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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2009

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ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Antiparkinsonian Effect of Cassia tora on Oxotremorine Induced Parkinson Methodology



Address:   Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree Santkrupa College of Pharmacy, A/P Ghogaon, Tal. Karad, Dist. Satara. Maharashtra, 415111
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ABSTRACT:
The Parkinson’s disease is mainly distinguished from other diseases based on the key feature that is tremors. Oxotremorine induced oxidative stress is implicated as a common pathway in development of Parkinson’s symptoms like, tremor, salivation and temperature variation. Hence Oxotremorine-induced tremor model was used to evaluate antiparkinsonian drugs. Different extracts of plant of Cassia tora such as, petroleum ether (200mg/kg) p.o., methanolic (200mg/kg) p.o. and ethyl acetate extract (200mg/Kg) p.o. were used to investigate antiparkinsonian effect on oxotremorine induced Parkinson’s symptoms in mice. Procyclidine, an anticholinergic, antiparkinsonian drug was administered as a standard drug at a dose of 5mg/kg p.o., 1hr prior the administration of oxotremorine (0.5mg/kg) S.C. Methanolic extract at 200mg/kg p.o route of administration decreased (p<0.05) Parkinson’s symptoms, while petroleum ether extract (200mg/kg)p.o and ethyl acetate extract (200mg/kg)p.o shows moderate action. This study suggests that cassia tora is a plant with possible therapeutic value for Parkinson’s disease.
KEYWORDS:
Calcium-gellan beads, Deacetylated gellan gum, Ionotropic gelation.
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