[Protective effect of the fulvotomentosides on paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in mice].

Author

Shi JZ, Liu GT

Date

1995

Journal

Yao Xue Xue Bao

Abstract

Fulvotomentoside alpha-hederin (H) and sapindoside B (S) are two components of the fulvotomentosides reported to decrease the toxicity of a number of hepatotoxins in mice. We studied the effects of the mixture of alpha-hederin and sapindoside B (HS) on paracetamol (Par)-induced liver injury. HS (20 mg.kg-1 sc twice) was shown to decrease the mortality produced by Par. The liver injury produced by Par was remarkably decreased as indicated by decrease of sGPT and by histopathological examination. Additionally, HS mitigated the hepatic GSH depletion caused by Par. Par excretion into urine was increased following HS.