Current Issue

Volume 19, Number 3, Oct-Dec (Autumn) 2017, Serial Number: 75 Pages: 469-475

Cardio-Protective Role of Gingerol along with Prominent Anti-Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Action in A Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes Mellitus Rat Model


Li-Ya Yu, MBBS., Wen-Lei Shi, MBBS., Guo Xin-Gui, MBBS., *,
Department of Cardiology, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
*Corresponding Address: Department of Cardiology Huadong Hospital Fudan University No. 221 Yanan West Road Jingan District Shanghai City 200040 China Email:guoxingui1977@hotmail.com

Abstract

Objective

Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized as a coronary heart disease which expands during diabetes due to alterations in the myocardial function and structure. The currentstudy intends to elucidate the protective effect of gingerol on DCM in a streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) rat model.

Materials and Methods

In this experimental study, the animals were divided into three groups: normal control, DM control, and DM+gingerol (10 mg/kg). The body weights of all rats were estimated at regular intervals. The myocardial profile, oxidative stress, and activities of metabolic enzymes were also scrutinized. The proinflammatory cytokine levels together with cellular protein expression connected with apoptosis were estimated via Western blot analysis.

Results

The rats that suffered from DCM exhibited abnormal levels of myocardial markers, aberrant metabolic enzymatic activity, elevated concentrations of inflammatory factors, and enhanced oxidative stress parameters along with increased cell death apoptosis. Whereas gingerol showed protective effects on the treated rats by an improved antioxidant defense system.

Conclusion

The current findings suggested that gingerol is effective in the treatment of DCM by inhibition of inflammation and oxidative stress.