Nat Prod Sci.  2018 Sep;24(3):194-198. 10.20307/nps.2018.24.3.194.

Chemicals from Cimicifuga dahurica and Their Inhibitory Effects on Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Production by LPS-stimulated Bone Marrow-derived Dendritic Cells

Affiliations
  • 1Institute of Marine Biochemistry (IMBC), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), 18-Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 2College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Republic of Korea. yhk@cnu.ac.kr, syyang@cnu.ac.kr
  • 3Hanoi University of Pharmacy, 13-15 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 4School of Medicine and Jeju Research Center for Natural Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Republic of Korea. yskoh7@jejunu.ac.kr

Abstract

Inflammation is a biological response caused by overactivation of the immune system and is controlled by immune cells via a variety of cytokines. The overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines enhances abnormal host immunity, resulting in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Inhibiting the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-12p40, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α might be one way to treat these conditions. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity of compounds isolated from Cimicifuga dahurica (Turcz.) Maxim., which is traditionally used as an antipyretic and analgesic in Korea. In primary cell culture assays, 12 compounds were found to inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-12p40, IL-6, and TNF-α) in vitro in bone marrow-derived dendritic cells stimulated with LPS.

Keyword

Cimicifuga dahurica; Ranunculaceae; Anti-inflammatory; IL-12 p40; IL-6,TNF-α

MeSH Terms

Alzheimer Disease
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cimicifuga*
Cytokines
Dendritic Cells*
Immune System
In Vitro Techniques
Inflammation
Interleukin-6
Interleukins
Korea
Primary Cell Culture
Ranunculaceae
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Cytokines
Interleukin-6
Interleukins
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
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