Natural product therapy for middle aged TIIDM patients: Methyl Jasmonate, isolated from Jasmine and Mulberry (Morus nigra), decreases DNA-PPK expression, suppresses phosphorylation of HSP90a, increases AMPK activity, augments mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism, promotes weight loss and exercise endurance and alleviates TIIDM via down regulation of its target gene, 18/May/2017, 7.10 am

Natural product-derived therapy for EVI-1-Overexpressing Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Celastrol, isolated from Thunder God Vine, decreases the expression of MECOM/EVI-1 and its down target genes, including CKMT-1, alters Arginine-creatine metabolism, inhibits mitochondrial respiration, depletes ATP levels, and promotes regression of EVI-1-overexpressing AML via up regulation of its target gene, 18/May/2017, 7.04 am
May 17, 2017
Natural product-derived Life-extension therapy: Puerarin, isolated from Pueraria lobata (Kudzu) and Pueraria montana, inhibits the expression of Ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 (p70S6 Kinase) and extends mammalian life span, 18/May/2017, 7.13 am
May 18, 2017
Show all

Introduction: What they say

A study from the Laboratory of Obesity and Aging Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA; and Laboratory of Obesity and Aging Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA shows that “DNA-PK Promotes the Mitochondrial, Metabolic, and Physical Decline that Occurs During Aging.” This research paper was published, in the 2 May 2017 issue of the journal “Cell Metabolism” [One of the best research journals in Metabolism research with an I.F of 17.303], by Prof. Chung JH and Park SJ and others.


What we say:

On the foundation of this interesting finding, Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Natural product therapy for middle aged TIIDM patients: Methyl Jasmonate, isolated from Jasmine and Mulberry (Morus nigra), decreases DNA-PPK expression, suppresses phosphorylation of HSP90a, increases AMPK activity, augments mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism, promotes weight loss and exercise endurance and alleviates TIIDM via down regulation of its target gene


Significance of the study:

Given that: (1) more than 387 million people worldwide are affected by Diabetes mellitus (DM); (2) Diabetes is going to be one of the top 10 causes of death by 2030; (3) the life-long painful injection/drug treatment is required to treat DM; (3) the global economic cost spent for diabetes treatment in 2014 was little more than 600 billion US dollars, there is an urgent need to find: (i) a way to induce regeneration of adult ß-cells that were lost in DM; (ii) a cheaper alternative to the existing expensive weight-loss drugs; (iii) a side-effect-free natural product-based drug; and (iv) a way to cure, not just treat, diabetes.


What is known?

Prof. Chung JH’s research team has recently shown that as ageing increases DNA breaks occur more frequently and activation of DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) occur which results in:(1) decreased mitochondrial function, metabolism and physical fitness; (2) increased phosphorylation of HSP90a; (3) decreased chaperone function toward its client protein such as AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK); and (4) compromised mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism. Conversely, decreasing DNA-PK results in: (1) increased AMPK activity; (2) weight loss; and (3) protection against TIIDM, suggesting that decreasing the expression of DNA-PK in in middle aged diabetic patients may alleviate TIIDM and increase exercise endurance.


From Research findings to Therapeutic opportunity:

This study suggests, for the first time, a natural product based therapy for middle-aged Obese TIIDM patients. Methyl Jasmonate (MJ), by increasing the expression of its target gene, it may decrease the expression of DNA-PK. Thereby, it may: (1) decrease phosphorylation of HSP90a; (2) increase AMPK activity; (3) increase mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism; (4) increase insulin sensitivity; (5) increase exercise endurance; (6) augment weight loss; (7) protect against TIIDM (Fig.1).

Figure 1. Mechanistic insight into how Methyl Jasmonate (JM) inhibits DNA-PK expression, promotes insulin sensitivity and alleviates TIIDM

Thus, pharmacological formulations encompassing “Methyl Jasmonate (MJ) or its analogues, either alone or in combination with other drugs,” may be used to treat middle-aged Obese TIIDM patients.


Details of the research findings:

Idea Proposed/Formulated (with experimental evidence) by: Dr L Boominathan Ph.D.

Terms & Conditions apply http://genomediscovery.org/registration/terms-and-conditions/

Undisclosed  mechanistic information: How does Methyl Jasmonate (MJ) decrease the expression of DNA-PK to promote insulin sensitivity?

Amount: $500

# Research cooperation

For purchase and payment details, you may reach us at info@genomediscovery.org


References:

Web: http://genomediscovery.org or http://newbioideas.com

Terms & Conditions apply http://genomediscovery.org/registration/terms-and-conditions/

Citation: Boominathan, L., Natural product therapy for middle aged TIIDM patients: Methyl Jasmonate, isolated from Jasmine and Mulberry (Morus nigra), decreases DNA-PPK expression, suppresses phosphorylation of HSP90a, increases AMPK activity, augments mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism, promotes weight loss and exercise endurance and alleviates TIIDM via down regulation of its target gene, 18/May/2017, 7.10 am, Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org

Comments are closed.