Food Chem Toxicol 2021 Apr 27;153:112244. Epub 2021 Apr 27.
Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Pharmacodynamic Constituents of TCM and New Drugs Research, College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou, 510632, China; International Cooperative Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine Modernization and Innovative Drug Development of Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE), College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou, 510632, China. Electronic address:
Methylglyoxal (MGO), a cytotoxic byproduct of glycolysis in biological systems, can induce endothelial cells dysfunction, implicated in diabetic vascular complications. Pterostilbene (PTS), a naturally occurring resveratrol derivative, is involved in various pharmacological activities. This study aimed to explore the effects of PTS on MGO induced cytotoxicity in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the underlying mechanisms for the first time. Read More