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Abstract Title:

Standardized Mori ramulus extract improves insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in C57BLKS/J db/db mice and INS-1 cells.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Aug ;92:308-315. Epub 2017 May 25. PMID: 28551552

Abstract Author(s):

Soo-Yeon Park, Bora Jin, Jae-Ho Shin, Sirichai Adisakwattana, Oran Kwon

Article Affiliation:

Soo-Yeon Park

Abstract:

Abnormalities in the hyperbolic relationship between insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion may cause oxidative stress and non-enzymatic glycation, resulting in an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Here, we performed a 14-week study to investigate the effects of ethanolic extract of Mori ramulus (MRE; 0, 800, and 1600mg/kg body weight) and its signature component oxyresveratrol (OXY; 800mg/kg body weight) onβ-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance in C57BLKS/J db/db mice fed with a high-fat diet. Compared with the diabetic control group, the high-dose MRE group showed a significant decrease in fasting blood glucose (p=0.0024); a significant increase in insulin secretion as measured by insulin (p=0.0012) and C-peptide (p=0.0103) levels in plasma and insulin content (p=0.0440) and homeobox factor-1 protein expression (p=0.0148) in the pancreas; and a significant increase in insulin sensitivity as measured by insulin receptor mRNA expression in the liver (p=0.0179) and adipose tissue (p=0.0491). In addition, improvements in the reactive oxygen species level and inflammatory pancreatic and hepatic tissue damage were also observed in the MRE group as assessed by histological findings. A similar but weaker effect was found in the OXY group. Furthermore, we observed a potentiating effect of MREand OXY on insulin secretion in INS-1 cells in the presence of 27mM glucose, together with an anti-glycation effect as indicated by methylglyoxal-trapping capacity and inhibition of advanced glycation end-product formation. Taken together, these data suggest that MRE could ameliorate β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance by reducing oxidative damage and advanced glycation end-product (Wagenknecht et al., 2003) formation and that these effects are due, at least in part, to OXY.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study

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