were treated with either, aluminum, meloxicam or their combinations. Furthermore, no change was observed in superoxide dismutase activity in any treatment group as compared to the control in either experiment. Conclusion: These results indicate that NSAID can be used in Alzheimer management. Iran. Biomed. J. 10 (3): 151-155, 2006
Keywords: Superoxide dismutase (SOD), Lipid peroxidation (LPO), Meloxicam, Alzheimer’s disease, Aluminium
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Nikvsarkar M, Banerjee A, Shah D, Trivedi J, Patel M, Cherian B et al . Reduction in Aluminum Induced Oxidative Stress by Meloxicam in Rat Brain . ibj. 2006; 10 (3) :151-155
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