Molecules 2011, 16(5), 3701-3712; doi:10.3390/molecules16053701
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Inhibition of Inflammatory Mediators by Neobavaisoflavone in Activated RAW264.7 Macrophages

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Received: 9 March 2011; in revised form: 27 April 2011 / Accepted: 29 April 2011 / Published: 3 May 2011
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Abstract: Flavonoids and coumarins are the major bioactive constituents identified in Psoralea corylifolia. The active fraction isolated from fruits, seeds and roots possesses antibacterial, antioxidative and immunomodulatory properties. Neobavaisoflavone is one of the flavonoids found in Psoralea corylifolia. In the present study we investigated in vitro the anti-inflammatory activity of neobavaisoflavone. Macrophages play an important role in inflammation through the release of inflammatory mediators involved in the immune response. Inappropriate and prolonged macrophage activation is largely responsible for the pathology of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions. Neobavaisoflavone significantly inhibited the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and cytokines: IL-1β, IL-6, IL-12p40, IL-12p70, TNF-α in LPS+IFN-γ– or PMA– stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages.
Keywords: neobavaisoflavone; anti-inflammatory activity; RAW264.7 macrophages
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Szliszka, E.; Skaba, D.; Czuba, Z.P.; Krol, W. Inhibition of Inflammatory Mediators by Neobavaisoflavone in Activated RAW264.7 Macrophages. Molecules 2011, 16, 3701-3712.

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Szliszka E, Skaba D, Czuba ZP, Krol W. Inhibition of Inflammatory Mediators by Neobavaisoflavone in Activated RAW264.7 Macrophages. Molecules. 2011; 16(5):3701-3712.

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Szliszka, Ewelina; Skaba, Dariusz; Czuba, Zenon P.; Krol, Wojciech. 2011. "Inhibition of Inflammatory Mediators by Neobavaisoflavone in Activated RAW264.7 Macrophages." Molecules 16, no. 5: 3701-3712.

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