evaluation of the antidiabetic potential of selected medicinal plant extracts from the canadian boreal forest used to treat symptoms of diabetes: part ii.among the cree of northern quebec, the disproportionately high rate of diabetic complications is largely due to the cultural inadequacy of modern therapies for type 2 diabetes. to establish culturally adapted antidiabetic treatments, our team identified several candidate plant species used by the cree to treat symptoms of diabetes. an initial study focused on 8 species and revealed that most possess significant in vitro antidiabetic activity. the purpose of the present study was to assess a furt ...200919526043
stimulation of amp-activated protein kinase and enhancement of basal glucose uptake in muscle cells by quercetin and quercetin glycosides, active principles of the antidiabetic medicinal plant vaccinium vitis-idaea.several medicinal plants that stimulate glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cells were identified from among species used by the cree of eeyou istchee of northern quebec to treat symptoms of diabetes. this study aimed to elucidate the mechanism of action of one of these products, the berries of vaccinium vitis idaea, as well as to isolate and identify its active constituents using a classical bioassay-guided fractionation approach. western immunoblot analysis in c2c12 muscle cells revealed that th ...201020087853
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