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Abstract Title:

Effects of Thymoquinone on radiation enteritis in mice.

Abstract Source:

Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 11 ;8(1):15122. Epub 2018 Oct 11. PMID: 30310156

Abstract Author(s):

Qinlian Hou, Linlin Liu, Yinping Dong, Jing Wu, Liqing Du, Hui Dong, Deguan Li

Article Affiliation:

Qinlian Hou


Radiation enteritis is an old but emerging question induced by the application of radiation. However, no effective drugs for radiation enteritis in clinic. In this study, we found that thymoquinone (TQ) could mitigate intestinal damages induced by irradiation. After exposure to irradiation, TQ-treated improved the irradiated mice survival rate, ameliorated intestinal injury and increased the numbers of intestinal crypts. Furthermore, Lgr5ISCs and their daughter cells, including Vil1enterocytes, Ki67cells and lysozymePaneth cells, were all significantly increased with TQ treatment. In addition, P53,γH2AX, caspase8, caspase9 and caspase3 expression were all reduced by TQ. Our data showed that TQ modulated DNA damages and decreased the apoptosis in the small intestine. TQ might be used for radiation enteritis treatment.

Study Type : Animal Study

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