Effect of Sesame Lignans on TNF-α-Induced Expression of Adhesion Molecules in Endothelial Cells

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Abstract

The expression of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) has been implicated as one of the most important causes of the development of inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis, and, it is speculated that the prevention of it is an effective approach to the control of atherosclerosis. In the present study, we investigated the effect of sesame lignans on the expression of CAMs in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) induced by tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). Based on cell-ELISA analysis, we found that sesaminol-6-catechol downregulated the TNF-α-induced expression of CAMs in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, these inhibitory effects were caused to be drastically exerted by downregulating the CAM proteins in TNF-α-activated HUVECs at transcriptional level. This suggests, that sesaminol-6-catehcol suppresses the expression of CAMs, and may be an active component of sesame lignans.

Journal

  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

    Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 74(8), 1539-1544, 2010-08-23

    Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10027557884
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10824164
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    09168451
  • NDL Article ID
    10836376
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR7(科学技術--農林水産--農産) // ZR2(科学技術--生物学--生化学) // ZP1(科学技術--化学・化学工業)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-G223
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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