Chrysin Induces Antidiabetic, Antidyslipidemic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Athymic Nude Diabetic Mice
AbstractExtensive knowledge of diabetes and its complications is helpful to find new drugs for proper treatment to stop degenerative changes derived from this disease. In this context, chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a natural product that occurs in a variety of flowers and fruits with anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic effects, among others. Thus, a diabetic model in athymic nude mice was developed and used to establish the ability of chrysin to decrease the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Also, it was determined the acute (50 mg/kg) and sub-acute (50 mg/kg/day/10 days) antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic activities after the period of time treatment. Results indicate that chrysin has significant acute antihyperglycemic and antidiabetic effects in nude diabetic mice (p < 0.05). Moreover, triglyceride blood levels were reduced and IL-1β and TNF-α were diminished after 10 days’ treatment compared with control group (p < 0.05). In conclusion, it was found that chrysin could produce similar effects as metformin, a drug used for the treatment of diabetes, since both test samples decreased glucose and triglycerides levels, they impaired the generation of pro-inflammatory cytokines involved in the development of diabetes and its consequences, such as atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. View Full-Text
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Ramírez-Espinosa, J.J.; Saldaña-Ríos, J.; García-Jiménez, S.; Villalobos-Molina, R.; Ávila-Villarreal, G.; Rodríguez-Ocampo, A.N.; Bernal-Fernández, G.; Estrada-Soto, S. Chrysin Induces Antidiabetic, Antidyslipidemic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Athymic Nude Diabetic Mice. Molecules 2018, 23, 67.
Ramírez-Espinosa JJ, Saldaña-Ríos J, García-Jiménez S, Villalobos-Molina R, Ávila-Villarreal G, Rodríguez-Ocampo AN, Bernal-Fernández G, Estrada-Soto S. Chrysin Induces Antidiabetic, Antidyslipidemic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Athymic Nude Diabetic Mice. Molecules. 2018; 23(1):67.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ramírez-Espinosa, Juan J.; Saldaña-Ríos, Johann; García-Jiménez, Sara; Villalobos-Molina, Rafael; Ávila-Villarreal, Gabriela; Rodríguez-Ocampo, Angélica N.; Bernal-Fernández, Germán; Estrada-Soto, Samuel. 2018. "Chrysin Induces Antidiabetic, Antidyslipidemic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Athymic Nude Diabetic Mice." Molecules 23, no. 1: 67.
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