Table 1: Biochemical parameters in serum of the Con and T2DM rats.

GroupInitial body weight (g)Final body weight (g)Serum glucose (mmol/L)Plasma triglyceride (mmol/L)Plasma total cholesterol (mmol/L)Serum insulin (pmol/L)HOMA-IR

Con142.33 ± 7.72363.88 ± 22.954.82 ± 0.290.49 ± 0.071.24 ± 0.2033.35 ± 3.6842.02 ± 15.89
T2DM139.16 ± 7.89300.91 ± 22.2618.97 ± 4.993.48 ± 1.951.96 ± 0.8057.00 ± 16.0010.42 ± 2.45

The T2DM rats were fed on high-fat diet for 4 weeks and then were given an intraperitoneally injection of STZ (35 mg/kg). Biochemical parameters (serum triglyceride, serum total cholesterol, and serum insulin) were measured on day 21 after vehicle or STZ injection. Each value is presented as mean ± SD ( in Con group and in T2DM group). , versus Con rats using Student’s -test.