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Protective effect of dioscin against thioacetamide-induced acute liver injury via FXR/AMPK signaling pathway in vivo.

Authors: Zheng, Lingli  Yin, Lianhong  Xu, Lina  Qi, Yan  Li, Hua  Xu, Youwei  Han, Xu  Liu, Kexin  Peng, Jinyong 
Citation: Zheng L, etal., Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jan;97:481-488. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2017.10.153. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:29091898
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.biopha.2017.10.153

Our previous works showed that dioscin, a natural product, could protect liver from acute liver damages induced by dimethylnitrosamine, ethanol, carbon tetrachloride and acetaminophen. However, the effect of dioscin on thioacetamide (TAA)-induced acute liver injury still remained unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether dioscin confers a protective effect against TAA-induced acute liver injury in rats and mice. The results showed that dioscin decreased the serum levels of ALT, AST, and rehabilitated histopathological changes compared with the model groups. In addition, dioscin obviously increased the levels of GSH, GSH-Px, SOD, and significantly reduced MDA levels compared with the model groups. Mechanistic study showed that dioscin significantly up-regulated the expression levels of FXR, p-AMPKα, and then increased the expression levels of Nrf2, HO-1, NQO-1, GCLM and GST. Furthermore, dioscin obviously down-regulated the expression levels of NF-κB (p65), ICAM-1, HMGB1, COX-2, TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6. Taken together, dioscin showed protective effect against TAA-induced acute liver injuries in rats and mice and the effects might be obtained through inhibiting oxidative stress and inflammation via FXR/AMPK signal pathway. These findings provided a new insight on the role of doscin in the treatment of acute liver injury.


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RGD ID: 15090820
Created: 2019-12-20
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Last Modified: 2019-12-20
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RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.