Auraptene Decreases the Activity of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Ulcerative Colitis in ICR Mice
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Previously we reported that auraptene was a potent suppressant for matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-7 expression in HT-29 human colon cancer cells. In the present study, we examined the effects of auraptene on MMP-2, -7, and -9 expression in colonic mucosa from dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis mice. Auraptene remarkably suppressed the DSS-induced gelatinolytic activity of MMP-7 as well as the expression of MMP-2 and -9, suggesting that it might be useful in anti-metastatic therapies <I>via</I> the targeting of MMPs.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(12), 3062-3065, 2006-12-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry