Abstract: Recently, we demonstrated that myricetin exhibits cytoprotective effects against H2O2-induced cell damage via its antioxidant properties. In the present study, myricetin was found to inhibit H2O2-induced apoptosis in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast (V79-4) cells, as shown by decreased apoptotic bodies, nuclear fragmentation, sub-G1 cell population, and disruption of mitochondrial membrane potential (Dym), which are increased in H2O2-treated cells. Western blot data showed that in H2O2-treated cells, myricetin increased the level of Bcl-2, which is an anti-apoptotic factor, and decreased the levels of Bax, active caspase-9 and -3, which are pro-apoptotic factors. And myricetin inhibited release of cytochrome c from mitochondria to cytosol in H2O2-treated cells. Myricetin-induced survival correlated with Akt activity, and the rescue of cells by myricetin treatment against H2O2-induced apoptosis was inhibited by the specific PI3K (phosphoinositol-3-kinase) inhibitor. Myricetin-mediated survival also inhibited the activation of p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), which are members of MAPK. Our studies suggest that myricetin prevents oxidative stress-induced apoptosis via regulation of PI3K/Akt and MAPK signaling pathways.
Keywords: myricetin; cytoprotective effect; oxidative stress
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Kang, K.A.; Wang, Z.H.; Zhang, R.; Piao, M.J.; Kim, K.C.; Kang, S.S.; Kim, Y.W.; Lee, J.; Park, D.; Hyun, J.W. Myricetin Protects Cells against Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis via Regulation of PI3K/Akt and MAPK Signaling Pathways. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 4348-4360.
Kang KA, Wang ZH, Zhang R, Piao MJ, Kim KC, Kang SS, Kim YW, Lee J, Park D, Hyun JW. Myricetin Protects Cells against Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis via Regulation of PI3K/Akt and MAPK Signaling Pathways. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(11):4348-4360.
Kang, Kyoung Ah; Wang, Zhi Hong; Zhang, Rui; Piao, Mei Jing; Kim, Ki Cheon; Kang, Sam Sik; Kim, Young Woo; Lee, Jongsung; Park, Deokhoon; Hyun, Jin Won. 2010. "Myricetin Protects Cells against Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis via Regulation of PI3K/Akt and MAPK Signaling Pathways." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 11: 4348-4360.