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Effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin on Alzheimer's disease in vitro and in vivo

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Grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSPA) consists of catechin, epicatechin and epicatechin gallate, which are strong antioxidants that are beneficial to health and may attenuate or prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, the effects of GSPA on pheochromocytoma (PC12) cell viability were determined using cell counting kit-8 and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays, whereas apoptosis and mitochondrial membrane potential (Ψm) were measured via flow cytometry analysis. The effect of GSPA administration on the behavior and memory of amyloid precursor protein (APP)/presenilin-1 (PS-1) double transgenic mice was assessed using a Morris water maze. APP Aβ peptides and tau hyperphosphorylation were examined by western blotting; whereas the expression levels of PS-1 were evaluated by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and compared with pathological sections stained with hematoxylin-eosin and Congo red. Data from the in vitro experiments demonstrated that GSPA significantly alleviated Aβ25–35 cytotoxicity and LDH leakage ratio, inhibited apoptosis and increased Ψm. The findings from the in vivo experiments showed a significant enhancement in cognition and spatial memory ability, an improvement in the pathology of APP and tau protein and a decrease in PS-1 mRNA expression levels. Therefore, the results of the present study indicated that GSPA may be a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of AD or may, at the very least, improve the quality of life of patients with AD.

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Grape seed proanthocyanidin treatment was non-toxic to PC12 cells at concentrations <200 µg/ml. Cell viability was assessed using a cell counting kit-8 reduction assay and expressed relative to untreated control cultures (100% viability). Data are expressed as the mean ± standard error of the mean (n=6). *P<0.05, compared with the control group.
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f2-etm-0-0-3530: Grape seed proanthocyanidin treatment was non-toxic to PC12 cells at concentrations <200 µg/ml. Cell viability was assessed using a cell counting kit-8 reduction assay and expressed relative to untreated control cultures (100% viability). Data are expressed as the mean ± standard error of the mean (n=6). *P<0.05, compared with the control group.

Mentions: Cell viability was assessed using a CCK-8 reduction assay (Fig. 2). Treatment of PC12 cells with <200 µg/ml GSPA alone for 24 h was demonstrated to be non-toxic. CCK-8 reduction is linearly correlated with cell number and only 200 µg/ml GSPA, which was the highest concentration tested, reduced the viable cell number (~92% of control). The results suggest that GSPA <200 µg/ml is non-toxic to PC12 cells.


Effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin on Alzheimer's disease in vitro and in vivo
Grape seed proanthocyanidin treatment was non-toxic to PC12 cells at concentrations <200 µg/ml. Cell viability was assessed using a cell counting kit-8 reduction assay and expressed relative to untreated control cultures (100% viability). Data are expressed as the mean ± standard error of the mean (n=6). *P<0.05, compared with the control group.
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f2-etm-0-0-3530: Grape seed proanthocyanidin treatment was non-toxic to PC12 cells at concentrations <200 µg/ml. Cell viability was assessed using a cell counting kit-8 reduction assay and expressed relative to untreated control cultures (100% viability). Data are expressed as the mean ± standard error of the mean (n=6). *P<0.05, compared with the control group.
Mentions: Cell viability was assessed using a CCK-8 reduction assay (Fig. 2). Treatment of PC12 cells with <200 µg/ml GSPA alone for 24 h was demonstrated to be non-toxic. CCK-8 reduction is linearly correlated with cell number and only 200 µg/ml GSPA, which was the highest concentration tested, reduced the viable cell number (~92% of control). The results suggest that GSPA <200 µg/ml is non-toxic to PC12 cells.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSPA) consists of catechin, epicatechin and epicatechin gallate, which are strong antioxidants that are beneficial to health and may attenuate or prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, the effects of GSPA on pheochromocytoma (PC12) cell viability were determined using cell counting kit-8 and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays, whereas apoptosis and mitochondrial membrane potential (&Psi;m) were measured via flow cytometry analysis. The effect of GSPA administration on the behavior and memory of amyloid precursor protein (APP)/presenilin-1 (PS-1) double transgenic mice was assessed using a Morris water maze. APP A&beta; peptides and tau hyperphosphorylation were examined by western blotting; whereas the expression levels of PS-1 were evaluated by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and compared with pathological sections stained with hematoxylin-eosin and Congo red. Data from the in vitro experiments demonstrated that GSPA significantly alleviated A&beta;25&ndash;35 cytotoxicity and LDH leakage ratio, inhibited apoptosis and increased &Psi;m. The findings from the in vivo experiments showed a significant enhancement in cognition and spatial memory ability, an improvement in the pathology of APP and tau protein and a decrease in PS-1 mRNA expression levels. Therefore, the results of the present study indicated that GSPA may be a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of AD or may, at the very least, improve the quality of life of patients with AD.

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