Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Online ISSN : 1347-5215
Print ISSN : 0918-6158
EFFECT OF GINSENG RADIX ON GLUT2 PROTEIN CONTENT IN MOUSE LIVER IN NORMAL AND EPINEPHRINE-INDUCED HYPERGLYCEMIC MICE
Yasuhiro OHNISHISayuki TAKAGIToshihiro MIURAMasaru USAMIMami KAKOEriko ISHIHARAHideki YANOKeiichiro TANIGAWAYutaka SEINO
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1996 Volume 19 Issue 9 Pages 1238-1240

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The oral administration of the water extract of Ginseng Radix (GR) to normal and epinephrine-induced hyperglycemic mice caused a significant decrease in the blood glucose level 4 h after its administration. The hepatic content of facilitative glucose transporter isoform 2, liver type glucose transporter (GLUT2) protein content from mouse liver significantly increased in the orally GR-treated normal and epinephrine-induced hyperglycemic mice compared to that in the controls. These results suggest that the hypoglycemic activity of GR is presumably due, at least in part, to the increment of GLUT2 protein content.

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