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Effect of ambrein on blood glucose levels of rats.

Authors
  • Taha, S A1
  • 1 Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. , (Saudi Arabia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1991
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
145–148
Identifiers
PMID: 1809819
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ambrein reduced the blood glucose level of normal and moderately alloxan-diabetic rats but did not reduce the blood glucose levels of severely-diabetic rats. Ambrein did not reduce the hyperglycemia of glucose-loaded rats also given mannoheptulose but it reduced the hyperglycemia of glucose-loaded rats in the absence of mannoheptulose. Results suggested that the hypoglycemic activity of ambrein may be mediated by enhanced glucose utilization.

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