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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 10(10): 17-24 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Vitamin B5 on Liver Enzyme Levels in Bile Duct Ligation Cholestatic Rat Model
Fatemeh Sadat Emami1, Akram Eidi *2, Pejman Mortazavi3, Ahmad Asghari4
1- MSc Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Full Prof. Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , akram_eidi@yahoo.com
3- Associate Prof. Department of Pathobiology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Prof. Department of Clinical Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran Abstract
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Background and Objectives: Accumulation of toxic bile salts in a bile duct ligation (BDL) animal model plays a pivotal role in the induction of liver fibrosis. Vitamin B5 is an essential nutrient, which acts as a cofactor in many detoxification system enzymes. In the present research, the antifibrotic effect of vitamin B5 was investigated on liver cholestasis induced by BDL in rats.

Methods: In this experimental study, 72 male Wistar rats were divided into 9 groups: Control, sham-operated, vitamin B5 (5, 50, and 100mg/kg bw), BDL, and BDL+vitamin B5 (5, 50, and 100mg/kg bw). After BDL, rats were given vitamin B5 via intragastric gavage for 28 consecutive days. At the end of the experiment, blood was collected from heart and activity of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) enzymes, were measured. The data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA test.

Results: In the BDL animals, the serum activities of AST, ALT, and ALP significantly increased (p<0.001). Treatment of BDL rats with vitamin B5 significantly attenuated these changes.

Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that vitamin B5 has hepatoprotective and antifibrotic effects in the cholestatic liver, which is likely due to the antioxidative and free radical scavenging effects of this vitamin.

Keywords: Cholestatic, Liver, Rat, Pantothenic acid
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: فیزیولوژی
Received: 2016/04/11 | Accepted: 2016/04/12 | Published: 2016/12/25
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Emami F S, Eidi A, Mortazavi P, Asghari A. Effect of Vitamin B5 on Liver Enzyme Levels in Bile Duct Ligation Cholestatic Rat Model. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 10 (10) :17-24
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