Effect of Ethanol Extracts of Goat's Beard on Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Symptoms and Oxidative Stress in Rats

삼나물 에탄올 추출물이 Streptozotocin으로 유발한 흰쥐의 당뇨증상과 산화적 스트레스에 미치는 영향

  • Shin, Jong-Wook (Dept. of Food Industrial Technology, Food Science and Technology, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Il (Dept. of Food Nutrition & Cookery, Keimyung College) ;
  • Woo, Mi-Hee (Dept. of Phamacy, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Kim, Soon-Dong (Dept. of Food Industrial Technology, Food Science and Technology, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 신종욱 (대구가톨릭대학교 외식식품산업학부 식품가공학) ;
  • 이상일 (계명문화대학 식품영양조리과) ;
  • 우미희 (대구가톨릭대학교 약학대학 약학과) ;
  • 김순동 (대구가톨릭대학교 외식식품산업학부 식품가공학)
  • Published : 2008.12.31


The effects of goat's beard (Aruncus dioicus var ramtschaticus Hara) ethanol extracts (AD) on the streptozotocin-induced diabetic symptoms and oxidative stress in rats were assessed. Experimental plots were divided into normal controls (NC), diabetes controls (DM), diet with 0.3% AD after diabetes induction (SA), and diet with 0.6% AD after diabetes induction (SB), then fed for 5 weeks. In the SA and SB groups as compared with the DM group, diabetic symptoms including weight loss, increase in feed and water intake, and enlargement of the liver and kidney were improved. The levels of blood glucose and serum fructosamine were reduced by $17.9{\sim}27.2%$ and $25.6{\sim}32.6%$, respectively. The activities of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase and the levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol in the serum were reduced by $25.6{\sim}30.3$, $42.37{\sim}55.51$, $26.85{\sim}30.44$ and $37.29{\sim}39.11%$, respectively, whereas the level of HDL-cholesterol was increased by $37.29{\sim}39.11%$. Hepatic total (T) and O type (O) activities of xanthine oxidoreductase, O/T ratio(%) and level of lipid peroxide were significantly decreased, while the level of glutathione was increased, and also the activities of superoxide dismutase and glutathione S-transferase were increased by $56.84{\sim}94.90%$ and $57.14{\sim}68.92%$, respectively. In the above results, it was noted that AD has an antidiabetic effect which alleviated hyperglycemia and the AD reduced and/or prevented the tissue damage caused by diabetes yia the inhibition of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generating systems concurrent with an increase in ROS scavenging.