Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 204–206 | Cite as

Effectiveness of pectin extracted from the eelgrass Zostera marina for alleviating lead-induced liver injury

  • L. N. Sonina
  • M. Yu. Khotimchenko
Short Communications Pharmacology


The effects of pectin from the eelgrass Zostera marina on toxic liver injury induced by enteral administration of lead acetate are examined in experiments on rats. The results show that pectin helps to rapidly reduce lead concentration in liver, to decrease lipid peroxidation, and to normalize the levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides in blood serum and liver.

Key words

polysaccharides pectin Zostera marina lead liver 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. N. Sonina
    • 1
  • M. Yu. Khotimchenko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Vladivostok State Medical UniversityVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Marine Biology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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