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Figure 1: Effect of four flavones on glucose consumption in insulin-resistant HepG2 cells. Note: (a) pinobanksin, (b) chrysin, (c) galangin, and (d) pinocembrin. HepG2 cells were plated in 96-well plates overnight, followed by treated in the absence or presence of 5x10−6mol/L insulin. After 36 h, cells were exposed to different concentrations of flavonoids for 24h. Then the amount of glucose consumption in the HepG2 cells was detected by the glucose detection kit. Values are means ± SEM from six separate determinations. Values with different letters (A–E) in the same column are significantly different from each other (p < 0.05).