Immunomodulatory activities of crude polysaccharide fraction separated from Perilla frutescens Britton var. acuta Kudo

자소엽(Perilla frutescens Britton var. acuta Kudo) 조다당류 추출물의 면역활성 효과

  • Byun, Eui-Hong (Department of Food Science and Technology, Kongju National University)
  • 변의홍 (공주대학교 식품공학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.30
  • Accepted : 2017.07.21
  • Published : 2017.10.31


This aim of this study was to examine the immunomodulatory activities of crude polysaccharides from Perilla frutescens Britton var. acuta Kudo (PCP) in mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDC) and splenocytes. The immunomodulatory activity was determined by cell viability, nitric oxide (NO) production, cell surface marker expression (CD 80/86 and MHC class I/II), and cytokine production in BMDC, and cell viability, and cytokine production in splenocytes. Cell proliferation and cytokine production (tumor necrosis factor; TNF-${\alpha}$, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-$1{\beta}$, and IL-12) tested in BMDC were significantly increased by PCP treatment. Additionally, the cell surface markers (CD 80/86, MHC class I/II) were highly increased by PCP treatment. For cytokine production in splenocytes, PCP treatment significantly increased the production of Th 1 cytokines [IL-2 and interferon (IFN)-${\gamma}$], but not Th 2 cytokines (IL-4). Therefore, PCP can induce immune cell activation and is a potential candidate for the development of nutraceuticals to boost the immune system.


Perilla frutescens Britton var. acuta Kudo;crude polysaccharide;dendritic cells;splenocyte;immunomodulatory activity;cytokine production


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