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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-86

Antidiabetic effects of aqueous and dichloromethane/methanol stem bark extracts of Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub (Papilionaceae) on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats


1 Department of Animal Biology Organisms, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, 24157, Douala; Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, 812, Yaounde, Cameroon; INSERM, U1048, I2MC Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular diseases, University of Toulouse III, F31432, Toulouse, France
2 Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, 812, Yaounde, Cameroon
3 INSERM, U1048, I2MC Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular diseases, University of Toulouse III, F31432, Toulouse, France

Correspondence Address:
Marie Claire Tchamadeu
Department of Animal Biology Organisms, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, P. O. Box: 24157, Douala

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8490.199767

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Aim of the Study: The aim is to evaluate the hypoglycemic and antidiabetic effects of aqueous and CH2Cl2/CH3OH stem bark extracts of Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub in normal and diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic and normal adult Wistar rats were orally administered with aqueous and CH2Cl2/CH3OH plant extracts of P. soyauxii at various doses (38–300 mg/kg) in a single administration. In addition, STZ-induced diabetic rats received prolonged daily administration for 14 days. Glibenclamide (GB) (10 mg/kg) was used as reference treatment. In acute test, fasting blood glucose was followed for 5 h. In subacute test, body weight, food and water intakes, and blood glucose were followed weekly and serum biochemical parameters evaluated after 14 days treatment. Results: Acute administration of aqueous and CH2Cl2/CH3OH stem bark extracts moderately decreased fasting blood glucose compared to GB, significantly in normal rats (P < 0.05 to P < 0.01) but, as GB, not significantly in diabetic rats. Prolonged treatments in diabetic rats with aqueous and CH2Cl2/CH3OH extracts reduced blood glucose to an extent, respectively, superior or similar to GB. Moreover, P. soyauxii also significantly (P < 0.01) reduced weight loss, and diabetes increased serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, and transaminases (alanine aminotransferase/aspartate aminotransferase) elevations. Conclusion: P. soyauxii Taub stem bark extracts have possible value for antidiabetic oral medication.


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