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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176--180

Neuroprotective effect of Tinospora cordifolia ethanol extract on 6-hydroxy dopamine induced Parkinsonism

Jayasankar Kosaraju, Santhivardhan Chinni, Partha Deb Roy, Elango Kannan, A Shanish Antony, M. N. Satish Kumar 
 Department of Pharmacology, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamadalam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Jayasankar Kosaraju
Department of Pharmacology, JSS College of Pharmacy, Udhagamadalam, Tamil Nadu
India

Objective: The present study investigates the neuroprotective activity of ethanol extract of Tinospora cordifolia aerial parts against 6-hydroxy dopamine (6-OHDA) lesion rat model of ParkinsonSQs disease (PD). Materials and Methods: T. cordifolia ethanol extract (TCEE) was standardized with high performance thin layer chromatography using berberine. Experimental PD was induced by intracerebral injection of 6-OHDA (8 μg). Animals were divided into five groups: sham operated, negative control, positive control (levodopa 6 mg/kg) and two experimental groups (n = 6/group). Experimental groups received 200 and 400 mg/kg of TCEE once daily for 30 days by oral gavage. Biochemical parameters including dopamine level, oxidative stress, complex I activity and brain iron asymmetry ratio and locomotor activity including skeletal muscle co-ordination and degree of catatonia were assessed. Results: TCEE exhibited significant neuroprotection by increasing the dopamine levels (1.96 ± 0.20 and 2.45 ± 0.40 ng/mg of protein) and complex I activity (77.14 ± 0.89 and 78.50 ± 0.96 nmol/min/mg of protein) at 200 and 400 mg/kg respectively when compared with negative control group. Iron asymmetry ratio was also significantly attenuated by TCEE at 200 (1.57 ± 0.18) and 400 mg/kg (1.11 ± 0.15) when compared with negative control group. Neuroprotection by TCEE was further supported by reduced oxidative stress and restored locomotor activity in treatment groups. Conclusion: Results show that TCEE possess significant neuroprotection in 6-OHDA induced PD by protecting dopaminergic neurons and reducing the iron accumulation.


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Kosaraju J, Chinni S, Roy PD, Kannan E, Antony A S, Kumar MS. Neuroprotective effect of Tinospora cordifolia ethanol extract on 6-hydroxy dopamine induced Parkinsonism.Indian J Pharmacol 2014;46:176-180


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Kosaraju J, Chinni S, Roy PD, Kannan E, Antony A S, Kumar MS. Neuroprotective effect of Tinospora cordifolia ethanol extract on 6-hydroxy dopamine induced Parkinsonism. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 17 ];46:176-180
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