Effect of Alpha-lipoic Acid on the Metabolism of Arsenic in Arsenic-loaded Isolated Liver Tissues of Rat

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/jmsr.2009.v1201.01

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The patient of chronic arsenic toxicity shows oxidative stress. To overcome the oxidative stress. several antioxidants such as fl-carotene, ascorbic acid, attocopherol, sine and selenium had been suggested. in the present study. universal antioxidant (both water and lipid soluble antioxidant) alpha-lipoic acid was used to examine the effectiveness of this thin( on arsenic metabolism. Alpha-lipoic acid increases the inethylation of inorganic arsenic and releases nionomethylarsenic acid (MMA) and dimethylarstatic acid (DMA) from the haracellular pool. These results suggest that alpha-lipoic acid increases metabolism of arsenic thereby reduces the concentration of arsenic from arsenic-loaded isolated liver tissues of rat.


  1. Assistant Professor. Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

    Medical College for Women & Hospital, Dhaka

Volume 12, Number 1 January 2009
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