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Abstract Title:

Hypoglycemic effect ofroot extract and its synergism withextract.

Abstract Source:

Food Sci Nutr. 2021 Apr ;9(4):2075-2085. Epub 2021 Feb 26. PMID: 33841825

Abstract Author(s):

Jingwen Li, Jiayuan Luo, Yangyang Chai, Yang Guo, Yang Tianzhi, Yihong Bao

Article Affiliation:

Jingwen Li


(dandelion) andare traditional medicinal and edible plants with high nutritional value. In this study, the synergistic hypoglycemic effect of DRE andextract (RAE) was evaluated. Our results showed that water extract of dandelion (DRE-w), mainly containing polysaccharides (63.92 ± 1.82 mg/g), total flavonoid (2.57 ± 0.06 mg/g), total phenolic compounds (8.93 ± 0.34 mg/g), and saponins (0.54 ± 0.05 mg/g), exhibited significantly inhibitory effect on α-glucosidase and α-amylase. DRE-w and RAE had synergistic hypoglycemic effect; we found that DRE-w and itscombination with RAE could relieve the state of insulin resistance in IR-HepG2 cells. The combination could more significantly increase the glucose consumption and intracellular glycogen content, and improve the activity of hexokinase and pyruvate kinase in IR-HepG2 cells. In summary, DRE and its combination with RAE can be developed as the drugs or functional foods for diabetes prevention and treatment.

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