Abstract Title:

Curcumin Attenuates Sarcopenia in Chronic Forced Exercise Executed Aged Mice by Regulating Muscle Degradation and Protein Synthesis with Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Effects.

Abstract Source:

J Agric Food Chem. 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5. PMID: 33950680

Abstract Author(s):

Da-Yeon Lee, Yoon-Seok Chun, Jong-Kyu Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Sae-Kwang Ku, Soon-Mi Shim

Article Affiliation:

Da-Yeon Lee


The aim of the current study is to investigate the effects of spray dry powders ofcontaining 40% curcumin (CM-SD), as a new aqueous curcumin formula, on sarcopenia in chronic forced exercise executed 10 month old ICR mice. CM-SD (80 and 40 mg/kg) increased calf thicknesses and strengths, total body and calf protein amounts, and muscle weights in both gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. mRNA expressions regarding muscle growth and protein synthesis were induced, while those of muscle degradation significantly declined in CM-SD treatment. CM-SD decreased serum biochemical markers, lipid peroxidation, and reactive oxygen species and increased endogenous antioxidants and enzyme activities. It also reduced immunoreactive myofibers for apoptosis and oxidative stress markers but increased ATPase in myofibers. These results suggest that CM-SD can be an adjunct therapy to exercise-based remedy that prevents muscle disorders including sarcopenia by anti-apoptosis, anti-inflammation, and antioxidation-mediated modulation of gene expressions related to muscle degradation and protein synthesis.

Study Type : Animal Study

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