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Nutrients 2015, 7(11), 9337-9352; doi:10.3390/nu7115478

Ameliorating Effect of Akebia quinata Fruit Extracts on Skin Aging Induced by Advanced Glycation End Products

Biospectrum Life Science Institute, Eines Platz 11th FL, 442-13 Sangdaewon Dong, Seoungnam City, Gyunggi Do 462-807, Korea
Department of Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066, Seobu-Ro, Jangan Gu, Suwon City, Gyunggi Do 164-19, Korea
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Received: 22 September 2015 / Revised: 29 October 2015 / Accepted: 6 November 2015 / Published: 12 November 2015
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The accumulation of free radicals and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in the skin plays a very important role in skin aging. Both are known to interact with each other. Therefore, natural compounds or extracts that possess both antioxidant and antiglycation activities might have great antiageing potential. Akebia quinata fruit extract (AQFE) has been used to treat urinary tract inflammatory disease in traditional Korean and Chinese medicines. In the present study, AQFE was demonstrated to possess antioxidant and antiglycation activity. AQFE protects human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) from oxidative stress and inhibits cellular senescence induced by oxidative stress. We also found that AQFE inhibits glycation reaction between BSA and glucose. The antiglycation activity of AQFE was dose-dependent. In addition, the antiglycation activity of AQFE was confirmed in a human skin explant model. AQFE reduced CML expression and stimulated fibrillin-1 expression in comparison to the methyglyoxal treatment. In addition, the possibility of the extract as an anti-skin aging agent has also been clinically validated. Our analysis of the crow’s feet wrinkle showed that there was a decrease in the depth of deep furrows in RI treated with AQFE cream over an eight-week period. The overall results suggest that AQFE may work as an anti-skin aging agent by preventing oxidative stress and other complications associated with AGEs formation. View Full-Text
Keywords: AGE; fibrillin-1; glycation; human skin explants; Akebia quinata fruit extract AGE; fibrillin-1; glycation; human skin explants; Akebia quinata fruit extract

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Shin, S.; Son, D.; Kim, M.; Lee, S.; Roh, K.-B.; Ryu, D.; Lee, J.; Jung, E.; Park, D. Ameliorating Effect of Akebia quinata Fruit Extracts on Skin Aging Induced by Advanced Glycation End Products. Nutrients 2015, 7, 9337-9352.

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