THE EFFECTS OF APRICOT ON LARGE INTESTINE OXIDATIVE STRESS ENZYMES IN RATS
?smet YILMAZ*, Zümrüt DO?AN, Erman ERDEML?, ?ule GÜRSOY,
Harika Gözükara BA?
Aim The aim of present study is to investigate the effects of four different rates of sun dried organic apricot (SDOA) supplementation on oxidative stress enzymes as Superoxide dismutase (SOD), Malondialdehyde (MDA), Catalase (CAT), Glutathione (GSH) and Glutathione-S transferaz (GST) of large intestines at three different periods in rats. Method This study was performed on 90 male and 90 female rats. Rats were randomly divided into five groups for both genders: The control group was fed with standard rat chow, and the others were fed with 1; 2.5; 5 and 10 % SDOA supplemented diet. On the 30th days of study, the rats were humanely killed and than large intestine tissue samples were taken from six rats within each gender and groups (total 30 male and 30 female). This procedure were repeated on 60th and 120th days. Results The results of present study were given in tables 1-5 for each gender's and parameters separately. Conclusion In conclusion, at least 1% rate and 30 days period SDOA consumption has shown beneficial effects for each gender of rats. Hovewer, it must be emphasized that future studies in human subjects -based on rate/periods- should be carefully designed and carried out.
Keywords: Sun Dried Organic Apricot, Large Intestine Oxidative Stress Enzymes, Rat.
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