Abstract Title:

Dietary prenylated flavonoid xanthohumol alleviates oxidative damage and accelerates diabetic wound healing via Nrf2 activation.

Abstract Source:

Food Chem Toxicol. 2022 Jan 6 ;160:112813. Epub 2022 Jan 6. PMID: 34999176

Abstract Author(s):

Xuxiu Lu, Mingfei Liu, Hui Dong, Jinlai Miao, Dimitrios Stagos, Ming Liu

Article Affiliation:

Xuxiu Lu


Diabetic skin ulcer is one of the most common complications in patients suffering diabetes mellitus. Xanthohumol (XN), a hop-derived prenylated dietary flavonoid, has multiple health beneficial bioactivities. In the present study, we reported XN alleviates oxidative damage and accelerates diabetic wound healing via Nrf2 activation. In vitro, XN attenuated hydrogen peroxide (HO)-induced cytotoxicity, ROS production, cell apoptosis, as well as high glucose-induced cell damage. Mechanistic studies further demonstrated that XN could stabilize nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and promote its nuclear translocation, which was associated with AMPKα activation and covalent modification of Keap1 by XN. In vivo, XN increased Nrf2 expression and accelerated diabetic wound healing. Our study revealed a novel function of XN in diabetic wound healing as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms, suggesting XN is a promising lead compound and a potential food and/or drug candidate for the treatment of diabetic skin ulcers.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study

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