J Toxicol Pathol. 2018 Apr; 31(2): 89–93.
Published online 2017 Dec 24. doi: [10.1293/tox.2017-0044]
Inhibitory effect of propolis on the development of AA amyloidosis
Daichi Harata, Yuya Tsuchiya, Tomoyuki Miyoshi, Tokuma Yanai, Kazuhiko Suzuki, and Tomoaki Murakami
In the several types of amyloidoses, participation of oxidative stresses in the pathogenesis and the effect of antioxidants on amyloidosis have been reported. Meanwhile, the relationship between oxidative stresses and pathogenesis of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis is still unclear. In this study, we used an antioxidant, Brazilian propolis, to investigate the inhibitory effects on AA amyloidosis. The results showed that AA deposition was inhibited by administration of propolis. Increased expression of antioxidant markers was detected in molecular biological examinations of mice treated with propolis. Although serum amyloid A (SAA) levels were strongly correlated with the immunoreactive area of AA deposits in the control group, the correlation was weaker in the propolis-treated groups. In addition, there were no changes in SAA levels between the control group and the propolis-treated groups. The results indicate that propolis, an antioxidant, may induce inhibitory effects against AA amyloidosis.
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