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Abstract Title:

Natural compounds attenuate heavy metal-induced PC12 cell damage.

Abstract Source:

J Int Med Res. 2020 Jun ;48(6):300060520930847. PMID: 32552232

Abstract Author(s):

Lina Yang, Keshu Shen, Dongping Ji

Article Affiliation:

Lina Yang


OBJECTIVES: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of six natural compounds (caffeine, gallic acid, resveratrol, epigallocatechin gallate [EGCG], L-ascorbic acid and alpha tocopherol [Vitamin E] on heavy metal-induced cell damage in rat PC12 cells.

METHODS: In thisexperiment, rat PC12 cells were exposed to four heavy metals (CdCl, HgCl, CoCland PbCl) at different concentrations and cell apoptosis, necrosis and oxidative stress were assessed with and without the addition of the six natural compounds.

RESULTS: The metals decreased cell viability but the natural compounds attenuated their effects on apoptosis, necrosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels. Mitochondrial protein changes were involved in the regulation.

CONCLUSION: Overall, the natural compounds did provide protection against the metal-induced PC12 cell damage. These data suggest that natural compounds may have therapeutic potential against metal-induced neurodegenerative disease.

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