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Abstract Title:

Betaine, a component of, enhances muscular endurance of mice and myogenesis of myoblasts.

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Food Sci Nutr. 2021 Sep ;9(9):5083-5091. Epub 2021 Jul 14. PMID: 34532017

Abstract Author(s):

Sang-Soo Lee, Yong-An Kim, Bokkee Eun, Jayeon Yoo, Eun-Mi Kim, Myoung Soo Nam, Kee K Kim

Article Affiliation:

Sang-Soo Lee


Sarcopenia is a disease characterized by the loss of muscle mass and function that occurs mainly in older adults. The present study was designed to investigate the hypothesis that water extract of(WELC) would improve muscle function and promote myogenesis for sarcopenia. We investigated the effect of water extracts of. on muscular endurance function and myogenesis to examine its efficacy in sarcopenia. Intake of WELC-containing cheese enhanced the muscular endurance function of mice in treadmill endurance tests. In addition, the cross-sectional areas of muscle fibers in the gastrocnemius muscle of. -fed mice were greater than that of control mice. Furthermore, WELC and its key component marker substance betaine promoted myogenesis of myoblasts by increasing the expression of the myogenic protein myosin heavy chain 3 (Myh3) and myotube formation. Taken together, our results suggest that. may potentially be useful in the development of preventive and therapeutic agents for sarcopenia, as well as in providing basic knowledge on myogenesis and muscular functions.

Study Type : Animal Study

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