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Abstract Title:

Paeonol Ameliorates Glucose and Lipid Metabolism in Experimental Diabetes by Activating Akt.

Abstract Source:

Front Pharmacol. 2019 ;10:261. Epub 2019 Mar 19. PMID: 30941042

Abstract Author(s):

Futian Xu, Haiming Xiao, Renbin Liu, Yan Yang, Meng Zhang, Lihao Chen, Zhiquan Chen, Peiqing Liu, Heqing Huang

Article Affiliation:

Futian Xu

Abstract:

Our previous study proved that paeonol (Pae) could lower blood glucose levels of diabetic mice. There are also a few reports of its potential use for diabetes treatment. However, the role of Pae in regulating glucose and lipid metabolism in diabetes remains largely unknown. Considering the critical role of serine/threonine kinase B (Akt) in glucose and lipid metabolism, we explored whether Pae could improve glucose and lipid metabolism disorders via Akt. Here, we found that Pae attenuated fasting blood glucose, glycosylated serum protein, serum cholesterol and triglyceride (TG), hepatic glycogen, cholesterol and TG in diabetic mice. Moreover, Pae enhanced glucokinase (GCK) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) protein expressions, and increased the phosphorylation of Akt. In insulin-resistant HepG2 cells, Pae increased glucose uptake and decreased lipid accumulation. What's more, Pae elevated LDLR and GCK expressions as well as Akt phosphorylation, which was consistent with theresults. Knockdown and inhibition experiments of Akt revealed that Pae regulated LDLR and GCK expressions through activation of Akt. Finally, molecular docking assay indicated the steady hydrogen bond was formed between Pae and Akt2. Experiments above suggested that Pae ameliorated glucose and lipid metabolism disorders and the underlying mechanism was closely related to the activation of Akt.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study

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