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KLF15 negatively regulates cardiac fibrosis by which SDF-1β attenuates cardiac fibrosis in type 2 diabetic mice.

Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2021 Jul 23:115654. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Cancer Center, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130021, China. Electronic address:

Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious diabetic complication that lacks effective preventive or therapeutic approaches. Wild-type and Klf15 knockout (Klf15-KO) mice were fed with either high fat diet (HFD, 60% kcal from fat) or normal diet (ND, 10% kcal from fat) for 3 months and then injected with streptozotocin or vehicle, to induce type 2 diabetes (T2D). All T2D and age-matched control mice were treated with or without SDF-1β at 5 mg/kg body-weight twice a week and also continually received HFD or ND for 3 months. Read More

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Effect of Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells on multiple Organ Injuries in diet-induced obese mice.

Tissue Barriers 2021 Jul 25:1952150. Epub 2021 Jul 25.

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, QU Health, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

: Obesity is a complex disease involving the accumulation of body fat that can inflict a substantial risk to health due to the potent role it plays in the development of a series of chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases (CVD), nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD), kidney diseases, diabetes, and some cancers. Despite all efforts made, no therapy has succeeded in reversing the obesity pandemic and its associated diseases. Herein, the aim was to study the effect of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells on obesity-induced multi-organ injuries in a diet-induced obese mouse model. Read More

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LC89 exerts antidiabetic effects through regulating hepatic glucagon response and gut microbiota in type 2 diabetic mice.

Food Funct 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety, Ministry of Education & Tianjin Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety, Food Biotechnology Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin 300457, China. and Tianjin Agricultural University, Tianjin 300384, China.

Previous study suggests that Lactobacillus casei exhibits antihyperglycemic activity, however, the molecular mechanism of this has yet to be elucidated. Here, the anti-diabetic effects and underlying mechanisms of Lactobacillus casei LC89 are investigated in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mice, which was induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) with streptozotocin (100 mg per kg BW). The results show that LC89 at a dose of 109 CFU day-1 decreases fasting blood glucose (FBG) and insulin levels by 35. Read More

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Mifepristone (RU486) inhibits dietary lipid digestion by antagonizing the role of glucocorticoid receptor on lipase transcription.

iScience 2021 Jun 12;24(6):102507. Epub 2021 May 12.

Shanghai East Hospital, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Tongji University, 6B, Shixun Bldg, 1239 Siping Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 20092, China.

Lipid digestion and absorption are tightly regulated to cope with metabolic demands among tissues. How these processes are coordinated is not well characterized. Here, we found that mifepristone (RU486) prevents lipid digestion both in flies and mice. Read More

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LncRNA NORAD Promotes Vascular Endothelial Cell Injury and Atherosclerosis Through Suppressing Gene Transcription Enhancing H3K9 Deacetylation by Recruiting HDAC6.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 9;9:701628. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Radiology, Changzhou Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Changzhou, China.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and the leading cause of mortality globally. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in CAD development. To date, the effect of lncRNA non-coding RNA activated by DNA damage (NORAD) on atherosclerosis in CAD remains unclear. Read More

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Activation of the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPAR-/) and the Fatty Acid Metabolizing Enzyme Protein CPT1A by Camel Milk Treatment Counteracts the High-Fat Diet-Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

PPAR Res 2021 9;2021:5558731. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Physiology Department (29), College of Medicine, King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC), King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia.

Camel milk (CM) has a unique composition rich in antioxidants, trace elements, immunoglobulins, insulin, and insulin-like proteins. Treatment by CM demonstrated protective effects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) induced by a high-fat cholesterol-rich diet (HFD-C) in rats. CM dampened the steatosis, inflammation, and ballooning degeneration of the hepatocytes. Read More

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Maternal High-Fat Diet Exposure During Gestation and Lactation Affects Intestinal Development in Suckling Rats.

Front Physiol 2021 8;12:693150. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Animal Physiology, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jabłonna, Poland.

Maternal health and diet influence metabolic status and play a crucial role in the development of metabolic function in offspring and their susceptibility to metabolic diseases in adulthood. The pathogenesis of various metabolic disorders is often associated with impairment in intestinal structure and function. Thus, the aim of the current study was to determine the effects of maternal exposure to a high fat diet (HFD), during gestation and lactation, on small intestinal growth and maturation in rat pups at 21 days old. Read More

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Altered Jagged1-Notch1 Signaling in Enhanced Dysfunctional Neovascularization and Delayed Angiogenesis After Ischemic Stroke in HFD/STZ Induced Type 2 Diabetes Rats.

