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|Title:||Dioclea violacea lectin ameliorates inflammation in the temporomandibular joint of rats by suppressing intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression|
|Author:||Clemente-Napimoga, Juliana T.|
Silva, Maria A. S. M.
Peres, Sylvia N. C.
Lopes, Alexandre H. P.
Lossio, Claudia F.
Oliveira, Messias V.
Osterne, Vinicius J. S.
Nascimento, Kyria S.
Abdalla, Henrique B.
Teixeira, Juliana M.
Cavada, Benildo S.
Napimoga, Marcelo H.
|Abstract:||Inflammation of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tissues are the most common cause of pain conditions associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). After a tissue and/or neural damage, the inflammatory response is characterized by plasma extravasation and leukocytes infiltration in the TMJ tissues, which in turn, release inflammatory cytokines cascades responsible for inflammatory pain. Lectins are glycoproteins widely distributed in nature that may exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. This study demonstrated by molecular docking and MM/PBSA that the lectin from Dioclea violacea (DVL) interacts favorably with alpha-methyl-D-mannoside, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, and corel-sialyl-Lewis X which are associated with leukocytes migration during an inflammatory response. Wistar rats pretreated with intravenously injection of DVL demonstrated a significant inhibition of plasma extravasation induced by carrageenan (a non-neurogenic inflammatory inductor) and mustard oil (a neurogenic inflammatory inductor) in the TMJ periarticular tissues (p <0.05; ANOVA, Tukey's test). In addition, DVL significantly reduced carrageenan-induced leukocyte migration in the TMJ periarticular tissues mediated by down-regulation of ICAM-1 expression. These results suggest a potential anti-inflammatory effect of DVL in inflammatory conditions of TMJ. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. and Societe Francaise de Biochimie et Biologie Moleculaire (SFBBM). All rights reserved|
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