Background: Hepatic Ischemia-reperfusion injury (HIRI) is a complex process during liver resection and transplantation.The purpose of this study was to investigate whether N-acetyl-L-tryptophan (L-NAT) could protect hepatocytes against acute hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury through the Toll-Like Receptor 4(TLR4)/nuclear transcription factor-κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway and its possible mechanisms. Methods: The expression of SP and NK-1R were detected in rat models of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. The activity of NF-κB and TLR4 were detected in H2O2-induced by the BRL oxidative damage model. Results: (1) Immunohistochemical staining showed that the expression of substanceP (SP) and Neuroknin 1 Receptor (NK-1R) increased after hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (HIRI). (2)L-NAT pretreatment could inhibit the expression of nuclear transcription factor Kappa-B (NF-κB) and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) induced by HIRI. Conclusion: Taken together, the increased of SP and NK-1R after HIRI revealing that neurogenic inflammatory responsewas involved inHIRI. The results that L-NATsignificantly decreased the increasing of NF-κB and TLR4induced byHIRI implies that L-NAT protects liver against hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury through TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway.
Protective role of N-acetyl-L-tryptophan against hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury by the TLR4/NF-ΚB signaling pathway
Jianxin Wang, Shuna Yu, Huiting Li, Hongxin Jiang, Peilun Xiao, Yitong Pan, Zhe Wang, Jie Zheng, Li Yu, Jiying Jiang; Protective role of N-acetyl-L-tryptophan against hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury by the TLR4/NF-ΚB signaling pathway. AIP Conf. Proc. 10 January 2019; 2058 (1): 020020. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5085533
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