Front Physiol 2021 8;12:687947. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Neurology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Diabetes exacerbates brain damage in cerebral ischemic stroke. Our previous study has demonstrated that after cerebral ischemia, type 2 diabetes rats displayed worse neurological outcomes, larger cerebral infarction and severer blood-brain barrier disruption. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms of how diabetes impacts the cerebrovascular repair process is limited. Read More

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Exercise-Training Regulates Apolipoprotein B in to Improve HFD-Mediated Cardiac Function Damage and Low Exercise Capacity.

Front Physiol 2021 7;12:650959. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Key Laboratory of Physical Fitness and Exercise Rehabilitation of Hunan Province, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China.

Apolipoprotein B plays an essential role in systemic lipid metabolism, and it is closely related to cardiovascular diseases. Exercise-training can regulate systemic lipid metabolism, improve heart function, and improve exercise capacity, but the molecular mechanisms involved are poorly understood. We used a model to demonstrate that exercise-training regulates the expression of (a homolog of apolipoprotein B) in cardiomyocytes, thereby resisting heart insufficiency and low exercise capacity caused by obesity. Read More

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Geniposide Combined With Notoginsenoside R1 Attenuates Inflammation and Apoptosis in Atherosclerosis the AMPK/mTOR/Nrf2 Signaling Pathway.

Front Pharmacol 2021 7;12:687394. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Inflammation and apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells play a key role in the occurrence and development of atherosclerosis (AS), and the AMPK/mTOR/Nrf2 signaling pathway plays an important role in alleviating the symptoms of AS. Geniposide combined with notoginsenoside R1 (GN combination) is a patented supplement for the prevention and treatment of AS. It has been proven to improve blood lipid levels and inhibit the formation of AS plaques; however, it is still unclear whether GN combination can inhibit inflammation and apoptosis in AS by regulating the AMPK/mTOR/Nrf2 signaling pathway and its downstream signals. Read More

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Ectopic Overexpression of PPARγ2 in the Heart Determines Differences in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy After Treatment With Different Thiazolidinediones in a Mouse Model of Diabetes.

Front Pharmacol 2021 7;12:683156. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

The clinical controversy of rosiglitazone as a hypoglycemic agent is potentially associated with heart failure, mainly due to its potent activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ). PPARγ partial agonists showed superior pharmacological profiles to rosiglitazone. This study compared differences in cardiac morphology and function of the PPARγ partial agonist CMHX008 with rosiglitazone. Read More

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AP39 ameliorates high fat diet-induced liver injury in young rats via alleviation of oxidative stress and mitochondrial impairment.

Exp Anim 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Pediatrics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a complication of childhood obesity and an oxidative stress-related multisystem disease. A mitochondria-targeting hydrogen sulfide (H2S) donor AP39 has antioxidant property, while the mechanism underlying the function of AP39 on pediatric NAFLD remains undefined. Here, 3-week-old SD rats were received a high-fat diet (HFD) feeding and injected with AP39 (0. Read More

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White adipose tissue autophagy and adipose-liver crosstalk exacerbate non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice.

Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. Electronic address:

Background & Aims: Although nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely associated with obesity, the role of adipose tissue in NAFLD is not well understood. As autophagy has been reported to be involved in the degradation of lipid droplets, we investigated the role of adipose tissue autophagy in the liver pathogenesis of NAFLD.

Methods: C57BL/6J mice and adipocyte-specific Atg7-knockout mice (Adipoq-Atg7 KO mice) were fed a high-fat diet (HFD). Read More

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Pregnane X receptor exacerbates nonalcoholic fatty liver disease accompanied by obesity- and inflammation-prone gut microbiome signature.

Biochem Pharmacol 2021 Jul 22:114698. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Julius L. Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. Electronic address:

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease due to the current epidemics of obesity and diabetes. The pregnane X receptor (PXR) is a xenobiotic-sensing nuclear receptor known for trans-activating liver genes involved in drug metabolism and transport, and more recently implicated in energy metabolism. The gut microbiota can modulate the host xenobiotic biotransformation and contribute to the development of obesity. Read More

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Role of modified diet and gut microbiota in metabolic endotoxemia in mice.

Arch Microbiol 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan.

