|Title:||Antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of polyphenol-rich litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)-flower-water-extract on livers of high-fat-diet fed hamsters||Authors:||Chang, YY
|Keywords:||Antioxidative capacity; Hepatic lipids; Litchi-flower-water-extract; Liver cytokine level; Liver damage index; Matrix metalloproteinase; Nonalcoholic fatty liver; Polyphenolic profile||Issue Date:||2013||Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV||Journal Volume:||5||Journal Issue:||1||Start page/Pages:||44||Source:||JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS||Abstract:||
Gentisic acid and epicatechin are two major compounds in phenolic acids and flavonoids of litchi-flower-water extracts (LFWEs), respectively. Increased (p< 0.05) serum lipids and liver size/lipid, damage/inflammatory indices, TBARS value, CRP level, MMP-9 activity, and decreased (p< 0.05) liver GSH and TEAC levels, and SOD, CAT and GSH-Px activities were observed in high-fat-diet fed hamsters compared to normal-fat-dietary hamsters. Those biochemical values of high-fat-diet fed hamsters were significant improved (p< 0.05) by drinking LFWEs. In addition, these improvements on liver damage induced by a high-fat diet were also evidenced in the histopathological examination of livers where less microvesicular steatosis and no necrotic/inflammatory cells were observed in high-fat-diet fed hamster drinking LFWEs. Therefore, protective effects of LFWEs on liver damage of high-fat-diet fed hamsters can be accounted for antioxidative properties and anti-inflammatory effects of LFWEs. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
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