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Anti-Fatigue Properties of Tartary Buckwheat Extracts in Mice
Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College, Yiwu 322000, Zhejiang, China
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Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 15 July 2011 / Accepted: 19 July 2011 / Published: 25 July 2011
Abstract: Anti-fatigue properties of tartary buckwheat extracts (TBE) was investigated in male Kunming mice. The animals were divided into four groups. The first group, designated as the control group (control), was administered with distilled water by gavage every day for 28 days. The other three groups, designated as TBE treatment groups, were administered with TBE of 60, 120 and 240 mg/kg body weight, respectively, by gavage every day for 28 days. Exhaustive swimming time, blood lactic acid (BLA), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), tissue glycogen, glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) of mice after swimming were determined. The results showed that tartary buckwheat extracts had anti-fatigue properties, which extended the exhaustive swimming time of mice, effectively inhibiting the increase of BLA, decreasing the level of BUN, increasing the tissue glycogen content and the activities of SOD and GPx of mice. However, further study is needed to elucidate the exact mechanism of the effect of TBE on fatigue.
Keywords: anti-fatigue; tartary buckwheat extracts; exhaustive swimming test; mice
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Jin, H.-M.; Wei, P. Anti-Fatigue Properties of Tartary Buckwheat Extracts in Mice. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 4770-4780.
Jin H-M, Wei P. Anti-Fatigue Properties of Tartary Buckwheat Extracts in Mice. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(8):4770-4780.
Jin, Hong-Mei; Wei, Ping. 2011. "Anti-Fatigue Properties of Tartary Buckwheat Extracts in Mice." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 8: 4770-4780.