I Min Liu


Affiliation: Tajen University
Country: Taiwan


  1. Liu I, Tzeng T, Liou S. Abelmoschus moschatus (Malvaceae), an aromatic plant, suitable for medical or food uses to improve insulin sensitivity. Phytother Res. 2010;24:233-9 pubmed publisher
    ..A. moschatus is therefore proposed as potentially useful adjuvant therapy for patients with insulin resistance and/or the subjects wishing to increase insulin sensitivity. ..
  2. Liu I, Tzeng T, Liou S, Chang C. Regulation of obesity and lipid disorders by extracts from Angelica acutiloba root in high-fat diet-induced obese rats. Phytother Res. 2012;26:223-30 pubmed publisher
  3. Liu I, Tzeng T, Liou S, Chang C. Angelica acutiloba root alleviates advanced glycation end-product-mediated renal injury in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. J Food Sci. 2011;76:H165-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The results show that A. acutiloba root has an anti-diabetic property that involves antihyperglycemia accompanied by amelioration of glycation-mediated renal damage. ..
  4. Tzeng T, Liou S, Chang C, Liu I. Zerumbone, a tropical ginger sesquiterpene, ameliorates streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy in rats by reducing the hyperglycemia-induced inflammatory response. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013;10:64 pubmed publisher
    ..The beneficial effect of zerumbone in rats with DN is at least in part through antihyperglycemia which was accompanied by inhibition of macrophage infiltration via reducing p38 mediated inflammatory response. ..
  5. Chang C, Tzeng T, Liou S, Chang Y, Liu I. Regulation of lipid disorders by ethanol extracts from Zingiber zerumbet in high-fat diet-induced rats. Food Chem. 2012;132:460-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that EEZZ reduced the accumulation of visceral fat and improved hyperlipidaemia in HFD-fed rats by increasing fatty acid oxidation, an effect which is likely to be mediated via up-regulation of hepatic PPARα. ..
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    Liu I, Tzeng T, Liou S, Lan T. Improvement of insulin sensitivity in obese Zucker rats by myricetin extracted from Abelmoschus moschatus. Planta Med. 2007;73:1054-60 pubmed
    ..Myricetin might be used as a model substance for the development of antidiabetic compounds...
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    Liu I, Tzeng T, Liou S, Lan T. Myricetin, a naturally occurring flavonol, ameliorates insulin resistance induced by a high-fructose diet in rats. Life Sci. 2007;81:1479-88 pubmed
    ..These findings indicate that myricetin improves insulin sensitivity through the enhancement of insulin action on IRS-1-associated PI 3-kinase and GLUT 4 activity in soleus muscles of animals exhibiting insulin resistance. ..
  8. Liu I, Tzeng T, Liou S, Chang C. The amelioration of streptozotocin diabetes-induced renal damage by Wu-Ling-San (Hoelen Five Herb Formula), a traditional Chinese prescription. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009;124:211-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Wu-Ling-San possess an anti-diabetic property with plasma glucose lowering action accompanied with amelioration of glycation-mediated renal damage. ..