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Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Vol.62 No.4 December 2011. -

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin TCDD is a very toxic environmental pollutant that raises great public concern about its impact on human health. Recent studies indicate that laurel leaf extract exhibits antioxidant properties that can counter the toxic effects of certain compounds in the liver. The aim of this study was to assess how effective LE is against the toxicity of TCDD in a primary culture of rat hepatocytes. The extract 50 mg L-1, 100 mg L-1, and 200 mg L-1 was added to cultures alone or with TCDD 1.61 mg L-1 and 3.22 mg L-1 for 48 hours. Cell viability was measured using the 3-4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl 2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide MTT assay and the lactate dehydrogenase LDH cytotoxicity assay, while oxidative damage was assessed by measuring total antioxidant capacity TAC and total oxidative stress TOS. DNA damage was also analysed using the micronucleus MN assay of the cultured hepatocytes. TCDD alone lowered, and laurel extract had no effect on cell viability. TCDD also increased TOS and signifi cantly decreased TAC. It signifi cantly increased the frequency of micronucleated hepatocytes in a dose-dependent manner. In cultures exposed to LE alone, TOS did not change and TAC signifi cantly increased in a dose-dependent manner. Added to TCDD, laurel countered its toxic effects and showed protective effects against TCDD-mediated DNA damage. This points to the therapeutic potential of laurel against TCDD toxicity in the liver.

antioxidant capacity; cell viability; genotoxicity; hepatoprotectivity



Autor: Hasan Turkez - ; Erzurum Technical University, Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Erzurum, Turkey

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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