J Agric Food Chem 2021 Apr 24;69(16):4720-4731. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Sericultural & Agri-Food Research Institute/Key Laboratory of Functional Foods, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Guangdong Key Laboratory of Agricultural Products Processing, Guangzhou 510610, China.
In this study, we evaluated the protective effect and molecular mechanism of a dominant phenanthrene, (6,7-dihydroxy-2,4-dimethoxyphenanthrene, CYP4), from Chinese yam peels on intestinal epithelial integrity. Three doses of Chinese yam phenolic extract (CYPE) and Chinese yam phenanthrene 4 (CYP4) were administered to BALB/c mice for 7 days before dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) treatment, with berberine hydrochloride as a positive control (PC). Results showed that both disease activity indexes (DAIs), histological damage score (HDS) and survival rate in DSS mice, were improved with preintervention of CYPE and CYP4, which exhibited better efficiency than PC. Read More