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ISRN Pharmacology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 750109, 10 pages
Research Article

Protective Nature of Mangiferin on Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in Tissues of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

1Lab No. 102, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India
2Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Bio-Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203, India
3Laboratory of Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
4Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Human Anatomy, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 7 July 2013; Accepted 11 August 2013

Academic Editors: K. Cimanga and G. Gervasini

Copyright © 2013 Periyar Selvam Sellamuthu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Oxidative stress plays an important role in the progression of diabetes complications. The aim of the present study was to investigate the beneficial effect of oral administration of mangiferin in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats by measuring the oxidative indicators in liver and kidney as well as the ameliorative properties. Administration of mangiferin to diabetic rats significantly decreased blood glucose and increased plasma insulin levels. The activities of antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and level of reduced glutathione (GSH) were significantly ( ) decreased while increases in the levels of lipidperoxidation (LPO) markers were observed in liver and kidney tissues of diabetic control rats as compared to normal control rats. Oral treatment with mangiferin (40 mg/kg b.wt/day) for a period of 30 days showed significant ameliorative effects on all the biochemical and oxidative parameters studied. Diabetic rats treated with mangiferin restored almost normal architecture of liver and kidney tissues, which was confirmed by histopathological examination. These results indicated that mangiferin has potential ameliorative effects in addition to its antidiabetic effect in experimentally induced diabetic rats.