U. PILULIFERA MIMICS THE ACTION OF METFORMIN IN LOWERING LIVER ENZYMES IN ALLOXAN DIABETIC MODEL

  • Ahed J AlKhatib Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Ilham A AlKhatib Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • M. A. Sulaiman Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • S. M. Shuaibu Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Mosleh A Alkhatatbeh Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • M. Abdulhadi Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • A. B. Maikano Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Bader Salem Alanazi Ministry of Health, KSA
  • Fatima Laiche Al-albayt University, Jordan

Abstract

Liver plays a significant role in glucose homeostasis and acts to retain normal glucose levels during fasting and in the postprandial period. The association between liver function tests and incidence of diabetes is not well established. The present study was conducted to investigate the association between liver enzymes and diabetes, and to investigate the effects of the extract of U. pilulifera and metformin on liver enzymes. Study methodology included collection of U. pilulifera, preparation of its extract, induction of diabetic model through alloxan injection. Study findings showed a positive relationship between studied liver enzymes ALT, AST, and ALP and diabetes. Treating diabetic groups using either the extract of U. pilulifera or metformin showed protection potential for liver through restoring liver enzymes to levels approximate to control groups. Taken together, the extract of U. pilulifera mimics the action of metformin in treating diabetes through restoring liver function tests to levels approximate to control group.

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Published
2014-08-30
How to Cite
AlKhatib, A. J., AlKhatib, I. A., Sulaiman, M. A., Shuaibu, S. M., Alkhatatbeh, M. A., Abdulhadi, M., Maikano, A. B., Alanazi, B. S., & Laiche, F. (2014). U. PILULIFERA MIMICS THE ACTION OF METFORMIN IN LOWERING LIVER ENZYMES IN ALLOXAN DIABETIC MODEL. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(24). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n24p%p

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