Abstract Title:

Diallyl sulfide protects against lipopolysaccharide/d-galactosamine-induced acute liver injury by inhibiting oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis in mice.

Abstract Source:

Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Jul 31 ;120:500-509. Epub 2018 Jul 31. PMID: 30075314

Abstract Author(s):

Ming Li, Shuo Wang, Xianjie Li, Lulu Jiang, Xujing Wang, Ruirui Kou, Qiong Wang, Lin Xu, Ning Zhao, Keqin Xie

Article Affiliation:

Ming Li


The effects of diallyl sulfide (DAS) and the potential mechanisms were investigated on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/d-galactosamine (D-GalN)-induced acute liver injury in mice. DAS (50, 100, 200 μmol/kg) were orally given 1 h prior to LPS (10 μg/kg)/D-GalN (500 mg/kg) intraperitoneal injection. Serum and liver were collected at 8 h after LPS/D-GalN treatment. DAS Pretreatment reduced the activities of serum aminotransferase and attenuated histopathological damage in LPS/D-GalN-induced liver injury. Additionally, LPS/D-GalN-induced liver oxidative stress was ameliorated by DAS pretreatment, as evidenced by the decreased content of MDA and increased level of GSH, SOD, CAT in liver. Moreover, LPS/D-GalN-induced the excessive levels of TNF-α, IL-1β and MCP-1 in serum and liver was decreased by DAS pretreatment. Furthermore, DAS pretreatment attenuated LPS/D-GalN-induced hepatocyte apoptosis, as evidenced by TUNEL staining and protein expression of cleaved caspase3, Bax and Bcl-2 in liver. DAS also up-regulated the expression of p-PI3K p85 and p-Akt in a dose-dependentmanner, and Akt inhibitor MK-2206 weakened the inhibitory effect of DAS on hepatocyte apoptosis induced by LPS/D-GalN. In conclusion, the results suggest that DAS exerts the protective effect on LPS/GalN-induced acute liver injury, and this effects possibly by suppressing oxidative stress, inflammation and regulating hepatocyte apoptosis via the PI3K/Akt pathway.

Print Options

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.