Effects of mannitol and dimethylthiourea on Helicobacter pylori-induced IL-8 production in gastric epithelial cells

Hye Young Kim, Jeong Yeon Seo, Kyung Hwan Kim

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Abstract

The present study aims at investigating the effects of mannitol and dimethylthiourea, known hydroxyl radical scavengers, on lipid peroxidation as an indicative of oxidative damage, NF-κ B activation and IL-8 production by Helicobacter pylori in gastric epithelial cells. A human gastric epithelial cell line, AGS, treated with or without mannitol and dimethylthiourea, was incubated in the absence or the presence of H. pylori. As a result, H. pylori significantly stimulated the productions of lipid peroxide and IL-8. Treatment with H. pylori resulted in the activation of two species of NF-κ B dimers (a p50/p65 heterodimer and a p50 homodimer). Mannitol and dimethylthiourea significantly inhibited lipid peroxide production, NF-κ B complex formation and IL-8 production by H. pylori. In conclusion, mannitol and dimethylthiourea may attenuate H. pylori-induced gastric inflammation by inhibiting lipid peroxidation and NF-κ B activation and thereby decreasing IL-8 production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-211
Number of pages11
JournalPharmacology
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology

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