Therapeutic efficacy of Clompanus pubescens leaves fractions via downregulation of neuronal cholinesterases/Na+-K+ATPase/IL-1 β, and improving the neurocognitive and antioxidants status of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Herein, we evaluated the neuroprotective and antioxidant properties of different fractions (ethyl acetate, N-butanol and residual aqueous) of Clompanus pubescens leaves in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Our results revealed a significant elevation in the levels of blood glucose, pro-inflammatory cytokines, lipid peroxidation, neuronal activities of acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, nitric oxide, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and Na+/K+-ATPase in diabetic non treated rats. In addition, decreased levels of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants were observed. Treatment with different fractions of C. pubescens leaves resulted in significant reversal of the biochemical alteration and improved the neurocognitive deficit in STZ induced diabetic rats. Copyright A. S. Onikanni, Simona Cavalu, G. El-Saber Batiha et al.