Abstract Title:

Possible osteoprotective effects of myricetin in STZ induced diabetic osteoporosis in rats.

Abstract Source:

Eur J Pharmacol. 2019 Nov 19:172805. Epub 2019 Nov 19. PMID: 31756333

Abstract Author(s):

Xiaozhou Ying, Xiaowei Chen, Te Wang, Wenhao Zheng, Long Chen, Youjia Xu

Article Affiliation:

Xiaozhou Ying


Myricetin is a flavonoid which has many pharmacological effects. However, to date there is no evidence study on the effect of myricetin in diabetic condition. This study was aimed to investigate whether myricetin could protect against diabetic osteoporosis in streptozotocin induced rats. Female Wistar rats were randomly allocated to four equal groups: diabetic group (DG), diabetic group with myricetin (50 mg per kilogram per day), (D) diabetic group with myricetin (100 mg/kg/day) and normal control group (CG). Body weight was recorded once a week. After treatment with myricetin for 12 weeks, serum biochemical analyses, the microarchitecture of femora, and histological changes were evaluated. Wefound that the bone mineral density (BMD) of myricetin (100 mg per kilogram per day)treatment group significantly increased than in the diabetic group (P < 0.05). The alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin were markedly blocked in diabetic rats relative to normal control group (P < 0.05); however, the inhibition was prevented by the myricetin treatment group. Results also showed that myricetin treatment could dramatically improve trabecular bone microarchitecture through increasing bone mass such as trabecular number (Tb.N), bone volume per tissue volume (BV/TV), and decreasing that of structure model index (SMI) and trabecular separation (Tb.Sp), comparing with the control group. We also found that myricetin could significantly lower the oxidative damage and up-regulate the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activity. In summary, we showed that myricetin can effectively improve abnormal bone metabolism in streptozotocin induced rats, which may provide a beneficial medicine on diabetic bone disease.

Study Type : Animal Study

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