Journal article

Potential effect of Nigella sativa against Diethylnitrosamine-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats

SE Ahmed, G Brellou, AA Gameel, P Loukopoulos, I Vlemmas

JOURNAL OF THE HELLENIC VETERINARY MEDICAL SOCIETY | HELLENIC VETERINARY MEDICAL SOC | Published : 2014

Abstract

Objective of the investigation was the study of potential protective effects of the watery extract of Nigella sativa against diethylnitrosamine induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats. N. sativa was administered to rats for protection against diethylnitrosamine-induced hepatocarcinogenesis. It was administered prior to, simultaneously with or after injection of diethylnitrosamine. Five groups of Wister rats were used. Group A was administered diethylnitrosamine and N. sativa simultaneously, group B was administered only diethylnitrosamine and group C received only N. sativa. These three groups were maintained for up to eight weeks. Group D received N. sativa six weeks after administration of di..

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