Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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Biochemical Effects of Persea americana (Avocado) and Dacryodes edulis (African Pear) Extracts on Liver Function Test of Albino Wistar Rats



Address:   Edokwe Chinelo*, Obidoa Onyechi, and Joshua Parker Elijah
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
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ABSTRACT:
The liver function tests of the animals fed P. americana showed that the enzyme activities of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was 57.35 ± 4.40IU/L, aspartate aminotransferase 77.44 ± 3.53IU/L and alkaline phosphatase 170.73 ± 6.52IU/L while the enzyme activity of those fed D. edulis was 45.57 ± 2.28IU/L AST, 68.26 ± 3.69IU/L AST and 153.36 ± 19.08IU/L ALP. AST and ALT increased significantly (p<0.05) in the sera of rats administered P. americana pulp compared with those fed D. edulis. However, no significant difference was observed (p>0.05) was observed in the ALP activities of the three groups. The total cholesterol level of animals administered D. edulis (75.76 ± 5.37mg/dl) was lower compared with those administered P. americana (115.75 ± 22.6mg/dl).
KEYWORDS:
Coconut (Cosos nucifera), Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc.
Cite:
Edokwe Chinelo, Obidoa Onyechi, Joshua Parker Elijah. Biochemical Effects of Persea americana (Avocado) and Dacryodes edulis (African Pear) Extracts on Liver Function Test of Albino Wistar Rats. Research J. Science and Tech. 2010; 2(2): 34-37 .
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