Antioxidant activity of aqueous extract of Coscinium fenestratum in STZ-nicotinamide induced diabetic rats

I.S.R. Punitha, N. Bhat, K. Rajendran, A. Shirwaikar

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Abstract

The aqueous extract of Coscinium fenestratum was studied for its antioxidant status in STZ-nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic rats at two dose levels of 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg. At the end of the experimental period, diabetic rats treated with aqueous extract at both dose levels showed a significant increase in the levels of enzymatic antioxidants such as glutathione peroxidase, glutathione synthetase, peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase as compared to the untreated control. Similarly, a significant increase was also observed in the levels of the non enzymatic antioxidants ceruloplasmin, ascorbic acid and tocopherol. The results suggest that the aqueous stem extract of C. fenestratum prevents type 2 diabetes mellitus induced oxidative stress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalNatural Product Sciences
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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