Gallotannin derivatives from mango (Mangifera indica L.) suppress adipogenesis and increase thermogenesis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes in part through the AMPK pathway Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 Expansion of adipose tissue in obesity is associated with dysregulation of adipokines, which can lead to long-term metabolic disorders. Gallotannin derivatives from mango possess anti-inflammatory activities, but their potential role in lipid metabolism is not well investigated. In this study, 3T3-L1 preadipocytes were differentiated into adipocytes and treated with mango polyphenols (MG), or pyrogallol (PG) for 6 days. The anti-adipogenic activity of PG was demonstrated by reduced number of lipid droplets and expressions of adipogenic markers, such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP). In mature adipocytes, PG promoted adipocyte browning and increased the expressions of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) and sirtuin 1 (Sirt1). Knockdown of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) 1 with siRNA partially abolished the effect of PG on adipogenesis. Results indicate that gallotannin derivatives modulate lipid metabolism, at least in part, though the AMPK pathway, and possess potential to prevent obesity-related conditions.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fang, C., Kim, H., Noratto, G., Sun, Y., Talcott, S. T., & Mertens-Talcott, S. U.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Fang, Chuo||Kim, Hyemee||Noratto, Giuliana||Sun, Yuxiang||Talcott, Stephen T||Mertens-Talcott, Susanne U

publication date

  • July 2018