Alpha-glucosidase inhibition from a Chinese medical herb (Ramulus mori) in normal and diabetic rats and mice.

@article{Ye2002AlphaglucosidaseIF,
  title={Alpha-glucosidase inhibition from a Chinese medical herb (Ramulus mori) in normal and diabetic rats and mice.},
  author={Fei Ye and Z F Shen and Min Xie},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={161-6}
}
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors are oral antidiabetic drugs. A traditional Chinese medical herb, Sangzhi (Ramulus mori), appears to have properties similar to those of alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. The effects of an aqueous extract of Shangzhi (SZ) were studied in normal and alloxan diabetic rats and mice, and these results compared with those for acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. In our grade-dose studies, SZ was found to lower and prolong the zenith of blood glucose concentration (ZBG… CONTINUE READING
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