The present study evaluated the protective effect of bergenin on high fat diet (HFD) induced diabetic mice. C57BL/6J mice were segregated in two groups, one fed standard diet (NC) and the other fed HFD for 16 weeks. Mice were fed continuously with high fat diet for 16 weeks and subjected to intragastric administration of bergenin (10, 20 and 40 mg/kg body weight (BW)), metformin (25 mg/kg BW) 9 to 16 weeks. At the end of the treatment nephritic markers, lipid peroxidation product, antioxidant and histopathological examination were carried out to assess the efficacy of the treatment. HFD fed mice showed increased plasma glucose, insulin, altered nephritic markers, antioxidant and histopathological abnormalities. Oral Treatment with bergenin (40 mg/kg BW) showed near normalized levels of plasma glucose, lipid peroxidation product, antioxidants, improved insulin and reduced kidney damage. The effects of bergenin were comparable with standard drug, metformin. These data suggest that bergenin protect kidney from deleterious effect of glucose.
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 54)
S. Ambika and R. Saravanan, "Effect of Bergenin on the Kidney of C57BL/6J Mice with High Fat-Diet Induced Oxidative Stress", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 54, pp. 58-65, 2016