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Aesculetin Inhibits Cell Invasion through Inhibition of MMP-9 Activity and Antioxidant Activity
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  • Journal title : Journal of Life Science
  • Volume 26, Issue 6,  2016, pp.673-679
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Life Science
  • DOI : 10.5352/JLS.2016.26.6.673
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Aesculetin Inhibits Cell Invasion through Inhibition of MMP-9 Activity and Antioxidant Activity
Hong, Sugyeong; Kim, Moon-Moo;
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The development of safe and effective anti-cancer compounds has been seriously required to prevent and treat development of tumor in recent years. Among them, natural compounds derived traditional medicinal stuffs have been paid to attention as an anti-cancer candidate. In this study, aesculetin is a main component of a widely known as a medicinal stuff. It was reported that aesculetin has various biological effects such as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, but its effect related to cell invasion was not discovered. Therefore, in this study, the effect of aesculetin on antioxidant and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) was investigated in human fibrosarcoma cells, HT1080. First of all, aesculetin showed the scavenging activity of DPPH radical and reducing power in a dose dependent manner. As a result of cytotoxicity, the nontoxic concentration of aesculetin was below 2 μM in HT1080 cells performed by MTT assay. In addition, aesculetin displayed the inhibitory effect on MMP-9 activity related to cell invasion in experiment carried out by gelatin zymography assay. Furthermore, aesculetin increased the expression level of TIMP-1 but decreased the expression level of MMP-9 stimulated with PMA in western blot assay. Furthermore, aesculetin remarkably inhibited cell invasion related to metastasis a dose dependent manner. Above results suggest that aesculetin could exert chemopreventive effect through inhibition of activity and expression of MMP-9 related to cell invasion.
Aesculetin;antioxidant;MMP-9;TIMP-1;cell invasion;
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