Abstract Title:

Protective effect of taurine against alendronate-induced gastric damage in rats.

Abstract Source:

Mol Cancer Ther. 2006 Nov;5(11):2747-56. PMID: 15660965

Abstract Author(s):

Göksel Sener, Ozer Sehirli, Sule Cetinel, Sükrü Midillioğlu, Nursal Gedik, Gül Ayanoğlu-Dülger

Article Affiliation:

Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Marmara University, Haydarpaşa, 34668, Istanbul, Turkey. gokselsener@hotmail.com


Alendronate (ALD) causes serious gastrointestinal adverse effects. The aim of this study was to investigate whether taurine (TAU), a semi-essential amino acid and an antioxidant, improves the alendronate-induced gastric injury. Rats were administered 20 mg/kg ALD by gavage for 4 days, either alone or following treatment with TAU (50 mg/kg, i.p.). On the last day of treatment, following drug administration, pylorus ligation was performed and 2 h later, rats were killed and stomachs were removed. Gastric acidity and tissue ulcer index values, lipid peroxidation and glutathione (GSH) levels, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity as well as the histologic appearance of the stomach tissues were determined. Chronic oral administration of ALD induced significant gastric damage, increasing lipid peroxidation, MPO activity and collagen content, as well as decreasing tissue GSH levels. Treatment with TAU prevented the damage and also the changes in biochemical parameters. Findings of the present study suggest that ALD induces oxidative gastric damage by a local irritant effect, and that TAU ameliorates this damage by its antioxidant and/or membrane-stabilizing effects.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.