The neuroprotective effect of pretreatment with Lavandula officinalis ethanolic extract on brain edema in rat stroke model

Rabiei, Z. and Heidarian, E. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. (2015) The neuroprotective effect of pretreatment with Lavandula officinalis ethanolic extract on brain edema in rat stroke model. Journal of Zanjan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, 23 (98). pp. 41-53.

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Abstract

To evaluate the protective effect of Lavandula officinalis (L. officinalis) extract against blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and its possible mechanisms in an experimental model of stroke. METHODS: Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by the transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery for 1 h in rats. Lavender extract (100, 200 mg/kg i.p.) was injected for 20 consecutive days. BBB permeability and oxidative stress biomarkers were evaluated using standard methods. RESULTS: The results of this study showed that L. officinalis ethanolic extract significantly reduced the BBB permeability in experimental groups when compared with ischemia group. The lavender extract significantly reduced malondialdehyde levels of plasma and brain tissue in intact group when compared with control group. CONCLUSIONS: L. officinalis extract reduced blood brain barrier permeability and alleviated neurological function in rats, and the mechanism may be related to augmentation in endogenous antioxidant defense and inhibition of oxidative stress in the rat brain.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: lavandula angustifolia extract; neuroprotective agent; plant extract; unclassified drug, animal experiment; animal model; animal tissue; antioxidant activity; artery ligation; Article; brain edema; brain water; cerebrovascular accident; ischemia; Lavandula angustifolia; neuroprotection; nonhuman; rat
Subjects: WL Nervous system
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2017 05:30
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2017 05:30
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1917

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