Effects of simultaneous versus post exposure epigallocatechin-3-gallate treatment on aluminum induced neurotoxicity in rat hippocampus: A multi-approach study

Palabiyik-Yuceli̇k S. S., ZEYBEK N. D., Cinar I., AKPINAR E., Bahador Zırh E., Si̇pahi̇ H., ...More

Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, vol.98, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.etap.2023.104061
  • Journal Name: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Environment Index, Greenfile, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Aluminum, Epigallocatechin gallate, Neurotoxicity, NMDAR
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 Elsevier B.V.Chronic aluminium(Al) exposure can affect the antioxidant and glutaminergic systems through N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR). This study was aimed to investigate the neurotoxic effect of Al through different mechanisms in rat hippocampus and to evaluate the protective role of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a well-known antioxidant, with simultaneous administration of Al,as well as post-treatment after Al exposure.For this purpose, aluminum chloride(AlCl3) was administered simultaneously with two different EGCG doses for 8 weeks as the first part of the study.In the second part of the study, after 4 weeks of AlCl3 pre-administration, two different EGCG doses were also administered during four additional weeks as post-treatment.Al administration led to oxidative stress and increased acetylcholinesterase levels.NMDAR subunit mRNA expressions were down-regulated by Al, which was apparent in NMDAR1/2B subunits.Simultaneous EGCG treatment has shown a better neuroprotective effect in terms of these mechanisms and represents novel approach for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases likely to be induced by Al.