NEUROPROTECTION OF ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS L. AGAINST DIABETIC NEUROPATHY


Lee Wei Yang, Santosh Fattepur, Kiran Chanabasappa Nilugal, Fadli Asmani, Eddy Yusuf, Mohd Nizam Abdul Ghani, Ibrahim Abdullah

Abstract


Objective: The present study was designed to determine the neuroprotective effect of Abelmoschus esculentus L. on alloxan-induced diabetic neuropathy in rats.

Methods: Diabetes was induced in rats with a single intraperitoneal injection of alloxan monohydrate (130 mg/kg b.w). The ethanol extract of A. esculentus L. at a dose of 100 and 200 mg/kg of body weight was administered at single dose per day to alloxan-induced diabetic rats for 21 days. The fasting blood glucose was screened in the intermittent on day 0, day 14, and day 21. Behavioral tests such as thermal hyperalgesia test and rotarod performance test were performed to assess the thermal sensitivity and muscle grip strength. At the end of the study period, experimental animals were sacrificed and sciatic nerve tissues were obtained for histopathological investigation.

Results: Animals treated with A. esculentus L. extarct at a dose of 200 mg/kg of body weight significantly reduced (p<0.05) in hyperglycemia and thermal hyperalgesia and significantly increased (p<0.05) in rotarod performance. The sciatic nerve fiber of diabetic rats receiving 200 mg/kg of body weight of A. esculentus L. extract also shows no swelling of nerve fibers, and lesser demyelination was observed.

Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that A. esculentus L. exhibits significant antidiabetic and neuroprotective effect against alloxan-induced diabetic neuropathy in rats.


Keywords


Abelmoschus esculentus L, Neuroprotective, Antidiabetic, Histopathological investigation.

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Title

NEUROPROTECTION OF ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS L. AGAINST DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

Keywords

Abelmoschus esculentus L, Neuroprotective, Antidiabetic, Histopathological investigation.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11s3.30023

Date

06-10-2018

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Special issue 3 2018 Page: 28-31

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Lee Wei Yang
Departement of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University, Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia

Santosh Fattepur
Departement of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University, Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia

Kiran Chanabasappa Nilugal
Departement of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University, Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia

Fadli Asmani
Department of Clinical pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia

Eddy Yusuf
Department of Clinical pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia

Mohd Nizam Abdul Ghani
Department of Clinical pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia

Ibrahim Abdullah
Department of Clinical pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Malaysia


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