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  • Authors: Bui, Thanh Tung; Nguyen, Thanh Hai; Pham, Thi Minh Hue; Le, Thi Thu Huong; Duong, Thi Ly Huong; Vu, Duc Loi (2015)

  • Objective: To investigate the protective potential of ethanolic extracts of Tetracera scandens L. ( T. scandens ) against CCl induced oxidative stress in liver tissues. Methods: Dried leaf powder of T. scandens was extracted with ethanol and concentrated to yield a dry residue. Rats were administered with 100 mg/kg of ethanolic extracts orally once daily for one week. Animals were subsequently administered with a single dose of CCl 4 (1 mL/kg body weight, intraperitoneal injection). Various assays, such as serum levels of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, lipid peroxidation, protein oxidation (carbonyl protein group), tumor necrosis factor alpha, catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase, were used to assess damage caused by CCl and the protectiv...