Garcinia cambogia extract ameliorates visceral adiposity in C57BL/6J mice fed on a high-fat diet

Keun Young Kim, Hye Nam Lee, Yun Jung Kim, Taesun Park

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Abstract

The aim of present study is to evaluate the effects of Garcinia cambogia on the mRNA levels of the various genes involved in adipogenesis, as well as on body weight gain, visceral fat accumulation, and other biochemical markers of obesity in obesity-prone C57BL/6J mice. Consumption of the Garcinia cambogia extract effectively lowered the body weight gain, visceral fat accumulation, blood and hepatic lipid concentrations, and plasma insulin and leptin levels in a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity mouse model. The Garcinia cambogia extract reversed the HFD-induced changes in the expression pattern of such epididymal adipose tissue genes as adipocyte protein aP2 (aP2), sterol regulatory element-binding factor 1c (SREBP1c), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ2 (PPARγ2), and CCAT/enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα). These findings suggest that the Garcinia cambogia extract ameliorated HFD-induced obesity, probably by modulating multiple genes associated with adipogenesis, such as aP2, SREBP1c, PPARγ2, and C/EBPα in the visceral fat tissue of mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1772-1780
Number of pages9
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume72
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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