Myricetin improves cognitive function in SAMP8 mice and upregulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor

Yu Shimada, Yuka Sato, Motofumi Kumazoe, Ryo Kitamura, Yoshinori Fujimura, Hirofumi Tachibana

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Abstract

Introduction: Considering that neurodegeneration is an irreversible process, an efficient, low-burden approach to prevent dementia is strongly needed. Here, we show that the daily intake of myricetin normalised cognitive dysfunction in senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) mice. Methods: SAMP8 mice were fed a diet supplemented with myricetin and novel object recognition tests and Y-maze tests were performed. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in brains of SAMP8 mice were measured. The phosphorylation level of cAMP-response-element-binding protein (CREB) level in brains of SAMP8 mice were evaluated. Also, SH-SY5Y cells were treated with myricetin and cAMP levels were measured. Results: In SAMP8 mice, neurotrophins, including BDNF and NGF, were downregulated relative to levels in their normal counterparts. In addition, myricetin intake upregulated the phosphorylation of CREB, the major transcription factor for BDNF and NGF. Also, myricetin induced cAMP upregulation, and CREB phosphorylation via a cAMP-dependent protein kinase-dependent manner in SH-SY5Y cells. Conclusion: Taken together, myricetin improves cognitive function in SAMP8 mice and upregulates BDNF and NGF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume616
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 6 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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