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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v15.i4.30
pages 357-364

The Agaricoglyceride of Royal Sun Medicinal Mushroom, Agaricus brasiliensis (Higher Basidiomycetes) is Anti-Inflammatory and Reverses Diabetic Glycemia in the Liver of Mice

Haitao Yu
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harbin Medical University, Heilongjiang Harbin; Department of Biology Genetics, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar Heilongjiang, PR China
Chunchao Han
School of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, People's Republic of China
Yan Sun
Department of Clinical Pathogenic Microorganisms, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar Heilongjiang, PR China
Xiaodan Qi
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar Heilongjiang, PR China
Yan Shi
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar Heilongjiang, PR China
Xu Gao
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harbin Medical University, Heilongjiang Harbin, People’s Republic of China
Chunjing Zhang
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar Heilongjiang, PR China

ABSTRACT

The agaricoglyceride is a new fungal secondary metabolite that constitutes esters of chlorinated 4-hydroxy benzoic acid and glycerol. The objective of this study was to explore whether the administration of agaricoglyceride could correct hepatic glycemic metabolism dysfunction by attenuating inflammation in the liver. The effects of agaricoglycerides on tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, vascular endothelial growth factor-α, interleukin-17, insulin secretion, adiponectin, leptin, hepatic glycogen, nuclear factor-κB activation, and total antioxidant activity were studied respectively. We demonstrated that administration of agaricoglycerides alleviated glycemic metabolism dysfunction, inflammation, and oxidative stress in mice. These data indicate that agaricoglyceride supplementation could restrain metabolic dysfunction through suppressing the nuclear factor-κB pathway as well as decreasing the levels of inflammatory cytokines and total antioxidant activities.


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