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trans-resveratrol inhibits hyperglycemia-induced inflammation and connexin downregulation in retinal pigment epithelial cells.
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PMID:  20578705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the inhibitory activity of trans-resveratrol against hyperglycemia-induced inflammation and degradation of gap junction intercellular communication in retinal pigment epithelial cells. Retinal (ARPE-19) cells were incubated with 5.5 mM glucose, 5.5 mM glucose and 10 microM resveratrol, 33 mM glucose, or 33 mM glucose and 0-10 microM trans-resveratrol at 37 degrees C and 5% CO(2) for 9 days. Cell viability was determined by the crystal violet assay. The levels of low-grade inflammation biomarkers interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 (IL-6 and IL-8), angiogenic factors, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were determined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) was determined by the scrape-load/dye transfer method. The expression levels of protein kinase Cbeta (PKCbeta), connexin 43 (Cx43), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) were determined by Western blot. Incubation of retinal cells with 10 microM trans-resveratrol in the presence of 5.5 mM glucose did not affect any of the biomarkers investigated. Incubation of ARPE-19 cells with 33 mM glucose for 9 days significantly induced the accumulation of VEGF, IL-6, IL-8, TGF-beta, and COX-2, activation of PKCbeta, and reduction of Cx43 and GJIC. Incubation of ARPE-19 cells with 33 mM glucose in the presence of 0-10 microM trans-resveratrol dose-dependently inhibited VEGF, TGF-beta1, COX-2, IL-6, and IL-8 accumulation, PKCbeta activation, and Cx43 degradation and enhanced GJIC. These data suggest that trans-resveratrol can protect the retinal pigment epithelial cells against hyperglycemia-induced low-grade inflammation and GJIC degradation.
Jack N Losso; Robert E Truax; Gerald Richard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8246-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Line
Connexin 43 / genetics,  immunology*
Diabetic Retinopathy / drug therapy,  etiology,  immunology*
Down-Regulation* / drug effects
Gap Junctions / drug effects,  immunology
Hyperglycemia / complications*,  drug therapy,  immunology
Interleukin-6 / immunology
Interleukin-8 / immunology
Retinal Pigment Epithelium / drug effects,  immunology*
Stilbenes / pharmacology*
Transforming Growth Factor beta1 / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Connexin 43; 0/Interleukin-6; 0/Interleukin-8; 0/Stilbenes; 0/Transforming Growth Factor beta1; Q369O8926L/resveratrol

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