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Kazmi S, Kafami L, Ebrahimi A, Jameie B, Joghataiee M T. The Effects of Boswellia Resin Extract on Dopaminergic Cell line, SK-N-SH, against MPP+-Induced Neurotoxicity. BCN. 2011; 3 (1) :16-21
URL: http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-192-en.html

Introduction: Oxidative stress and neuroinflammation are involved in neurodegeneration procedure in Parkinson’s disease. Recently, neuroprotective potential of Boswellia resin has been demonstrated. Therefore, this study examined whether administration of Boswellia resin would attenuate MPP+- induced neuronal death in SK-N-SH- cell line, a human dopaminergic neurons- in vitro.


Boswellia resin extract was added to culture medium (10μg/ml) before and after exposure of SK-N-SH cell line to MPP+ (1000μM). Cell viability and apoptosis features were assessed using MTT and Hoechst staining, respectively.


Treatment with Boswellia resin 2 and 3h prior to MPP ° exposure and up to 60 minutes after MPP ° exposure significantly increased cell viability compare to untreated cells. Apoptotic features were also reduced significantly by Boswellia resin (10 μg/ml) compare to that of control untreated cells.


Boswellia resin has neuroprotective effects on dopaminergic neurons which can be applicable in Parkinson’s disease.

Type of Study: Original | Subject: Clinical Neuroscience
Received: 2012/03/29

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