본 실험은 문헌상으로 혈당강하효과가 알려져 있는 인동초를 에탄올로 추출하여 그 추출물을 streptozotocin(STZ)으로 당뇨를 유발시킨 흰쥐에게 투여 후 혈당강하작용을 확인하였다. 또한, 그 유효 성분의 추적을 위하여 여러 용매(hexane, chloroform, ethylacetate, butanol, water)로 계통 분획하여 그 추출물의 항 당뇨효능을 분석한 결과 hexane, water층의 분획물이 당뇨유발 흰쥐에서 glycogen 함량증가와 glucose-6-phosphatase(G-6-Pase), glucose-6-phosphate dedehydrogenase (G-6-PDH)등의 당대사효소 활성에 효과가 있었다.
This study was carried out to investigate the antidiabetic effect of Lonicerae japonica Thunb(LJ) in the streptozotocin(STZ)-induced diabetic rats. The effective fractions were prepared as a form of organic solvents of hexane, chloroform, ethylacetate, butanol, water fractions prepared from the ethanol extract of LJ. The content of serum glucose and the activities of glucose-6-phosphatase(G-6-Pase) in the hexane and water fractions treated rats were significantly decreased compared to those of the STZ control group. Whereas the activity of hepatic glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase(G-6-PDH) was significantly increased in the hexane and water fractions treated rats. In conclusion, these results indicated that the hexane and water fractions of LJ were effective for the antidiabetes in the STZ-induced diabetic rats.