Author(s): Zainabur Rahmah, Hafidha Camila Arif, Alvi Milliana, Nurfianti Indriana, Ach Nashichuddin

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DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00032   

Address: Zainabur Rahmah1*, Hafidha Camila Arif2, Alvi Milliana3, Nurfianti Indriana4, Ach Nashichuddin5
1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia.
2Medicine Study Program, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia.
3Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia.
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia.
5Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 17,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2024

Background: Cerebral malaria is the most serious complication of malaria infection. Plasmodium falciparum is the most common cause of cerebral malaria. Pathomechanisms underlying the severity of cerebral malaria include parasite ability, parasitemia degree, host inflammatory response, sequestration, disruption of the blood brain barrier (BBB), and brain hypoxia. Hypoxia causes cells to produce transcription factors such as the HIF-2a protein. The development of antimalarial drugs is based on fatal complications caused by hypoxia in cerebral malaria. Thus, it is necessary to investigate the mechanism of antihypoxia in cerebral malaria using natural materials, one of which is leaves (Azadirachta indica). Methods: Inoculation of Plasmodium berghei strain ANKA in C57BL mice aged 13-16 weeks. Parasitemia calculations were performed every day from the blood of the mouse tails. Treatment was given using 96% ethanol extract from neem leaves with dose of 8mg, 12mg, and 16mg orally for 6days. As treatment comparisons, there were also negative controls, positive controls, and healthy controls. Brain tissue was isolated on the seventh day to study the expression of p>0.05). The hypothesis is tested using a one-way ANOVA test with post-hoc LSD test and Pearson's correlation test. Results: The administration of neem leaf extract significantly reduced parasitemia and hypoxia (p<0,000). Meanwhile, the correlation test revealed a very strong relationship (r=+0.732) between parasitemia and hypoxia. Conclusion: Neem leaf extract administration reduces parasitemia and prevents hypoxia in mice induced by cerebral malaria

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Zainabur Rahmah, Hafidha Camila Arif, Alvi Milliana, Nurfianti Indriana, Ach Nashichuddin. Prevention of Cerebral Malaria Hypoxia through administration of Neem leaves extract (Azadirachta indica) in Mice C57BL. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2024; 17(1):201-7. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00032

Zainabur Rahmah, Hafidha Camila Arif, Alvi Milliana, Nurfianti Indriana, Ach Nashichuddin. Prevention of Cerebral Malaria Hypoxia through administration of Neem leaves extract (Azadirachta indica) in Mice C57BL. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2024; 17(1):201-7. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00032   Available on:

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