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Articles by S.I. Al-Sultan
Total Records ( 2 ) for S.I. Al-Sultan
  S.I. Al-Sultan and S.M. El-Bahr
  The objective of the current study was to investigate the protective effects of aqueous extract of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Therefore, twenty rats were fed standard diet and divided into four groups. Rats in the first and second groups were injected i/p with paraffin oil and received either tap water (control 1) or aqueous extract of fenugreek (control 2), respectively. Rats in the third and fourth groups were injected i/p with CCl4 and received either tap water or aqueous extract of fenugreek, respectively. At the end of the experiment (5 weeks), blood and liver samples were collected. Sera were used for selected biochIical analysis and liver tissues were used for estimation of selected oxidative stress biomarkers. The present findings revealed that, CCl4 elevated serum transaminases, hepatic lipid peroxidation and hepatic enzymatic antioxidants activities. Oral fenugreek aqueous extract ameliorated the detrimental effects of CCl4 and corrected all examined biomarkers toward the control values. The present study concluded that aqueous extract of fenugreek plays a protective role against CCl4-induced liver damages in rats. These protective effects were in the form of improvIent of serum transaminases, attenuation of hepatic lipid peroxidation and activation of hepatic antioxidant enzymes.
  S.I. Al-Sultan
  Haematlogical measurements and certain biochemical parameters were estimated in 50 samples of blood collected at slaughter from young (3-4 months old) Magaheim dromedary camels. Mean values for Haemoglobin (Hb), Packed Cell Volume (PCV) and Red Cells Count (RBC) were 9.3±0.3 g dL-1, 0.33±0.3 L L-1 and 7.4±0.3x1012 L-1, respectively. Values for Mean Cell Volume (MCV), Mean Cell Haemoglobin (MCH) and Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) were reported. Total and deferential leuckocyte counts were estimated. The neutrophil was found to be the predominant white cell (49.1±0.15). Mean values for total protein, albumin, blood glucose, calcium and phosphorus were 52.0±0.3 and 24.0±0.3 g L-1; 6.6±0.4, 2.6±0.3 and 1.4±0.2 mmoL L-1, respectively. Results of all these parameters were tabulated and discussed in relation to other findings reported in camels.
 
 
 
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