Research Article

Antiobesity Effects of an Edible Halophyte Nitraria retusa Forssk in 3T3-L1 Preadipocyte Differentiation and in C57B6J/L Mice Fed a High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity

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Effects of Nitraria retusa (NR) extract using different concentrations (25, 50, 100, 200, and 400 μg/mL) on cell differentiation and fat droplet formation in 3T3-L1 cells before (a) and after (b) oil Red-O staining. Fat droplets in preadipocytes and adipocytes differentiated for 9 days with or without Nitraria retusa (NR) and isorhamnetin (the positive control) treatments were stained with oil Red-O dye and examined using a light microscope. (c) Effects of Nitraria retusa extract NR on lipid droplet content in 3T3-L1 cells. Lipid droplet accumulation in treated cells was expressed as a percentage of control (untreated cells). Bars represent mean ± SD, , , .