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Resveratrol Pretreatment Ameliorates TNBS Colitis in Rats

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 2 ]


Gulserap Yildiz, Yuksel Yildiz, Pinar A. Ulutas, Asl Yaylali and Muruvvet Ural   Pages 134 - 140 ( 7 )


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic intestinal inflammatory disease in humans constituting a major health concern today whose prevalence has been increasing over the world. Production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and disturbed capacity of antioxidant defense in IBD subjects have been reported. Antioxidants may play a significant role in IBD treatment. This study aimed at evaluating ameliorative effects of intraperitoneal resveratrol pretreatment on trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in rats. Thirty five Wistar-Albino female rats were divided equally into five groups. Inflammation was induced by the intrarectal administration of TNBS under anesthesia. Intraperitoneal administration of resveratrol (RSV) at a concentration of 10mg/kg/day for 5 days before the induction of colitis significantly reduced microscopy score and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and increased glutathione peroxidase (GSH Px) activity compared to TNBS and vehicle groups. Also an insignificant increase in catalase (CAT) activity was observed in the RSV treated group compared to TNBS and vehicle groups. In this paper, the most recent patent on the identification and treatment of IBD was indicated. In conclusion, antioxidant RSV proved to have a beneficial effect on TNBS colitis in rats. In light of these advantageous results, the RSV can be considered as adjuvant agent in IBD treatments.


Antioxidant system, inflammatory bowel disease, neutrophil infiltration, proinflammatory cytokines, resveratrol, TNBS.


Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey 09100.

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