The effect of Cerasus avium stalk extract on albumin glycation reaction

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Mohadeseh Abdoli 1 , * , Amir Gharib 2 , Zohreh Faezizadeh 2

1 Dept. of Biology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran

2 Dept. of Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Paramedicine, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran

How to Cite: Abdoli M, Gharib A, Faezizadeh Z. The effect of Cerasus avium stalk extract on albumin glycation reaction, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2014 ; 18(7):e74076. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v18i7.1737.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 18 (7); e74076
Published Online: October 29, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 07, 2014
Accepted: September 30, 2014
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Abstract

Background: Non-enzymatic glycosylation of proteins is the major cause of diabetic
complications. The inhibition of glycation process can reduce complications of diabetes. In the Iranian traditional medicine, the decoction (boiled extraction) of Cerasus avium stalk is used as a hypoglycemic agent. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro inhibitory effects of decoction and ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Cerasus avium stalk on albumin glycation reaction.

Methods: In this experimental study, first, the ethanolic, aqueous and decoction extracts of Cerasus avium stalk were prepared. Then, different concentrations of these extracts were prepared and added to albumin and glucose solutions. Finally, compared to control group that was not treated with any extracts, the albumin glycation rate in the groups treated with various concentrations of extracts was evaluated using TBA (thio-barbituric acid) method.

Results: The results showed that compared to control group, decoction of Cerasus avium stalk in the concentrations of 20, 10 and 2 mg/dl could reduce albumin glycation to 85.10±1.55, 72.35±1.75 and 51.25±1.22 %, respectively (P>0.001). Moreover, in the concentration of 20 mg/dl, the inhibitory effect of decoction of Cerasus avium stalk on the albumin glycation reaction was higher than those of aqueous (P=0.021) and ethanolic (P=0.009) extracts.

Conclusion: The findings showed that the extracs of Cerasus avium stalk, in particular in the decoction form, could significantly reduce the rate of albumin glycation; therefore, it can be used for decreasing diabetes mellitus complications.

Keywords

Cerasus avium albumin glycation in vitro

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