Hydrogen inhalation therapy regulates lactic acid metabolism following subarachnoid hemorrhage through the HIF-1α pathway

Bo-Qiang Cao, Chun-Hua Hang, Cong Pang, Jia-Qing Sun, Jia-Tong Zhang, Juan Wang, Qi Zhu, Wei Li, Xiao-Jian Li, Yu-Hua Zhang, Yue Lu, Zheng Peng, Zong Zhuang

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DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2023.04.072 DOI is the universal ID for this study.

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The neuroprotective effects of hydrogen have been demonstrated, but the mechanism is still poorly understood. In a clinical trial of inhaled hydrogen in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), we found that hydrogen reduced the accumulation of lactic acid in the nervous system. There are no studies demonstrating the regulatory effect of hydrogen on lactate and in this study we hope to further clarify the mechanism by which hydrogen regulates lactate metabolism. In cell experiments, PCR and Western Blot showed that HIF-1α was the target related to lactic acid metabolism that changed the most before and after hydrogen intervention. HIF-1α levels were suppressed by hydrogen intervention treatment. Activation of HIF-1α inhibited the lactic acid-lowering effect of hydrogen. We have also demonstrated the lactic acid-lowering effect of hydrogen in animal studies. Our work clarifies that hydrogen can regulate lactate metabolism via the HIF-1αpathway, providing new insights into the neuroprotective mechanisms of hydrogen.

Publish Year 2023
Country China
Rank Positive
Journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Primary Topic Brain
Secondary TopicNeuroprotection
Model Human
Tertiary TopicStroke
Vehicle Gas
pH N/A
Application Inhalation