Evaluation of Pleurotus ostreatus as an Ifter Item on Serum Alanine Transaminase (ALT) and Aspartate Transaminase (AST) during Ramadan Fast of Healthy Female Volunteers of Bangladesh

  • Bazlul Karim Choudhury PhD. Student, Jahangirnagar University and OSD, DG Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
  • Nirod Chandra Sarker National Mushroom Development and Extention Center, Sobhanbag, Savar, Dhaka
  • Bimal Chandra Dey Department of Agriculture Extension, Khamarbari, Dhaka
  • Mst Masuda Begum Department of Physiology, Shaheed Suhrwardi Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Shahdat Hossain Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • M Shahabuddin Kabir Choudhuri Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka
Keywords: P. ostreatus, Ramadan, Ifter ALT, AST

Abstract

In the month of holy Ramadan, food habit of Bangladeshi Muslims grossly changed. During this period they prefer to take lots of oily fried items which might be the cause of hepatocellular injury. The study was undertaken to find out the effect of oyster mushroom (P. ostreatus) on the serum level of hepatocellular enzymes like Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), which are the two common markers for liver function tests (LFTs). The feeding of 50 grams fresh fried oyster mushroom as ifter item in Ramadan fast significantly reduced the serum levels of AST and ALT in female subjects as compared to those with the control females. Findings of the study suggest that P. ostreatus may be hepatoprotective in females and hence the human subjects.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jdnmch.v17i2.12220

J. Dhaka National Med. Coll. Hos. 2011; 17 (02): 56-60

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2012-10-17
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Choudhury, B., Sarker, N., Dey, B., Begum, M., Hossain, M., & Choudhuri, M. (2012). Evaluation of Pleurotus ostreatus as an Ifter Item on Serum Alanine Transaminase (ALT) and Aspartate Transaminase (AST) during Ramadan Fast of Healthy Female Volunteers of Bangladesh. Journal of Dhaka National Medical College & Hospital, 17(2), 56-60. https://doi.org/10.3329/jdnmch.v17i2.12220
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