Biochemical Basis of the Antidiabetic Activity of Oleanolic Acid and Related Pentacyclic Triterpenes

@inproceedings{Castellano2013BiochemicalBO,
  title={Biochemical Basis of the Antidiabetic Activity of Oleanolic Acid and Related Pentacyclic Triterpenes},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Castellano and {\'A}ngeles Guinda and Teresa Delgado and Mirela Rada and Jose Antonio Cayuela},
  booktitle={Diabetes},
  year={2013}
}
Oleanolic acid (OA), a natural component of many plant food and medicinal herbs, is endowed with a wide range of pharmacological properties whose therapeutic potential has only partly been exploited until now. Throughout complex and multifactorial mechanisms, OA exerts beneficial effects against diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It improves insulin response, preserves functionality and survival of β-cells, and protects against diabetes complications. OA may directly modulate enzymes connected to… CONTINUE READING
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