Abstract Title:

EGb-761 Attenuates the Anti-proliferative Activity of Fluoride via DDK1 in PC-12 Cells.

Abstract Source:

Neurochem Res. 2017 Feb ;42(2):606-614. Epub 2016 Nov 25. PMID: 27885578

Abstract Author(s):

Cai-Yi Zhang, Rui Chen, Fen Wang, Chao Ren, Peng Zhang, Qian Li, Hui-Hua Li, Ke-Tai Guo, De-Qin Geng, Chun-Feng Liu

Article Affiliation:

Cai-Yi Zhang


EGb-761 is commonly used as a treatment for ischemic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases and some types of tumors (Christen and Maixent, in Cell Mol Biol 48(6):601-611, 2002). However, it is unclear whether EGb-761 affects the proliferation of cells exposed to fluoride. In this study, the proliferation and apoptosis of PC-12 cells exposed to fluoride were investigated and EGb-761 was used to protect PC-12 cells against the effects of fluoride. We found that the canonical Wnt signaling pathway was involved in the anti-proliferation of PC-12 cells exposed to fluoride. Furthermore, the results also showed that EGb-761 could attenuate the anti-proliferative activity of fluoride via DDK1 in PC-12 cells. This study may provide a new method for protecting against the inhibition of cell proliferation induced by fluoride.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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