Effects of escin mixture from the seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum on obesity in mice fed a high fat diet


Avci G., KÜÇÜKKURT İ., AKKOL E. , YEŞİLADA E.

PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY, cilt.48, sa.3, ss.247-252, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/13880200903085466
  • Dergi Adı: PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.247-252

Özet

Escins, a triterpene glycoside mixture obtained from the ethanol extract of Aesculus hippocastanum L. (Hippocastanaceae) seed, was evaluated for its in vivo effects on the plasma levels of some hormones (leptin, insulin, FT3, FT4) and biochemical parameters (glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol, HDL-C, LDL-C concentrations) in mice fed with a high fat diet for 5 weeks. A high fat diet induced a remarkable increment in the plasma leptin (p < 0.01), total cholesterol (p < 0.01) and LDL-C (p < 0.001) concentrations compared to control group animals. Combined administration of a high-fat diet with escins decreased leptin (31.6%) (p<0.05) and FT4 (36.0%) (p<0.05) levels, increased HDL-C concentration (17.0%), while remained ineffective on LDL-C concentration in mice. Results have shown that escins may have beneficial effects in the understanding of obesity.