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Anti-Diabetic Potential of Pueraria lobata Root Extract Through Promoting Insulin Signaling by PTP1B Inhibition

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a fast-growing epidemic affecting people globally. We initiated the project by searching the possible target of the Pueraria lobata root extract (P. lobata). We conducted the IC50 assays of P. lobata on the four diabetes-related proteins: PTP1B, TCPTP, SHP-2 and DPP-4. Results indicated that P. lobata exhibited high PTP1B inhibitory activity with IC50 of 0.043 mg/ml. Read more here.