Zhang Nong

Fudan University, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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Publications (2)8.55 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potential therapeutic agent for diabetic nephropathy. The mechanisms for the renoprotective effect of HGF have been studied extensively, but antioxidant signalling of HGF in diabetic nephropathy is minimally understood. Our observations indicated that a nitrated guanine nucleotide, 8-nitroguanosine 3'5'-cyclic monophosphate (8-nitro-cGMP) diminished in high glucose (HG)-treated rat mesangial cells (RMC). However, HGF obviously lifted intracellular 8-nitro-cGMP level, which was accompanied by remarkably suppressed oxidative stress as evidenced by decreased reactive oxygen species and malondialdehyde levels and elevated glutathione level. Inhibitor of soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) NS-2028 and inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) l-NMMA could block increased 8-nitro-cGMP level and repress oxidative stress by HGF. Accordingly, these two inhibitors abrogated HGF-induced nuclear accumulation of NF-E2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) and up-regulation of Nrf2 downstream glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (GCLC) expression. In conclusion, HGF ameliorated HG-mediated oxidative stress in RMC at least in part by enhancing nitric oxide and subsequent 8-nitro-cGMP production.
    Free Radical Research 06/2012; 46(10):1238-48. · 3.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a prospective agent for therapy against a variety of nephrologic disorders including diabetic nephropathy, although the precise mechanisms for the effect of HGF remain to be elucidated. We have previously shown that HGF protects rat mesangial cells (RMC) from high glucose (HG)-mediated oxidative stress. In the present study, we focused on the pathway by which HGF exerts its protective effect on RMC after oxidative stress induced by high glucose. We show that either agonist of PKA forskolin or antagonist of PKG Rp-8-pCPT-cGMPS partly attenuated the inhibitory role of HGF on HG-increased oxidative stress in RMC as evidenced by elevated reactive oxygen species and malondialdehyde levels and decreased glutathione level. Moreover, Rp-8-pCPT-cGMPS blocked HGF-increased glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (GCLC) expression in HG-treated RMC through enhancement of USF binding to the negative regulatory region of the GCLC promoter. Forskolin depressed HGF-increased glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity and expression in RMC cultured in HG. Correspondingly, HGF counteracted the effect of HG on PKA and PKG activity. Thus, inhibition of PKA and activation of PKG are involved in the antioxidant role of HGF.
    Free Radical Biology and Medicine 05/2010; 49(3):467-73. · 5.27 Impact Factor

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12 Citations
8.55 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2010
    • Fudan University
      • Department of Pathology
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China