Quercetin protects cardiomyocytes against doxorubicin-induced toxicity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Quercetin protects cardiomyocytes against doxorubicin-induced toxicity by suppressing oxidative stress and improving mitochondrial function via 14-3-3γ.
Toxicol Mech Methods. 2019 Jan 14:1-32. Epub 2019 Jan 14. PMID: 30636491
Cardiotoxicity limits the clinical applications of doxorubicin (Dox), which mechanism might be excess generation of intracellular ROS. Quercetin (Que) is a flavonoid that possesses anti-oxidative activities, exerts myocardial protection. We hypothesized that the cardioprotection against Dox injury of Que involved 14-3-3γ, and mitochondria. To investigate the hypothesis, we treated primary cardiomyocytes with Dox and determined the effects of Que pretreatment with or without 14-3-3γ knockdown. We analyzed various cellular and molecular indexes. Our data showed that Que attenuated Dox-induced toxicity in cardiomyocytes by upregulating 14-3-3γ expression. Que pretreatment increased cell viability, SOD, catalase, and GPx activities, GSH levels, MMP and the GSH/GSSG ratio; decreased LDH and caspase-3 activities, MDA and ROS levels, mPTP opening and the percentage of apoptotic cells. However, Que's cardioprotection were attenuated by knocking down 14-3-3γ expression using pAD/14-3-3γ-shRNA. In conclusion, Que protects cardiomyocytes against Dox injury by suppressing oxidative stress, and improving mitochondrial function via 14-3-3γ.