Mulberry Down-Regulates Alzheimer’s Genes

Chinese scientists analyzed the transcription of 24,358 genes in response to the use of mulberry fruit extract in an amyloid-injured cell line. While in vitro studies are not very high on the pyramid of proof, the application of nutrigenomic research techniques take this research to a superior level.

The Chinese report set out to identify and understand molecular-level interactions between mulberry fruit extract and genes. Analyses of gene expression profile revealed that genes involving cell adhesion, peptidase activity, cytokine activity, ion binding activity, and angiogenesis regulation were significantly modulated.

Three specific genes found in the “Alzheimer’s disease-reference pathway” were downregulated after mulberry intervention. This research could constitute a tipping point in nutrigenomics.

For more information on mulberry, please see article on page 25.

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