Effects of esculetin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury via regulation of RhoA/Rho Kinase/NF-кB pathways in vivo and in vitro.

Abstract:

:The purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of esculetin (ES) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and the lung epithelial A549 cells. Mice were intragastrically administered with ES (20 and 40 mg/kg) 1 h prior to LPS challenge. ES pretreatment at doses of 20 and 40 mg/kg effectively attenuated LPS-induced lung histopathological change, myeloperoxidase or MPO activity, inflammatory cells infiltration, pulmonary wet-to-dry weight ratio, and the generation of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in vivo and in vitro. Furthermore, we demonstrated that ES blocked the activation of NF-кB and RhoA/Rho kinase pathways in LPS-induced mice and A549 cells. The results suggested that ES exhibited protective effect on ALI and might attribute partly to the inhibition of NF-кB and RhoA/Rho kinase pathways in vivo and in vitro.

journal_name

Free Radic Res

journal_title

Free radical research

authors

Chen T,Guo Q,Wang H,Zhang H,Wang C,Zhang P,Meng S,Li Y,Ji H,Yan T

doi

10.3109/10715762.2015.1087643

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-01-01 00:00:00

pages

1459-68

issue

12

eissn

1071-5762

issn

1029-2470

journal_volume

49

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