Inhibited apoptosis of C2C12 myoblasts by a eupatorium chinense var. simplicifolium root extract

Jin Ho Lee, Min Ho Jung, Yong Hyeon Lee, Yusu Shin, Hansung Kim, Jürgen Schreiber, Tack Joong Kim

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We investigated the effects of a Eupatorium chinense var. simplicifolium (EUC) root extract on muscle disorders and explored the underlying mechanism for oxidative stress-induced C2C12 myoblast damage. An EUC pre-treatment reduced the decreased cell viability after an H2O 2 treatment. The heat shock protein (HSP) 70 level increased, and the phosphorylation of Jun amino-terminal kinases (JNKs) decreased in the EUCpre- treated C2C12 myoblasts. The results of the present study demonstrate the potential benefit of a herbal medicine in treating oxidative stress-related muscle disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2134-2136
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 4


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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