JOURNAL ARTICLE

Modulatory effects of fisetin, a bioflavonoid, on hyperglycemia by attenuating the key enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism in hepatic and renal tissues in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Gopalan Sriram Prasath, Sorimuthu Pillai Subramanian
European Journal of Pharmacology 2011 October 15, 668 (3): 492-6
21816145
Fisetin (3, 7, 3', 4'-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a bioflavonoid found in fruits and vegetables. It exhibits a wide variety of pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, antiinflammatory and anticarcinogenic effects. Recently we have reported the hypoglycemic actions of fisetin. Oral administration of fisetin (10mg/kg body weight) to diabetic rats for 30 days established a significant (P<0.05) decline in blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin levels and a significant (P<0.05) increase in plasma insulin level. In the present study the activities of key enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism were assayed to establish the modulatory actions of fisetin in maintaining the glucose homeostasis. The altered activities of key enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism such as hexokinase, pyruvate kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, glucose-6-phosphatase, fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, glycogen synthase and glycogen phosphorylase in liver and kidney tissues of diabetic rats were significantly (P<0.05) reverted to near normalcy by the administration of fisetin. Thus, fisetin regulates carbohydrate metabolism by modulating the key regulatory enzymes in the hepatic and renal tissues of diabetic rats.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
21816145
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"