Evaluation of protective effects of water extract of Spirulina platensis (blue green algae) on cisplatin-induced lipid peroxidation
1 Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim - 737 132, India 2 Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 700 032, India
Chandana Sengupta Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 700 032 India E-mail: [email protected]
Attempt has been made to evaluate free radical scavenging activity of water extract of Spirulina platensis on cisplatin-induced lipid peroxidation using some common laboratory markers. In this present study goat liver has been used as lipid source. This in vitro evaluation was done by measuring the malondialdehyde, 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal, reduced glutathione and nitric oxide content of tissue homogenates. The results suggest that cisplatin could induce lipid peroxidation to a significant extent and it was also found that water extract of the algae has the ability to suppress the cisplatin-induced toxicity.