Protective Effect Of Tagetes Erecta Flower Extract Against Mercuric Chloride Induced Hepatic Toxicity In Rattus Norvegicus

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International Journal of Innovations in Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 2: 1-5, 2011
PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF TAGETES ERECTA FLOWER EXTRACT AGAINST MERCURIC CHLORIDE INDUCED HEPATIC TOXICITY IN RATTUS NORVEGICUS
Prabhu N. Saxena and Agam Gupta

Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Khandari Campus, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, India.

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Abstract
Heavy metal poisoning is a serious threat in the world of industrialization as almost all the industries use heavy metals in one or the other way. These heavy metals do harm to vitals such as liver, kidney, lung and blood. Liver is the site of biotransformation of xenobiotic substances. Liver is thus the most affected affected organs of the body. The present study highlights toxic stress of mercury on hepatic of AST and ALT and its modulation through the flower extract of Tagetes erecta, a member of family Asteraceae.

Keywords: Heavy metal, mercury, hepatoprotective