Pharmacogenomics and Biochemical Influences of Walnuts on Diabetic Tissue
Nermin El-Halawany1, Amal Z Barakat2, Inas S Ghaly1, Sahar Ahmed1, *
1 Cell Biology Department, Genetic Engineering Division, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
2 Molecular Biology Department, Genetic Engineering Division, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
Medicinal therapy requires careful assessment of effective treatment offering an acceptable safety over human health. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of walnuts diet on streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Comprehensive systems of biochemical markers and genomic screening were used to achieve this task. Experimental animals were divided into four groups (negative and positive control, diabetic group and diabetic group fed on walnuts diet). Diabetes was induced by i.p. injection of streptozotocin (STZ) for 3 successive days. Biomarkers assay, gene expression analysis, comet assay, quantitation of DNA fragmentation and micronucleus assay were investigated. The results suggested that walnuts could act as diabetic therapy without adverse effects at metabolic activity and molecular levels in diabetic mice.
Keywords: : Biomarker, gene expression, DNA damage, DNA fragmentation, comet assay, micronucleus, walnuts.
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