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Antidiabetic effect of glucosaminic acid-cobalt (II) chelate in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice

Authors Talba T, Shui XW, Cheng QY, Tian X

Published 18 April 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 137—140


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Tahirou Talba1, Xia Wen Shui1, Qinyuan Cheng1,2, Xin Tian2
1Key Laboratory of Food Processing Technology, 2School of Medicine and Pharmaceutics, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China

Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the in vivo ability of glucosaminic acid-cobalt (II) chelate to reduce glycemia.
Methods: Different concentrations of chelate solution were administrated to mice with diabetes induced by streptozotocin. Daily oral administration of chelate solution 0.4 mL at various concentrations (0.32–0.4 g/mL) led to reduction in water intake by the diabetic mice after 5 days of treatment, with a subsequent reduction in glucose levels observed 2 weeks later. Daily food intake was related to both chelate concentration as well as glycemia reduction. The food intake of mice treated with glucosaminic acid-cobalt (II) chelate solution was 1.5-fold that of untreated mice.

Keywords: glucosaminic acid, cobalt, chelate, streptozotocin, glycemia reduction

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