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Abstract Title:

Dietary grape seed extract ameliorates symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in IL10-deficient mice.

Abstract Source:

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 Dec ;57(12):2253-7. Epub 2013 Aug 21. PMID: 23963706

Abstract Author(s):

Hui Wang, Yansong Xue, Hanying Zhang, Yan Huang, Guan Yang, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu

Article Affiliation:

Hui Wang


Grape seed extract (GSE) is a by-product of the wine industry, with abundant polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. Using IL10-deficient mice (IL10KO), here we showed that GSE (1% of dry feed weight) ameliorated inflammatory bowel disease indices, increased colonic goblet cell numbers and decreased myeloperoxidase levels in the large intestine. Concomitantly, GSE supplementation attenuated inflammation, decreased the expression of pore forming tight junction protein claudin2, and increased levels of Lactobacilli and Bacteroides in the gut microbiota of IL10KO mice. In summary, our study shows that GSE has protective roles on inflammatory bowel disease through altering gut inflammation, tight junction protein expression, and gut microbiota composition.

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