Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 60-66

Ozone oxidative preconditioning protects the rat kidney from reperfusion injury via modulation of the TLR4-NF-KB pathway

Xing, BianzhiChen, HuiWang, leiWeng, XiaodongChen, ZhiyuanLi, Xiuheng

PURPOSE: To investigate the protective effects of ozone oxidative preconditioning (OzoneOP) were associated with the modulation of TLR4-NF-κB pathway. METHODS: Thirty six rats were subjected to 45 min of renal ischemia, with or without treatment with OzoneOP (1 mg/kg). Blood samples were collected for the detection of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels. Histologic examinations were evaluated and immunohistochemistry was also performed for localization of TLR4 and NF-κB. The expression of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, ICAM-1 and MCP-1 were studied by Real-time PCR. Western blot was performed to detect the expression of TLR4 and NF-κB. RESULTS: The results indicated that blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels increased significantly in I/R group. Rats treated with OzoneOP showed obviously less renal damage. Immunohistochemistry showed that TLR4 were ameliorated by OzoneOP. Realtime PCR showed that OzoneOP could significantly inhibit the increased mRNA levels of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, ICAM-1 and MCP-1 induced by I/R. Western blot indicated that the expression of TLR4 and NF-κB were upregulated in I/R group, but OzoneOP could inhibit this increase. CONCLUSION: These findings indicated that OzoneOP had potent anti-inflammatory properties by the modulation of the TLR4-NF- κB pathway in renal ischemia/reperfusion injury.(AU)

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