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Abstract Title:

The ethyl acetate fraction of corn silk exhibits dual antioxidant and anti-glycation activities and protects insulin-secreting cells from glucotoxicity.

Abstract Source:

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Nov 3 ;16(1):432. Epub 2016 Nov 3. PMID: 27809830

Abstract Author(s):

Chia-Chuan Chang, Wei Yuan, Hsiao-Yuh Roan, Jia-Ling Chang, Hsiu-Chen Huang, Yu-Ching Lee, Huey Jen Tsay, Hui-Kang Liu

Article Affiliation:

Chia-Chuan Chang

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to develop a Stigmata Maydis (corn silk) fraction with dual bio-activities against oxidative stress and protein glycation to protectβ-cells from diabetes-induced failure.

METHODS: Corn silk fractions were prepared by partition and chemically characterised by thin-layer chromatography. Free radical scavenging assay, glycation assay, and cell-based viability test (neutral red) were employed to decide the best fraction. Cell death analysis was executed by annexin V/ Propidium iodide staining. Cell proliferation was measured by WST-1. Finally,β-cell function was evaluated by β-cell marker gene expression (RT-PCR) and acute insulin secretion test.

RESULTS: Four corn silk fractions were prepared from an ethanolic crude extract of corn silk. In vitro assays indicate ethyl acetate fraction (YMS-EA) was the most potent fraction. YMS-EA also attenuated the hydrogen peroxide- or methylglyoxal-induced induction of reactive oxygen species, reduction of cell viability, and inhibition of cell proliferation. However, YMS-EA was unable to prevent hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis or advanced glycation end-products-induced toxicity. Under hyperglycemic conditions, YMS-EA effectively reduced ROS levels, improved mRNA expression of insulin, glucokinase, and PDX-1, and enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. The similarity of bioactivities among apigenin, luteolin, and YMS-EA indicated that dual activities of YMS-EA might be derived from those compounds.

CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that YMS-EA fraction could be developed as a preventive food agent against the glucotoxicity toβ-cells in Type 2 diabetes.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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