Teneligliptin inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced cytotoxicity and inflammation in dental pulp cells.


Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130033, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common health threatening disorders. Patients with chronic diabetes are at high risk of contracting oral diseases, including dental pulp damage. In this study, we reviewed how Teneligliptin, a commonly used anti-diabetic agent, protected dental pulp cells from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytotoxicity and improved their viability. The dental pulp cells treated with Teneligliptin were resistant to LPS-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and its byproduct 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) generation. The Teneligliptin recovered LPS-induced a reduction of cellular glutathione and produced cytokine including tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Mechanistically, we found that Teneligliptin suppressed LPS- that caused an expression of the cell surface receptor toll like receptor 4 (TLR-4) and the activation of JNK kinase and activator protein 1 (AP1) as well as the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signal pathways. Collectively, our study demonstrates that the molecular mechanism Teneligliptin is a protective anti-diabetic agent in dental pulp cells and it has the potential to treat diabetes-associated dental pulp diseases.


Diabetes mellitus,Human dental pulp cell,Lipopolysaccharide (LPS),Nuclear factor-κB,Teneligliptin,