Hepatoprotective activity of Cordia sebestena fruit

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 8(4): 327-335, 2020.

Original Article

Hepatoprotective response of Cordia sebestena L. fruit against simvastatin induced hepatotoxicity

[Respuesta hepatoprotectora de la fruta de Cordia sebestena contra la hepatotoxicidad inducida por simvastatina]

Sachin Chaudhary1*, Ramesh Kumar Gupta3, Mandeep Kumar Gupta3, Harish Chandra Verma3, Hitesh Kumar3, Amit Kumar4, Sudhansu Ranjan Swain3, Abdel-Nasser El-Shorbagi1,2

1Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, Sharjah-27272, United Arab Emirates.
2Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Assiut, Assiut-71526, Egypt.
3Moradabad Educational Trust, Group of Institutions, Faculty of Pharmacy, Moradabad-244001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
4School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IIMT University, Meerut-250002, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Abstract

Context: Cordia sebestena fruits are traditionally used to treat wounds, boils, tumors, gout, ulcer, flu, fever, asthma, menstrual cramps, dysentery, diarrhea, headache, snakebite and liver disorders. However, information on hepatoprotective potential of Cordia sebestena fruit has not been reported in the research.

Aims: To evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of the ethanolic extract of Cordia sebestena fruit (CSFE) against simvastatin-induced hepatotoxicity in rats.

Methods: After authentication of fruit, its ethanolic extract was collected. Hepatotoxicity was induced by simvastatin in rodents. Hepatoprotective potential of CSFE was evaluated at 200 and 400 mg/kg, body weight by determining the altered levels of biochemical parameters like serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), cholesterol, bilirubin, urea, albumin, total protein and hematological indices including red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), hemoglobin (Hb), platelets, and lymphocytes along with the impact on body and liver weight of treated rats.

Results: The treatment with CSFE at 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg, significantly at (p<0.05, p<0.001) and dose-dependently reversed simvastatin-induced altered level of SGOT, SGPT, cholesterol, urea, total bilirubin and restored the total protein and albumin level in rodents. Hematological indices also were significantly ameliorated at both the doses of CSFE. Histopathological study revealed the regeneration of hepatocytes.

Conclusions: The Cordia sebestena fruit extract (CSFE) at dose of 400 mg/kg reversed liver deteriorations induced by simvastatin in rats, therefore manifesting its traditional use as hepatoprotector. Future studies should be performed for isolating biologically active phytoconstituents.

Keywords: cholesterol; Cordia sebestena; hepatotoxicity; serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase; serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase; simvastatin.

Resumen

Contexto: Las frutas de Cordia sebestena se utilizan tradicionalmente para tratar heridas, forúnculos, tumores, gota, úlcera, gripe, fiebre, asma, calambres menstruales, disentería, diarrea, dolor de cabeza, mordedura de serpiente y trastornos hepáticos. Sin embargo, no se ha investigado sobre el potencial hepatoprotector de esta fruta.

Objetivos: Evaluar el efecto hepatoprotector del extracto etanólico de fruta de Cordia sebestena (CSFE) contra la hepatotoxicidad inducida por simvastatina en ratas.

Métodos: Después de la autenticación de la fruta, se realizó su extracto etanólico. La hepatotoxicidad fue inducida por simvastatina en roedores. El potencial hepatoprotector de CSFE se evaluó a 200 y 400 mg/kg, peso corporal determinando los niveles alterados de parámetros bioquímicos como transaminasa oxaloacética glutámica sérica (SGOT), transaminasa piruvica glutámica sérica (SGPT), colesterol, bilirrubina, urea, albúmina, proteína total e índices hematológicos, incluidos los glóbulos rojos (RBC), glóbulos blancos (WBC), hemoglobina (Hb), plaquetas y linfocitos, junto con el impacto en el peso corporal y hepático de las ratas tratadas.

Resultados: El tratamiento con CSFE a 200 mg/kg y 400 mg/kg, revertió significativamente, y de manera dependiente de la dosis, los niveles alterados de SGOT, SGPT, colesterol, urea, bilirrubina total inducidos por simvastatina, restaurado los niveles totales de proteína y albúmina en roedores. Los índices hematológicos también mejoraron significativamente (p<0.05, p<0.001) en ambas dosis de CSFE. El estudio histopatológico reveló la regeneración de los hepatocitos.

Conclusiones: El extracto de fruta de Cordia sebestena (CSFE) a una dosis de 400 mg/kg protegió del deterioro hepático inducido por simvastatina en ratas, manifestando así su uso tradicional como hepatoprotector. Se deben realizar estudios futuros para aislar fitoconstituyentes biológicamente activos.

Palabras Clave: colesterol; Cordia sebestena; hepatotoxicidad; transaminasa glutámica oxaloacética sérica; simvastatina; transaminasa pirúvica glutámica sérica.

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Citation Format: Chaudhary S, Gupta RK, Gupta MK, Verma HC, Kumar H, Kumar A, Swain SR, El-Shorbagi AN (2020) Hepatoprotective response of Cordia sebestena L. fruit against simvastatin induced hepatotoxicity. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 8(4): 327–335.

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