The aims of this study were to determine the effect of various fractions of okra pods extract (VOPE) to the changes of fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, and GLUT4 density on streptozotocin-induced type-2 diabetic mice. This study employed 36 male Balb/c strain mice. The samples were divided into seven groups, KN (normal control), KD (diabetic control), KA (acarbose control), EK (crude extract), NP (non-polar), SP (semi-polar), and EP (polar). VOPE and acarbose were administered orally for 14 days in streptozotocin-induced type-2 diabetic mice. Mice with type-2 diabetes mellitus were induced by the intraperitoneal injection of multiple low-dose streptozotocin (30 mg/kg body weight) daily for five consecutive days. On 15th day, mice were terminated. The data of fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, and GLUT4 density were analyzed and interestingly it showed that the administration of VOPE could ameliorate the fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, and GLUT4 density. Therefore, it can be suggested that VOPE can be regarded as a promising antidiabetic agent in the streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice.
- Abelmoschus esculentus Moench
- Diabetic Mice
- Fasting Blood Glucose
- GLUT4 Density
- Serum Insulin