Indigofera suffruticosa Mill (Fabaceae): Hepatic Responses in Mice Bearing Sarcoma 180

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Ivanise Brito da Silva; Izabela Rangel Lima; Marllon Alex Nascimento Santana; Roberta Maria Pereira Leite & Sônia Pereira Leite


Indigofera suffruticosa is a plant generally used to treat infectious and inflammatory processes. This work aims to evaluate the histopathological changes in the liver tissue of mice with Sarcoma 180 after subchronic treatment with aqueous extract obtained by infusion and maceration of Indigofera suffruticosa leaves. Male mice were divided into four groups of six animals: G1, G2 and G3 patients with Sarcoma 180 and Sarcoma 180 G4 without sarcoma. G1 and G2 were treated with infusion mashing respectively (50 mg/kg ip); G3 and G4 controls received saline (15 ml/kg ip). The histopathological and morphometric analysis of liver tissue after subchronic treatment with aqueous extracts by infusion and maceration of the groups G1, G2 and G4 were similar and showed no degraded areas or leukocyte infiltration compared to G3, which shows a marked destruction of liver architecture. The results showed that after subchronic treatment with the aqueous extract of leaves Indigofera Suffruticosa obtained by infusion and maceration, the hepatic architecture was preserved, suggesting its use as an alternative hepatoprotective agent.

KEY WORDS: Liver; I. suffruticosa; Histopathology; Histomorphometry; Sarcoma 180.

How to cite this article

DA SILVA, I. B.; LIMA, I. R.; SANTANA, M. A. N.; LEITE, R. M. P. & LEITE, S. P. Indigofera suffruticosa Mill (Fabaceae): hepatic responses in mice bearing sarcoma 180. Int. J. Morphol., 32(4):1228-1233, 2014.