Anti-diabetic activity of Holothuria thomasi saponin.

  title={Anti-diabetic activity of Holothuria thomasi saponin.},
  author={Amira Ragab El Barky and Samy Ali Hussein and Abeer Abd-Elhameed Alm-Eldeen and Yehia Ahmed Hafez and Tarek Mostafa Mohamed},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus represents a global health problem. It characterized by hyperglycemia that induces oxidative stress leading to a generation of free radicals. A wide variety of natural products in plants and other marine animals represent antioxidant activity and other health benefits like those of sea cucumber. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the antidiabetic activity of glycosidic compound - saponin - derived from the Egyptian sea cucumber, Holothuria thomasi… CONTINUE READING