Protective effect of bacoside A on cigarette smoking-induced brain mitochondrial dysfunction in rats.

@article{Anbarasi2005ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of bacoside A on cigarette smoking-induced brain mitochondrial dysfunction in rats.},
  author={Kothandapani Anbarasi and G. Sangeetha Vani and Chennam Srinivasulu Shyamala Devi},
  journal={Journal of environmental pathology, toxicology and oncology : official organ of the International Society for Environmental Toxicology and Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={225-34}
}
Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke affects the structure and function of mitochondria, which may account for the pathogenesis of smoking-related diseases. Bacopa monniera Linn., used in traditional Indian medicine for various neurological disorders, was shown to possess mitrochondrial membrane-stabilizing properties in the rat brain during exposure to morphine. We investigated the protective effect of bacoside A, the active principle of Bacopa monniera, against mitochondrial dysfunction in rat… CONTINUE READING