Cigliano 2017 Mol Neurobiol

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Cigliano L, Spagnuolo MS, Crescenzo R, Cancelliere R, Iannotta L, Mazzoli A, Liverini G, Iossa S (2017) Short-term fructose feeding induces inflammation and oxidative stress in the hippocampus of young and adult rats. Mol Neurobiol 55:2869-83.

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Cigliano L, Spagnuolo MS, Crescenzo R, Cancelliere R, Iannotta L, Mazzoli A, Liverini G, Iossa S (2017) Mol Neurobiol

Abstract: The drastic increase in the consumption of fructose encouraged the research to focus on its effects on brain physio-pathology. Although young and adults differ largely by their metabolic and physiological profiles, most of the previous studies investigated brain disturbances induced by long-term fructose feeding in adults. Therefore, we investigated whether a short-term consumption of fructose (2 weeks) produces early increase in specific markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in the hippocampus of young and adult rats. After the high-fructose diet, plasma lipopolysaccharide and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha were found significantly increased in parallel with hippocampus inflammation, evidenced by a significant rise in TNF-alpha and glial fibrillar acidic protein concentrations in both the young and adult groups. The fructose-induced inflammatory condition was associated with brain oxidative stress, as increased levels of lipid peroxidation and nitro-tyrosine were detected in the hippocampus. The degree of activation of the protein kinase B, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2, and insulin receptor substrate 1 pathways found in the hippocampus after fructose feeding indicates that the detrimental effects of the fructose-rich diet might largely depend on age. Mitochondrial function in the hippocampus, together with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha content, was found significantly decreased in fructose-treated adult rats. In vitro studies with BV-2 microglial cells confirmed that fructose treatment induces TNF-alpha production as well as oxidative stress. In conclusion, these results suggest that unbalanced diet, rich in fructose, may be highly deleterious in young people as in adults and must be strongly discouraged for the prevention of diet-associated neuroinflammation and neurological diseases.

Keywords: Fructose, Hippocampus, Lipid peroxidation, Mitochondrion, Nitro-tyrosine TNF-alpha, BV-2 mouse microglia cells Bioblast editor: Kandolf G O2k-Network Lab: IT Naples Iossa S


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Exercise physiology;nutrition;life style 

Stress:Oxidative stress;RONS  Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Nervous system, Other cell lines  Preparation: Intact cells, Homogenate 


Coupling state: ROUTINE  Pathway: CIV, Other combinations  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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