Author(s): Balu M, Sangeetha P, Murali G, Panneerselvam C
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Abstract Aging is the accumulation of diverse deleterious changes in the cells and tissues leading to increased risk of diseases. Oxidative stress is considered as a major risk factor and contributes to age related increase in DNA oxidation and DNA protein cross-links in central nervous system during aging. In the present study, we have evaluated the salubrious role of grape seed extract on accumulation of oxidative DNA damage products such as 8-OHdG and DNA protein cross-links in aged rats. Male albino rats of Wistar strain were divided into four groups: Group I, young control rats; Group II, young rats treated with grape seed extract (100 mg/kg b.wt.) for 30 days; Group III, aged control rats; Group IV, aged rats supplemented with grape seed extract (100 mg/kg b.wt.) for 30 days. Our results, thus, revealed that grape seed extract has inhibiting effect on the accumulation of age-related oxidative DNA damages in spinal cord and in various brain regions such as cerebral cortex, striatum and hippocampus.
This article was published in Brain Res Bull
and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology