Abstract Title:

Hydroxysafflor yellow A attenuates high glucose-induced pancreaticβ-cells oxidative damage via inhibiting JNK/c-jun signaling pathway.

Abstract Source:

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018 10 28 ;505(2):353-359. Epub 2018 Sep 22. PMID: 30249395

Abstract Author(s):

Ying Zhao, Hanchen Sun, Xiaosai Li, Yumei Zha, Weikai Hou

Article Affiliation:

Ying Zhao


Pancreaticβ-cells apoptosis and dysfunction induced by glucose toxicity were attributed to the formation of excess oxidative damage. Some studies have found that hydroxysafflor yellow A has strong effects to scavenge oxidative stress and inhibit apoptosis. In order to explore the influence of HSYA on oxidative stress induced by high glucose and the potential mechanisms, we set up a high glucose damage model and induced oxidative stress in INS-1 rat insulinoma cells. N-acetylcysteine was added as a group of oxidative stress scavenger. After 72 h of cultivation, the related indexes of oxidative stress(reactive oxygen species, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, lipid peroxidation, and superoxide dismutase), apoptosis (caspase3, parp) and the function of glucose stimulated insulin secretion were determined. In addition, the signaling pathway proteins of C-Jun NH2 -terminal kinases (JNK), phosphorylated JNK, C-jun, phosphorylated C-jun were evaluated. Fluorescence microscopy, qRT-PCR, western blotting were the main methods used in the experiment. Our results showed that hydroxysafflor yellow A reduced pancreatic β-cells apoptosis by attenuating oxidative damage, and JNK/c-Jun signaling pathway was involved. It indicated a significant mechanism for the positive impacts of HSYA on oxidative stress induced by high glucose, and provide important basis for using HSYA in diabetic prevention and therapy.

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