Advertisement

Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 179–187 | Cite as

Curcumin attenuates nephrotoxicity induced by zinc oxide nanoparticles in rats

  • Abbas Heidai-Moghadam
  • Layasadat KhorsandiEmail author
  • Zahra Jozi
Research Article
  • 138 Downloads

Abstract

Curcumin (Cur) effects on renal injury induced by zinc oxide nanoparticles (NZnO) in rats were investigated. NZnO at a dose of 50 mg/kg for 14 days was administered to rats as intoxicated group. In protection group, Cur at a dose of 200 mg/kg was administered for 7 days prior to NZnO treatment and followed by concomitant administration of NZnO for 14 days. Plasma concentrations of uric acid, creatinine (Cr), and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) were detected to evaluate renal injury. Malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) levels were determined for evaluation oxidative stress. TUNEL staining and histological changes were also performed. Administration of NZnO caused a significant elevation in the uric acid, Cr, and BUN levels. Oxidative stress was increased in the kidney by NZnO through enhancing MDA contents and reducing activities of SOD and GPx enzymes. According to histological examinations, treatment with NZnO caused proximal tubule damages, which was accompanied by the accumulation of red blood cells, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and reducing glomerular diameters. Significant increase was observed in the apoptotic index of the renal tubules in NZnO-treated rats. In present work, pretreatment of Cur reduced the histological changes, decreased biomarker levels, attenuated apoptotic index, and ameliorated oxidative stress by decreasing the MDA contents and increasing the activities of SOD and GPx enzymes. These findings indicate that Cur effectively protects against NZnO-induced nephrotoxicity in the rats.

Keywords

Zinc oxide nanoparticles Curcumin Nephrotoxicity Oxidative stress Antioxidants Rats 

Notes

Funding

This paper was supported by a grant (94s105) from the student research committee council of the Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences.

