Anti-stress and Promoting Effect of the Fruit of Morus alba

상심자(Morus alba)의 운동능력 향상과 스트레스 개선효과

  • 황금희 (건국대학교 바이오식의약연구센터)
  • Published : 2005.02.28


Effects of Morus alba fruit extracts on monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity were examined in rats during and after physical exercise. Oral administration of M. alba extract (0.3 g/kg body weight) significantly increased brain MAO-A activity but decreased liver MAO-B activity when they were measured using serotonin and benzylamine as substrates. Type of physical exercises had significant effect on MAO activity. Brain MAO-A activity markedly decreased with physical activity-related stress compared to normal group, whereas Liver MAO-B activity increased up to 60 min after exercise. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and lactate concentration in blood, clinical indices of physical exercise activities, were also determined for correlation to MAO activities. MAO-A activity of rats subjected to oral administration of M. alba extract and physical exercise increased whereas MAO-B and LDH activities, and lactate level decreased, All indices eventually recovered normal levels, These results suggest M. alba may increase capability of physical activities by modulating MAO activities during exercise.


monoamine oxidase (MAO);lactate dehydrogenase (LDH);Morus alba;exercise;anti-stress effect


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