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The In Vitro Protective Effects of Curcumin and Demethoxycurcumin in Curcuma longa Extract on Advanced Glycation End Products-Induced Mesangial Cell Apoptosis and Oxidative Stress.
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PMID:  22923199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Curcuma longa L. (CLL), a traditional herbal medicine, has been widely used for the prevention of diabetic vascular complications in recent years. However, the protective effects of curcuminoids in CLL on the AGEs-induced damage to mesangial cell are not fully understood. In this present study, dihydroethidium, superoxide dismutase kit, malondialdehyde kit, and acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining methods were used to evaluate the activities of curcumin and demethoxycurcumin (10-11 - 10-9 M) on AGEs-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis, which were associated with the damage to mesangial cell. The results showed that these two compounds could significantly restore advanced glycation end products (AGEs)-induced apoptosis to normal levels (IC50 = 3.874 × 10-11 M for curcumin and IC50 = 6.085 × 10-11 M for demethoxycurcumin) and reduce remarkably reactive oxygen species generation in mesangial cell. Furthermore, curcumin and demethoxycurcumin dramatically elevated AGEs-decreased superoxide dismutase activity while significantly reducing AGEs-increased malondialdehyde content in cell culture supernatant. Our results suggest that both curcumin and demethoxycurcumin have a significant protective potential to the prevention of diabetic nephropathy.
Ji-Ping Liu; Liang Feng; Mao-Mao Zhu; Ru-Shang Wang; Ming-Hua Zhang; Shao-Ying Hu; Xiao-Bin Jia; Jin-Jie Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Planta medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0221     ISO Abbreviation:  Planta Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066751     Medline TA:  Planta Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Department of Pharmacology, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, P. R. China.
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