Effect of 'DaoCao' on the inflammatory cytokines in Human Jurkat cell and THP-1 cell

나초(糯草) 에탄올추출물이 Human 유래 Jurkat 세포와 THP-1 세포의 알러지 및 염증 사이토카인에 미치는 영향

LEE, Young Keun;KIM, Cheong Taek;ROH, Seong Su;CHOI, Hak Joo

  • Received : 2015.08.31
  • Accepted : 2015.09.14
  • Published : 2015.09.30


Objectives : The aim of this study is to investigate anti-inflammatory activity using various extracts of rice straw (DaoCao) extract (RS).Methods : To investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of RS, we examined the effect of RS on cytokines production on THP-1 cell. Cells were cultured in incubator (37℃, CO25%, 0.5% FBS-RPMI, 1X106cells/ml). One hour after,Dermatophagoides pteronissinus(Dp., 10 ug/ml) was treated into cell and at 6 hour after, each different concentrations(0.1, 1 and 10 ug/ml) of RS were treated. The cells were incubated for 16 hours and harvest the supernatant. The levels of IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, MCP-1 and TNF-αwere determined using a commercially available ELISA kit.Results : We investigated whether RS has the inhibition of inflammatory response in Jurkat cells and THP-1 cells. RS suppressed secretion of IL-4, IL-5, and TNF-αinduced by house dust mites in Jurkat cells. It showed significant effects for all concentrations. RS suppressed the increased expression of IL-6, IL-8 and MCP-1 after treatment with mite in THP-1 cells. These results suggest that RS may be used as a valuable agent for treating allergic diseases such as atopy due to its anti-inflammatory property.Conclusions : RS showed significant biological activities with anti-inflammatory in the human T cells. These results suggest that RS may be used as a valuable agent for treating allergic diseases such as atopy due to its anti-inflammatory property. In terms of Korean traditional medicine, we expect the results to contribute to building of EBM (Evidence-Based Medicine).


Rise straw extract;DaoCao;anti-inflammatory;allergy;Dermatophagoides pteronissinus


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Grant : 한의치료기술 과학화 사업팀