This study was aimed at investigating the effect of cultured gut microbiota (GM) from obese humans coupled HFD in inducing metabolic endotoxemia in humanized mice. In total, 30 strains were isolated from 10 stool samples of obese patients. Following morphological and biochemical characterization, 16S rRNA gene sequencing of six abundant isolates identified these Klebsiella aerogenes, Levilactobacillus brevis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and Bacillus subtilis (MZ052089-MZ052094). Read More

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Phenethylamine in chlorella alleviates high-fat diet-induced mouse liver damage by regulating generation of methylglyoxal.

NPJ Sci Food 2021 Jul 23;5(1):22. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Kyoto, Japan.

This study examined the effects of oral administration of water extract of chlorella (WEC) (100 mg/kg bodyweight) and phenethylamine (10 μg/kg bodyweight) on high-fat diet (HFD)-induced liver damage in mice. Phenethylamine significantly mitigated HFD-induced lipid oxidation (generation of malondialdehyde) and liver damage without markedly decreasing hepatic lipid accumulation. WEC exerted similar effects although with decreased efficacy. Read More

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Metabolic and Molecular Subacute Effects of a Single Moderate-Intensity Exercise Bout, Performed in the Fasted State, in Obese Male Rats.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 15;18(14). Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Physiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre 90050-170, RS, Brazil.

: Obesity represents a major global public health problem. Its etiology is multifactorial and includes poor dietary habits, such as hypercaloric and hyperlipidic diets (HFDs), physical inactivity, and genetic factors. Regular exercise is, per se, a tool for the treatment and prevention of obesity, and recent studies suggest that the beneficial effects of exercise can be potentiated by the fasting state, thus potentially promoting additional effects. Read More

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Metabolic Pathways Involved in Formation of Spontaneous and Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) Differ in Obesity and Systemic Inflammation.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 19;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, 30-387 Krakow, Poland.

Obesity manifests itself with low-grade chronic inflammation that shapes immune responses during infection. Albeit obese individuals are at risk of higher mortality due to comorbidities, they are better protected from systemic inflammation. Recently, we showed that in the vasculature of obese mice kept on high-fat diet (HFD), neutrophils produce less neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) than in lean controls (normal diet, ND). Read More

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Perinatal High-Fat Diet Influences Ozone-Induced Responses on Pulmonary Oxidant Status and the Molecular Control of Mitophagy in Female Rat Offspring.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 14;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Previous research has shown that a perinatal obesogenic, high-fat diet (HFD) is able to exacerbate ozone-induced adverse effects on lung function, injury, and inflammation in offspring, and it has been suggested that mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated herein. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a perinatal obesogenic HFD affects ozone-induced changes in offspring pulmonary oxidant status and the molecular control of mitochondrial function. For this purpose, female Long-Evans rats were fed a control diet or HFD before and during gestation, and during lactation, after which the offspring were acutely exposed to filtered air or ozone at a young-adult age (forty days). Read More

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Ipragliflozin Ameliorates Diabetic Nephropathy Associated with Perirenal Adipose Expansion in Mice.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 8;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Yamanashi Hospital, Chuo 4093898, Japan.

Sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors inhibit the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We determined whether changes in perirenal fat (PRAT) by a SGLT2 inhibitor ipragliflozin (Ipra) contribute to the suppression of DN development. High-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice were used as a DN model and were treated with or without Ipra for 6 weeks. Read More

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Prolonged Chronic Consumption of a High Fat with Sucrose Diet Alters the Morphology of the Small Intestine.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 6;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Department of Biotechnological and Applied Sciences, University of L'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy.

(1) The high-fat diet (HFD) of western countries has dramatic effect on the health of several organs, including the digestive tract, leading to the accumulation of fats that can also trigger a chronic inflammatory process, such as that which occurs in non-alcohol steatohepatitis. The effects of a HFD on the small intestine, the organ involved in the absorption of this class of nutrients, are still poorly investigated. (2) To address this aspect, we administered a combined HFD with sucrose (HFD w/Suc, fat: 58% Kcal) regimen (18 months) to mice and investigated the morphological and molecular changes that occurred in the wall of proximal tract of the small intestine compared to the intestine of mice fed with a standard diet (SD) (fat: 18% Kcal). Read More

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Retroperitoneal adipose tissue denervation improves cardiometabolic and autonomic dysfunction in a high fat diet model.

Life Sci 2021 Jul 21;283:119841. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Physiology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Sympathetic vasomotor overactivity is a major feature leading to the cardiovascular dysfunction related to obesity. Considering that the retroperitoneal white adipose tissue (rWAT) is an important fat visceral depot and receives intense sympathetic and afferent innervations, the present study aimed to evaluate the effects evoked by bilateral rWAT denervation in obese rats. Male Wistar rats were fed with HFD for 8 consecutive weeks and rWAT denervation was performed at the 6th week. Read More

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Sex differences in the impact of parental obesity on offspring cardiac SIRT3 expression, mitochondrial efficiency and diastolic function early in life.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2021 07 23. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, United States.

