Protective Effect of Nimbolide against High Fat Diet-induced Obesity in Rats via Nrf2/HO-1 Pathway

Lin Zhang, Yujun Li, Daqing Sun, Feng Bai
2022 Journal of Oleo Science  
Current time obesity is the major challenges globally and the incidence of the obesity has raised dramatically in current years. The obesity enhanced the various metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac, cancer and steatohepatitis. Natural drug having the long history to ameliorate the obesity and its related metabolic disorder. In this experimental study, we scrutinized the anti-obesity effect of nimbolide against high fat diet (HFD) induced obesity in rats. Wistar rats were divided into 5
more » ... groups and each group contains 10 rats. The body weight, tissue weight was estimated at regular time. Carbohydrate, lipid, hepatic, inflammatory cytokines, antioxidant and inflammatory parameters were estimated. The mRNA expression was also estimated. Nimbolide treated groups significantly (p < 0.001) suppressed the body weight at dose dependent manner. Nimbolide significantly (p < 0.001) reduced the hepatic parameters and altered the antioxidant parameters such as thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), glutathione (GSH), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), superoxide mutase (SOD), glutathione S transferase (GST); decreased the level of inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α). Nimbolide suppressed the mRNA expression of glucose-6-phosphatase HO-1 and nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor-2 (Nrf2). Collectively, we can say that nimbolide having the capability to suppressed the HFD induced obesity via Nrf2/HO-1 pathway.
doi:10.5650/jos.ess21389 pmid:35491096 fatcat:5ul27kya7fhtrovolf4oers33q