Biological Activity

Cryptolepine has been shown to lower the blood pressure and body temperature of anaesthetised dogs (Gellert et al., 1951). The compound was reported to have anti-inflammatory properties (Noamesi and Bamgbose, 1983). These workers demonstrated that cryptolepine reduced carra-geenan-induced edema in the rat hind paw subplantar tissue. When given orally, the alkaloid significantly lowered glucose levels in the mouse model of diabetes. It was also shown to increase glucose uptake by 3T3-L1 cells (Luo et al., 1998).


Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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