Figure 1. Adzuki extract restrains the expression levels of differentiated-associated genes in 3T3-L1 cells. Adzuki extract or a vehicle was added to the differentiation medium as day 0 and cells were cultured for 3 day. The mRNA expression of PPARγ, FABP4 and C/EBPα was determined by real-time PCR and normalized by GAPDH. The results are expressed as means ± SEM for three independent determinations. *P<0.05, ** P<0.01 compared with control


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Shinichi Yonekura, Yoshihito Obayashi, Yukako Tokutake, Sei-ichi Kawahara, Hidefumi Makabe, Hiroshi Fujii

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2017, 5(12), 908-913 doi:10.12691/jfnr-5-12-5