Comparative analysis of different dietary antioxidants on oxidative stress pathway genes in L6 myotubes under oxidative stress.

PMID 29541961


Enhanced oxidative stress plays an important role in the progression and onset of diabetes and its complications. Strategies or efforts meant to reduce the oxidative stress are needed which may mitigate these pathogenic processes. The present study aims to investigate the in vitro ameliorative potential of nine antioxidant molecules in L6 myotubes under oxidative stress condition induced by 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal and also to comprehend the gene expression patterns of oxidative stress genes upon the supplementation of different antioxidants in induced stress condition. The study results demonstrated a marked increase in the level of malondialdehyde and protein carbonyl content with a subsequent increase in the free radicals that was reversed by the pretreatment of different dietary antioxidant. From the expression analysis of the oxidative stress genes, it is evident that the expression of these genes is modulated by the presence of antioxidants. The highest expression was found in the cells treated with Insulin in conjugation with an antioxidant. Resveratrol is the most potent modulator followed by Mangiferin, Estragole, and Capsaicin. This comparative analysis ascertains the potency of Resveratrol along with Insulin in scavenging the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated under induced stress conditions through antioxidant defense mechanism against excessive ROS production, contributing to the prevention of oxidative damage in L6 myotubes.