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