The effect of apricots on the experimental cataract model formed by sodium selenite


Doganay S., Duz C., FIRAT P. G., ÇANKAYA C., Kutukde D., ÇİĞREMİŞ Y.

FOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.55, pp.371-377, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fct.2012.12.061
  • Journal Name: FOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-377
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This study was designed in order to investigate whether sun dried apricots have a preventive effect on the experimental cataract model formed by sodium selenite in rats. Fifty-nine Spraque-Dawley rat pups were divided into three groups. Group I (control group) consisted of twenty rat pups, born from the rats nourished ad libitum. Group 2 consisted of 18 newborn rats, born from the rats nourished ad libitum with 10% sun dried natural apricots. Group 3 consisted of 21 newborn rats, born from the rats nourished ad libitum. Subcutaneous (30 nmol/gr) sodium selenite injection was applied to all the newborn rats except the control group (Group 1) on postpartum day 10. Cataract development was graded by slit-lamp examination and photography. Encapsulated lenses were analyzed for reduced glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA), a marker of lipid per oxidation.