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PURPOSE: This experimental study was conducted to evaluate the possible effects of orally administered chrysin on acute pancreatitis.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: Twenty four rats were procured. The animals were randomly divided into four groups. In Group I, only vehicle solution (5% dimethylsulfoksid) was administered, and in Group II, chrysin dissolved in the vehicle solution was administered for six days. In Group III and Group IV cerulein was administered to induce acute pancreatitis. In Group III, only vehicle solution was administered, and in Group IV, chrysin dissolved in the vehicle solution was administered orally for six days. Blood samples were analyzed and the pancreatic tissue specimens were evaluated for histopathological examination.
RESULTS: Group III and Group IV, exhibited markedly higher levels of serum WBC, amylase, and lipase, compared with Groups I and II. In the pancreatitis induced groups, CRP and TOS values were found to be significantly higher. In Group II and Group IV, TAS values were significantly higher. The highest calculated OSI values were observed in Group III. Group IV OSI values were significantly lower than those in Group III and even in Group I. Noticeable histopathological changes were identified in the pancreatitis induced Groups III and IV. Compared with Group III, the extent and severity of pancreatic injuries were markedly lower in Group IV.
CONCLUSION: Chrysin application reduced oxidative stress and histopathological parameters. The present study shows that chrysin can be used to treat pancreatic diseases.