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Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities of aqueous extract of Hericium erinaceus in experimental diabetic rats

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2013
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Title
Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities of aqueous extract of Hericium erinaceus in experimental diabetic rats
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-253
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Bin Liang, Zhengdong Guo, Fang Xie, Ainong Zhao

Abstract

Hericium erinaceus, as a commonly used medicine or food, has attracted much attention due to its health effects when used as a home remedy for some diseases. The aim of this work was to investigate the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of aqueous extract of Hericium erinaceus (AEHE) in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in Wistar rats by the administration of STZ (55 mg/kg BW.) intraperitoneally. AEHE (100 and 200 mg/kg BW.) was administered for a period of 28 days. The effects of AEHE on glucose, insulin, and lipid files in blood, and oxidative stress parameters in the liver were evaluated. The body weights of rats were recorded at day 0, 14 and 28th days. The administration of AEHE for 28 days in STZ diabetic rats resulted in a significant decrease in serum glucose level and a significant rise in serum insulin level. AEHE treatment attenuated lipid disorders. In addition, AEHE administration increased the activities of CAT, SOD, and GSH-Px, and GSH level, and reduced MDA level in the liver tissue significantly. Our results suggest that AEHE possesses hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, and antioxidant properties in STZ-induced diabetes rats.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 28 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 21%
Unspecified 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Student > Master 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Other 8 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 17%
Unspecified 5 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Other 6 21%

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