Abstract Title:

Activation of Nrf2/HO-1 signal with Myricetin for attenuating ECM degradation in human chondrocytes and ameliorating the murine osteoarthritis.

Abstract Source:

Int Immunopharmacol. 2019 Jul 17 ;75:105742. Epub 2019 Jul 17. PMID: 31325727

Abstract Author(s):

Xiangxiang Pan, Tingting Chen, Zengjie Zhang, Xiaowei Chen, Chengshu Chen, Long Chen, Xiangyang Wang, Xiaozhou Ying

Article Affiliation:

Xiangxiang Pan


BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the prevailing joint degenerative disorders, contributes to the disability around the world. However, no effective therapeutic was introduced currently. Myricetin was reported to possess the function of anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer. Thus, we investigate the protection role of myricetin in OA progression and the potential molecular mechanism in present study.

METHODS: Quantitative realtime PCR and western blotting were performed to evaluate the expression of MMP-13, Aggrecan, iNOS, and COX-2 at both gene and protein levels. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to evaluate the levels of inflammatory factors (PGE2, TNF-α, and IL-6). The PI3K/AKT, Nrf2/HO-1 and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathways were analyzed by western blotting, and immunofluorescence was used to assess the expression of Nrf2, Collagen II and MMP13. The in vitro effect of myricetin was evaluated by intragastric administration intoa mouse osteoarthritis model induced by destabilization of the medial meniscus.

RESULTS: Myricetin not only inhibited the generation of inflammatory mediators and cytokines such as nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), TNF-α and IL-6, but also suppressed the production of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in human chondrocytes under IL-1β stimulation. Moreover, Metalloproteinase 13 (MMP13) and thrombospondin motifs 5 (ADAMTS5), which resulted in the degradation of cartilage, were also suppressed in chondrocytes with the treatment of myricetin. To explore the potential mechanism, we found out that myricetin suppressed NF-κB signaling pathway through Nrf2/HO-1 axis in human chondrocytes. Besides, myricetin regulated the Nrf2 signaling pathway through PI3K/Akt pathway. In addition, in vivo study demonstrated that myricetin could ameliorated the progression of OA in mice DMM model through PI3K/Akt mediated Nrf2 signaling pathway.

CONCLUSION: Taken together, our data first demonstrated that myricetin possesses the therapeutic potential on OA through PI3K/Akt mediated Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway.

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