Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 23 pp 11084—11110

α-Mangostin remodels visceral adipose tissue inflammation to ameliorate age-related metabolic disorders in mice

Figure 6. α-Man mitigates age-related adipose tissue inflammation through NF-κB and MAPKs pathways. (A) Relative mRNA levels of iNos, Il-1β and Tnf-α in eWAT were analyzed by qRT-PCR. (B) The protein levels of iNOS, COX-2 and SIRT3 in eWAT were detected by Western blot analyses and quantified using Image J. (C) The expression of p-IKKα/β, IKKα, IKKβ, p-IκBα, IκBα, p-p65 and p65 was detected by Western blot. (D) The expression of p-ERK, ERK, p-p38, p38, p-JNK and JNK were detected by Western blot. α-Tubulin was used as an internal control. Data are normalized to the mean value of old group. Data are expressed as means ± SD (n = 5). #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01, old mice vs. young mice, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, α-Man vs. old mice. Y, young mice; O, old mice; L, old mice administrated with 25 mg/kg α-Man; H, old mice administrated with 50 mg/kg α-Man.