Abstract Title:

Sesame lignans suppress age-related disorders of the kidney in mice.

Abstract Source:

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020 May ;24(9):5140-5147. PMID: 32432778

Abstract Author(s):

S Shimoyoshi, D Takemoto, Y Kishimoto, A Amano, A Sato, Y Ono, T Rogi, H Shibata, A Ishigami

Article Affiliation:

S Shimoyoshi


OBJECTIVE: Sesamin is a functional ingredient in sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds and has many physiological effects. This study investigated whether sesame lignans, sesamin and episesamin (1:1), can suppress age-related disorders of the kidney.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-month-old mice were divided into three groups, and each group received a regular diet (O-C), diet containing sesame lignans (O-SE), and diet containing sesame lignans andα-tocopherol (VE; O-SE+VE), respectively, for 5 months. Six-month-old young mice (Y-C) were compared to the older mice.

RESULTS: Renal lipofuscin deposition was increased in the O-C group compared to that in the Y-C group and its deposition with aging was significantly decreased in both O-SE and O-SE+VE groups. Plasma blood urea nitrogen levels in the O-C group increased compared to those in the Y-C group; however, those in both O-SE and O-SE+VE groups did not differ from those in the Y-C group. The number of podocytes in the O-C group decreased compared to that in the Y-C group and this effect was attenuated in the O-SE and O-SE+VE groups. The effect was strongest in the O-SE+VE group. Histological examinations showed that glomerular hypertrophy accompanied by mesangial hyperplasia and renal tubular degeneration was less severe in the O-SE and O-SE+VE groups than in the O-C group. Moreover, age-related increases in the mRNA expression of NADPH oxidase- and inflammation-related genes, including p67phox, p40phox, TNFα, and IL-6, in the kidney were suppressed in the O-SE and O-SE+VE groups.

CONCLUSIONS: Sesame lignans might be useful to suppress age-related kidney disorders, and these effects could be enhanced with VE.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Renoprotective : CK(1308) : AC(593)

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