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Combined Treatment of Betulinic Acid, a PTP1B Inhibitor, with Orthosiphon stamineus Extract Decreases Body Weight in High-Fat-Fed Mice.
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PMID:  23256448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Leptin resistance is a common feature of obesity and is accompanied by hyperleptinemia. Although leptin sensitizers improve leptin resistance, they also decrease plasma leptin levels that attenuate the leptin-associated antiobesity effect. We hypothesized that the combinational treatment of leptin sensitizer and endogenous leptin expression stimulant would synergistically induce an antiobesity effect in high-fat-fed obese animals. Betulinic acid (BA) isolated from Saussurea lappa suppressed the hypothalamic protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B in mice and enhanced the antiobesity effect of leptin in obese rats. Ethanol extract of Orthosiphon stamineus (OS) induced leptin expressions in both 3T3-L1 adipocytes and mice in a dose-dependent manner. To evaluate our hypothesis, we treated obese mice induced by 6 weeks of high-fat-diet feeding with BA and OS for 2 weeks. Although BA or OS alone did not decrease body weight in obese mice, the combinational treatment of BA and OS decreased body weight significantly compared to either BA- or OS-treated obese mice. These results suggest that combinational treatment of BA and OS would be effective for the treatment of obesity.
Yoon-Jung Choi; So-Young Park; Jong-Yeon Kim; Kyu-Chang Won; Bo-Ra Kim; Jong-Keun Son; Seung-Ho Lee; Yong-Woon Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicinal food     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-7600     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Food     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812512     Medline TA:  J Med Food     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Yeungnam University , Daegu, Korea.
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