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External Application of Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone, Isolated from Sargassum muticum, Suppresses Inflammatory Responses in a Mouse Model of Atopic Dermatitis
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  • Journal title : Toxicological Research
  • Volume 32, Issue 2,  2016, pp.109-114
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Toxicology
  • DOI : 10.5487/TR.2016.32.2.109
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External Application of Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone, Isolated from Sargassum muticum, Suppresses Inflammatory Responses in a Mouse Model of Atopic Dermatitis
Han, Sang-Chul; Kang, Na-Jin; Yoon, Weon-Jong; Kim, Sejin; Na, Min-Chull; Koh, Young-Sang; Hyun, Jin-Won; Lee, Nam-Ho; Ko, Mi-Hee; Kang, Hee-Kyoung; Yoo, Eun-Sook;
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Allergic skin inflammation such as atopic dermatitis is characterized by skin barrier dysfunction, edema, and infiltration with various inflammatory cells. The anti-inflammatory effects of Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone, isolated from Sargassum muticum, have been described in many diseases, but the mechanism by which it modulates the immune system is poorly understood. In this study, the ability of Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone to suppress allergic reactions was investigated using a mouse model of atopic dermatitis. The Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone-treated group showed significantly decreased immunoglobulin E in serum. Also, Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone treatment resulted in a smaller lymph node size with reduced the thickness and length compared to the induction group. In addition, Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone inhibited the expression of interleukin-4, interferon-gamma and tumor necrosis factor-alpha by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and ionomycin-stimulated lymphocytes. These results suggest that Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone may be a useful therapeutic strategy for treating chronic inflammatory diseases.
Apo-9`-fucoxanthinone;Atopic dermatitis;2, 4-Dinitrochlorobenzene;Immunoglobulin E;Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate;Ionomycin;
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