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Attenuation of insulin resistance using steamed Polygonatum odoratum var pluriflorum extract in rat skeletal muscle cells L6 myoblast
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  • Journal title : The Korea Journal of Herbology
  • Volume 31, Issue 1,  2016, pp.1-5
  • Publisher : The Korea Association of Herbology
  • DOI : 10.6116/kjh.2016.31.1.1.
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Attenuation of insulin resistance using steamed Polygonatum odoratum var pluriflorum extract in rat skeletal muscle cells L6 myoblast
Choi, Mi-Ae;
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Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate inhibitory effects of steamed Polygonatum odoratum extract (POE) on insulin resistance in rat skeletal muscle cells, L6 cells.Methods : Polygonatum odoratum (P. odoratum) extract was extracted with ethyl acetate. Activity of α-glucosidase in POE was measured for blood glucose regulation. MTT assay was examined for cell toxicity. Western blot analysis for measurement of adiponectine, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptorγ (PPARγ), insulin receptor substrate (IRS), glucose transporter 4 (Glut-4) and phosphorylation of serine/threonine-specific protein kinase (Akt) expressions were performed. Akt signaling pathway were analyzed with LY294002, which is a specific PI3K/Akt inhibitor.Results : The results revealed that POE inhibited α-glucosidase activity. Treatment of POE in L6 cells inhibited the differentiation of L6 cells compared to those of vehicl control. Additionally, protein expressions of adiponectine, PPARγ, IRS and Glut-4 were significantly regulated compared to those of vehicle control (p < 0.05), respectively. Futhermore, phosphorylation of Akt was increased in L6 cells treated with POE compared to that of vehicle control (p < 0.05). pAkt expression was significantly accentuated with Akt inhibitor (LY294002).Conclusions : These results suggest that POE may have potential as a natural agent for prevention/improvement of diabetes, especially, regulation of blood glucose. Therefore, further additional study should be conducted to elucidate in depth the pharmaceutical efficacy of these.
Insulin resistance;Glut-4;PPAR-;adiponectin;IRS;Akt;
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