Abstract Title:

Therapeutic Sesamol Attenuates Monocrotaline-Induced Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome in Rats by Inhibiting Matrix Metalloproteinase-9.

Abstract Source:

Cell Biochem Biophys. 2011 Jun 17. Epub 2011 Jun 17. PMID: 21681587

Abstract Author(s):

Srinivasan Periasamy, Dur-Zong Hsu, Shin-Yi Chen, Shan-Shan Yang, Victor Raj Mohan Chandrasekaran, Ming-Yie Liu

Article Affiliation:

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, 138 Sheng-Li Road, Tainan, 70428, Taiwan.


We investigated the therapeutic effect of sesamol against monocrotaline-induced sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were gavaged with a single dose of monocrotaline (90 mg/kg) to induce SOS. Sesamol (5, 10, 20, and 40 mg/kg) was subcutaneously injected 24 h after monocrotaline treatment. Control rats were given saline only. Aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, mast cells, CD 68(+) Kupffer cells, neutrophils, myeloperoxidase, matrix metalloproteinase-9(MMP-9), tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), laminin, and collagen were assessed 48 h after monocrotaline treatment. All tested parameters, except for TIMP-1, laminin, and collagen, were significantly higher in monocrotaline-treated rats than in control rats, and, except for TIMP-1, laminin, and collagen, significantly lower in sesamol-treated rats than in monocrotaline-treated rats. In addition, liver pathology revealed that sesamol offered significant protection against SOS. We conclude that a single dose of sesamol therapeutically attenuated SOS by decreasing the recruitment of inflammatory cells, downregulating MMP-9, and upregulating TIMP-1 expression.

Study Type : Animal Study

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