Mani Rupeshkumar, Kunchu Kavitha, Pallab Kanti Haldar
East Point College of Pharmacy, Bidarahalli, Bangalore - 49, Karnataka, India.Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 32, West Bengal, India.
Keywords: Andrographis echioides, Hypoglycemic, glibenclamide, streptozotocin, diabetes.

The present study aims to study the hypoglycemic effect of methanol extract of Andrographis echioides (MEAE) in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic Wistar rats. Hyperglycemia was induced in rats by single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (55 mg/kg bodyweight). Three days after STZ induction, the hyperglycemic rats were treated with MEAE orally at the doses of 200, 500, and 800 mg/kg body weight daily for 21 days. Glibenclamide (1 mg/kg, orally) was used as reference drug. The fasting blood glucose levels were measured on each 7th day during the 21 days of treatment. Serum biochemical parameters including lipid content were estimated. MEAE at the doses of 200, 500 and 800 mg/kg orally significantly (P < 0.01) and dose dependently reduced and normalized blood glucose levels as compared to that of STZ control group; the dose 800 mg/kg being the most potent showing complete normalization of blood glucose levels. Serum biochemical parameters including lipid profile were significantly (P < 0.01) restored toward normal levels in MEAE-treated rats as compared to STZ control animals. This study concludes that Andrographis echioides demonstrated promising hypoglycemic action in STZ-induced diabetic rats substantiating its ethno medicinal use.

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First Page:55
Last Page:64
Publisher Id:19204159.7:1.2015
Article History:
Received:November 27, 2014
Accepted:December 5, 2014
Collection year:2014
First Published:January 1, 2015

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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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