Protective potential of curcumin or taurine on nephrotoxicity caused by bisphenol A


ASLANTÜRK A. , UZUNHİSARCIKLI M.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.27, no.19, pp.23994-24003, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11356-020-08716-1
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.23994-24003

Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA) received heightened attention in the recent years due to humans continuously being exposed to it. This study explores the effect of taurine or curcumin on subacute BPA treatment-induced nephrotoxicity in rats (Rattus norvegicus). Forty-two adult albino male rats were exposed to BPA (130 mg/kg daily) for 28 days by gastric gavage. BPA led to lipid peroxidation, inhibiting antioxidant enzyme activities like catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and glutathione S-transferase (GST). BPA exposure also induced histopathological changes like tubular and glomerular degeneration, vascular congestion, and interstitial cell infiltration in kidney tissue. Cotreatment with taurine (100 mg/kg daily) or curcumin (100 mg/kg daily) alleviated the lipid peroxidation level and antioxidant enzyme activities and histological alterations brought about by BPA. In this study, curcumin and taurine application provided protection against renal toxicity caused by BPA but did not prevent toxic effect completely.