Effect of Ethanol Extract of Chayote (Sechiumedule.Jacq.Swartz) on the Activity of Glutathione Peroxide (GPx) in House Mice (Musmusculus L) Strain DD Webster Hyperglycemia Induced by Streptozotocin (STZ)


  • Jekson Martiar Siahaan Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, North Sumatera University
  • Urip Harahap Faculty of Pharmacy, North Sumatera University
  • Ricke Loesnihari Faculty of Medicine, North Sumatera University


Background: Streptozotocin can cause hyperglycemia in guinea pig through the mechanism of oxidative stress which damages pancreatic b cells. Ethanol extract of chayote can decrease oxidative stress.


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