• Home
  • Search Results
  • Evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective effects of lycorine from Sternbergia fisheriana (Herbert) Rupr.

Evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective effects of lycorine from Sternbergia fisheriana (Herbert) Rupr.

Fitoterapia (2011-10-05)
G Saltan Çitoğlu, O Bahadir Acikara, B Sever Yilmaz, H Ozbek
ABSTRACT

The present study reports the potential antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities of lycorine from Sternbergia fischeriana (Herbert) Rupr. (Amaryllidaceae). Lycorine was evaluated on mice by using acetic-acid induced writhing and tail-flick tests. Lycorine exhibited stronger inhibition than aspirin in acetic-acid induced abdominal stretching at 1.0mg/kg dose. Lycorine also showed antinociceptive activity at 1.0mg/kg dose in tail-flick test. The anti-inflammatory activity of lycorine was not found to be significant at dose of 0.5mg/kg. However, at doses of 1.0mg/kg and 1.5mg/kg, i.p. showed a significant reduction with 53.45% and 36.42%, respectively in rat paw oedema induced by carrageenan against the reference anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin (3mg/kg, i.p.) (95.70%). The ED(50) of lycorine was determined as 0.514 mg/kg. Hepatoprotective activity of lycorine on carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) induced acute liver toxicity following biochemical parameters were also evaluated. Rats were treated with lycorine at doses of 1.0mg/kg and 2.0mg/kg, i.p. Results of biochemical tests were confirmed by histopathological examination. Lycorine exhibited significant hepatoprotective effect at dose of 2.0mg/kg i.p. dose.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Lycorine hydrochloride, ≥98% (TLC), powder