Abstract Title:

Protective effects of zingerone on lipopolysaccharide-induced hepatic failure through the modulation of inflammatory pathways.

Abstract Source:

Chem Biol Interact. 2018 Feb 1 ;281:106-110. Epub 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29289488

Abstract Author(s):

Wonhwa Lee, Mi-Hye Hwang, Yuri Lee, Jong-Sup Bae

Article Affiliation:

Wonhwa Lee


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of zingerone (ZGR) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced liver failure in mice, and to elucidate underlying mechanisms. ZGR is a phenolic alkanone isolated from ginger, and has potential health benefits. Mice were treated intravenously with ZGR at 12 h after LPS treatment. LPS significantly increased mortality, serum levels of alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, and inflammatory cytokines, and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) protein expression; these effects of LPS were inhibited by ZGR. It also attenuated the LPS-induced activation ofmyeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 and TLR-associated activator of interferon-dependent signaling pathways of the TLR system. Our results suggest that ZGR protects against LPS-induced liver damage by inhibiting the TLR-mediated inflammatory pathway, indicating its potential to treat liver diseases.

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