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Antidiabetogenic action of Morus rubra L. leaf extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
J Pharm Pharmacol. 2010 Feb; 62(2):247-55.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Researchers all over the world are exploring herbal supplements to control diabetes and its complications. This study evaluated the antidiabetic action of Morus rubra L. aqueous leaf extract through its effect on hyperglycaemia, dyslipidaemia and oxidative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

METHODS

The extract was orally administered to diabetic rats (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg body weight) daily for 21 days. Fasting blood glucose was measured on days 0, 7, 14 and 21. At the end of the experiment, blood samples were drawn to measure glucose tolerance, glycosylated haemoglobin, insulin, C-peptide and lipid parameters. Antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase and catalase), reduced glutathione and lipid peroxides were determined in blood and liver tissue. Histopathological examination of pancreatic tissue was also performed.

KEY FINDINGS

The extract showed a dose-dependent fall in fasting blood glucose. Treatment with 400 mg/kg extract produced a significant reduction in glycosylated haemoglobin with a concomitant elevation in plasma insulin and C-peptide levels. The altered serum lipids in diabetic rats were significantly restored following treatment with the extract. In erythrocytes, as well as liver, the activity of antioxidant enzymes and content of reduced glutathione were found to be significantly enhanced, while levels of serum and hepatic lipid peroxides were suppressed in extract-fed diabetic rats. Histopathological examination of pancreatic tissue revealed an increased number of islets and beta-cells in extract-treated diabetic rats.

CONCLUSIONS

M. rubra aqueous leaf extract leads to control over hyperglycaemia and dyslipidaemia. The study also demonstrates its antioxidant nature, and hence it may be protective against diabetic complications.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. drsbs08@yahoo.inNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20487205

Citation

Sharma, Suman Bala, et al. "Antidiabetogenic Action of Morus Rubra L. Leaf Extract in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats." The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, vol. 62, no. 2, 2010, pp. 247-55.
Sharma SB, Gupta S, Ac R, et al. Antidiabetogenic action of Morus rubra L. leaf extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2010;62(2):247-55.
Sharma, S. B., Gupta, S., Ac, R., Singh, U. R., Rajpoot, R., & Shukla, S. K. (2010). Antidiabetogenic action of Morus rubra L. leaf extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 62(2), 247-55. https://doi.org/10.1211.jpp/62.02.0013
Sharma SB, et al. Antidiabetogenic Action of Morus Rubra L. Leaf Extract in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2010;62(2):247-55. PubMed PMID: 20487205.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antidiabetogenic action of Morus rubra L. leaf extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. AU - Sharma,Suman Bala, AU - Gupta,Shipra, AU - Ac,Rini, AU - Singh,Usha Rani, AU - Rajpoot,Reenu, AU - Shukla,Santosh Kumar, PY - 2010/5/22/entrez PY - 2010/5/22/pubmed PY - 2010/10/29/medline SP - 247 EP - 55 JF - The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology JO - J Pharm Pharmacol VL - 62 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Researchers all over the world are exploring herbal supplements to control diabetes and its complications. This study evaluated the antidiabetic action of Morus rubra L. aqueous leaf extract through its effect on hyperglycaemia, dyslipidaemia and oxidative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: The extract was orally administered to diabetic rats (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg body weight) daily for 21 days. Fasting blood glucose was measured on days 0, 7, 14 and 21. At the end of the experiment, blood samples were drawn to measure glucose tolerance, glycosylated haemoglobin, insulin, C-peptide and lipid parameters. Antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase and catalase), reduced glutathione and lipid peroxides were determined in blood and liver tissue. Histopathological examination of pancreatic tissue was also performed. KEY FINDINGS: The extract showed a dose-dependent fall in fasting blood glucose. Treatment with 400 mg/kg extract produced a significant reduction in glycosylated haemoglobin with a concomitant elevation in plasma insulin and C-peptide levels. The altered serum lipids in diabetic rats were significantly restored following treatment with the extract. In erythrocytes, as well as liver, the activity of antioxidant enzymes and content of reduced glutathione were found to be significantly enhanced, while levels of serum and hepatic lipid peroxides were suppressed in extract-fed diabetic rats. Histopathological examination of pancreatic tissue revealed an increased number of islets and beta-cells in extract-treated diabetic rats. CONCLUSIONS: M. rubra aqueous leaf extract leads to control over hyperglycaemia and dyslipidaemia. The study also demonstrates its antioxidant nature, and hence it may be protective against diabetic complications. SN - 2042-7158 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20487205/Antidiabetogenic_action_of_Morus_rubra_L__leaf_extract_in_streptozotocin_induced_diabetic_rats_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1211.jpp/62.02.0013 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -