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Research Article

Protective Effect of Free and Bound Polyphenol Extracts from Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) on the Hepatic Antioxidant and Some Carbohydrate Metabolizing Enzymes of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Table 4

Effect of administration of polyphenols from Z. officinale on liver function parameters of normal and streptozotocin-diabetic rats.

GroupLiver function
AST (U/L)ALT (U/L)ALB (mg/dL)BIL (mg/dL)

Normal control67.2 ± 4.67a131.1 ± 9.44a5.29 ± 1.10a3.30 ± 0.54a
Diabetic control191.4 ± 22.94b251.4 ± 36.96b5.84 ± 1.50a4.84 ± 0.53a
Diabetic + free95.60 ± 15.91c156.6 ± 13.20c5.04 ± 0.93a3.10 ± 0.49a
Diabetic + bound121.0 ± 3.54d181.2 ± 7.87d6.27 ±0.71a4.15 ± 0.72a
Diabetic + GBN83.3 ± 5.54c136.5 ± 11.92a4.89 ± 0.87a2.31 ± 0.60a

Values are mean ± S.E.M. of 8 rats per group. Test values down the vertical columns carrying different superscripts for each parameter are significantly different (P < 0.05). AST: aspartate aminotransferase, ALT: alanine aminotransferase, ALB: albumin, BIL: bilirubin.

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