Antioxidative Activities and Inhibitory Effects on Lipid Accumulation of Extracts from Different Parts of Morus alba and Cudrania tricuspidata

뽕나무(Morus alba)와 꾸지뽕나무(Cudrania tricuspidata)의 부위에 따른 항산화 활성 및 3T3-L1세포 지방축적 억제 효과

Kim, Gun-Hee;Kim, Eunhyang

  • Received : 2019.03.13
  • Accepted : 2019.04.17
  • Published : 2019.04.30


In this study, we examined antioxidative effects and the anti-adipogenesis effect of different parts of Cudrania tricuspidata (C), and Morus alba (M). Total polyphenol contents were highest in M-root ($34.56{\pm}0.045mg\;GAE/g$), and there was no significant difference, between C-root and M-leaf. Total flavonoid contents of C-root were highest ($23.07{\pm}0.004mg\;QE/g$). To examine antioxidant activities of C and M extracts, DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activity, and FRAP assay, was used. Results show that antioxidant activities of C and M extracts increased, in a dose-dependent manner. Adipocytes are generated by preadipocyte differentiation, during adipogenesis. Matured adipocytes accumulate in abnormal and cause obesity. We investigated effects of leaf and root extracts of C and M, on lipid accumulation, in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Changes in cell morphology, and degrees of lipid accumulation in adipocytes, were evaluated by Oil Red O staining. Root extracts of C and M, reduced lipid content in a dose-dependent manner. Therefore, root extracts of C and M, may be good candidates for managing obesity.


Cudrania tricuspidata;Morus alba;antioxidative activity;3T3-L1;adipogenesis


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