Planta Med. 2003 Feb; 69(2): 171-4.
Pulsatilloside A and anemoside A3 protect PC12 cells from apoptosis induced by sodium cyanide and glucose deprivation.
Using sodium cyanide (NaCN) and glucose deprivation induced cell injury in PC12 as an injury model, we investigated the protective effects of pulsatilloside A and anemoside A 3 on neurons. The results showed that PC12 cells under the NaCN-injury and glucose deprivation would undergo apoptosis. Additions of pulsatilloside A and anemoside A 3, at dosages ranging from 0.1, 1 and 10 microg/ml, protected PC12 cells from apoptosis determined by MTT, LDH release analysis, and flow cytometry measurement.