Wedelolactone alleviates doxorubicin-induced inflammation and oxidative stress damage of podocytes by IκK/IκB/NF-κB pathway.


School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 211198, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


The acute kidney injury(AKI) caused by nephrotoxic drugs contributes to inflammation and oxidative injury in podocytes. Wedelolactone (WED), a natural compound, is found with activities as anti-inflammation, anti-oxidative, anti-free radical,and etc. In this present study, MPC-5 cells were exposed to the nephrotoxic drugs doxorubicin (DOX). The results showed that WED significantly increased the SOD activity, CAT and GSH-Px levels, while significantly decreased the MDA content and ROS levels in DOX-induced MPC-5 cells. WED could also significantly decrease the levels of cytokines IL-6, MCP-1, TNF-α, and TGF-β1. Additionally, the activation and phosphorylation of IκKα, IκBα and NF-κB p65 was inhibited by WED. The co-treatment of PDTC (NF-κB inhibitor) and WED significantly reduced NF-κB p65 phosphorylation. These findings suggested that WED alleviated inflammation and oxidative stress of doxorubicin-induced MPC-5 cells through IκK/IκB/NF-κB signaling pathway.


Doxorubicin,Inflammation,Oxidative stress,Podocyte,Wedelolactone,