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BPC 157 Rescued NSAID-cytotoxicity Via Stabilizing Intestinal Permeability and Enhancing Cytoprotection

[ Vol. 26 , Issue. 25 ]


Jong M. Park, Ho J. Lee, Predrag Sikiric and Ki B. Hahm*   Pages 2971 - 2981 ( 11 )


The stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 protects stomach cells, maintains gastric integrity against various noxious agents such as alcohol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and exerts cytoprotection/ adaptive cytoprotection/organoprotection in other epithelia, that is, skin, liver, pancreas, heart, and brain. Especially BPC 157 counteracts gastric endothelial injury that precedes and induces damage to the gastric epithelium and generalizes "gastric endothelial protection" to protection of the endothelium of other vessels including thrombosis, prolonged bleeding, and thrombocytopenia. In this background, we put the importance of BPC 157 as a possible way of securing GI safety against NSAIDs-induced gastroenteropathy since still unmet medical needs to mitigate NSAIDs-induced cytotoxicity are urgent. Furthermore, gastrointestinal irritants such as physical or mental stress, NSAIDs administration, surfactants destroyer such as bile acids, alcohol can lead to leaky gut syndrome through increasing epithelial permeability. In this review article, we described the potential rescuing actions of BPC 157 against leaky gut syndrome after NSAIDs administration for the first time.


BPC 157, gut permeability, NSAID induced gastroenteropathy, leaky gut syndrome, epithelial permeability, bile acids.


Department of Pharmacology Daejeon University College of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, University of Gachon Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, Incheon, Department of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, CHA Cancer Prevention Research Center, CHA Bio Complex, Seongnam

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