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Biol Trace Elem Res. 2007 Sep;118(3):244-9.

Pretreatment effect of resveratrol on streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats.

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Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathophysiology, Ankara University, Sihhiye, Ankara 06100, Turkey. kocaturk@medicine.ankara.edu.tr

Abstract

This study was planned to investigate the pretreatment effect of resveratrol on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The control group consisted of 10 male albino Sprague-Dawley rats, 10-12 weeks of age, weighing approximately 295 g. The first experimental group consisted of 15 albino Sprague-Dawley rats, 10-12 weeks of age, weighing approximately 305 g. This group was administered streptozotocin (55 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). The second experimental group (n = 15) was administered resveratrol (0.5 ml/day) 10 days before streptozotocin induction. A training period was performed for all groups before the experimental procedure, and systolic arterial blood pressures and heart rates were recorded daily. At the end of the 10th day, blood samples of control and experimental groups were drawn. Total nitrite, nitrite, nitrate, malondialdehyde (MDA), copper, and zinc concentrations in plasma were measured both in control and experimental groups. Additionally, superoxide dismutase, catalase activities, and copper and zinc concentrations in red cell were determined in each group. At the end of the study, increases in catalase activity, nitric oxide level, and zinc concentrations and decreases in lipid peroxidation product MDA and copper concentrations were found in the resveratrol-pretreated diabetic group when compared to the diabetic group.

PMID:
17916927
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