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Abstract Title:

Magnolol treatment attenuates dextran sulphate sodium-induced murine experimental colitis by regulating inflammation and mucosal damage.

Abstract Source:

Life Sci. 2018 Mar 1 ;196:69-76. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 29355546

Abstract Author(s):

Peng Shen, Zecai Zhang, Yue He, Cong Gu, Kunpeng Zhu, Shan Li, Yanxin Li, Xiaojie Lu, Jiuxi Liu, Naisheng Zhang, Yongguo Cao

Article Affiliation:

Peng Shen

Abstract:

Magnolol, the main and active ingredient of the Magnolia officinalis, has been widely used in traditional prescription to the human disorders. Magnolol has been proved to have several pharmacological properties including anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effects of magnolol on ulcerative colitis (UC) have not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects and mechanisms of magnolol on dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in mice. The results showed that magnolol significantly alleviated DSS-induced body weight loss, disease activities index (DAI), colon length shortening and colonic pathological damage. In addition, magnolol restrained the expression of TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-12 via the regulation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) pathways. Magnolol also enhanced the expression of ZO-1 and occludin in DSS-induced mice colonic tissues. These results showed that magnolol played protective effects onDSS-induced colitis and may be an alternative therapeutic reagent for colitis treatment.

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