Delphinidin prevents disuse muscle atrophy and reduces stress-related gene expression

Motoki Murata, Reia Kosaka, Kana Kurihara, Shuya Yamashita, Hirofumi Tachibana

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Delphinidin is a member of the anthocyanidin class of plant pigments. We examined the effects of delphinidin on muscle atrophy. Oral administration of delphinidin suppressed the muscle weight loss induced by mechanical unloading. Microarray analysis showed that delphinidin suppresses the upregulation of oxidative stress-related gene expression, including the expression of Cbl-b. Thus, delphinidin may prevent unloading-mediated muscle atrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1636-1640
Number of pages5
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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