Antioxidant Activity and Hepatoprotective Potential of Quercetin 7-Rhamnoside In Vitro and In Vivo
AbstractHypericum japonicum is traditionally used as a folk medicine to treat cholestasis and hepatitis. Quercetin 7-rhamnoside (Q7R) is one of the main flavonoid components of Hypericum japonicum and has been rarely studied. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective potential of Q7R. In the in vitro experiments, DPPH, ABTS and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays were first performed to assess the antioxidant properties of Q7R, and then a H2O2-induced oxidative damage cellular model was used to determine the cytoprotective and antioxidant properties of Q7R in human liver L-02 cells. In the in vivo experiment, the hepatoprotective activity of Q7R was evaluated by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage model in mice. The results of the three in vitro assays (DPPH, ABTS and FRAP) demonstrated that Q7R significantly exhibited antioxidant activity. The cell experiment results showed that Q7R possessed cytoprotective and antioxidant effects on H2O2-treated L-02 cells. In the in vivo experiments, Q7R suppressed the up-regulation of serum activities of ALT, AST, LDH and triglyceride (TG) levels with dose-dependency. Q7R down-regulated the production of MDA and increased the hepatic GSH content and antioxidant enzymes CAT activities. Hepatic morphological analysis was also performed to confirm the biochemical changes. In summary, these results suggested that Q7R could be considered as a potential source of natural antioxidants, and may become a promising candidate for the treatment of liver injury in the future. View Full-Text
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Huang, Z.-Q.; Chen, P.; Su, W.-W.; Wang, Y.-G.; Wu, H.; Peng, W.; Li, P.-B. Antioxidant Activity and Hepatoprotective Potential of Quercetin 7-Rhamnoside In Vitro and In Vivo. Molecules 2018, 23, 1188.
Huang Z-Q, Chen P, Su W-W, Wang Y-G, Wu H, Peng W, Li P-B. Antioxidant Activity and Hepatoprotective Potential of Quercetin 7-Rhamnoside In Vitro and In Vivo. Molecules. 2018; 23(5):1188.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Zhi-Qiang; Chen, Pan; Su, Wei-Wei; Wang, Yong-Gang; Wu, Hao; Peng, Wei; Li, Pei-Bo. 2018. "Antioxidant Activity and Hepatoprotective Potential of Quercetin 7-Rhamnoside In Vitro and In Vivo." Molecules 23, no. 5: 1188.
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