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Phenolic Alkaloids from Menispermum dauricum Rhizome Protect against Brain Ischemia Injury via Regulation of GLT-1, EAAC1 and ROS Generation

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Department of Pharmacology, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
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Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Drugs Control Centre, Yichang 443002, China
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Molecules 2012, 17(3), 2725-2737; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules17032725
Received: 13 December 2011 / Revised: 24 February 2012 / Accepted: 28 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
Menispermum dauricum rhizome has been widely used in China to treat various cardiovascular and thrombosis disorders. Some studies have reported that the phenolic alkaloids of Menispermum dauricum rhizome (PAM) have protective effects against brain ischemia injury, but the mechanism of this action remains to be clarified. In the present study, we investigated the possible mechanisms of action of PAM on experimental brain ischemia injury. Oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) in rat primary cortical cultures and middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats were used to mimic ischemia-reperfusion injury, respectively. The results suggested that PAM protected rat primary cortical cultures against OGD-reoxygenation induced cytotoxicity. PAM decreased extracellular glutamate content and markedly prevented the effects induced by OGD on protein level of GLT-1 and EAAC1 glutamate transporters. In addition, it reduced intracellular ROS generation. In vivo, PAM significantly reduced cerebral infarct area and ameliorated neurological functional deficits at different time points. Our findings revealed that the possible mechanism of action of PAM protected against brain ischemia injury involves regulation of GLT-1, EAAC1 and ROS generation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Menispermum dauricum; phenolic alkaloids; brain ischemia-reperfusion; glutamate transporter; reactive oxygen species Menispermum dauricum; phenolic alkaloids; brain ischemia-reperfusion; glutamate transporter; reactive oxygen species
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Zhao, B.; Chen, Y.; Sun, X.; Zhou, M.; Ding, J.; Zhan, J.-J.; Guo, L.-J. Phenolic Alkaloids from Menispermum dauricum Rhizome Protect against Brain Ischemia Injury via Regulation of GLT-1, EAAC1 and ROS Generation. Molecules 2012, 17, 2725-2737. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules17032725

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Zhao B, Chen Y, Sun X, Zhou M, Ding J, Zhan J-J, Guo L-J. Phenolic Alkaloids from Menispermum dauricum Rhizome Protect against Brain Ischemia Injury via Regulation of GLT-1, EAAC1 and ROS Generation. Molecules. 2012; 17(3):2725-2737. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules17032725

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Zhao, Bo; Chen, Yang; Sun, Xi; Zhou, Mei; Ding, Jie; Zhan, Jin-Jin; Guo, Lian-Jun. 2012. "Phenolic Alkaloids from Menispermum dauricum Rhizome Protect against Brain Ischemia Injury via Regulation of GLT-1, EAAC1 and ROS Generation" Molecules 17, no. 3: 2725-2737. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules17032725

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