EVALUATION OF ANTIDIABETIC EFFICACY OF BROWN ALGA SPATOGLOSSUM ASPERUM J. AGARDH BY ALLOXAN STIMULATED HYPERGLYCEMIA ON WISTAR ALBINO RATSAbstract
The present investigation aims to evaluate the effect of methanol extract of Spatoglossum asperum for its anti-hyperglycemic activity against diabetics induced by alloxan in Wistar albino rats. Artificially diabetes was induced in albino rats by the administration through injection of a single dose of alloxan monohydrate (10 mg/kg, I.P). The 10 mg/kg methanol residue of S. asperum was administered as a single oral dose per day to diabetes-induced rats for 28 days. The outcome of algae residue feeding was estimated by various biochemical and hematological parameters such as RBC, WBC, Hb, and platelets and lipid profile. After feeding of algal methanol extract of S. asperum in diabetic rats for 28 days, the blood glucose had significantly decreased, whereas the liver glycogen level had increased. Histopathological examination of the pancreas was done. The methanol residues of the Spatoglossum asperum possess very effective anti-hyperglycemic activity on the diabetic rats as compared to glipizide.
S. Murugesan, M. Pandithurai, N. Krithika and V. Sivamurugan *
Post Graduate and Research Department of Chemistry, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
31 December 2018
18 April 2019
13 August 2019
01 September 2019