Abstract Title:

Epigenetic modulation of autophagy genes linked to diabetic nephropathy by administration of isorhamnetin in Type 2 diabetes mellitus rats.

Abstract Source:

Epigenomics. 2021 Feb ;13(3):187-202. Epub 2021 Jan 7. PMID: 33406900

Abstract Author(s):

Marwa Matboli, Doaa Ibrahim, Amany H Hasanin, Mohamed K Hassan, Eman K Habib, Miram M Bekhet, Ahmed M Afifi, Sanaa Eissa

Article Affiliation:

Marwa Matboli


To assess isorhamnetin efficacy for diabetic kidney disease in a Type 2 diabetes mellitus rat model, through investigating its effect at the epigenetic, mRNA and protein levels.Type 2 diabetes mellitus was induced in rats by streptozotocin and high-fat diet. Rats were treated with isorhamnetin (50 mg/kg/d) for 4 or 8 weeks. Fasting blood glucose, renal and lipid profiles were evaluated. Renal tissues were examined by light and electron microscopy. Autophagy genes (and) and miR-15b, miR-34a and miR-633 were assessed by qRT-PCR, and LC3A/B by immunoblotting.Isorhamnetin improved fasting blood glucose, renal and lipid profiles with increased autophagosomes in renal tissues. It suppressed miRNA regulation of autophagy genes.We propose a molecular mechanism for the isorhamnetin renoprotective effect by modulation of autophagy epigenetic regulators.

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