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The Possible Hypoglycemic Mechanisms of Echinochrome

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Ayman Saber Mohamed*, Amel Mahmoud Soliman and Mohamed-Assem Said Marie   Pages 334 - 338 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Background: Diabetes mellitus is the main reason of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In recent years great attention has been paid to bioactivity of natural products due to their potential pharmacological utilization. Echinochrome is a natural compound isolated from sea urchins and possesses many biological effects. The hypoglycemic activity of echinochrome reported in many recent experiments.

Objective: In our study, we tried to collect all the possible hypoglycemic mechanism of echinochrome.

Conclusion: The hypoglycemic effect of echinochrome involving four main pathways; regeneration of pancreas, decrease insulin resistant, increase insulin production and improve glucose homeostasis.

Keywords:

Echinochrome, diabetes, acetylcholine, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, hypoglycemic mechanisms.

Affiliation:

Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, 12613, Giza, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, 12613, Giza, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, 12613, Giza



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