Lysimachia vulgaris Attenuates Diet-Induced Obesity and Steatosis by Activating AMP-Activated Protein Kinase and Regulating Lipid Metabolism cells
- Lysimachia vulgaris Attenuates Diet-Induced Obesity and Steatosis by Activating AMP-Activated Protein Kinase and Regulating Lipid Metabolism cells
- 김명석; 임수지; 안홍열; 정상훈; 노주원
- Lysimachia vulgaris; Obesity; Steatosis; AMP-Activated Protein Kinase
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- The medicinal plant Lysimachia vulgaris has been reported to possess anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties; however, its anti-obesity activity is unexplored. The present study was conducted to determine whether L. vulgaris extract (LVE), prepared from its rhizome parts, attenuated high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity in C57BL/6J mice. The molecular mechanism was investigated in HepG2 human hepatoma cells. LVE treatment decreased lipid and triglyceride accumulation in HepG2 hepatocytes by activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling and regulating the expression of lipid metabolism-related proteins. In the animal model, oral administration of LVE (50 or 200 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks) significantly reduced HFD-induced body weight gain without altering the amount of food intake. Fat pad masses were reduced in LVE-treated mice, as evidenced by reduced adipocyte size. Furthermore, LVE protected against the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver by decreasing hepatic triglyceride accumulation. Taken together, these findings indicate that LVE attenuates HFD-induced obesity by activating AMPK and regulating lipid metabolism, suggesting a potent anti-obesity agent.
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