Antioxidant effect of curcumin in selenium induced cataract of Wistar rats

S Padmaja, T N Raju
2004 Indian journal of experimental biology  
Wistar rat pups treated with curcumin, a natural constituent of Curcuma longa before being administered with selenium showed no opacities in the lens. The lipid peroxidation, xanthine oxidase enzyme levels in the lenses of curcumin and selenium co-treated animals were significantly less when compared to selenium treated animals. The superoxidase dismutase and catalase enzyme activities of curcumin and selenium co-treated animal lenses showed an enhancement. Curcumin co-treatment seems to
more » ... ent seems to prevent oxidative damage and found to delay the development of cataract.
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