Abstract Title:

Neuroprotective effect of phlorotannin isolated from Ishige okamurae against H₂O₂ -induced oxidative stress in murine hippocampal neuronal cells, HT22.

Abstract Source:

Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2012 Mar ;166(6):1520-32. Epub 2012 Jan 27. PMID: 22281782

Abstract Author(s):

Soo-Jin Heo, Seon-Heui Cha, Kil-Nam Kim, Seung-Hong Lee, Ginnae Ahn, Do-Hyung Kang, Chulhong Oh, Young-Ung Choi, Abu Affan, Daekyung Kim, You-Jin Jeon

Article Affiliation:

Soo-Jin Heo


The present study is designed to investigate the neuroprotective effect of a kind of phlorotannins, diphlorethohydroxycarmalol (DPHC) isolated from Ishige okamurae against hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-induced oxidative stress in murine hippocampal neuronal cells, HT22. H(2)O(2) treatment induced neurotoxicity, whereas DPHC prevented cells from H(2)O(2)-induced damage then restoring cell viability was significantly increased. DPHC slightly reduced the expression of Bax induced by H(2)O(2) but recovered the expression of Bcl-xL as well as caspase-9 and -3 mediated PARP cleavage by H(2)O(2). Intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation was overproduced as the result of the addition of H(2)O(2); however, these ROS generations and lipid peroxidation were effectively inhibited by addition of DPHC in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, DPHC suppressed the elevation of H(2)O(2)-induced Ca(2+) release. These findings indicate that DPHC has neuroprotective effects against H(2)O(2)-induced damage in neuronal cells, and that an inhibitory effect on ROS production may contribute to the underlying mechanisms.

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