Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 343–348 | Cite as

Effects of persimmon-vinegar on lipid and carnitine profiles in mice

  • Yeon-Jeong Moon
  • Dong-Seong Choi
  • Suk-Heung Oh
  • Young-Sun Song
  • Youn-Soo Cha
Research Article


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of persimmon-vinegar supplementation on blood lipid profiles, carnitine concentrations, and hepatic mRNA levels of enzymes involved in fatty acid metabolism. Thirty-two C57BL/6J male mice were divided into 4 groups; control group (HD), industrial vinegar group (HD-V), and persimmon-vinegar groups (HD-PV1, HD-PV2). Serum triglyceride (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) concentrations significantly decreased in all vinegar-administered groups compared with the HD group. The hepatic TG and TC concentrations of persimmon-vinegar administered groups were significantly lower compared with the HD group. Liver acid insoluble acylcarnitine (AIAC) was significantly higher in the HD-PV2 than in HD and HD-V groups. The acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) mRNA level tended to lower in all the vinegar administered groups compared with the HD group. These results suggest that the persimmon-vinegar has anti-obesity properties.


persimmon-vinegar mice lipid profile carnitine hepatic mRNA level 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeon-Jeong Moon
    • 1
  • Dong-Seong Choi
    • 2
  • Suk-Heung Oh
    • 2
  • Young-Sun Song
    • 3
  • Youn-Soo Cha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and Research Institute of Human EcologyChonbuk National UniversityJeonju, JeonbukKorea
  2. 2.Department of Food and BiotechnologyWoosuk UniversityJeonju, JeonbukKorea
  3. 3.School of Food Science and NutritionInje UniversityGimhae, GyeongnamKorea

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