Effect of Convolvulus pluricaulis aqueous extract on behavioural changes and antioxidants in stress induced rats

  • Yuvaraj Babu K Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sci-ences, Saveetha University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Saraswathi P VRR Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vijayaraghavan R Department of Research and Development, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 602105, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sci-ences, Saveetha University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vishnu Priya V Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600077, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) helps to prevent memory loss and it is a wonderful neurotonic. Previous studies support the fact that chronic stress in brain causes alterations in cognitive functions. The present study evaluated the effects of aqueous extract of Convolvulus pluricaulis on forced swimming cold stress induced rats. Spatial and locomotor activity was evaluated by Morris Water Maze to observe behavioral changes of rats. Stress increased escape latencies (acquisition) in Morris Water Maze test after 60 days induction. Posttreatment with AECP (100, 150 and 200 mg/kg/day) orally for 30 days, reduced the induced cognitive defects in the Morris Water Maze test. The serum antioxidant enzymes Glutathione peroxidase (GPx), Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and Glutathione (GSH) concentration were significantly decreased in cold stress induced groups when compared with controls. The AECP treated rats showed neuroprotective effects, ameliorates the cognitive disability and associated biochemical changes in brain in experimental cold water stress model.

Keywords: Behavioural study, C. pluricaulis, Antioxidant enzymes, Neuroprotection

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2018-04-10
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Yuvaraj Babu K, Saraswathi P, Vijayaraghavan R, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, & Vishnu Priya V. (2018). Effect of Convolvulus pluricaulis aqueous extract on behavioural changes and antioxidants in stress induced rats. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(2). Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/224
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