Abstract Title:

Neuroprotective effects of mitochondria-targeted curcumin against rotenone-induced oxidative damage in cerebellum of mice.

Abstract Source:

J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2020 Jan ;34(1):e22416. Epub 2019 Nov 12. PMID: 31714633

Abstract Author(s):

Whidul Hasan, Rajesh Kumar Kori, Juli Jain, Rajesh Singh Yadav, Deepali Jat

Article Affiliation:

Whidul Hasan


The present study investigated the protective effect of curcumin and mitochondrial-targeted curcumin (MTC) in rotenone-induced cerebellar toxicity in mice. Treatment of rotenone in mice significantly shortened the stride length for both forelimb and hind-limb and increased fore-paws and hind-limb base width. Co-treatment of curcumin and MTC with rotenone improved the walking pattern. A significant increase in lipid peroxidation, nitric oxide and decreased activity of AChE, reduced glutathione, superoxide dismutase and catalase were observed in rotenone-treated mice while co-treatment of curcumin and MTC with rotenone significantly increased AChE activity and protected against rotenone-induced oxidative damage. Rotenone exposed mice showed irregular, damaged Purkinje cells and perineuronal vacuolation while co-treatment of curcumin and MTC with rotenone protected against rotenone-induced cellular damage in these cells. The result exhibits that both curcumin and MTC showed protective effects against rotenone-induced cerebellar toxicity in mice and MTC is more effective than curcumin.

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