Cristina Revilla-Monsalve

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The hypoglycemic effect of aqueous and butanolic extracts from Tournefortia hirsutissima (Boraginaceae) was determined on neonatal induced streptozotocin diabetic rats (n-STZ). Oral administration of water extracts at doses of 20 and 80mg/kg, and butanolic extracts (8 and 80mg/kg) significantly lowered the plasma glucose levels in diabetic rats within 3h.(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of glimepiride/metformin combination versus glibenclamide/metformin for reaching glycemic control in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus. PATIENTS AND METHODS A randomized, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial was performed in 152 uncontrolled type 2 diabetic patients. Serum fasting(More)
IMPORTANCE Latino populations have one of the highest prevalences of type 2 diabetes worldwide. OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between rare protein-coding genetic variants and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in a large Latino population and to explore potential molecular and physiological mechanisms for the observed relationships. DESIGN,(More)
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as a prosthetic group of carboxylases. Besides its role as carboxylase prosthetic group, biotin regulates gene expression and has a wide repertoire of effects on systemic processes. The vitamin regulates genes that are critical in the regulation of intermediary metabolism. Several studies have reported a(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) based on a representative Mexican sample are not available; thus, the objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and distribution of IFG and IGT, and to establish its relationship with obesity in Mexican adults. METHODS We performed a(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is among the most important public health problems worldwide, and is recognized as a major risk factor for various illnesses, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, oxidative stress has been suggested as part of MetS aetiology. The heme oxygenase 1 (HMOX1) and NADH:quinone oxidoreductase(More)
OBJECTIVE to determine the relationship between the abdominal obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in apparently healthy subjects from Mexico City. METHODS a total of 186 apparently healthy men and nonpregnant women from Mexico City, were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. A detailed medical history and physical examination were performed. Abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that biotin affects glucose homeostasis. Serum biotin concentrations are lower in subjects with type 2 diabetes than in control subjects. Lymphocyte propionyl-CoA carboxylase (PCC; EC 6.4.1.3) activity has proved to be a sensitive indicator of biotin status that is more accurate than is serum biotin concentration. (More)
BACKGROUND Independent of obesity, family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (FHT2DM) is another important risk factor for developing diabetes. AIM To establish the association among FHT2DM, risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in subjects from central Mexico. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinical and biochemical studies were performed in 383(More)
The root of the "Elemuy" tree (Malmea depressa) is highly used in south east Mexico by the Mayan communities to treat type 2 diabetes. The long-term hypoglycemic effect (HbA1c) and the stimulation of insulin secretion resulting from the treatment with butanolic extract was studied using (n5-stz)-induced diabetic rats. We show that after 30 days of daily(More)