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Studies on the anti-aging activity of a glycoprotein isolated from Fupenzi (Rubus chingii Hu.) and its regulation on klotho gene expression in mice kidney

Studies on the anti-aging activity of a glycoprotein isolated from Fupenzi (Rubus chingii Hu.) and its regulation on klotho gene expression in mice kidney

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 119: 470-476

In this study, a novel glycoprotein with molecular weight of 22.0 kDa was isolated and purified from Fupenzi (a kind of unripe fruits of Rubus chingii Hu.) by means of anion-exchange (DEAE-52) and gel column chromatography (Sephadex G-100). The glycoprotein consists of a carbohydrate component (81.42 ± 0.96%) and protein component (14.56 ± 1.21%). The anti-aging capability was measured in d‑galactose induced aging mice model, and the experimental data showed that the glycoprotein could significantly inhibit the formation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and raise the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) in mice kidney and serum. The reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR) and western blots showed that the glycoprotein significantly increase the expression of anti-aging gene klotho in mice kidney. The results suggested that the anti-aging mechanism of FPZ might be achieved by improving the klotho gene expression and repairing the renal function. This study will provide a scientific basis for the view of traditional Chinese medicine that tonifying kidney is the basic way of anti-aging. In addition, the glycoprotein could be exploited as a potent dietary supplement to attenuate aging and prevent age-related diseases in humans.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.07.157

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