Triptolide inhibits murine-inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by down-regulating lipopolysaccharide-induced activity of nuclear factor-kB and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase

Authors
Young-Ho KimSang-Han LeeJai-Youl LeeSang-Won ChoiJong-Wook ParkTaeg Kyu Kwon
Department
Dept. of Immunology (면역학)
Issue Date
2004
Citation
European Journal of Pharmacology, Vol.494(1) : 1-9, 2004
ISSN
0014-2999
Abstract
Triptolide (PG490) is a natural, biologically active compound extracted from the Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii. It has been shown to possess potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. In Raw 264.7 cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to mimic inflammation, triptolide inhibits nitric oxide (NO) production in a dose-dependent manner and abrogates inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression. To investigate the mechanism by which triptolide inhibits murine iNOS gene expression, we examined activation of mitogenactivated protein kinases (MAP kinases) and nuclear factor-nB (NF-nB) in these cells. Addition of triptolide inhibited phosphorylation of c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) but not that of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) or p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. In addition, triptolide significantly inhibited the DNA binding activity of NF-nB. Taken together, these results suggest that triptolide acts to inhibit inflammation through inhibition of NO production and iNOS expression through blockade of NF-nB and JNK activation. D 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Triptolide; NO (Nitric oxide); iNOS; NF-nB; JNK
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/34838
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