Abstract Title:

Paeoniflorin attenuates depressive behaviors in systemic lupus erythematosus mice.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jul ;103:248-252. Epub 2018 Apr 24. PMID: 29655166

Abstract Author(s):

Song Wang, Xiaoyu Zhao, Zhengwei Qiao, Xuedong Jia, Yuedong Qi

Article Affiliation:

Song Wang


The present study was to evaluate the effects of paeoniflorin (PA) on systemic lupus erythematosus induced depressive behaviors. 10 wild type mice and 20 MRL/lpr mice were applied for the research. The animals were randomly assigned to wild type, MRL/lpr group and MRL/lpr + PA group. PA restored depressive-like behaviors, such as sucrose consumption, immobile time in the tail suspension tests (TST) and forced swimming tests (FST). PA significantly decreased the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-1β, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in serum and hippocampus ofMRL/lpr mice. Western blot results demonstrated PA inhibited the levels of HMGB1/TLR4/NF-κB pathway. The findings showed that PA was beneficial for the prevention of systemic lupus erythematosus induced depressive behaviors, which possibly by suppressing HMGB1/TLR4/NF-κB pathway.

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