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Abstract Title:

Tart Cherry (Fruit of) Concentrated Powder (TCcp) Ameliorates Glucocorticoid-Induced Muscular Atrophy in Mice.

Abstract Source:

Medicina (Kaunas). 2021 May 12 ;57(5). Epub 2021 May 12. PMID: 34066110

Abstract Author(s):

Sae-Kwang Ku, Jong-Min Lim, Hyung-Rae Cho, Khawaja Muhammad Imran Bashir, Young Suk Kim, Jae-Suk Choi

Article Affiliation:

Sae-Kwang Ku


: The present study investigated the beneficial effects of tart cherry (fruit of) concentrated powder (TCcp) on glucocorticoid (GLU)-induced catabolic muscular atrophy in the skeletal muscle of mice. Furthermore, its potential mechanism was also studied.: Changes in calf thickness, calf muscle weight, calf muscle strength, body weight, gastrocnemius muscle histology, immunohistochemistry, serum creatinine, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, and antioxidant defense systems were measured. Malondialdehyde, reactive oxygen species, glutathione content, catalase, and superoxide dismutase activities in the gastrocnemius muscle, and muscle-specific mRNA expressions were evaluated.: After 24 days, GLU control mice showed muscular atrophy at all criteria of indexes. The muscular atrophy symptoms were significantly inhibited by oral treatment with 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg of TCcp through antioxidative and anti-inflammatory modulated expression of genes involved in muscle protein degradation (myostatin, atrogin-1, SIRT1, and MuRF1) and synthesis (A1R, Akt1, TRPV4, and PI3K).: This study shows that the TCcp (500 mg/kg and 250 mg/kg) could improve muscular atrophies caused by various etiologies.

Study Type : Animal Study

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