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Abstract Title:

Protective effect of hydroalcoholic extracts of. on pancreaticβ cell line (RIN-5F) against cytotoxicty of streptozotocin.

Abstract Source:

Res Pharm Sci. 2018 Aug ;13(4):324-331. PMID: 30065765

Abstract Author(s):

Mozafar Khazaei, Mona Pazhouhi

Article Affiliation:

Mozafar Khazaei


Natural plants have traditionally been used throughout the world for their anti-diabetic effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of hydroalcoholic extract of. () on streptozotocin (STZ) cytotoxicity and insulin concentration from RIN-5F pancreaticβ cell line. In this study, possible cytoprotective action ofextract (using pre-treatment, simultaneous, and post-treatment schedules) against STZ (30 mM) was evaluated using MTT assay. Apoptosis was quantified by fluorescent dye staining. Also, the effect of extract on insulin secretion in low and high glucose media was examined. Data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA test and<0.05 was considered significant. The viability of RIN-5F cells in 10, 20, 30, 40, and 60μg/mL doses ofextract showed significant increases compared to control group (<0.001). STZ significantly reduced cell viability in a dose-dependent manner (<0.05).extract in 20, 30, and 40μg/mL doses had significant cytoprotective effect (<0.05) on cytotoxic action of STZ and this effect is greater in simultaneous treatment. STZ-mediated apoptotic death is reduced by extract.extract treatment also, increased insulin concentration in cell culture medium.had potent cytoprotective action, prevented apoptosis and increased insulin concentration in cell culture medium via the increase in pancreaticβ cell number and/or insulin secretion. In addition,enhanced viability of RIN-5F. Thus,not only has anti-diabetic actions onβ cells but also enhances their viability.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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