The Journal of Toxicological Sciences
Online ISSN : 1880-3989
Print ISSN : 0388-1350
EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION ON LIVER AND KIDNEY TOXICITY IN CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE-TREATED FEMALE ALBINO RATS
Sampa GHOSHDebidas GHOSHSandip CHATTOPADHYAYJogen DEBNATH
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1999 Volume 24 Issue 3 Pages 141-144

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Effects of ascorbic acid supplementation on the activity of acid phosphatase (ACP), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) and glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) on liver, kidney and serum in cyclophosphamide-treated female virgin rats were investigated. Oral administration of cyclophosphamide at the dose of 5 mg/kg body weight/day for 12 days resulted in a significant elevation in ACP and ALP activities in liver, kidney and serum. Ascorbic acid supplementation at the dose of 25 mg/kg body weight/day showed a significant protection in the activity of ACP in liver, kidney and serum, but only in ALP activity in kidney. ALP activities in liver and serum were not restored to control level by ascorbic acid supplementation. Activities of GOT and GPT were elevated significantly in liver, kidney and serum after cyclophosphamide treatment, and were protected and restored to control level by ascorbic acid supplementation.

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