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Yangxin Tongmai Formula ameliorates impaired glucose tolerance in children with Graves’ disease through upregulation of the insulin receptor levels

  
@article{APS9792,
	author = {Yan-hong LUO and Min ZHU and Dong-gang WANG and Yu-sheng YANG and Tao TAN and Hua ZHU and Jian-feng HE},
	title = {Yangxin Tongmai Formula ameliorates impaired glucose tolerance in children with Graves’ disease through upregulation of the insulin receptor levels},
	journal = {Acta Pharmacologica Sinica},
	volume = {39},
	number = {6},
	year = {2018},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Abstract
Graves’ disease (GD) is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, and the majority of GD patients eventually develop disorders of glucose handling, which further affects their quality of life. Yangxin Tongmai formula (YTF) is modified from a famous formula of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In this study we investigated the potential effects of YTF in the treatment of pediatric GD patients with impaired glucose tolerance. Forty pediatric GD patients and 20 healthy children were recruited for this clinical study. Based on the glucose tolerance, the GD patients were divided into two groups: 20 patients displayed impaired glucose tolerance, while the other 20 patients displayed normal glucose tolerance. YTF was orally administered for 60 days. YTF administration significantly ameliorated the abnormal glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in the GD patients with impaired glucose tolerance. To determine the molecular mechanisms of this observation, the number of plasma insulin receptors was determined by ELISA. Before treatment, the fasting and postprandial levels of the insulin receptor were significantly lower in patients with impaired glucose tolerance compared with those in patients with normal glucose tolerance and healthy children. After YTF treatment, both the fasting and the postprandial circulating insulin receptor levels were upregulated, and close to those in healthy children. Therefore, YTF is a potential effective treatment to enhance glucose handling in GD children with impaired glucose tolerance.},
	url = {http://www.chinaphar.com/article/view/9792}
}