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The protective effect of Geniposide on diabetic cognitive impairment through BTK/TLR4/NF-κB pathway.

Authors
  • Liu, Shengnan1
  • Zheng, Menglin1
  • Li, Yixuan1
  • He, Ling2
  • Chen, Tong3
  • 1 Department of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University, Longmian Avenue, Nanjing, 211198, China. , (China)
  • 2 Department of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University, Longmian Avenue, Nanjing, 211198, China. [email protected] , (China)
  • 3 Department of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University, Longmian Avenue, Nanjing, 211198, China. [email protected] , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychopharmacology
Publication Date
Dec 06, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00213-019-05379-w
PMID: 31811349
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the pharmacological effects of Geniposide (GEN) on high diet fed and streptozotocin (STZ)-caused diabetic cognitive impairment. The mice were fed with high fat diet (HFD) for 4 weeks and intraperitoneally injected with 60 mg/kg STZ for three times within 72 h. The mice with glucose level over 15 mmol/l were regarded as diabetic and selected for further studies. The animals were intragastrically treated with metformin or GEN once daily for 4 weeks. Afterwards, the animals were applied for Y maze, novel object recognition (NOR) test, step-through passive avoidance test, and Morris water maze (MWM) test. The blood glucose and body weight were examined. The SH-SY5Y cells were treated with GEN in the presence or absence of ibrutinib and stimulated with high-glucose culture medium. The tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-α) and interleukin (IL)-6 in serum, hippocampus, and supernatant were measured using ELISA method. The protein expressions of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), myeloid differentiating factor 88 (MyD88), nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB), p-NF-κB, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), cAMP-response element binding protein (CREB), p-CREB, and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) were detected by western blot analyses. As a result, the GEN treatment notably attenuated the body weight, blood glucose, and cognitive decline. GEN also inhibited the generations of inflammatory cytokines. Furthermore, the administrations of GEN ameliorated the alterations of BTK, TLR4, MyD88, NF-κB, and BDNF in HFD + STZ-induced mice. With the application of ibrutinib, the selective inhibitor of BTK, it was also found that BTK/TLR4/NF-κB pathway was associated with the GEN treatment in high glucose-induced SH-SY5Y cells. In summary, the results suggested that GEN exerted the protective effect on STZ-induced cognitive impairment possibly through the modulation of BTK/TLR4/NF-κB signaling.

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