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Abstract Title:

Mulberry Fruit Cultivar 'Chiang Mai' Prevents Beta-Amyloid Toxicity in PC12 Neuronal Cells and in aModel of Alzheimer's Disease.

Abstract Source:

Molecules. 2020 Apr 16 ;25(8). Epub 2020 Apr 16. PMID: 32316271

Abstract Author(s):

Uthaiwan Suttisansanee, Somsri Charoenkiatkul, Butsara Jongruaysup, Somying Tabtimsri, Dalad Siriwan, Piya Temviriyanukul

Article Affiliation:

Uthaiwan Suttisansanee


Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by chronic neuron loss and cognitive problems. Aggregated amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides, a product of cleaved amyloid precursor protein (APP) by beta-secretase 1 (BACE-1), have been indicated for the progressive pathogenesis of AD. Currently, screening for anti-AD compounds in foodstuffs is increasing, with promising results. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the extraction conditions, phytochemical contents, and anti-AD properties, targeting Aβ peptides ofcf.'Chiang Mai' (MNCM) both in vitro and in vivo. Data showed that the aqueous extract of MNCM contained high amounts of cyanidin, keracyanin, and kuromanin as anthocyanidin and anthocyanins. The extract also strongly inhibited cholinesterases and BACE-1 in vitro. Moreover, MNCM extract prevented Aβ-induced neurotoxicity and promoted neurite outgrowth in neuronal cells. Interestingly, MNCM extract reduced Aβpeptides and improved locomotory coordination ofco-expressing human APP and BACE-1, specifically in the brain. These findings suggest that MNCM may be useful as an AD preventive agent by targeting Aβ formation.

Study Type : Insect Study

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