Evaluation of hypoglycemic effect of morus alba in an animal model

Mohammadi, J. and Naik, P. R. (2008) Evaluation of hypoglycemic effect of morus alba in an animal model. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 40 (1). pp. 15-18. ISSN 1998-3751

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Objective: The objective of the present investigation was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of mulberry leaves in an animal model of diabetes. Materials and Methods: Animals were treated with mulberry leaf extract 400 mg and 600 mg/kg body weight for 35 days. Blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, triglyceride, LDL, VLDL, HDL, blood urea, cholesterol, number of β cells, and diameter of the islets of Langerhans were measured at the beginning and at the end of the experiment. Results: Blood glucose level and other parameters (except HDL) were elevated in the diabetic group, but were brought to control group level in the diabetic group treated with 600 mg/kg body weight of mulberry leaf extract. The diameter of the islets and the number of β cells were reduced in the diabetic group; both parameters were brought to control group level after treatment with mulberry leaf extract. Conclusion: Mulberry leaf extract, at a dose of 600 mg/kg body weight, has therapeutic effects in diabetes-induced Wistar rats and can restore the diminished β cell numbers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: Manjula P Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 05:33
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 05:33
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7469

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