Puerarin promotes osteogenesis and inhibits adipogenesis in vitro

@inproceedings{Wang2013PuerarinPO,
  title={Puerarin promotes osteogenesis and inhibits adipogenesis in vitro},
  author={Nan Wang and Xin-luan Wang and Wenxiang Cheng and Huijuan Cao and Peng Zhang and Ling Qin},
  booktitle={Chinese medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Puerarin (daidzein 8-C-glucoside) has potential on preventing osteoporosis. This study aims to investigate the effects of puerarin on osteogenesis and adipogenesis in vitro. METHODS CCK-8 assay, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and Alizarin Red S were used to measure the effects of puerarin on proliferation, osteoblastic differentiation, and mineralization in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. The effects of puerarin on adipogenesis were measured by Oil Red O staining and… CONTINUE READING
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