The impact of dehydroepiandrosterone on indomethacin–induced gastric lesions in rats

Eleawa, Samy and Bin-Jaliah, Ismaeel and Alkhateeb, Mahmoud and Bayoumy, Nervana and Alessa, Riyad and Sakr, Hussein (2014) The impact of dehydroepiandrosterone on indomethacin–induced gastric lesions in rats. Acta Physiologica Hungarica, 101 (1). pp. 77-87. ISSN 0231-424X

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

Gastric ulcer is a common gastrointestinal disease. One suggested mechanism is increased oxidative stress. Puplished data showed that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may limit oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of DHEA on indomethacin-induced gastric ulcers in rats. METHODS: Forty male rats were randomly divided into four groups: l) CONTROL GROUP: receive the vehicle, 2) DHEA-treated group, 3) Indomethacin-induced ulcer group and 4) DHEA pretreated (prior to indomethacin) group. At the end of the experiment, rats were killed and the gastric contents were collected to determine the pH and acid concentration. Gastric mucosa was examined macroscopically and then parts of the tissues were collected for histopathological examination. Other parts of the gastric mucosa were homogenized to measure the levels of lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress parameters. RESULTS: Indomethacin-treated rats showed increased gastric acidity, acid concentration and ulcer index as compared to control rats. This is confirmed by histopathological studies. DHEA pre-treatment proir to indomethacin administration ameliorated all changes seen in the ulcered group. CONCLUSION: DHEA has a protective effect against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcers through decreasing acid secretion, prevention of lipid peroxidation and improving endogenous gastric antioxidant system.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Medicine and Surgery
Divisions | الكلية: College of Medicine > Physiology
Depositing User: Prof. Ismaeel Bin-Jaliah
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2018 10:34

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