Abstract Title:

Lonicerin prevents inflammation and apoptosis in LPS-induced acute lung injury.

Abstract Source:

Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2020 Jan 1 ;25:480-497. Epub 2020 Jan 1. PMID: 31585898

Abstract Author(s):

Li-Zhi Gu, Hong Sun

Article Affiliation:

Li-Zhi Gu


Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening condition caused by severe inflammation of lung tissues. We hypothesized that lipopolysaccharide induced acute lung inflammation and injury in mice might be controlled by lonicerin (LCR), a plant flavonoid that impacts immunity, oxidative stress, and cell proliferation. LCR reduced pathological changes including pulmonary edema, elevation of protein in bronchoalveolar lavage, inflammation, pro-inflammatory gene expression, expression of toll-like receptor 4/nuclear factor-kappa B, apoptosis, and significantly reduced mortality. Together, the results suggest that LCR might be a potential and effective candidate for the treatment of ALI that acts by inhibiting inflammation and apoptosis.

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