Nov 9, 2019

Structure-Activity Relationship Study of Acyclic Terpenes in Blood Glucose Levels: Potential α-Glucosidase and Sodium Glucose Cotransporter (SGLT-1) Inhibitors

Molecules : a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Miguel ValdesJessica Mendieta-Wejebe


Twelve terpenoids were evaluated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: seven monoterpenes (geranyl acetate (1), geranic acid (2), citral (3), geraniol (4), methyl geranate (5), nerol (6), and citronellic acid (7)), three sesquiterpenes (farnesal (8), farnesol (9), and farnesyl acetate (10)), one diterpene (geranylgeraniol (11)), and one triterpene (squalene (12)) were selected to carry out a study on normoglycemic and streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Among these, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 showed antihyperglycemic activity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. They were then selected for evaluation in oral sucrose and lactose tolerance tests (OSTT and OLTT) as well as in an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). In the OSTT and OLTT, compounds 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 showed a reduction in postprandial glucose peaks 2 h after a sucrose or lactose load (comparable to acarbose). In the case of the OGTT, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10 showed a reduction in postprandial glucose peaks 2 h after a glucose load (comparable to canagliflozin). Our results suggest that the control of postprandial hyperglycemia may be mediated by the inhibition of disaccharide digestion, such as sucrose and lactose, and the regulation of the absorption of glucose. ...Continue Reading

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Sodium-Glucose Transport Proteins
Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Disaccharide Metabolic Process
Regulation of Biological Process

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