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Influence of Galgeun-tang on Gene Expression in Diet-Induced Obese Mice (갈근탕이 고지방 식이 유발 비만 쥐에서 비만 관련 유전자 발현에 미치는 영향)

  • Ye, Sung-Ae;Kim, Ho-Jun;Ko, Seong-Gyu;Song, Yun-Kyung
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.1-12
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    • 2016
  • Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate anti-obesity effect of Galgeuntang (gegentang) and elucidate the effect of it on gene expression related to obesity. Methods The experiments were performed with the use of Diet-Induced Obese mice. They were grouped NC (normal control), HFD (high fat diet control), GGT (Galgeun-tang (gegentang), 700 mg/kg), ORL (Orlistat, 10 mg/kg). GGT was orally administered for 12 weeks. Body weight was measured every week. Real-time PCR was performed to investigate the effect of GGT on gene expression in liver tissue. Results GGT group and ORL group were reduced in body weight compared with HFD. HFD increased $PPAR{\gamma}$, SREBP-1, Leptin, aP2, FATP1, FAS gene expression compared with NC. GGT increased FATP1 gene expression. But GGT reduced $PPAR{\gamma}$ & FAS gene expression in liver tissue of diet-induced obese mice compared with HFD. Conclusions These results suggest that GGT is supposed to have a certain impact on the treatment of obesity. But more study is needed in the future.