The Inhibitory Effect of Gooseberry on DNCB-induced Atopic Dermatitis in vivo and in vitro

Su-Jin Kim
2018 Biomedical Science Letters  
Generally, berry fruits have various pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation and anti-cancer effects. The effects of gooseberry, a berry fruits, on atopic dermatitis (AD) have not been widely examined. The aim of this present study is to investigate whether gooseberry modulates AD. We examined the pharmacological effects of gooseberry on 2, 4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB)-induced AD symptoms in mice. To determine the anti-atopic mechanism of gooseberry, we
more » ... rry, we investigated its effects on the production of inflammatory cytokines and activation of nuclear factor-κB in PMA + ionophore -stimulated human mast cells (HMC-1). The results demonstrated that gooseberry attenuated AD clinical symptoms such as erythema, edema and dryness as well as histamine and IgE serum levels in DNCB-induced AD model mice. Additionally, gooseberry suppressed the expression of inflammatory cytokines and activation of nuclear factor-κB in stimulated HMC-1. These findings demonstrate that gooseberry is potential agent for treating AD and allergic inflammation.
doi:10.15616/bsl.2018.24.4.349 fatcat:6kro2equ2nfxzcbmyt7fso255y