ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: NEUROPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF WATERMELON (CITRULLUS LANATUS) PULP JUICE ON SCOPOLAMINE-INDUCED MEMORY DEFICITS IN SWISS ALBINO MICE: THE ROLE OF ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Divya N *, Amudha P, Viveka Priya K
Abstract: The effect of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Pulp Juice (WPJ) on scopolamine (SCOP) induced memory deficits is due to the involvement of oxidative stress and AChE activity. The juice was obtained by crushing the pulp in blender and three different concentrations of 100%, 50% and 25% was administration to prevent memory deficit by evaluating changes of AChE activity and oxidative stress indicators (SOD, CAT, LPO and GPx) induced by scopolamine. These results provide evidence that WPJ is an alternative to protect SCOP induced memory deficits in mice by involvement of oxidative stress and AChE activity.
Keyword: Citrullus lanatus, watermelon, antioxidant, AChE