A single dose of sesame oil alleviates liver injury and steatosis in steatohepatitis via modulation of oxidative stress, cytokines and PPAR-\(\alpha\)

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Periasamy, S., Hsu, D.-Z., Chien, S.-P., Chang, P.-C., & Liu, M.-Y. (2015). A single dose of sesame oil alleviates liver injury and steatosis in steatohepatitis via modulation of oxidative stress, cytokines and PPAR-\(\alpha\). Journal of Experimental and Applied Animal Sciences, 1(3), 325-335. https://doi.org/10.20454/jeaas.2015.958

Abstract

Sesame oil is a component of traditional health food; it is a natural product with antiinflammatory property. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a condition categorized by concurrent fat accumulation and inflammation in liver. NASH is associated with increased liver-related mortality. Disorders in hepatic lipid homeostasis elicit oxidative stress and inflammation, leading to the progression of NASH. A possible hepatoprotective effect of sesame oil on methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet-induced NASH in C57BL/6 J mice has never been studied. Mice were fed with MCD diet for 28 days to induce NASH. Single doses of sesame oil (1, 2, and 4 mL/kg) were given on 27th day. Aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, steatosis, triglycerides, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-\(\alpha\), nitric oxide, malondialdehyde, tumor necrosis factor-\(\alpha\), and interlukin-6 were assessed after 28 days. All tested parameters were higher in MCD-treated mice than in normal control mice. In MCD plus sesame oil-treated mice, all tested parameters were significantly attenuated compared with MCD-treated mice. We conclude that a single dose of sesame oil protects against steatohepatitic injury by decreasing oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines, but increasing peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-\(\alpha\) expression.
https://doi.org/10.20454/jeaas.2015.958