Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

, Volume 452, Issue 1–2, pp 141–152 | Cite as

Mangiferin attenuates cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury in rats mediating modulation of MAPK pathway

  • Anil Kumar Sahu
  • Vipin Kumar Verma
  • Ekta Mutneja
  • Salma Malik
  • Tapas Chandra Nag
  • Amit Kumar Dinda
  • Dharamvir Singh Arya
  • Jagriti BhatiaEmail author


Cisplatin has been confined due to the reported cases of nephrotoxicity. In the present study, an active xanthone, Mangiferin (from Mangifera indica) was investigated for its defensive role in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Male wistar albino rats were divided into six groups i.e., group 1 (normal); group 2 (cisplatin control); group 3, 4, and 5 (mangiferin 10, 20, and 40 mg/kg, i.p.); and per se (40 mg/kg; i.p.). The treatment was given for 10 days. On day 7, single dose of cisplatin 8 mg/kg i.p. was administered to induce nephrotoxicity in all groups except normal and per se. On day 11, animals were anesthetized, blood was taken from heart and serum was separated. Thereafter, rats were sacrificed and kidneys were isolated and preserved for histopathological, ultrastructural, immunohistochemical, and western blot analysis. Cisplatin control group showed significant impairment in renal function due to increased inflammation and oxidative stress which was also confirmed by histopathology and MAPK pathway proteins expression. However, pretreatment with mangiferin 20 and 40 mg/kg significantly reversed the renal function along with the structural changes and the levels of antioxidants. Mangiferin treatment attenuated DNA damage and apoptotic pathway.


Mangiferin Cisplatin Nephrotoxicity Inflammation Oxidative stress Apoptosis 



We are thankful to all technical staff for their assistance during the study.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Kumar Sahu
    • 1
  • Vipin Kumar Verma
    • 1
  • Ekta Mutneja
    • 1
  • Salma Malik
    • 1
  • Tapas Chandra Nag
    • 2
  • Amit Kumar Dinda
    • 3
  • Dharamvir Singh Arya
    • 1
  • Jagriti Bhatia
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Research LaboratoryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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