PubMed 24256503

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Automatically associated channels: Kir6.1

Title: Nicorandil inhibits inflammasome activation and Toll-like receptor-4 signal transduction to protect against oxygen-glucose deprivation-induced inflammation in BV-2 cells.

Authors: An-Peng Zhao, Yin-Feng Dong, Wei Liu, Jun Gu, Xiu-Lan Sun

Journal, date & volume: CNS Neurosci Ther, 2014 Feb , 20, 147-53

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Our previous studies have demonstrated adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel (KATP channel) openers could protect against inflammatory response in brain disease, but little is known about the mechanisms involved in KATP channel openers inhibiting neuroinflammation.In the present study, we found that oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) resulted in BV-2 cells activation, significantly increased tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) levels, accompanied by downregulating Kir6.1 subunit. Pretreatment with nicorandil, a KATP channel opener, could attenuate OGD-induced BV-2 cells activation and inhibit pro-inflammatory factors release. Further study demonstrated that OGD activated Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) signaling pathway and NOD-like receptor pyrin domain containing three inflammasome, thereby increased IL-1β production. Pretreatment with nicorandil could reverse the two pathways involved in IL-1β production.Our findings reveal that KATP channel openers could protect against OGD-induced neuroinflammation via inhibiting inflammasome activation and TLR4 signal transduction.