Abstract Title:

Protective effects of allicin on 1,3-DCP-induced lipid metabolism disorder in HepG2 cells.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Dec ;96:1411-1417. Epub 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29169723

Abstract Author(s):

Jing Lu, Bijun Cheng, Baochen Fang, Zhuoqun Meng, Yiying Zheng, Xiaochen Tian, Shuang Guan

Article Affiliation:

Jing Lu


Allicin (2-propene-1-sulfinothioic acid S-2-propenyl ester), with quite a good range of hepatoprotective and antineoplastic properties, is a functional substance from garlic (Allium sativum L.) The purpose of this study was to provide evidence that allicin could protect 1,3-DCP-induced lipid metabolism disorder in HepG2 cells. Allicin reduced the accumulation of triglycerides (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) in 1,3-DCP-induced HepG2 cells. Allicin significantly increased the phosphorylation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and down-regulated the levels of sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) and sterol regulatory element binding protein-2 (SREBP-2) in 1,3-DCP-induced HepG2 cells. Additionally, allicin had obvious recovery influence on the phosphorylation level of PKA and CREB in 1,3-DCP-induced HepG2 cells. These observations indicated that allicin alleviated lipid metabolism disorder induced by 1,3-DCP in HepG2 cells by regulating AMPK-SREBPs and PKA-CREB signaling pathways.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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