Abstract Title:

Saikosaponin D: A potential therapeutic drug for osteoarthritis.

Abstract Source:

J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2020 08 ;14(8):1175-1184. Epub 2020 Jul 7. PMID: 32592611

Abstract Author(s):

Junsong Jiang, Yanfeng Meng, Songfeng Hu, Benson O A Botchway, Yong Zhang, Xuehong Liu

Article Affiliation:

Junsong Jiang


Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. Currently, no effective therapeutic exists for osteoarthritis in the clinic setting. Inflammatory response and autophagy are key players in the occurrence and prognosis of osteoarthritis. In recent years, the regulation of inflammation and autophagy signal pathway has been touted as a potential treatment course for osteoarthritis. Saikosaponin D has anti-inflammatory and induces autophagy effects via inhibiting the nuclear transcription factor-κB, mTOR signaling pathways. Here in the report, we analyze and summarize recent evidences pertaining to the relationship between Saikosaponin and osteoarthritis. Published studies were scoured for in research databases, such as PubMed and Scopus with the keywords Saikosaponin and osteoarthritis. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3k)/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway is an important autophagy modulator, and can regulate chondrocytic autophagy, inflammation, and apoptosis. Saikosaponin D alleviates inflammation and regulates autophagy by inhibiting the PI3k/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway. Saikosaponin D could be a potential therapeutic drug for osteoarthritis.

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