Effect of cholecalciferol on GLUT4 expression in adipocyte of diabetic rats

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This research was conducted to examine the effect of cholecalciferol on fasting blood glucose (FBG), adipocyte diameter and glucose transporter (GLUT) 4 expression in adipocytes of diabetic rats. Nineteen male Wistar strain diabetic rats were divided into 4 groups (K, X1, X2 and X3). Cholecalciferol was administered in the amount of 6.25 μg/kg in X1, 12.5 μg/kg in X2 and 25 μg/kg in X3 per orem, once daily for 14 days. Group K received the placebo. There were no significant differences in FBG (p=0.199) and adipocyte diameter (p=0.218) between groups but there were significant differences in the expression of GLUT4 between control and treatment groups. Thus, cholecalciferol can increase GLUT4 expression in adipocyte without altering FBG and adipocyte diameter of diabetic rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015


  • Adipocyte
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Diabetes
  • GLUT4


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