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Cryptotanshinone inhibits TNF-α-induced early atherogenic events in vitro


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Ahmad, Zuraini and Chin, Theng Ng and Lai, Yen Fong and Abu Bakar, Nurul Ain and Mohd Hussain, Nor Hayuti and Kok, Pian Ang and Cheng , Gwendoline Lian Ee and , Muhammad Nazrul Hakim (2016) Cryptotanshinone inhibits TNF-α-induced early atherogenic events in vitro. The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 66 (3). pp. 213-220. ISSN 1880-6546

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Endothelial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen) is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been effectively used to treat cardiovascular disease. Cryptotanshinone (CTS), a major lipophilic compound isolated from S. miltiorrhiza, has been reported to possess cardioprotective effects. However, the anti-atherogenic effects of CTS, particularly on tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-induced endothelial cell activation, are still unclear. This study aimed to determine the effect of CTS on TNF-α-induced increased endothelial permeability, monocyte adhesion, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (sVCAM-1), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) and impaired nitric oxide production in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), all of which are early events occurring in atherogenesis. We showed that CTS significantly suppressed TNF-α-induced increased endothelial permeability, monocyte adhesion, sICAM-1, sVCAM-1 and MCP-1, and restored nitric oxide production. These observations suggest that CTS possesses anti-inflammatory properties and could be a promising treatment for the prevention of cytokine-induced early atherogenesis.


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Item Type: Article
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12576-015-0410-7
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Cryptotanshinone; Nitric oxide; Soluble cellular adhesion molecule; TNF-α; Monocyte adhesion; Chemokine
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 09:20
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1007/s12576-015-0410-7
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55402
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