Solanum nigrum Leaves Improve the Oxidative Status of Liver Tissue In vitro

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  • Department of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641 043 ,IN
  • Department of Biochemistry, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-641 029 ,IN


All biological systems exist in a constant rage of redox reactions, which are a normal component of the metabolism. The oxidation- reduction status of a cell or tissue is maintained in a balanced state by various components in the cells. When this balance is tipped in favour of the oxidation reactions, a condition called oxidative stress ensues. Severe oxidative stress can result in several pathological conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders and cancer. All aerobic organisms are equipped with an effective antioxidant defence system, which can efficiently counteract the oxidative stress.


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Padma, P. R., & Kalaivani, K. (2013). <I>Solanum nigrum</I> Leaves Improve the Oxidative Status of Liver Tissue <I>In vitro</I>. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 50(11), 440–449. Retrieved from



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