Abstract Title:

Cardioprotection by 6-gingerol in diabetic rats.

Abstract Source:

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 Jul 1. Epub 2016 Jul 1. PMID: 27378426

Abstract Author(s):

Hany M El-Bassossy, Ahmed A Elberry, Salah A Ghareib, Ahmad Azhar, Zainy Mohammed Banjar, Malcolm L Watson

Article Affiliation:

Hany M El-Bassossy


The current study was conducted to evaluate the effect of 6-gingerol (6G) on cardiac complications in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic (DM) rats. STZ-induced DM rats (single 50 mg/kg i.p. injection, 15 days prior to drug treatment) or time-matched controls were treated with 6G (75 mg/day route orally). After a further 8 weeks, blood was collected for biochemical analysis and 8-isoprostenol was measured in urine. Cardiac hemodynamics and ECG was assessed. 6G significantly attenuated the increased level of blood glucose in diabetic rats and improved cardiac hemodynamics in including RR interval, max dP/dt, min dP/dt and Tau. In addition, 6G alleviated the elevated ST segment, T amplitude and R amplitude with no significant effect on disturbed levels of adiponectin,TGF-β or 8-isoprostenol induced by diabetes. The results showed that treatment with 6G has an ameliorative effect on cardiac dysfunction induced by diabetes. Which may be not related to its potential antioxidant effect.

Study Type : Animal Study

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