Abstract Title:

Hesperidin reverses perivascular adipose-mediated aortic stiffness with aging.

Abstract Source:

Exp Gerontol. 2017 Aug 2. Epub 2017 Aug 2. PMID: 28780050

Abstract Author(s):

An Ouyang, Tyler B Garner, Bradley S Fleenor

Article Affiliation:

An Ouyang


We tested the hypothesis that hesperidin would reverse age-related aortic stiffness, perivascular adipose (PVAT) mediated-arterial stiffening and PVAT advanced glycation end-products (AGE) accumulation. Aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) and intrinsic mechanical stiffness, two measures of arterial stiffness, were assessed in C57BL/6 mice that were young (6months), old (27-29months), or old treated with hesperidin for 4weeks. Old compared with young mice had increased aPWV (444±10 vs. 358±8cm/s, P<0.05) and mechanical stiffness (6506±369 vs. 3664±414kPa, P<0.05). In old mice hesperidin reduced both aPWV (331±38cm/s) and mechanical stiffness (4445±667kPa) to levels not different from young. Aortic segments from old animals cultured with (+) PVAT had greater mechanical stiffness compared to young (+) PVAT (6454±323 vs. 3575±440kPa, P<0.05) that was ameliorated in arteries from old hesperidin treated cultured (+) PVAT (2639±258kPa). Hesperidin also reversed the aging-related PVAT AGE accumulation (all, P<0.05). A 4-week treatment with the AGE inhibitor aminoguanidine reversed both the age-related increase in aPWV (390±7cm/s) and mechanical stiffness (3396±1072kPa), as well as mechanical stiffness in arteries cultured (+) PVAT (3292±716kPa) (all, P<0.05) to values not different from young. In conclusion, hesperidin ameliorates the age-related increase in aortic stiffness and the PVAT-mediated effects on arterial stiffening. Hesperidin also reversed PVAT AGE accumulation, where PVAT AGE were shown to promote aortic stiffness with aging.

Study Type : Animal Study

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