Effect of Piperine on Ir/IRS -1/AKT Signaling Molecules in High-Fat Diet and Sucrose-Fed Type 2 Diabetic Rat

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.SE.24.01.Art018

Authors : Gayathri R, Vishnu Priya Veeraraghavan, Kavitha S, J. Selvaraj, Hema Shree K, Abisha


Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Type 2 diabetics are insulin resistant. Insulin acts on AKT signaling molecules which then act on GLUT 4 which increases glucose uptake and glucose in the case of diabetic patients this pathway is absent to indicate that the pathway piperine is used. This study aims to evaluate the effect of piperine on Ir/ IRS-1/AKT signalling molecules in high-fat diet and sucrose-fed type 2 diabetic rats. Healthy adult male albino rats of Wister strain weighing 180 to 200 g were used for the evaluation of the effect of piperine. Fasting blood glucose and serum insulin levels are decreased with piperine administration. From this study, it is proved that piperine activates the insulin signaling pathway thus proving the potential anti-diabetic role.


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