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Abstract Title:

Ginkgolides protect PC12 cells against hypoxia-induced injury by p42/p44 MAPK pathway-dependent upregulation of HIF-1alpha expression and HIF-1DNA-binding activity.

Abstract Source:

J Cell Biochem. 2008 Feb 1 ;103(2):564-75. PMID: 17647269

Abstract Author(s):

Zhu Li, Ke Ya, Wu Xiao-Mei, Yang Lei, Lu Yang, Qian Zhong Ming

Article Affiliation:

Zhu Li

Abstract:

We hypothesized that the neuroprotective role of the standardized Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae) extract EGb 761 under hypoxic conditions might be associated with its function to increase HIF-1 activity based on the fact that oxygen availability is crucial for cellular metabolism and viability and that HIF-1 plays an essential role in cellular oxygen homeostasis under hypoxic conditions. In this study, we therefore investigated the effects of ginkgolides, the main constituent of the non-flavone fraction of EGb 761, on the content and activity of HIF-1alpha, a key factor to determine HIF-1 activity, in hypoxic PC12 cells induced by cobalt chloride. Our data demonstrated that ginkgolides have a significant protective role against hypoxia-induced injury in the PC12 cells. The findings also strongly support our hypothesis that the protective role of ginkgolides is due to the up-regulation of HIF-1alpha protein expression and modification through the ginkgolides-induced activation of the p42/p44 MAPK pathway. In addition, it was evident that ginkgolides could significantly increase the HIF-1 DNA binding activity, which might also be associated with the protective effects of ginkgolides by promoting the expression of target genes of HIF-1 under hypoxic conditions.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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