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J Natl Med Assoc. 2017 Spring;109(1):9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2017.01.005. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

Anti-aging Role of Curcumin by Modulating the Inflammatory Markers in Albino Wistar Rats.

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1
Department of Physiology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, India.
2
Department of Physiology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, India. Electronic address: dr_damodar@nitte.edu.in.
3
Central Research Laboratory, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, India.
4
Department of Biochemistry, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, India.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Advanced age is associated with an accumulation of free radical damage, which leads to physiological and clinical modifications. Numerous pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals are considered to influence longevity and prompting healthy ageing. Therefore, the current study attempted to investigate Curcumin's role in the inflammatory indices as anti-ageing marker in albino Wistar rats.

METHODS:

Twelve months old rats were used in the study, grouped as Normal control (NC), Sham control (SC), Curcumin-1, Curcumin-2 and Curcumin-3. Last three groups received Curcumin at the dosages of 100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg/kg body weight respectively. After six months of intervention, blood was collected for the estimation of C-reactive protein (CRP), Serum Albumin, Globulin, Lymphocyte percentage, Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC), Malondialdehyde (MDA), Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Nitric Oxide (NO) level using standard procedures.

RESULTS:

There was a significant decline in the CRP level (p < 0.05) in rats treated with 200 mg and 400 mg of Curcumin/kg body weight. The MDA level was found to be significantly increased (p < 0.05) in animals fed with 400 mg of Curcumin/kg body weight as compared to NC. The NO level was increased significantly (p < 0.05) in rats treated with 200 and 400 mg of Curcumin/kg body weight.

CONCLUSION:

Finding of the study suggests that Curcumin exhibits favorable influence in slowing down of ageing process by suppressing age-related changes in inflammatory indices.

KEYWORDS:

Anti-aging; C-reactive protein; Curcumin; Malondialdehyde; Nitric Oxide; Superoxide dismutase; Total antioxidant capacity

PMID:
28259223
DOI:
10.1016/j.jnma.2017.01.005

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