Traditional Medicine for Neuronal Health

Protective Effect of Potent Protein-like Drug Isolated from Indian Medicinal Plants over Diabetic Neuropathy

Author(s): Harsha Kashyap*, Hagera Dilnashin and Mukesh Kumar

Pp: 252-264 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815040197123010016

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Diabetes is a hyperglycemic metabolic condition. Diabetes may lead to obesity and neuropathic changes in a patient. Damage to any neurological part or organ during diabetes causes diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy occurs due to hypersensitivity in nerves because of abnormal epinephrine-mediated transmission of the impulse from axon to axon. In 1864, Marchal de Calvi explained that diabetes causes neurologic lesions by observing the pain in sciatic distribution and peripheral areas of anesthesia. Anti-hyperglycemic components, polypeptide-p and osmotin, can not only reduce the blood glucose level of mice but have also proven to be without any side effect or negative impact as they reduce oxidative stress level, improve the activities of endogenous antioxidants, and positively alter the activities of neurotransmitters, like cholinesterase, serotonin, and γ- aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Keywords: Anti-hyperglycemic components, Diabetes, Nerves, Osmotin, Polypeptide-p.

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