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Anti-Hyperglycemic Efficacy of Derris ovalifolia in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Wister Rats
Muhammad Naeem Bari1, Uzma Saleem1, Muhammad Naeem Faisal2*, Malik Hassan Mehmood1, Muhammad Asif1, Wafa Majeed2, Haseeb Anwar3, Humaira Muzaffar2, Aisha Mahmood2 and Ahmed Abdelsadik4
1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad; 2Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan; 3Department of Physiology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan; 4Department of Zoology, Aswan University, Aswan, Egypt
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Diabetes has been characterized by abnormal glucose homeostasis arising from various pathogenic mechanisms involving β-cells dysfunction that results in hyperglycemia. Despite latest advancement for the treatment of diabetes, numerous challenges are still come across regarding use of available drugs and their complications. Current study was designed to assess the anti-hyperglycemic effects of Derris ovalifolia in diabetic rats. For this purpose, methanolic extract of Derris ovalifolia was administered in graded doses (400 mg/kg & 600 mg/kg body weight) to alloxan-induced diabetic rat model for a period of 4 weeks. Qualitative, quantitative phytochemical analysis, proximate composition and DPPH assay of methanolic extract of D. ovalifolia were performed. Blood samples were collected for monitoring glucose level, serum insulin level and other biochemical parameters. The data was subjected to statistical analysis by applying ANOVA and DMR. Significant anti-hyperglycemic effect was observed by reducing serum glucose and increasing serum insulin level in comparison to positive diabetic group. Treatment with methanolic extract of Derris ovalifolia also led to improvement in serum amylin, glucokinase (GCK) and leptin.

To Cite This Article: Bari MN, Saleem U, Faisal MN, Mehmood MH, Asif M, Majeed W, Anwar H, Muzaffar H, Mahmood A and Abdelsadik A, 2020. Anti-hyperglycemic efficacy of Derris ovalifolia in alloxan-induced diabetic wister rats. Pak Vet J, 40(1): 108-112.  


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