Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects of aloe vera in rats with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Naruemon Klaikeaw, Jutamas Wongphoom, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Duangporn Werawatganon, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Prasong Siriviriyakul, Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Research Unit, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Author contributions: Klaikeaw N, Werawatganon D and Siriviriyakul P designed the study; Klaikeaw N, Wongphoom J and Werawatganon D performed the experiments; Klaikeaw N performed pathological examinations; Wongphoom J collected the data; Wongphoom J, Werawatganon D, Chayanupatkul M and Siriviriyakul P analyzed the data; Werawatganon D edited the manuscript; Chayanupatkul M wrote the manuscript; Siriviriyakul P revised the manuscript.
Supported by the Grant of Ratchadaphiseksomphot, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, No. RA59/035.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethical Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (IRB No.12/58).
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: That in vivo experiments were performed only after receiving formal authorization by the Institutional “Animal Care and Use Committee” of the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The procedures for the care and handling of the animals used in the study were in accordance with the European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.
Data sharing statement: The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author, upon reasonable request.
ARRIVE guidelines statement: The authors have read the ARRIVE guidelines, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the ARRIVE guidelines.
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Corresponding author: Duangporn Werawatganon, MD, MSc, Professor, Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Research Unit, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Henri Dunant Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. email@example.com
Received: February 13, 2020
Peer-review started: February 13, 2020
First decision: April 29, 2020
Revised: May 12, 2020
Accepted: May 29, 2020
Article in press: May 29, 2020
Published online: July 27, 2020