Cardioprotection by 6-gingerol in diabetic rats

Hany M. El-Bassossy, Ahmed A. Elberry, Salah A. Ghareib, Ahmad Azhar, Zainey Mohammed Banjar, Malcolm L Watson

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The current study was conducted to evaluate the effect of 6-gingerol (6G) on cardiac complications in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic (DM) rats. STZ-induced DM rats (single 50 mg/kg i.p. injection, 15 days prior to drug treatment) or time-matched controls were treated with 6G (75 mg/day route orally). After a further 8 weeks, blood was collected for biochemical analysis and 8-isoprostenol was measured in urine. Cardiac hemodynamics and ECG was assessed. 6G significantly attenuated the increased level of blood glucose in diabetic rats and improved cardiac hemodynamics in including RR interval, max dP/dt, min dP/dt and Tau. In addition, 6G alleviated the elevated ST segment, T amplitude and R amplitude with no significant effect on disturbed levels of adiponectin, TGF-β or 8-isoprostenol induced by diabetes. The results showed that treatment with 6G has an ameliorative effect on cardiac dysfunction induced by diabetes. Which may be not related to its potential antioxidant effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-914
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2016


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