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Libidibia ferrea mature seeds promote antinociceptive effect by peripheral and central pathway: possible involvement of opioid and cholinergic receptors.

Sawada LA, Monteiro VS, Rabelo GR, Dias GB, Da Cunha M, do Nascimento JL, Bastos Gde N - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Bottom Line: We evaluated the antinociceptive effect in the LF aqueous seed extract and Lipidic Portion of Libidibia ferrea (LPLF), partially elucidating their mechanisms.LF aqueous seed extract and LPLF demonstrated a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect in all tests indicating both peripheral anti-inflammatory and central analgesia properties.Together, the present results suggested that Libidibia ferrea induced antinociceptive activity is possibly related to its ability to inhibit opioid, cholinergic receptors, and cyclooxygenase-2 pathway, since its main component, linoleic acid, has been demonstrated to produce such effect in previous studies.

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Affiliation: Laboratório de Neuroquímica Molecular e Celular, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Rua Augusto Correa s/n, Guamá, 66075-900 Belém, PA, Brazil ; Laboratório de Neuroinflamação, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Rua Augusto Correa s/n, Guamá, 66075-900 Belém, PA, Brazil.

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Libidibia ferrea (LF) is a medicinal plant that holds many pharmacological properties. We evaluated the antinociceptive effect in the LF aqueous seed extract and Lipidic Portion of Libidibia ferrea (LPLF), partially elucidating their mechanisms. Histochemical tests and Gas chromatography of the LPLF were performed to characterize its fatty acids. Acetic acid-induced abdominal constriction, formalin-induced pain, and hot-plate test in mice were employed in the study. In all experiments, aqueous extract or LPLF was administered systemically at the doses of 1, 5, and 10 mg/kg. LF aqueous seed extract and LPLF demonstrated a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect in all tests indicating both peripheral anti-inflammatory and central analgesia properties. Also, the use of atropine (5 mg/kg), naloxone (5 mg/kg) in the abdominal writhing test was able to reverse the antinociceptive effect of the LPLF, indicating that at least one of LF lipids components is responsible for the dose related antinociceptive action in chemical and thermal models of nociception in mice. Together, the present results suggested that Libidibia ferrea induced antinociceptive activity is possibly related to its ability to inhibit opioid, cholinergic receptors, and cyclooxygenase-2 pathway, since its main component, linoleic acid, has been demonstrated to produce such effect in previous studies.

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Effect of the aqueous extract of Libidibia ferrea (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg or indomethacin, 10 mg/kg), given i.p., on the writhing test in mice. The asterisks denote the significance levels in comparison with control groups, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. In some cases, the error bars of the mean are hidden within the symbols.
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fig1: Effect of the aqueous extract of Libidibia ferrea (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg or indomethacin, 10 mg/kg), given i.p., on the writhing test in mice. The asterisks denote the significance levels in comparison with control groups, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. In some cases, the error bars of the mean are hidden within the symbols.

Mentions: Libidibia ferrea is a known popular used plant for treatment of different pain related injuries. In order to identify the possible analgesic effect of the LF aqueous seed extract, an abdominal writhing test was performed. Animalswere pretreated, 1 h beforehand, with the extract (given i.p., at the concentrations of 1, 5, and 10 mg/kg) and indomethacin (given p.o., 10 mg/kg). The aqueous extract caused a dose-related inhibition of 30 ± 12%, 47 ± 9%, and 73 ± 4%, respectively, and indomethacin demonstrated a 75 ± 6% inhibition; the calculated mean ID50 values for this effect was 5.99 mg/kg. Therefore, LF aqueous extract demonstrated an antinociceptive effect in chemical induced peripheral pain (Figure 1).


Libidibia ferrea mature seeds promote antinociceptive effect by peripheral and central pathway: possible involvement of opioid and cholinergic receptors.

Sawada LA, Monteiro VS, Rabelo GR, Dias GB, Da Cunha M, do Nascimento JL, Bastos Gde N - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Effect of the aqueous extract of Libidibia ferrea (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg or indomethacin, 10 mg/kg), given i.p., on the writhing test in mice. The asterisks denote the significance levels in comparison with control groups, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. In some cases, the error bars of the mean are hidden within the symbols.
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fig1: Effect of the aqueous extract of Libidibia ferrea (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg or indomethacin, 10 mg/kg), given i.p., on the writhing test in mice. The asterisks denote the significance levels in comparison with control groups, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001. In some cases, the error bars of the mean are hidden within the symbols.
Mentions: Libidibia ferrea is a known popular used plant for treatment of different pain related injuries. In order to identify the possible analgesic effect of the LF aqueous seed extract, an abdominal writhing test was performed. Animalswere pretreated, 1 h beforehand, with the extract (given i.p., at the concentrations of 1, 5, and 10 mg/kg) and indomethacin (given p.o., 10 mg/kg). The aqueous extract caused a dose-related inhibition of 30 ± 12%, 47 ± 9%, and 73 ± 4%, respectively, and indomethacin demonstrated a 75 ± 6% inhibition; the calculated mean ID50 values for this effect was 5.99 mg/kg. Therefore, LF aqueous extract demonstrated an antinociceptive effect in chemical induced peripheral pain (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: We evaluated the antinociceptive effect in the LF aqueous seed extract and Lipidic Portion of Libidibia ferrea (LPLF), partially elucidating their mechanisms.LF aqueous seed extract and LPLF demonstrated a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect in all tests indicating both peripheral anti-inflammatory and central analgesia properties.Together, the present results suggested that Libidibia ferrea induced antinociceptive activity is possibly related to its ability to inhibit opioid, cholinergic receptors, and cyclooxygenase-2 pathway, since its main component, linoleic acid, has been demonstrated to produce such effect in previous studies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratório de Neuroquímica Molecular e Celular, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Rua Augusto Correa s/n, Guamá, 66075-900 Belém, PA, Brazil ; Laboratório de Neuroinflamação, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Rua Augusto Correa s/n, Guamá, 66075-900 Belém, PA, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Libidibia ferrea (LF) is a medicinal plant that holds many pharmacological properties. We evaluated the antinociceptive effect in the LF aqueous seed extract and Lipidic Portion of Libidibia ferrea (LPLF), partially elucidating their mechanisms. Histochemical tests and Gas chromatography of the LPLF were performed to characterize its fatty acids. Acetic acid-induced abdominal constriction, formalin-induced pain, and hot-plate test in mice were employed in the study. In all experiments, aqueous extract or LPLF was administered systemically at the doses of 1, 5, and 10 mg/kg. LF aqueous seed extract and LPLF demonstrated a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect in all tests indicating both peripheral anti-inflammatory and central analgesia properties. Also, the use of atropine (5 mg/kg), naloxone (5 mg/kg) in the abdominal writhing test was able to reverse the antinociceptive effect of the LPLF, indicating that at least one of LF lipids components is responsible for the dose related antinociceptive action in chemical and thermal models of nociception in mice. Together, the present results suggested that Libidibia ferrea induced antinociceptive activity is possibly related to its ability to inhibit opioid, cholinergic receptors, and cyclooxygenase-2 pathway, since its main component, linoleic acid, has been demonstrated to produce such effect in previous studies.

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