Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Effects of Ethanol Extracts from Perilla frutescens

들깨(Perilla frutescens) 새싹 추출물의 항산화 및 항염 효과

  • Received : 2013.08.20
  • Accepted : 2013.10.17
  • Published : 2014.02.28


We investigated the effects of an ethanol extract from Perilla frutescens sprouts (PFSE) as an antioxidant, and its effects on edema and inflammation in RAW 264.7 cells and HMC-1 cells. The antioxidant activities (DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging) of PFSE were similar to those of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and (${\pm}$)-6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchromane-2-carboxylic acid (Trolox). We also investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of PFSE on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and HMC-1 cells stimulated with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) with the calcium ionophore A23187. TNF-${\alpha}$ and IL-$1{\beta}$ production, which had been increased by treatment with LPS or PMA plus A23187, were significantly inhibited by PFSE in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, PFSE significantly reduced the xylene-induced ear edema and the carrageenan-induced paw edema of ICR mice in a dose-dependent manner. The effects of PFSE (200 mg/kg) in reducing ear and paw edema were similar to those of aspirin (50 mg/kg). These results suggest that PFSE can be potentially used as a medicine for treating oxidative stress, an edematous and inflammatory disease.


Perilla frutescens sprouts;ethanol extract;antioxidant;edema;anti-inflammation


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