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Neuroprotective properties of nigella sativa (L.) seeds extract in sprague dawley rats models

Babar, Zahir Uddin and Azad, Abul Kalam and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Mohd Azizi and Uddin, Jalal and Labu, Zubair Khalid (2018) Neuroprotective properties of nigella sativa (L.) seeds extract in sprague dawley rats models. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 17 (1). pp. 113-121. ISSN 1816-1820

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Abstract

Neuroinflammation has been closely linked to neurodegeneration that leads to dysfunction of memory and learning where glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) plays important role positively within hippocampus. In experimental neurodegeneration achieved by two-vessel occlusion (2VO) intervention, Nigella sativa (L.) seeds extract (50 mg/kg/day orally) has shown to have anti-neuroinflammatory and antioxidant properties. The brain hippocampal tissues were humanely collected at the end of 10th treatment week and preserved in Allprotect™ reagent at –80°C. Total RNA was extracted and purified by phenol/chloroform method using kits and reverse transcribed into cDNA and relatively quantified as per ∆∆Cq. The NSSE treatment showed significantly (p<0.001) different relative GFAP mRNA expression in the treated group as compared to that of untreated 2VO whilst it was insignificantly (p>0.5) different to that of healthy control (HC). Prolonged or daily treatment with NSSE (Nigella sativa (L.) seeds extract) may provide moderate anti-neuroprotective activity within hippocampus.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4219/66688
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigella sativa, neuroinflammation, two-vessel occlusion, glial fibrillary acidic protein, hippocampus, reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR).
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Wan Mohd Azizi Wan Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 15:20
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 15:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66688

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