Beneficial properties of black radish root (Raphanus sativus L. var. niger) squeezed juice in hyperlipidemic rats: Biochemical and chemiluminescence measurements

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Abstract

In in vitro studies it was detected that the juice from the choleretic black radish root had hydrogen donating and d-field element-chelating abilities. The juice exhibited strong reducing power property and radical scavenging effect in H2O2/.OH luminol system. With the help of short term animal experiment we examined the in vivo effect of Raphanus sativus root juice on hyperlipidemia in rats. A chemiluminescent study was applied to determine the total scavenger activity (TSC) of erythrocytes and plasma of untreated and treated animals. We also determined the different liver enzyme activities: alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotmnsferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and metabolite concentrations (cholesterol, triacylglycerols, total bilirubin, glucose) by spectrophotometry in the sera. In our study, using experimental hyperlipidemic condition, it has been detected that black radish root juice could moderate the injurious effect of lipid rich diet in rats in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalActa Alimentaria
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Black radish
  • Chemiluminometry
  • Natural antioxidants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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