The antioxidant effects of dry apricot in the various tissues of rats with induced cold restraint stress

Uguralp S., Ozturk F., Aktay G. , Cetin A., Gursoy S.

NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, cilt.26, ss.1535-1538, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14786419.2011.565416
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1535-1538


alpha-Tocopherol and beta-carotene are the best known and most widely used natural antioxidant substances. Apricot contains beta-carotene, tocopherols and flavonoids. This experimental study was designed to investigate the protective effect of Malatya kabashi apricot in stress-induced injury in various tissues of rats. In total, 32 male Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups: control, apricot, stress and apricot-stress groups. Apricot was administrated to rats by gavage for 10 days in the apricot and apricot-stress groups. Then rats were kept at 4 degrees C for 4 h in stress and apricot-stress groups. The rats were killed at the end of the experiment for biochemical and histological examinations. This study shows apricot supplementation decreased oxidative stress injury in both the stomach and intestine.