Can ursolic acid be beneficial against diabetes in rats?

Bacanli M., Aydin S., ANLAR H. G., ÇAL T., ARI N., ÜNDEĞER BUCURGAT Ü., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.43, no.5, pp.520-529, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Diabetes mellitus, a heteregenous metabolic and chronic disease, is a growing health problem especially in developing countries. It is claimed that diabetes associated with increased formation of free radicals and decrease in antioxidant potential and also alterations in lipid profile and enzyme levels. Ursolic acid is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine due to its beneficial effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ursolic acid on streptozotocin-induced diabetes in Wistar albino rats.