Effects of Water and Ethanol Extracts from Four Types of Domestic Seaweeds on Cell Differentiation in 3T3-L1 Cell Line

국내산 해조류 4종의 물과 에탄올 추출물이 3T3-L1에서 지방세포 분화에 미치는 영향

  • Oh, Ji-Hyun (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Jeju National University) ;
  • Lee, Yunkyoung (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Jeju National University)
  • 오지현 (제주대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이윤경 (제주대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.15
  • Accepted : 2015.12.22
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The aim of this study was to examine the cytotoxicity and potential inhibitory effects from four types of edible domestic brown seaweeds, Undaria pinnatifida (UP), Laminaria japonica (LJ), Sargassum fulvellum (SF), and Hizikia fusiforme (HF), on preadipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cell line. Water and ethanol extracts from the four types of seaweeds were prepared and tested for cell viability in the 3T3-L1 cell line by using MTT assay. In addition, various doses of the water extract of seaweeds (WES) and ethanol extract of seaweeds (EES) were treated at the beginning of 3T3-L1 differentiation and continued until the cells were fully differentiated to adipocytes. Oil Red-O staining was performed to determine the potential cell differentiation inhibitory effects of the WES and EES by measuring the levels of lipid droplet accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. $PPAR{\gamma}$ mRNA expression levels were significantly reduced by WESs of UP, LJ, and HF as well as EESs of LJ and HF. As a result, we observed the superior cell differentiation inhibitory effects of WES compared to that of EES in a dose-dependent manner without any significant cytotoxicity in mouse adipocytes.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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