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Protective effect of naringenin in experimental ischemic stroke: down-regulated NOD2, RIP2, NF-¿B, MMP-9 and up-regulated claudin-5 expression.

Authors: Bai, Xue  Zhang, Xiangjian  Chen, Linyu  Zhang, Jian  Zhang, Lan  Zhao, Xumeng  Zhao, Ting  Zhao, Yuan 
Citation: Bai X, etal., Neurochem Res. 2014 Aug;39(8):1405-15. doi: 10.1007/s11064-014-1326-y. Epub 2014 May 20.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:24842554
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1007/s11064-014-1326-y

Inflammatory damage plays a pivotal, mainly detrimental role in cerebral ischemic pathogenesis and may represent a promising target for treatment. Naringenin (NG) has gained growing appreciation for its beneficial biological effects through its anti-inflammatory property. Whether this protective effect applies to cerebral ischemic injury, we therefore investigate the potential neuroprotective role of NG and the underlying mechanisms. Focal cerebral ischemia in male Sprague-Dawley rats was induced by permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) and NG was pre-administered intragastrically once daily for four consecutive days before surgery. Neurological deficit, brain water content and infarct volume were measured at 24 h after stroke. Immunohistochemistry, Western blot and RT-qPCR were used to explore the anti-inflammatory potential of NG in the regulation of NOD2, RIP2 and NF-κB in ischemic cerebral cortex. Additionally, the activities of MMP-9 and claudin-5 were analyzed to detect NG's influence on blood-brain barrier. Compared with pMCAO and Vehicle groups, NG noticeably improved neurological deficit, decreased infarct volume and edema at 24 h after ischemic insult. Consistent with these results, our data also indicated that NG significantly downregulated the expression of NOD2, RIP2, NF-κB and MMP-9, and upregulated the expression of claudin-5 (P < 0.05). The results provided a neuroprotective profile of NG in cerebral ischemia, this effect was likely exerted by down-regulated NOD2, RIP2, NF-κB, MMP-9 and up-regulated claudin-5 expression.


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