The Neuroprotective Effect of Bacopa monnieri against Pilocarpine Induced Status Epilepticus in Rats

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Thanaporn Semphuet
Atthaporn Boongird
Mayuree H. Tantisira
Kanokwan Tiloksakulchai
Sompol Tapechum
Narawut Pakaprot

Abstract

Objective: To examine the therapeutic potential of Brahmi extract as a neuroprotective treatment for status epilepticus (SE).
Methods: After the oral administration of 160 mg/kg BM extract for 2 weeks, SE was induced by an i.p. injection of pilocarpine, and spatial learning and memory were tested on the next day. After the behavioral testing, all animals were sacrificed, and the brains were removed for histological examination to determine the amount of surviving neurons in the hippocampal subregions.
Results: SE caused spatial learning and memory impairment, and significant reduction of surviving neurons in all subregions of the hippocampus. Pre-treatment with BM extract could attenuate the spatial learning and memory deficit and reduced neuronal death in all subregions of the hippocampus.
Conclusion: BM extract demonstrated the neuroprotective effect against SE induced spatial learning and memory deficit and neuronal death in the hippocampus.

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Semphuet, T., Boongird, A., Tantisira, M. H., Tiloksakulchai, K., Tapechum, S., & Pakaprot, N. (2017). The Neuroprotective Effect of Bacopa monnieri against Pilocarpine Induced Status Epilepticus in Rats. Siriraj Medical Journal, 69(6), 345–350. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/106173
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