Study Title:

Resveratrol Modifies White Adipose Tissue Signaling

Study Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Due to the low bioavailability of resveratrol, determining whether its metabolites exert any beneficial effect is an interesting issue.

METHODS:

3T3-L1 maturing pre-adipocytes were treated during differentiation with 25 µM of resveratrol or with its metabolites and 3T3-L1 mature adipocytes were treated for 24 hours with 10 µM resveratrol or its metabolites. The gene expression of adiponectin, leptin, visfatin and apelin was assessed by Real Time RT-PCR and their concentration in the incubation medium was quantified by ELISA.

RESULTS:

Resveratrol reduced mRNA levels of leptin and increased those of adiponectin. It induced the same changes in leptin secretion. Trans-resveratrol-3-O-glucuronide and trans-resveratrol-4'-O-glucuronide increased apelin and visfatin mRNA levels. Trans-resveratrol-3-O-sulfate reduced leptin mRNA levels and increased those of apelin and visfatin.

CONCLUSIONS:

The present study shows for the first time that resveratrol metabolites have a regulatory effect on adipokine expression and secretion. Since resveratrol has been reported to reduce body-fat accumulation and to improve insulin sensitivity, and considering that these effects are mediated in part by changes in the analyzed adipokines, it may be proposed that resveratrol metabolites play a part in these beneficial effects of resveratrol.

Study Information

Eseberri I, Lasa A, Churruca I, Portillo MP.
Resveratrol Metabolites Modify Adipokine Expression and Secretion in 3T3-L1 Pre-Adipocytes and Mature Adipocytes.
PLoS One.
2013 May
Nutrition and Obesity Group, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain

Full Study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3661556/