Previous studies suggest that parental obesity may adversely impact long-term metabolic health of the offspring. We tested the hypothesis that parental (paternal + maternal) obesity impairs cardiac function in the offspring early in life. Within 1-3 days after weaning, offspring from obese rats fed a high fat diet (HFD-Offs) and age-matched offspring from lean rats (ND-Offs) were submitted to echocardiography and cardiac catheterization for assessment of pressure-volume relationships. Read More

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Pre-Diabetes Increases Tuberculosis Disease Severity, While High Body Fat Without Impaired Glucose Tolerance Is Protective.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021 6;11:691823. Epub 2021 Jul 6.

Translational Research Institute, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a well-known risk factor for tuberculosis (TB), but little is known about pre-diabetes and the relative contribution of impaired glucose tolerance obesity towards susceptibility to TB. Here, we developed a preclinical model of pre-diabetes and TB. Mice fed a high fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks presented with impaired glucose tolerance and hyperinsulinemia compared to mice fed normal chow diet (NCD). Read More

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Dexibuprofen ameliorates peripheral and central risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease in metabolically stressed APPswe/PS1dE9 mice.

Cell Biosci 2021 Jul 22;11(1):141. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Several studies stablished a relationship between metabolic disturbances and Alzheimer´s disease (AD) where inflammation plays a pivotal role. However, mechanisms involved still remain unclear. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate central and peripheral effects of dexibuprofen (DXI) in the progression of AD in APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) female mice, a familial AD model, fed with high fat diet (HFD). Read More

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Chemerin deficiency regulates adipogenesis is depot different through TIMP1.

Genes Dis 2021 Sep 9;8(5):698-708. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Biology Science Institutes, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, PR China.

Adipocytes and immune cells are vital for the development of adipose tissue. Adipokines secreted by adipocytes regulate adipogenesis and body metabolism. Chemerin is one of the adipokines. Read More

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September 2021

Necroptosis is required for atrial fibrillation and involved in aerobic exercise-conferred cardioprotection.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliate Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Necroptosis, a novel programmed cell death, plays a critical role in the development of fibrosis, yet its role in atrial fibrillation (AF) remains elusive. Mounting evidence demonstrates that aerobic exercise improves AF-related symptoms and quality of life. Therefore, we explored the role of necroptosis in AF pathogenesis and exercise-conferred cardioprotection. Read More

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Isolated obesity resistance condition or associated with aerobic exercise training does not promote cardiac impairment.

Braz J Med Biol Res 2021 16;54(10):e10669. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação Física, Centro de Educação Física e Desportos, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brasil.

Mechanisms involved in cardiac function and calcium (Ca2+) handling in obese-resistant (OR) rats are still poorly determined. We tested the hypothesis that unsaturated high-fat diet (HFD) promotes myocardial dysfunction in OR rats, which it is related to Ca2+ handling. In addition, we questioned whether exercise training (ET) becomes a therapeutic strategy. Read More

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Short-term high fat diet alters genes associated with metabolic and vascular dysfunction during adolescence in rats: a pilot study.

PeerJ 2021 9;9:e11714. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

College of Health Solutions & School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.

Background: Diet-induced metabolic dysfunction precedes multiple disease states including diabetes, heart disease, and vascular dysfunction. The critical role of the vasculature in disease progression is established, yet the details of how gene expression changes in early cardiovascular disease remain an enigma. The objective of the current pilot project was to evaluate whether a quantitative assessment of gene expression within the aorta of six-week old healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats compared to those exhibiting symptoms of metabolic dysfunction could reveal potential mediators of vascular dysfunction. Read More

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Delphinidin-3-sambubioside from Hibiscus sabdariffa. L attenuates hyperlipidemia in high fat diet-induced obese rats and oleic acid-induced steatosis in HepG2 cells.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):3837-3849

Department of Neurology, Yanan Hospital of Kunming, Kunming, China.

. L is folk medicine that is often used for its hypolipidemic and antihypertensive effects; however, the active compound responsible for its anti-obesity effect is presently unknown. Delphinidin-3-sambubioside (Dp3-Sam) is an anthocyanin, was extracted from L. Read More

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December 2021