Effect of Kombucha tea on chromate(VI)-induced oxidative stress in albino rats.
M Sairam, B Anju, T Pauline, Prasad Dipti, A K Kain, S S Mongia, B Singh, G Ilavazhagan, Devendra Kumar, W Selvamurthy
The effect of Kombucha tea (KT) on oxidative stress-induced changes in rats subjected to chromate treatment is reported. KT feeding alone did not show any significant change in malondialdehyde (MDA) and reduced glutathione (GSH) levels, but did enhance humoral response and delayed type of hypersensitivity (DTH) response appreciably over control animals. Chromate treatment significantly enhanced plasma and tissue MDA levels, decreased DTH response considerably, enhanced glutathione peroxidase, and catalase activities; however, no change in GSH, superoxide dismutase and antibody titers was noticed. KT feeding completely reversed the chromate-induced changes. These results show that Kombucha tea has potent anti-oxidant and immunopotentiating activities.
Keywords: chromate, oxidative stress, immunity, kombucha tea
Citation: BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONME NTAL SCIENCES 16,276-282 (2003)
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