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Abstract Title:

Morroniside, a secoiridoid glycoside from Cornus officinalis, attenuates neuropathic pain by activation of spinal glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors.

Abstract Source:

Br J Pharmacol. 2017 04 ;174(7):580-590. Epub 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28098360

Abstract Author(s):

Meng Xu, Hai-Yun Wu, Hao Liu, Nian Gong, Yi-Rui Wang, Yong-Xiang Wang

Article Affiliation:

Meng Xu


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Iridoid glycosides containing the double bond scaffold of cyclopentapyran are reversible and orthosteric agonists of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors and exert anti-nociceptive and neuroprotective actions. Morroniside, derived from the medicinal herb Cornus officinalis, is an atypical secoiridoid containing a six-membered cyclic inner ether fragment. Here we investigated whether morroniside was an orthosteric GLP-1 receptor agonist and had anti-hypersensitivity activities in a model of neuropathic pain.

EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used a model of neuropathic pain, induced by tight ligation of L5/L6 spinal nerves in rats. Hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative damage was also assayed in N9 microglial cells and human HEK293 cells stably expressing GLP-1 receptors.

KEY RESULTS: Morroniside protected against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative damage in N9 microglial and HEK293 cells that expressed mouse or human GLP-1 receptors, but not in HEK293T cells without GLP-1 receptors. The GLP-1 receptor orthosteric antagonist exendin(9-39) also concentration-dependently shifted the concentration-protective response curves of morroniside and exenatide to the right without affecting maximal protection, with similar pAvalues. Furthermore, morroniside given by oral gavage or intrathecally in neuropathic rats dose-dependently attenuated mechanical allodynia, with comparable Evalues and EDs of 335 mg·kgand 7.1 μg and completely blocked thermal hyperalgesia. Daily intrathecal injections of morroniside over 7 days did not induce anti-allodynic tolerance. Pretreatment with intrathecal exendin(9-39) completely blocked systemic and intrathecal morroniside-induced mechanical anti-allodynia.

CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Our data demonstrated that morroniside was an orthosteric agonist of GLP-1 receptors and produced antihypersensitivity in a neuropathic pain model by activation of spinal GLP-1 receptors.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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