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Abstract Title:

Anti-Osteoporotic Effects of Commiphora Myrrha and Its Poly-Saccharide via Osteoclastogenesis Inhibition.

Abstract Source:

Plants (Basel). 2021 May 10 ;10(5). Epub 2021 May 10. PMID: 34068461

Abstract Author(s):

Youn-Hwan Hwang, Ami Lee, Taesoo Kim, Seon-A Jang, Hyunil Ha

Article Affiliation:

Youn-Hwan Hwang


In traditional oriental medicines,and its resinous exudate (i.e., myrrh) are used as herbal remedies to treat various inflammatory and metabolic disorders. Until now,-derived herbal products are considered useful source for bioactive compounds to manage numerous human diseases. This study investigated the effects of water extract ofresin (WCM) and its polysaccharide (WCM-PE) on modulatory effects of osteoclast differentiation and/or ovariectomized-induced bone loss. Oral administration of WCM (200 and 500 mg/kg/day for four weeks) notably decreased trabecular bone loss and lipid accumulation in the bone marrow cavity. WCM and WCM-PE dose-dependently inhibited receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis and suppressed RANKL-mediated overexpression of c-Fos and nuclear factor of activated T cells, cytoplasmic 1, thereby downregulating osteoclast-specific gene (Atp6v0d2, DC-STAMP and cathepsin K) expression. Thus, our results suggest that WCM and WCM-PE are promising nutraceutical candidates for the management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Osteogenic : CK(52) : AC(12)

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