Inhibitory effect of glucodistylin from the bark of Quercus acutissima on human recombinant aldose reductase and sorbitol accumulation.
ABSTRACT A flavanol glycoside, glucodistylin (1) and three polyphenol derivatives, gallate (2), (+)-catechin (3) and (+)-gallocatechin (4) were isolated from an aqueous acetone extract of the bark of Quercus acutissima. Of these compounds, glucodistylin exhibited uncompetitive inhibitory activity against recombinant human aldose reductase with an IC(50) value of 7.2 μM. Furthermore, glucodistylin inhibited sorbitol accumulation by 48.84% at 50 μM. This flavonoid showed therapeutic potential in the prevention and treatment of diabetes-related complications.
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ABSTRACT: The dietary polyphenols as aldose reductases inhibitors (ARIs) have attracted great interest among researchers. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the research reports on the structure-activity relationship of dietary polyphenols inhibiting aldose reductases (AR). The molecular structures influence the inhibition of the following: (1) The methylation and methoxylation of the hydroxyl group at C3, C3', and C4' of flavonoids decreased or little affected the inhibitory potency. However, the methylation and methoxylation of the hydroxyl group at C5, C6, and C8 significantly enhanced the inhibition. Moreover, the methylation and methoxylation of C7-OH influence the inhibitory activity depending on the substitutes on rings A and B of flavonoids. (2) The glycosylation on 3-OH of flavonoids significantly increased or little affected the inhibition. However, the glycosylation on 7-OH and 4'-OH of flavonoids significantly decreased the inhibition. (3) The hydroxylation on A-ring of flavones and isoflavones, especially at positions 5 and 7, significantly improved the inhibition and the hydroxylation on C3' and C4' of B-ring of flavonoids remarkably enhanced the inhibition; however, the hydroxylation on the ring C of flavones significantly weakened the inhibition. (4) The hydrogenation of the C2˭C3 double bond of flavones reduced the inhibition. (5) The hydrogenation of α=β double bond of stilbenes hardly affected the inhibition and the hydroxylation on C3' of stilbenes decreased the inhibition. Moreover, the methylation of the hydroxyl group of stilbenes obviously reduced the activity. (6) The hydroxylation on C4 of chalcone significantly increased the inhibition and the methylation on C4 of chalcone remarkably weakened the inhibition.Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 01/2015; 55(1):16-31. · 5.55 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Diabetic complications are attributed to hyperglycaemic condition which is in turn associated with the polyol pathway and advanced glycation end products. Aldose reductase (AR) is the principal enzyme of polyol pathway which plays a vital role in the development of diabetic complications. AR inhibitory activity can be screened by both in vitro and in vivo methods. In vitro assays for AR enzyme are further classified on the basis of the source of enzyme such as rat lens, rat kidney, cataracted human eye lens, bovine eyes and human recombinant AR enzymes, whereas the in vivo model is based on the determination of lens galactitol levels. A number of synthetic AR inhibitors (ARIs) including tolrestat and sorbinil have been developed, but all of these suffer from drawbacks such as poor permeation and safety issues. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies and many researchers have been carrying out research to find new, potent and safe ARIs from natural sources. Thus, many naturally occurring compounds have been reported to have AR inhibitory activity. The present review attempts to highlight phytochemicals and plant extracts with potential AR inhibitory activity. It also summarizes the classes of compounds which have proven AR inhibitory activity. Phytochemicals such as quercetin, kaempferol and ellagic acid are found to be the most promising ARIs. The exhaustive literature presented in this article clearly indicates the role of plant extracts and phytochemicals as potential ARIs. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.Phytotherapy Research 05/2013; · 2.40 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We evaluated the inhibitory effects of extracts and components of Geranium thunbergii on aldose reductase (AR) and galactitol formation in rat lenses with high levels of galactose as a part of our ongoing search of natural sources for therapeutic and preventive agents for diabetic complications. The inhibitory effects of water, methanol and ethanol extracts of G. thunbergii on rat lens AR (RLAR) were determined. Comparing inhibitory effects of various solvent extracts, ethanol extract showed RLAR inhibitory activity ( values, 5.24 and , respectively). The ethanol extract was fractionated to chloroform, ethyl acetate and water. Of these, the ethyl acetate fraction from ethanol extract of G. thunbergii exhibited RLAR inhibitory activity ( value, ). In order to identify the bioactive components of ethyl acetate soluble fraction of ethanol extract from G. thunbergii, eight compounds, namely gallic acid (1), protocatechuic acid (2), p-hydroxybenzoic acid (3), brevifolin carboxylic acid (4), geraniin (5), ellagic acid (6), kaempferol-3-O-arabinofuranosyl-7-O-rhamnopyranoside (7), kaempferitrin (8) were isolated. The isolates were subjected to in vitro bioassays to evaluate their inhibitory activity on RLAR and galactitol formation in rat lenses. The ellagic tannins (5, 6) and flavonoid (7) exhibited strong inhibitory effects on RLAR. Also, these three compounds (5, 6 and 7) suppressed galactitol accumulation in rat lens under high galactose conditions, demonstrating the potential to prevent galactitol accumulation exo vivo. These results suggest that the extracts and components of G. thunbergii are a promising agent in the prevention or treatment of diabetic complications.Korean Journal of Medicinal Crop Science. 08/2012; 20(4).