Beneficial role of Taurine on Biochemical Parameters of Diabetic Female Rats

Alyaa Majid, Mohannad A.Gata, Khalid G.Al-Fartosi, Sarah S.Sayer


For studying the positive effects of taurine (TAU) on lipid and glucose metabolism. Moreover, the present paper examines the positive roles of glucose and lipid on the correction of oxidative stress diabetes-related complications in alloxan diabetic rats. To acheive the objective of study, 24 of female rats ((Rattus norvegicus) have been used. The division of animals was done in 4 groups (6 each). Diabetes was enhanced by injected intraperitoneally with alloxan at a single dose in body weight; 125 mg/kg. Diabetic rats go through a specific rise (P less than or equal to 0.05) in the glucose levels, triglyceride, total cholesterol, very-low-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and malondialdehyde and an important noticeable decrease in high-density lipoprotein, glutathione, and albumin. In addition, taurine supplementation caused a significant reduction in the glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, and very low-density lipoprotein levels. The obtained results revealed that taurine exhibited an inhibitory effect on oxidative stress indices (MDA) and improved antioxidant levels. Taurine could have potential as a pharmaceutical drug for diabetes mellitus (DM), and this invites further studies in this field.


Antioxidants, Diabetes, Lipid profile, Malondialdehyde, Taurine.

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