Abstract Title:

Genistein improves inflammatory response and colonic function through NF-κB signal in DSS-induced colonic injury.

Abstract Source:

Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 22 ;8(37):61385-61392. Epub 2017 May 26. PMID: 28977871

Abstract Author(s):

Rui Zhang, Jian Xu, Jian Zhao, Yuzhe Chen

Article Affiliation:

Rui Zhang


This study aimed to investigate the protective potential of genistein in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colonic injury in vitro and in vivo models. The results showed that DSS exposure caused growth suppression, colonic injury, inflammation, and barrier dysfunction in mice. Dietary genistein alleviated DSS-caused colonic injury via reducing colonic weight, rectal bleeding, and diarrhea ratio. Meanwhile, genistein reduced colonic inflammatory response via downregulating cytokines expression and improved colonic permeability and barrier in DSS-challenged mice. In Caco-2 cells, genistein improved cell viability and cellular permeability and inhibited DSS-induced activation of TLR4/NF-κB signal. In conclusion, genistein alleviated DSS-caused colonic injury, inflammation, and gut dysfunction, which might be associated with the TLR4/NF-κB signal.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study

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