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Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis) Water Extract Ameliorates Inflammatory Responses and Oxidative Stress on Osteoarthritis in Obese Rats

Authors Chang HW, Sudirman S, Yen YW, Mao CF, Ong AD, Kong ZL

Received 31 December 2019

Accepted for publication 6 March 2020

Published 21 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1109—1119


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Robert B. Raffa

Heng-Wei Chang,1 Sabri Sudirman,2 Yu-Wen Yen,1 Chien-Feng Mao,1 Alan Darmasaputra Ong,1 Zwe-Ling Kong1

1Department of Food Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung City 20224, Taiwan; 2Fisheries Product Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Ogan Ilir Regency 30862, Indonesia

Correspondence: Zwe-Ling Kong
Department of Food Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung City 20224, Taiwan
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Purpose: To investigate the effects of Mytilus edulis water extract (MWE) on an anterior cruciate ligament transection and a partial medial meniscectomy surgery to induced osteoarthritis (OA) with the high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats.
Methods: The male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with HFD for 4 weeks before surgery. The OA rats were orally administered with MWE (108.5, 217.0, and 542.5 mg/kg) for 6 weeks.
Results: The administration of MWE affected weight loss, triglycerides content, and total cholesterol level. MWE also enhanced the activity of superoxide dismutase and decreased lipid peroxidation degree. Moreover, MWE reduced proinflammatory cytokines level, alleviated inflammation and swelling of the osteoarthritic knee, and reduced loss of proteoglycan in articular cartilage tissue.
Conclusion: MWE suppressed proinflammatory mediators and attenuated the cartilage degradation and pain in osteoarthritis rats under obesity condition. Therefore, MWE has the potential to act as an alternative for osteoarthritis treatment.

Keywords: medial meniscectomy, Mytilus edulis, obesity, osteoarthritis

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