Anti-fatigue Properties of Icariin Isolated from Epimedium Brevicornum Maxim in Mice
Changjun Li, Ang Li
Available Online July 2016.
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- icariin; anti-fatigue; forced swimming test; exhaustive swimming times; mice.
- Aim of the present study was to evaluate the anti-fatigue properties of icariin in mice. The animals were divided into four groups, namely the control, low-dose icariin treated, medium-dose icariin treated, and high-dose icariin treated groups, which received distilled water and 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg icariin, respectively, by oral gavage. After 28 days, the forced swimming test was performed, along with the determination of blood lactic acid (BLA), serum urea nitrogen (SUN), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and malondialdehyde (MDA). The results showed that icariin could extend the exhaustive swimming times, as well as decrease the BLA, SUN and serum MDA levels, while increasing the serum SOD and GPx levels. Thus, the results demonstrated that icariin has anti-fatigue properties.
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TY - CONF AU - Changjun Li AU - Ang Li PY - 2016/07 DA - 2016/07 TI - Anti-fatigue Properties of Icariin Isolated from Epimedium Brevicornum Maxim in Mice BT - Proceedings of the 2016 2nd International Conference on Advances in Energy, Environment and Chemical Engineering (AEECE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 146 EP - 149 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aeece-16.2016.32 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aeece-16.2016.32 ID - Li2016/07 ER -