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dc.contributor.authorKaleem, M-
dc.contributor.authorKirmani, D-
dc.contributor.authorAsif, M-
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Q-
dc.contributor.authorBano, Bilqees-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractOral administration of ethanol extract of N. sativa seeds (300 mg/kg body weight/day) to streptozotocin induced diabetic rats for 30 days significantly reduced the elevated levels of blood glucose, lipids, plasma insulin and improved altered levels of lipid peroxidation products (TBARS and hydroperoxides) and antioxidant enzymes like catalase, superoxide dismutase, reduced glutathione and glutathione peroxidase in liver and kidney. The results confirm the antidiabetic activity of N. sativa seeds extract and suggest that because of its antioxidant effects its administration may be useful in controlling the diabetic complications in experimental diabetic rats.en_US
dc.sourceIJEB Vol.44(09) [September 2006]en_US
dc.subjectDiabetes mellitusen_US
dc.subjectFree radicalsen_US
dc.subjectNigella sativaen_US
dc.subjectOxidative stressen_US
dc.titleBiochemical effects of Nigella sativa L seeds in diabetic ratsen_US
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