Home Archive Vol.41, No.2, 2015 Liver Fatty Acid Binding Protein And Hemojuvelin

Liver Fatty Acid Binding Protein And Hemojuvelin

Maria Bogdan(1), ISABELA SILOSI(2), Petra Surlin(3), A.A. Tica(4), Oana Sorina Tica(5), T.A. Balseanu(6), Anne-Marie Rauten(7), D. Cioloca(8), A. Camen(9)

(1)Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (2)Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (3)Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (4)Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (5)Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (6)Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (7)Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (8)Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr.T.Popa”, Iasi, Romania, (9)Department of Dentoalveolar Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Purpose. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether the co-administration of aripiprazole and fluoxetine could produce impaired liver function in Wistar rats by means of liver fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) and hemojuvelin (HJV) serum levels. Furthermore, the experiment intended to assess the salivary levels of L-FABP and HJV and to determine whether they correlate with the serum levels of the two markers. Materials and Methods. Adult male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to four groups: control (saline 10ml/kg), aripiprazole (4.05 mg/kg), fluoxetine (10 mg/kg) and aripiprazole + fluoxetine (4.05 mg/kg + 10 mg/kg). The drugs were administered by gavage, daily at the same hour, along a 6 week period. L-FABP and HJV levels were determined in serum, from intraventricular blood, and in saliva. Also from intraventricular blood, serum levels for aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT) and alanine amino transferase (ALAT) were assessed. Results. Positive and statistically significant correlations between serum and salivary levels of L-FABP and HJV were found. Aripiprazole + fluoxetine group experienced increased serum L-FABP levels than aripiprazole and fluoxetine groups, and salivary L-FABP as compared to aripiprazole group; but it registered decreased levels for serum and salivary HJV, for ASAT and ALAT than aripiprazole and fluoxetine groups, and for salivary L-FABP compared to fluoxetine group. Conclusions. The data indicate that: aripiprazole coprescribed with fluoxetine do not cause additional alterations in liver function; L-FABP and HJV levels can be helpful as biomarkers for impaired function of hepatocytes; and that their salivary determination can replace serum determination.
    Keywords: aripiprazole, fluoxetine, liver function, L-FABP/FABP1, HJV/RGM-C

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.41.02.05


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