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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-106

Perturbation in kidney lipid metabolic profiles in diabetic rats with reference to alcoholic oxidative stress

1 Division of Molecular and Exercise Physiology, Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517 502, A.P, India
2 Exercise Biochemistry Lab, Taipei Physical Education College, Taipei City, Taiwan

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K Sathyavelu Reddy
Division of Molecular and Exercise Physiology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517 502, A.P
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.57106

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Diabetes is a major threat to global public health, and the number of diabetic patients is rapidly increasing worldwide. Evidence suggests that oxidative stress is involved in the pathophysiology of diabetic complications and alcoholic diseases. The aim of this study is to find out the impact of alcohol on lipid metabolic profiles in kidney tissue under streptozotocin induced diabetic condition. No study has been reported so far on the effect of alcohol on diabetic condition and also with reference to lipid metabolic profiles. Hence, the present study has been designed to elucidate the impact of alcoholism on diabetic condition. Male wistar strain albino rats were randomly divided into four groups: control (saline treated) NC, alcohol-treated (At), diabetic control (DC), and alcohol-treated diabetic rats (D+At). In alcohol-treated diabetic rats, we observed high levels of MDA, total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and also high levels of blood glucose than other groups. Moreover, degenerative changes of renal cells in alcohol-treated diabetic group were maximized by administration of alcohol as evinced by histopathological examination. This study suggests that alcohol consumption could be an aggravation factor which contributes for the formation of free radicals in diabetic condition. Therefore, consumption of alcohol during diabetic condition is harmful.


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