, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 1757–1763 | Cite as

Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidative Effects of Dexpanthenol on Lipopolysaccharide Induced Acute Lung Injury in Mice

  • Wan Li-Mei
  • Tan Jie
  • Wan Shan-He
  • Meng Dong-Mei
  • Yu Peng-Jiu


The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of dexpanthenol in a model of acute lung injury (ALI) induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Lung injury was induced by exposure to atomized LPS. Mice were randomly divided into four groups: control group; Dxp (500 mg/kg) group; LPS group; LPS + Dxp (500 mg/kg) group. The effects of dexpanthenol on LPS-induced neutrophil recruitment, cytokine levels, total protein concentration, myeloperoxidase (MPO), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione (GSH) contents were examined. Additionally, lung tissue was examined by histology to investigate the changes in pathology in the presence and absence of dexpanthenol. In LPS-challenged mice, dexpanthenol significantly improved lung edema. Dexpanthenol also markedly inhibited the LPS-induced neutrophiles influx, protein leakage, and release of TNF-α and IL-6 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). Furthermore, dexpanthenol attenuated MPO activity and MDA contents and increased SOD and GSH activity in the LPS-challenged lung tissue. These data suggest that dexpanthenol protects mice from LPS-induced acute lung injury by its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities.


dexpanthenol lipopolysaccharide acute lung injury 



This study was supported by grants from the Education Bureau of Guangzhou (no. 1201430812 and no. 1201581610), Guangzhou Medical University (No.2013C31) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 81402992).

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Respiratory MedicineThe First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Pharmaceutical ScienceSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of PharmacyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina

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