Abstract Title:

Astilbin ameliorates cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity through reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

Abstract Source:

Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Apr ;114:227-236. Epub 2018 Feb 20. PMID: 29471006

Abstract Author(s):

Si-Wei Wang, Yi Xu, Yuan-Yuan Weng, Xue-Yu Fan, Yong-Feng Bai, Xiao-Yan Zheng, Li-Jun Lou, Feng Zhang

Article Affiliation:

Si-Wei Wang


Oxidative stress and inflammation are considered to be the main pathogenesis of cisplatin nephrotoxicity. Astilbin, a flavonoid with anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation function, has been used to treat heavy metal induced kidney injury. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of astilbin on cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity and its underlying mechanisms. Our results showed that astilbin markedly inhibited cisplatin-induced cell apoptosis and recovered cell growth. Astilbin significantly decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and alleviated ROS-induced activation of p53, MAPKs and AKT signaling cascades, which in turn attenuated cisplatin-induced HEK-293 cell apoptosis. Astilbin effectively enhanced NRF2 activation and transcription of its targeting antioxidant genes to reduce ROS accumulation in cisplatin-induced HEK-293 cells. Furthermore, we found that astilbin obviously suppressed tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) expression and NF-κB activation, and also inhibited the expression of induced nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Finally, we confirmed that the effect of astilbin to improve renal oxidative stress and inflammation in cisplatin induced acute nephrotoxic mice. In conclusion, our study suggests thatastilbin could ameliorate the cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

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