Melatonin improves bisphenol A-induced cell apoptosis, oxidative stress and autophagy impairment via inhibition of the p38 MAPK signaling pathway in FLK-BLV cells

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Author(s)

  • Dan Song
  • Yuan Liu
  • Yaxin Yao
  • Feng Liu
  • Wenjing Tao
  • Xiaolong Zhou
  • Xiaowei Zhang
  • Xiangchen Li

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1562
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Toxicology
Volume37
Issue number7
Online published3 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the protective effect and potential mechanism of melatonin against bisphenol A (BPA)-induced apoptosis and oxidative damage in FLK-BLV cells. The results showed that BPA reduced cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner, caused cell shrinkage and induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in FLK-BLV cells, which were effectively reversed by melatonin. In addition, BPA caused autophagy flux impairment, which was confirmed by the increased of LC3-II and p62 levels, whereas melatonin treatment effectively reduced p62 levels under BPA treatment, and reversed apoptosis-related protein expression patterns caused by BPA. However, inhibition of autophagy by CQ partially abolished the protective effect of melatonin on apoptosis, suggesting that melatonin against BPA-induced oxidative injury and apoptosis by activating autophagy pathway. Moreover, we found that melatonin inhibited BPA-induced the activation of p38 MAPK, which was comparable to SB203580 pretreatment, and companied by the activation of autophagy and decreases of apoptosis when compared to BPA alone, indicating that melatonin protected against BPA-induced apoptosis partially through the p38 MAPK-autophagy pathway. In conclusion, these results suggest that melatonin may prevent BPA-induced FLK-BLV cell damage by inhibiting p38/MAPK signaling pathway and activating autophagy, and it could be a potential therapeutic compound in preventing BPA-induced cell damage.

Research Area(s)

  • apoptosis, autophagy, bisphenol A, melatonin, p38 MAPK signaling pathway

Citation Format(s)

Melatonin improves bisphenol A-induced cell apoptosis, oxidative stress and autophagy impairment via inhibition of the p38 MAPK signaling pathway in FLK-BLV cells. / Song, Dan; Liu, Yuan; Yao, Yaxin et al.
In: Environmental Toxicology, Vol. 37, No. 7, 07.2022, p. 1551-1562.

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