Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy
Cilostazol was investigated as a protective agent against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-associated acute kidney damage in mice. Cilostazol (50 mg/kg/day; p.o) administered for 7 consecutive days before a single LPS dose (2 mg/kg; i.p) hampered serum creatinine and cystatin C as well as renal KIM-1 and NGAL, repressed TLR4 and MYD88 transcription as well as NF-κB p65, IL-1β and MDA content, boosted Nrf-2 mRNA expression, HO-1 activity and GSH content. This was synchronous with an upregulation of p-PI3K and p-Akt expressions. Collectively, cilostazol prevented LPS renal injury which might correspond to modulation of TLR4/NF-κB, Nrf2/HO-1 and PI3K/Akt pathways.
Mohamed, Ahmed F.; Sayed, Helmy M.; Zaki, Hala F.; and Safar, Marwa M.
"Modulation of TLR4/NF-κB, Nrf2/HO-1 and PI3K/Akt signaling by cilostazol mitigates lipopolysaccharide-induced septic acute kidney injury,"
Bulletin of Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University: Vol. 60
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Available at: https://doi.org/10.54634/2090-9101.1034
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