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In this study, we investigated the effects of balanced deep-sea water (BDSW) on hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced diabetic C57BL/6J mice. BDSW was prepared by mixing deep-sea water (DSW) mineral extracts and desalinated water to give a final hardness of 500-2000. Mice given an HFD with BDSW showed lowered fasting plasma(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of balanced deep-sea water (BDSW) on adipocyte hypertrophy and liver steatosis in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese C57BL/6J mice. METHODS BDSW was prepared by mixing deep-sea water (DSW) mineral extracts and desalinated water. C57BL/6J mice were fed a normal diet or HFD with or without BDSW with different hardness (500,(More)
Flavonoids, a group of polyphenolic compounds abundant in plants, are known to prevent bone loss in ovariectomized (OVX) animal models. Inhibition of osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption is considered as an effective therapeutic approach in the treatment of postmenopausal bone loss. Luteolin, a plant flavonoid, has potent anti-inflammatory(More)
Genistein, an isoflavone, is known to possess diverse biological functions such as antioxidative and anti-inflammatory actions. It also acts like estrogen and inhibits several tyrosine kinases. Genistein was reported to suppress insulin-mediated glucose uptake in adipocytes. In this study, we investigated the effects of genistein on glucose uptake in vitro(More)
The worldwide prevalence of metabolic diseases, including obesity and diabetes, is increasing. Mitochondrial dysfunction is recognized as a core feature of these diseases. Emerging evidence also suggests that defects in mitochondrial biogenesis, number, morphology, fusion, and fission, contribute to the development and progression of metabolic diseases. Our(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of balanced deep-sea water (BDSW) on hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. BDSW was prepared by mixing DSW mineral extracts and desalinated water to yield a final hardness of 1000-4000 ppm. Male ICR mice were assigned to 6 groups; mice in each group were given(More)
Osteoclast formation and bone resorption are multiple processes that involve the participation of specialized membrane structures and their associated proteins. In this study, we used an MS to analyze the profile of proteins associated with osteoclast membranes and focused on the function of channel proteins in osteoclast differentiation and function. We(More)
Proton radiotherapy has been established as a highly effective modality used in the local control of tumor growth. Although proton radiotherapy is used worldwide to treat several types of cancer clinically with great success due to superior targeting and energy deposition, the detailed regulatory mechanisms underlying the functions of proton radiation are(More)
Colorectal adenocarcinoma is the most common type of gastrointestinal cancer. Colon adenocarcinoma is a major health problem worldwide due to the high prevalence and mortality rates associated with the disease. The majority of colorectal carcinomas are adenocarcinomas, which originate from the epithelial cells of the colorectal mucosa. HT-29 cells, which(More)
Recent studies showed that deficiencies of essential minerals including Mg, Ca, and K, and trace minerals including Se, Zn, and V, have implications for the development, prevention, and treatment of several chronic diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Our previous studies revealed that balanced deep-sea water (BDSW), which is composed of(More)