Pseudoginsenoside-F11 improves long-term neurological function and promotes neurogenesis after transient cerebral ischemia in mice

Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Linlin Yuan, Shibo Sun, Xiaohan Pan, Liqin Zheng, Yuting Li, Jingyu Yang, Chunfu WuAbstractStroke is the leading cause of long-term motor disability and cognitive impairment beside the acute brain injury. Recently, neurogenesis has become an attractive strategy for the chronic recovery of stroke. Our previous study showed that pseudoginsenoside-F11 (PF11), an ocotillol-type saponin, isolated from leaves of Panax pseudoginseng subsp, exerted neuroprotective effects on stroke by alleviating autophagy/lysosomal defects and repressing calcium overload. The present study investigated whether PF11 improved long-term functional recovery and promoted neurogenesis after ischemic stroke induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) in mice. The data showed that PF11 (16, 32 mg/kg, p.o.) administrated once daily one week before tMCAO significantly reduced brain infarction and brain edema on day 3 after tMCAO. Also, PF11 attenuated the mortality, sensorimotor dysfunction, cognitive impairment and hippocampal atrophy of stroke mice. Moreover, the migration of neuroblasts and the generation of newborn neurons in ipsilateral striatum and dentate gyrus (DG) were significantly enhanced by PF11. In line with this, PF11 prevented the decreased survival rate of newborn neurons on day 42 after tMCAO. In addition, PF11 promoted proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells i...
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