Document Detail

Ascorbic acid protects against cadmium-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress and germ cell apoptosis in testes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22569276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cadmium (Cd) is a testicular toxicant which induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and germ cell apoptosis in testes. This study investigated the effects of ascorbic acid on Cd-evoked ER stress and germ cell apoptosis in testes. Male mice were intraperitoneally injected with CdCl(2) (2.0mg/kg). As expected, a single dose of Cd induced testicular germ cell apoptosis. Interestingly, Cd-triggered testicular germ cell apoptosis was almost completely inhibited in mice treated with ascorbic acid. Interestingly, ascorbic acid significantly attenuated Cd-induced upregulation of GRP78 in testes. In addition, ascorbic acid significantly attenuated Cd-triggered testicular IRE1α and eIF2α phosphorylation and XBP-1 activation, indicating that this antioxidant counteracts Cd-induced unfolded protein response (UPR) in testes. Finally, ascorbic acid significantly attenuated Cd-evoked upregulation of CHOP and JNK phosphorylation, two components in ER stress-mediated apoptotic pathway. In conclusion, ascorbic acid protects mice from Cd-triggered germ cell apoptosis via inhibiting ER stress and UPR in testes.
Yan-Li Ji; Zhen Wang; Hua Wang; Cheng Zhang; Ying Zhang; Mei Zhao; Yuan-Hua Chen; Xiu-Hong Meng; De-Xiang Xu
Related Documents :
6179766 - Structure of somatomedin-binding protein: alkaline ph-induced dissociation of an acid-s...
10706416 - Effect of tranilast oily gel on carrageenin-induced granulation in rats.
1569046 - Studies on the uronic acid-containing glycoproteins of fusarium sp. m7-1: i. isolation ...
8297356 - Cyclosporin a sensitive peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase in a halophilic archaeum, h...
16978656 - Evaluation of the role of the arachidonic acid cascade in anandamide's in vivo effects ...
15095156 - Polysaccharides from hibiscus sabdariffa flowers stimulate proliferation and differenti...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803591     Medline TA:  Reprod Toxicol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Toxicology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, 230032, China.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The effect of prenatal and postnatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and child neurodevelopmen...
Next Document:  Prophylactic effects of Lonicera japonica extract on dextran sulphate sodium-induced colitis in a mo...