Selenium and Resveratrol Attenuated Diabetes Mellitus-Mediated Oxidative Retinopathy and Apoptosis via the Modulation of TRPM2 Activity in Mice


BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12011-022-03203-9
  • Keywords: Apoptosis, Diabetes mellitus, Optic nerve oxidative injury, Resveratrol, Selenium, TRPM2 channel, STRESS, RETINA, NEURODEGENERATION, INFLAMMATION, DYSFUNCTION, ACTIVATION, MELATONIN, CHANNELS, GANGLION, RATS


Diabetes mellitus induces optic nerve injury via the excessive generation of mitochondria reactive free oxygen radical (mitROS). TRPM2 channel is activated by mitROS, although it is inhibited by selenium (Se) and resveratrol (RSV). The activation of TRPM2 induces apoptosis and oxidative injury in the optic nerve. The inhibition of TRPM2 may decrease the optic nerve injury action of diabetes mellitus after the treatments of Se and RSV. Present study aimed to investigate the protective actions of Se and RSV on the excessive Ca2+ influx and mitROS generation-mediated optic nerve oxidative injury via the modulation of TRPM2. Fifty-six C57BL/6j male mice were divided into seven groups as control, Se, RSV, streptozotocin (STZ), STZ + Se, STZ + RSV, and STZ + Se + RSV. The STZ-mediated stimulation of TRPM2 increased the cytosolic Ca2+, lipid peroxidation, mitROS, cytosolic ROS, apoptosis, caspase-3, caspase-8, and caspase-9 concentrations in the mice, although their concentrations were decreased in the optic nerve by the treatments of Se and RSV. The STZ-induced decrease of optic nerve viability, glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, vitamin A, and vitamin E concentrations was also upregulated by the treatments of Se and RSV. The STZ-induced increase of TRPM2, PARP-1, caspase-3, and caspase-9 protein band expressions was diminished by the treatments of Se and RSV. In conclusion, STZ induced the optic nerve oxidative injury and apoptosis via the upregulation of TRPM2 stimulation, although the treatments of Se and RSV decreased the injury and apoptosis via the downregulation of TRPM2 activity.