[Effects of Goutengsan on model of Alzheimer dementia in rats by AlCl3].

Observe the effects of Goutengsan on SOD, MAO-B, GSH-PX, NO, LDH, index of brain, rate of death and so on in rats to study therapeutic effects and mechanism of Goutengsan on Alzheimer dementia (AD) model.
One hundred and twenty rats were randomly divided into 6 groups, 3 experimental groups of which were daily administrated with Goutengsan extract whereas the model and control groups were given NS (0.01 mL x g(-1)). Aniracetam at 0.1 g x kg(-1) served as a positive control. At the 5th day after administration, all groups except the control were administrated (ip) with AlCl3 (100 mg x kg(-1) ) for successive 50 days at 1 day interval. After administration, the death rate, body weight, training scores, brain index, MAO-B, SOD, GSH-Px in brain and NO, LDH in serum were determined.
The brain index, SOD, GSH-Px activities as well as NO content of drug-treated groups were strikingly higher that of model group, and had not obvious difference from that of normal group except content of LDH was higher.
Goutengsan could increase the brain index, cut down the rate of death, stable increase of body weight, promote the endogenous antioxidant activity, enhance the clearance of lipid peroxide and other metabolic waste, inhibit the MAO-B activity, reduced the leakage of LDH and maintain the content of NO at a normal level. Therefore Goutengsan could protect cells, delay senile, improve symptoms of AD.
AuthorsHou-Cai Huang, Rong-Ling Zhong, Peng Cao, Chun-Ru Wang, De-Gong Yang
JournalZhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica (Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi) Vol. 33 Issue 5 Pg. 553-6 (Mar 2008) ISSN: 1001-5302 [Print] China
PMID18536382 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Aluminum Compounds
  • Chlorides
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Pyrrolidinones
  • Nitric Oxide
  • aluminum chloride
  • Malondialdehyde
  • aniracetam
  • Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Superoxide Dismutase
  • Aluminum Compounds (pharmacology)
  • Alzheimer Disease (chemically induced, drug therapy, metabolism)
  • Animals
  • Body Weight (drug effects)
  • Brain (drug effects, metabolism)
  • Chlorides (pharmacology)
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal (pharmacology)
  • Female
  • Glutathione Peroxidase (metabolism)
  • Lipid Peroxidation (drug effects)
  • Male
  • Malondialdehyde (metabolism)
  • Memory (drug effects)
  • Nitric Oxide (metabolism)
  • Oxidative Stress (drug effects)
  • Pyrrolidinones (pharmacology)
  • Random Allocation
  • Rats
  • Rats, Sprague-Dawley
  • Superoxide Dismutase (metabolism)

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