Alteration of Brain Monoamines & EEG Wave Pattern in Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease & Protection by Moringa Oleifera (Electroencephalography) (Report)
Background & objectives: The monoaminergic systems which exert a modulatory role in memory processing, are disturbed in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Moringa oleifera (MO) has been shown to exert its effect in CNS by altering the brain monoamines. The present study aims to see whether chronic oral treatment of ethanolic extract of MO leaves can alter the brain monoamines (norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin) in distinct areas of brain in rat model of AD caused by intracerebroverticle (ICV) infusion of coichicine and hence can provide protection against monoaminergic deficits associated with AD. Methods: Rats were given ICV infusion of coichicine (15 [micro]g/5 [micro]l) and MO leaf alcoholic extract was given in various doses. The effective dose was standardized by radial arm maze (RAM) training. From the selected dose of 250 mg/kg body weight, the biochemical estimations and EEG studies were performed.