Inhibitory Effects of Allium senescens L. Methanol Extracts on Reactive Oxygen Species Production and Lipid Accumulation during Differentiation in 3T3-L1 Cells

두메부추(Allium senescens L.) 메탄올 추출물의 지방세포 내 활성산소종 생성 및 지질축적 억제 효능

  • Choi, Hye-Young (Plant Resources Research Institute, Duksung Women's University) ;
  • Kim, Gun-Hee (Plant Resources Research Institute, Duksung Women's University)
  • 최혜영 (덕성여자대학교 식물자원연구소) ;
  • 김건희 (덕성여자대학교 식물자원연구소)
  • Received : 2014.04.23
  • Accepted : 2014.06.17
  • Published : 2014.08.31


Allium senescens L. is perennial plant of the Liliaceae family that grows throughout Korea. In this study, we investigated the effect of Allium senescens L. methanol extracts on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and lipid accumulation during adipogenesis. Our results indicated that 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity of Allium senescens L. methanol extracts increased in a dose-dependent manner. Allium senescens L. methanol extracts suppressed ROS production and lipid accumulation during adipogenesis. In addition, Allium senescens L. methanol extracts inhibited the mRNA expression of the pro-oxidant enzyme, such as G6PDH and lead to a reduction in the mRNA levels of the transcription factors, such as sterol regulatory element binding proteins 1c, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ${\gamma}$, and CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins ${\alpha}$. These results indicate that Allium senescens L. methanol extracts inhibit adipogenesis by modulating ROS production associated with ROS-regulating genes and directly down-regulating adipogenic transcription factors.


Allium senescens L.;3T3-L1 cell;adipocyte differentiation;reactive oxygen species;lipid accumulation


Supported by : 덕성여자대학교


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