Abstract Title:

Therapeutic Potential of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) in Diabetes.

Abstract Source:

Curr Med Chem. 2016 Nov 18. Epub 2016 Aug 18. PMID: 27855625

Abstract Author(s):

Valeria Pittala, Loredana Salerno, Giuseppe Romeo, Rosaria Acquaviva, Claudia Di Giacomo

Article Affiliation:

Valeria Pittala


Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. Different pathogenic processes are involved in the etiology of the disease. Indeed, chronic diabetes hyperglycemia is often associated with severe long-term complications including cardiovascular symptoms, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Although the precise molecular mechanisms underlying diabetes are not yet clear, it is widely accepted that increased levels of oxidative stress are involved in the onset, development and progression of diabetes and its related complications. In this regard, the use of natural antioxidant polyphenols is able to control free radical production, to increase intracellular antioxidant defense and to prevent the onset of oxidative stress can be of high interest. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), a natural polyphenolic substance, is one of the main components of propolis. Due to its multifaceted biological activities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and immunomodulatory effects, CAPE has received great attention during the last few decades. In the present paper the therapeutic potential of CAPE in diabetes is extensively reviewed.

Print Options

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.