Abstract Title:

The Protective Effect of Sweet Potato Root Tuber on Chemotherapy-Induced Thrombocytopenia.

Abstract Source:

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2022 Jun 17:e2200126. Epub 2022 Jun 17. PMID: 35712860

Abstract Author(s):

Zi-Heng Qi, Xiao-Jun Yan, Yang-Yang Liu, Xia Hou, Zhu Zhao, Yan-Yan Zhu, Ying-Jie He, Zhao-Jie Wang, Hong-Jun Yang, Zhong-Yuan Na, Yun-Li Zhao, Xiao-Dong Luo

Article Affiliation:

Zi-Heng Qi


SCOPE: Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is one of the leading crops worldwide, containing high nutritional components such as fiber and polyphenols. Root tuber of Simon 1 (SIMON), a cultivar of sweet potato, is a folk food in China with a hemostasis function but lacking experimental data support.

METHODS AND RESULTS: Now the protective effect of SIMON on chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia (CIT), a serious complication of cancer treatment, is investigated for the first time by a CIT mouse model induced by intraperitoneal injection of carboplatin. As a result, SIMON raises the number of peripheral platelets, white blood cells, and bone marrow nucleated cells in CIT mice significantly. Besides, carboplatin-induced atrophy of the thymus, spleen, and disordered metabolism of the inflammatory immune system and glycerophospholipids are also reversed by SIMON. Phytochemical analysis of SIMON indicates 16 compounds including eight phenolic derivatives, which might be associated with its anti-CIT bioactivity.

CONCLUSION: Sweet potato (SIMON) may be an efficient function food in the prevention of bleeding disorders.

Study Type : Animal Study

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