References

  1. Ak T, Gülçin I (2008) Antioxidant and radical scavenging properties of curcumin. Chem Biol Interact 174(1):27–37CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Alidadi H, Khorsandi L, Shiran M (2018) Effects of quercetin on tubular cell apoptosis and kidney damage in rats induced by titanium dioxide nanoparticles. Malays J Med Sci 25(2):72–81Google Scholar
  3. Almansour MI, Alferah MA, Shraideh ZA, Jarrar BM (2017) Zinc oxide nanoparticles hepatotoxicity: histological and histochemical study. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 51:124–130CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bisht S, Bhakta G, Mitra S, Maitra A (2005) pDNA loaded calcium phosphate nanoparticles: highly efficient non-viral vector for gene delivery. Int J Pharm 288(1):157–168CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Borm PJA, Kreyling W (2004) Toxicological hazards of inhaled nanoparticles-potential implications for drug delivery. J Nanosci Nanotechnol 4(5):521–531CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Buyuklu M, Kandemir FM, Ozkaraca M, Set T, Bakirci EM, Topal E (2014) Protective effect of curcumin against contrast induced nephropathy in rat kidney: what is happening to oxidative stress, inflammation, autophagy and apoptosis? Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 18(4):461–470Google Scholar
  7. Chang MC, Chan CP, Wang YJ, Lee PH, Chen LI, Tsai YL, Lin BR, Wang YL, Jeng JH (2007) Induction of necrosis and apoptosis to KB cancer cells by sanguinarine is associated with reactive oxygen species production and mitochondrial membrane depolarization. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 218:143–151CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Chien CC, Yan YH, Juan HT, Cheng TJ, Liao JB, Lee HP, Wang JS (2017) Sustained renal inflammation following 2 weeks of inhalation of occupationally relevant levels of zinc oxide nanoparticles in Sprague Dawley rats. J Toxicol Pathol 30(4):307–314CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Cho WS, Kang BC, Lee JK, Jeong J, Che JH (2013) Seok SH (2013) comparative absorption, distribution, and excretion of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles after repeated oral administration. Part Fibre Toxicol 10:9CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. De R, Kundu P, Swarnakar S, Ramamurthy T, Chowdhury A, Nair GB, Mukhopadhyay AK (2009) Antimicrobial activity of curcumin against helicobacter pylori isolates from India and during infections in mice. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53(4):1592–1597CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Edwards RL, Luis PB, Varuzza PV, Joseph AI, Presley SH, Chaturvedi R, Schneider C (2017) The anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin is mediated by its oxidative metabolites. J Biol Chem 292(52):21243–21252CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. El-Maddawy ZK, El-Sayed YS (2018) Comparative analysis of the protective effects of curcumin and N-acetyl cysteine against paracetamol-induced hepatic, renal, and testicular toxicity in Wistar rats. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(4):3468–3479CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. El-Zawahry BH, Abu El Kheir EM (2007) The protective effect of curcumin against gentamicin-induced renal dysfunction and oxidative stress in male albino rats. Egypt J Hosp Med 29:546–556Google Scholar
  14. Farombi EO, Shrotriya S, Na HK, Kim SH, Surh YJ (2008) Curcumin attenuates dimethylnitrosamine-induced liver injury in rats through Nrf2-mediated induction of heme oxygenase-1. Food Chem Toxicol 46(4):1279–1287CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Fialkow L, Wang Y, Downey GP (2007) Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species as signaling molecules regulating neutrophil function. Free Radic Biol Med 42(2):153–164CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Guan R, Kang T, Lu F, Zhang Z, Shen H, Liu M (2012) Cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and genotoxicity in human hepatocyte and embryonic kidney cells exposed to ZnO nanoparticles. Nanoscale Res Lett 7(1):1–7CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Han Z, Yan Q, Ge W, Liu ZG, Gurunathan S, De Felici M, Shen W, Zhang XF (2016) Cytotoxic effects of ZnO nanoparticles on mouse testicular cells. Int J Nanomedicine 11:5187–5203CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. He L, Peng X, Zhu J, Liu G, Chen X, Tang C, Liu H, Liu F, Peng Y (2015) Protective effects of curcumin on acute gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Can J Physiol Pharmacol 93(4):275–282.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjpp-2014-0459 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. John S, Marpu S, Li J, Omary M, Hu Z, Fujita Y, Neogi A (2010) Hybrid zinc oxide nanoparticles for biophotonics. J Nanosci Nanotechnol 10(3):1707–1712CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Jones EA, Shahed A, Shoskes DA (2000) Modulation of apoptotic and inflammatory genes by bioflavonoids and angiotensin II inhibition in ureteral obstruction. Urology 56(2):346–351CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Khan S, Vala JA, Nabi SU, Gupta G, Kumar D, Telang AG, Malik JK (2012) Protective effect of curcumin against arsenic-induced apoptosis in murine splenocytes in vitro. J Immunotoxicol 9(2):148–159CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Kim KS, Lim HJ, Lim JS, Son JY, Lee J, Lee BM, Chang SC, Kim HS (2018) Curcumin ameliorates cadmium-induced nephrotoxicity in Sprague-Dawley rats. Food Chem Toxicol 114:34–40CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Khazaei Koohpar Z, Entezari M, Movafagh A, Hashemi M (2015) Anticancer activity of curcumin on human breast adenocarcinoma: role of mcl-1gene. Iran J Cancer Prev 8(3):e2331CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Khorsandi LS, Hashemitabar M, Orazizadeh M, Albughobeish N (2008) Dexamethasone effects on fas ligand expression in mouse testicular germ cells. Pak J Biol Sci 11(18):2231–2236CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Kuhad A, Pilkhwal S, Sharma S, Tirkey N, Chopra K (2007) Effect of curcumin on inflammation and oxidative stress in cisplatin-induced experimental nephrotoxicity. J Agric Food Chem 55(25):10150–10155CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Lin YF, Chiu IJ, Cheng FY, Lee YH, Wang YJ, Hsu YH (2016) Chiu HW (2016) the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in zinc oxide nanoparticle-induced nephrotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. Part Fibre Toxicol 13:52.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12989-016-0163-3 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Liu FH, Ni WJ, Wang GK, Zhang JJ (2016) Protective role of curcumin on renal ischemia reperfusion injury via attenuating the inflammatory mediators and Caspase-3. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 62(11):95–99Google Scholar
