A novel glucosamine derivative exerts anti-inflammatory actions via inhibition of nuclear factor-kappaB

Title
A novel glucosamine derivative exerts anti-inflammatory actions via inhibition of nuclear factor-kappaB
Authors
신진아황지순김송이오세권남길수한인옥
Keywords
Glucosamine; NK-4; NF-kappaB
Issue Date
2013-08
Publisher
Neuroscience letters
Citation
VOL 550, 162-167
Abstract
Glucosamine suppresses lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced upregulation of pro-inflammatory mediators both in vivo and in culture systems of mouse microglia or macrophage. In the present study, we show that the novel glucosamine derivative, 2-deoxy-2-[(o-methylbenzylidene)]-β-glucopyranoside (NK-4), significantly reduced LPS-induced production of nitric oxide (NO) in BV2 microglia, RAW264.7 macrophage, and primary cultured peritoneal macrophages cells. NK-4 inhibited LPS-induced upregulation of inducible NO synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase-2, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukin-1β in RAW264.7 cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. Furthermore, administering NK-4 significantly inhibited the induction of inflammatory cytokine mRNAs in the brains of LPS-injected mice. Although NK-4 inhibited LPS-induced nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) activation, IκB-α degradation was not changed. Instead, NK-4 inhibited LPS-induced DNA-binding activity of NF-κB by suppressing p50 and c-Rel binding to NF-κB binding site of the iNOS promoter.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/46807
ISSN
03043940
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