Objective: To investigate the ability of the methanolic extract of pineapple peel to attenuate alcohol-induced changes in total phospholipids and lipid peroxidation in brain tissues. Methods: Oxidative stress was induced by oral administration of ethanol (20% w/v) at a dosage of 5 mL/kg bw in rats. After 28 days of treatment, the rats were fasted overnight and sacrificed by cervical dislocation. Brain tissues were assayed for total phospholipid (TP) content and malondialdehyde (MDA). Results: Administration of alcohol significantly caused a reduction in TP content. Treatment with pineapple peel extract significantly increased the TP content. Significant high levels of MDA was observed in alcohol-fed rats, treatment with pineapple peel extract significantly reduced the MDA levels. Conclusions: Results obtained from this study indicates that pineapple peel extract protects against alcohol-induced changes in total phospholipids and lipid peroxidation in brain tissues. © 2011 Hainan Medical College.
Erukainure, O. L., Ajiboye, J. A., Adejobi, R. O., Okafor, O. Y., Kosoko, S. B., & Owolabi, F. O. (2011). Effect of pineapple peel extract on total phospholipids and lipid peroxidation in brain tissues of rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4(3), 182–184. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1995-7645(11)60065-5