Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis

Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7544

Obijuru TN

Department of Biochemistry, Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Antioxidant Status of Cement Dust-Exposed Albino Rats Treated with Aqueous Extract of Turmeric
    Author(s): Obijuru TN*, Uzomba NI and Nnaoma IE

    Exposure to cement dust facilitates the reactions in which free radicals are produced in different parts of the body. The components of cement such as silica and chromium pose danger to cellular components such as proteins, nucleic acid, DNA and membrane lipid. This study was grouped into normal control, positive control, negative control and cement exposed treated group. The turmeric extract was administered for 14 consecutive days. Each dose was administered daily, 3hours after 30 minutes of exposure to cement dust. Superoxide dismutase was determined by method of sun and sigma while lipid peroxidation by Nichans and Samuelson. The concentration level of the Superoxide Dismutase was significantly reduced in negative control compared with the normal while treatment with turmeric extract increased the concentration of the superoxide Dismutase at a non significant level (p<0.05). Li.. View More»

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