Suppression of TNF-α-induced Inflammation by Extract from Different Parts of Moringa in HaCaT Cells
HaCaT 각질형성세포에서 TNF-α에 의하여 유도되는 염증 발현에 대한 부위별 모링가 추출물의 억제 효과

Hyo-Jin Lee, Young-Chae Chang
2012 Journal of Life Science  
The moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) plant is used both as food and an anti-allergic agent. In this study, we investigated skin protection effects of methanol extracts from the root, seed, fruit, and leaves of moringa in HaCaT keratinocyte cells. To investigate the pharmacological potential of various moringa extracts on TNF-α-induced collagen degradation in HaCaT cells, we measured the activity of matrix metallopeptidase-9,2 (MMP-9,2) by zymography analysis. Our results showed that all the
more » ... d that all the moringa extracts inhibit the TNF-α-induced enzyme activity of MMP-9. In particular, moringa root extracts significantly suppressed MMP-9 and MMP-2 in a dose-dependent manner. Next, to investigate the anti-inflammation effect of the moringa extracts, we examined cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression of the extracts. The results showed that both the root extracts and the seed extracts decreased the TNF-α-induced expression of COX-2. In addition, the root and leaf extracts reduced the expression of IL-6. However, none of the moringa extracts affected the expression of iNOS. The results suggest that moringa root extracts down-regulate MMP-9, COX-2, and IL-6 and that the root extracts offer superior skin protection effects compared with other extracts of moringa in HaCaT cells.
doi:10.5352/jls.2012.22.9.1254 fatcat:iu4cda3azja7hcjlommuo3ya7e