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Abstract Title:

Graded doses of grape seed methanol extract attenuated hepato-toxicity following chronic carbamazepine treatment in male Wistar rats.

Abstract Source:

Toxicol Rep. 2020 ;7:1592-1596. Epub 2020 Nov 24. PMID: 33304829

Abstract Author(s):

Opeyemi Samson Osuntokun, Gbola Olayiwola, Tope Gafar Atere, Kabiru Isola Adedokun, Olayemi Olutobi Oladokun

Article Affiliation:

Opeyemi Samson Osuntokun


Aim: This study investigated the effects of co-administration of carbamazepine (CBZ) with grape () seed methanolic extract (GSME) on liver toxicity.

Method: Thirty-five male rats (145-155 g) were randomized into 5 groups (n = 7) and administered with propylene glycol (PG 0.1 mL/day), CBZ (25 mg/kg), CBZ (25 mg/kg) + GSME (200 mg/kg), CBZ (25 mg/kg) + GSME (100 mg/kg), or CBZ (25 mg/kg) + GSME (50 mg/kg) orally for 28 days. Twenty-four hours after the last dose, changes in the body weights were determined. The rats were euthanized by cervical dislocation. The liver was weighed and later homogenized; while the supernatant was analyzed biochemically. The liver tissues were preserved in 10 % neutral-buffered formalin for the histomorphological investigation.

Result: There was significant (p = 0.0001) decrease in the body weight following carbamazepine treatment. The relative liver weight also decreased significantly (p = 0.0004) across the treatment group compared with control. The activities of the liver enzymes (aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, and glutathione activities), including the concentrations of malondialdehyde, increased significantly (p≤ 0.0004) following carbamazepine treatment. Various morphological alterations were observed, especially in the photomicrograph of the CBZ treated rats. However, these derangements were attenuated significantly in the CBZ - GSME co-treated group.

Conclusion: This study concludes that GSME treatment may serve as a potential therapeutic agent in carbamazepine-induced hepatotoxicity/ dysfunction.

Study Type : Animal Study

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