TABLE 2

Effects of STZ-induced diabetes (4 weeks) on body weight and blood glucose levels in control, diabetic, diabetic treated with FeTPPS, and control treated with FeTPPS animals

Animal groupnStart weight (g)End weight (g)Blood glucose (mg/dl)
Control18235.4 ± 6.9382.6 ± 19.0116.3 ± 11.8
Control + FeTPPS5285.3 ± 2.9402.7 ± 13.1124.7 ± 11.3
Diabetic21253.5 ± 4.3284.5 ± 13.3460.9 ± 13.9
Diabetic + FeTPPS18253.4 ± 4.4301.2 ± 13.8467.1 ± 12.0
  • Data and means±SE. Animals were made diabetic by a single STZ injection (60 mg/kg) in freshly prepared 10 mmol/l sodium citrate buffer, pH 4.5.