Cell Biology and Toxicology

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 225–231 | Cite as

Hesperetin attenuates the highly reducing sugar-triggered inhibition of osteoblast differentiation



Diabetic bone disease is associated with increased oxidative damage and 2-deoxy-d-ribose (dRib) is used to induce oxidative damage similar to that observed in diabetics. To determine if hesperetin (3′,5,7-trihydroxy-4-methoxyflavanone) could influence osteoblast dysfunction induced by dRib, osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells were treated with dRib and hesperetin. Then, markers of osteoblast function and oxidative damage were examined. Hesperetin (10−7–10−5 M) caused a significant elevation of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, collagen content, and total antioxidant potential of MC3T3-E1 cells in the presence of 20 mM dRib (p < 0.05). Moreover, hesperetin (10−7 M) decreased cellular protein carbonyl (PCO), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents of osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells in the presence of 20 mM dRib. These results demonstrate that hesperetin attenuates dRib-induced damage, suggesting that hesperetin may be a useful dietary supplement for minimizing oxidative injury in diabetes related bone diseases.


Hesperetin Osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells Oxidative stress 2-Deoxy-d-ribose 



The Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by Korean Government (MOEHRD; KRF-2005-F00085) supported this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of PharmacyChungnam National UniversityDaejeonSouth Korea

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