Phytomedicine 2021 Jul 10;91:153658. Epub 2021 Jul 10.
Division of Food Functionality Research, Korea Food Research Institute, Wanju-gun 55365, South Korea; Division of Food Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology, Daejeon 34113, South Korea. Electronic address:
Background: 2,6-Dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone (DMBQ), a natural phytochemical present in fermented wheat germ, has been reported to exert anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-adipogenic effects. However, the effect of DMBQ on muscle hypertrophy and myoblast differentiation has not been elucidated.
Purpose: We investigated the effect of DMBQ on skeletal muscle mass and muscle function and then determined the possible mechanism of DMBQ. Read More