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Yosua Maranatha Sihotang Eka Windiasfira Hendro David Ginola Barus Herlina Herlina Rennie Puspa Novita
DOI: Published Oct 3, 2017


The hepatoprotective effects of matoa leaves were evaluated by paracetamol-induced injury in rat’s hepatocytes. The  ethanolic  extract of matoa leaves (EEML) at doses of 200, 300, 500 mg/kg, po and silymarin at dose of 100 mg/kg, po were given for seven days. Silymarin was given as  the  reference  drug. Hepatoprotective  effect  was  studied  by  measuring  the level  of AST, ALT, ALP and total protein in  serum. In vivo, oral treatment with EEML at dose of 500 mg/kg significantly reduced AST, ALT, ALP in serum whereas total protein was not significantly reduce in each groups.  These  results indicate that the hepatoprotective action of EEML is likely related to its potent antioxidative activity. Neutralizing reactive oxygen species enhancing the activity of original natural hepatic-antioxidant enzymes may be the main mechanisms of EEML against paracetamol-induced injury.

Keywords:  Matoa Leaves (Pometia pinnata), Paracetamol,  Silymarin,  Hepatoprotection

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SIHOTANG, Yosua Maranatha et al. Hepatoprotective effect of ethanol extract of matoa leaves (Pometia pinnata) against paracetamol-induced liver disease in rats. Science and Technology Indonesia, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 4, p. 92-95, oct. 2017. ISSN 2580-4391. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 mar. 2018. doi: