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Fitoterapia. 2013 Oct;90:240-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2013.07.024. Epub 2013 Aug 13.

Flavonoids from Tetrastigma obtectum enhancing glucose consumption in insulin-resistance HepG2 cells via activating AMPK.

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  • 1Tianjin Key Laboratory on Technologies Enabling Development Clinical Therapeutics and Diagnostics (Theranostics), School of Pharmacy, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, People's Republic of China.


Four new flavonoids including three C-glycosidic flavonoids, named tetrastigma A-D (1-4) and five known flavones (5-9) were isolated from the herbs of Tetrastigma obtectum (Wall.) Planch. The structures of 1-4 were elucidated by 1D- and 2D-NMR and HR mass spectrometric methods. Compound 1 caused significant enhancement in glucose consumption by insulin-resistant HepG2 cells compared with control cells. In addition, compound 1 stimulated phosphorylation of AMPK, which plays an important role in glycometabolism.

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AMPK; Flavonoid; HepG2 glucose consumption; Tetrastigma obtectum

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