Effect of food azo dye tartrazine on learning and memory functions in mice and rats, and the possible mechanisms involved.

@article{Gao2011EffectOF,
  title={Effect of food azo dye tartrazine on learning and memory functions in mice and rats, and the possible mechanisms involved.},
  author={Yong-lin Gao and Chunmei Li and Jingyu Shen and Huaxian Yin and Xiulin An and Haizhu Jin},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2011},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={
          T125-9
        }
}
UNLABELLED Tartrazine is an artificial azo dye commonly used in human food and pharmaceutical products. The present study was conducted to evaluate the toxic effect of tartrazine on the learning and memory functions in mice and rats. Animals were administered different doses of tartrazine for a period of 30 d and were evaluated by open-field test, step-through test, and Morris water maze test, respectively. Furthermore, the biomarkers of the oxidative stress and pathohistology were also… 

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