Asian Pac J Trop Med 2017 Nov 27;10(11):1054-1058. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Bandar Puncak Alam, 42300, Selangor, Malaysia. Electronic address:
Objective: To investigate the hepatoprotective efficacy of cranberry extract (CBE) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl)-induced hepatic injury using in-vivo animal model.
Methods: The hepatoprotective efficacy of CBE (200 and 400 mg/kg) was investigated against CCl (4 mL/kg)-induced hepatotoxicity, elevated liver enzymes [ALT (alanine aminotransferase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)], and total protein (TP) contents in the serum. Moreover, CBE-aided antioxidant defense against hepatotoxic insult of CCl was measured by evaluating a number of anti-oxidative biomarkers including reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the serum by using spectrophotometric analyses. Read More