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Abstract Title:

Effective Control of Type 2 Diabetes through Antioxidant Defense by Edible Fruits of Diospyros peregrina.

Abstract Source:

J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007 May 15;70(10):837-51. PMID: 19584081

Abstract Author(s):

Saikat Dewanjee, Anup Maiti, Ranabir Sahu, Tarun K Dua, Vivekananda Mandal

Abstract:

The matured fruits of Diospyros peregrina are successfully employed by the traditional healers and local people of costal West Bengal, India for the treatment of diabetes. Present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the role of hydroalcoholic extract of D. peregrina (HDP) on type 2 diabetes as well as the augmented oxidative stresses associated with it. Oral administration of HDP at 25, 50 and 100 mg kg(-1) body weight per day to diabetic rats was found to possess significant dose-dependent hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity. The diabetic rats showed lower activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and reduced glutathione (GSH) content in hepatic and renal tissues as compared to normal rats. The activities of SOD, CAT and GSH were found to be increased in extract-treated diabetic rats in selected tissues. The increased level of lipid peroxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances) in diabetic rats was also found to be reverted back to near normal status in extract-treated groups. Thus it may be concluded that the HDP may produce its hypoglycemic effect through antioxidant defense mechanism.

Study Type : Animal Study

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