Accept Cookies?
Provided by OpenGlobal E-commerce

Please wait while your page loads ...

Cur@SF NPs alleviate Friedreich's ataxia in a mouse model through synergistic iron chelation and antioxidation

Abnormal iron metabolism, mitochondrial dysfunction and the derived oxidative damage are the main pathogeneses of Friedrich's ataxia (FRDA). Curcumin provides protection from oxidative stress through Nrf2 activation and its newly found ability to chelate iron. However, its limitation is its poor water solubility and permeability. Here, the authors synthesized slow-release nanoparticles (NPs) by loading curcumin (Cur) into silk fibroin (SF) to form NPs with an average size of 150 nm (Cur@SF NPs), which exhibited satisfactory therapeutic effects on the improvement of FRDA manifestation in lymphoblasts (1 μM) derived from FRDA patients and in YG8R mice (150 mg/kg/5 days). Cur@SF NPs not only removed iron from the heart and diminished oxidative stress in general but also potentiate iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis, which compensates FXN deficiency to improve the morphology and function of mitochondria. Cur@SF NPs showed a significant improvement in neuron and myocardial function, thereby improving FRDA mouse behavior scores. These data show that Cur@SF NPs are a promising therapeutic compound for FRDA.

Read the Full article here
 

SHARE

FacebookTwitterLinkedInYoutube

 

Archived in
  Scientific News


 

 

Tagged in
FARA Scientific News


Privacy Policy      Service Terms      Contact      Charity Navigator