Abstract Title:

Allyl Isothiocyanate Ameliorates Obesity by Inhibiting Galectin-12.

Abstract Source:

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2018 03 ;62(6):e1700616. Epub 2018 Mar 12. PMID: 29345776

Abstract Author(s):

Chia-Wen Lo, Chih-Sheng Chen, Ying-Chi Chen, Yu-An Hsu, Chi-Chun Huang, Ching-Yao Chang, Chao-Jen Lin, Cheng-Wen Lin, Hui-Ju Lin, Fu-Tong Liu, Lei Wan

Article Affiliation:

Chia-Wen Lo


SCOPE: The aim of this study is to investigate the signaling pathways by which allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) reduces adipocyte differentiation and the efficacy of AITC in suppressing galectin-12 levels as a therapeutic for high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity.

METHODS AND RESULTS: AITC presents anti-adipogenic effects on 3T3-L1 cells by decreasing lipid droplet accumulation in a dose-dependent manner. AITC suppresses 3T3-L1 differentiation into adipocytes by decreasing galectin-12 expression and by downregulating key adipogenic transcription factors. AITC influences the expression of 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes by modulating adipokine expression (leptin and resistin) and by regulating the protein kinase B (PKB/Akt)/cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) pathway. In HFD-fed mice, oral administration of AITC reduces the body weight, accumulation of lipid droplets in the liver, and white adipocyte size.

CONCLUSION: In summary, the results indicate that AITC inhibits adipocyte differentiation by suppressing galectin-12 levels in 3T3L1 cells and has antiobesity effects in HFD-fed mice.

Study Type : Animal Study

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