  28. Mahgoub E, Kumaraswamy SM, Kader KH, Venkataraman B, Ojha S, Adeghate E, Rajesh M (2017) Genipin attenuates cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by counteracting oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis. Biomed Pharmacother 93:1083–1097CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Marisa I, Matozzo V, Munari M, Binelli A, Parolini M, Martucci A, Franceschinis E, Brianese N, Marin MG (2016) In vivo exposure of the marine clam Ruditapes philippinarum to zinc oxide nanoparticles: responses in gills, digestive gland and haemolymph. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 23(15):15275–15293CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Moridian M, Khorsandi L, Talebi AR (2015) Morphometric and stereological assessment of the effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles on the mouse testicular tissue. Bratisl Lek Listy 116(5):321–325Google Scholar
  31. Morsy MA, Ibrahim SA, Amin EF, Kame MY, Rifaai RA, Hassan MK (2013) Curcumin ameliorates methotrexate-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Adv Pharmacol Sci 2013:1–7.  https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/387071 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Mozaffari Z, Parivar K, Hayati Roodbari N, Irani S (2015) Histopathological evaluation of the toxic effects of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles on testicular tissue of NMRI adult mice. Adv Stud Biol 7(6):275–291CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Nohynek GJ, Jr L, Ribaud C, Roberts MS (2007) Grey goo on the skin? Nanotechnology, cosmetic and sunscreen safety. CRC Crit Rev Toxicol 37(3):251–277CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Noori A, Karimi F, Fatahian S, Yazdani F (2014) Effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles on renal function in mice. Int J Biosci 5(9):140–146CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Pari L, Murugan P (2007) Antihyperlipidemic effect of curcumin and tetrahydrocurcumin in experimental type 2 diabetic rats. Ren Fail 29(7):881–889CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Park S, Lee YK, Jung M, Kim KH, Chung N, Ahn E-K, Lim Y, Lee KH (2007) Cellular toxicity of various inhalable metal nanoparticles on human alveolar epithelial cells. Inhal Toxicol 19(S1):59–65CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Sha J, Sui B, Su X, Meng O, Zhang C (2016) Alteration of oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines induces apoptosis in diabetic nephropathy. 16(5):7715–7723Google Scholar
  38. Sharma V, Singh P, Pandey AK, Dhawan A (2012) Induction of oxidative stress, DNA damage and apoptosis in mouse liver after sub-acute oral exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles. Mutat Res 45(1–2):84–91CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. Tankhiwale R, Bajpai SK (2012) Preparation, characterization and antibacterial applications of ZnO-nanoparticles coated polyethylene films for food packaging. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 90:16–20CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. Topcu-Tarladacalisir Y, Sapmaz-Metin M, Karaca T (2016) Curcumin counteracts cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by preventing renal tubular cell apoptosis. Ren Fail 38(10):1741–1748CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Ueki M, Ueno M, Morishita J, Maekawa N (2013) Curcumin ameliorates cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by inhibiting renal inflammation in mice. J Biosci Bioeng 115(5):547–551.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiosc.2012.11.007 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Venkatesan N, Punithavathi D, Arumugam V (2000) Curcumin prevents adriamycin nephrotoxicity in rats. Br J Pharmacol 129(2):231–234CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. Wang C, Lu J, Zhou L, Li J, Xu J, Li W, Zhang L, Zhong X, Wang T (2016) Effects of long-term exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles on development, zinc metabolism and biodistribution of minerals (Zn, Fe, cu, Mn) in mice. PLoS One 11(10):e0164434.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164434 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Wiking L, Larsen T, Sehested J (2008) Transfer of dietary zinc and fat to milk-evaluation of milk fat quality, milk fat precursors, and mastitis indicators. J Dairy Sci 91(4):1544–1551CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Wu J, Pan X, Fu H, Zheng Y, Dai Y, Yin Y, Chen Q, Hao Q, Bao D, Hou D (2017) Effect of curcumin on glycerol-induced acute kidney injury in rats. Sci Rep 7(1):10114.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10693-4. CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Xiao L, Liu C, Chen X, Yang Z (2016) Zinc oxide nanoparticles induce renal toxicity through reactive oxygen species. Food Chem Toxicol 90:76–83CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Yan G, Huang Y, Bu Q, Lv L, Deng P, Zhou J, Wang Y, Yang Y, Liu Q, Cen X, Zhao Y (2012) Zinc oxide nanoparticles cause nephrotoxicity and kidney metabolism alterations in rats. J Environ Sci Health A 47(4):577–588CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. Yousef MI, Omar SAM, El-Guendi MI, Abdelmegid LA (2010) Potential protective effects of quercetin and curcumin on paracetamol-induced histological changes, oxidative stress, impaired liver and kidney functions and haematotoxicity in rat. Food Chem Toxicol 48(11):3246–3261CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  49. Zhu HC, Cao RL (2012) The relationship between serum levels of uric acid and prognosis of infection in critically ill patients. World J Emerg Med 3(3):186–190CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Student Research committeeAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran
  2. 2.Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Faculty of MedicineAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran

Personalised recommendations