|Planta Med. 2012 Jun;78(9):903-6. |
|Phenolic compounds isolated from Psoralea corylifolia inhibit IL-6-induced STAT3 activation.[Pubmed: 22573369]|
|Inhibiting interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been postulated as an effective therapy in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases. |
METHODS AND RESULTS:
In this study, seven flavonoids were isolated from the methanol extracts of Psoralea corylifolia by bioactivity-guided fractionation. The structures of bakuchiol (1), bavachinin (2), neobavaisoflavone (3), corylifol A (4), Corylin (5), isobavachalcon (6), and bavachin (7) were determined by spectroscopic analysis (1H-, 13C- NMR and MS). We demonstrated that compounds 1-7 showed an inhibitory effect on IL-6-induced STAT3 promoter activity in Hep3B cells with IC50 values of 4.57 ± 0.45, 3.02 ± 0.53, 2.77 ± 0.02, 0.81 ± 0.15, 1.37 ± 0.45, 2.45 ± 0.13, and 4.89 ± 0.05 µΜ, respectively. These compounds also inhibited STAT3 phosphorylation induced by IL-6 in Hep3B cells.
Overall, several flavonoids from P. corylifolia might be useful remedies for treating inflammatory diseases by inhibiting IL-6-induced STAT3 activation and phosphorylation.
|Oncol Rep. 2015 Oct;34(4):2040-6. |
|Aqueous extract of Psoralea corylifolia L. inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced endothelial-mesenchymal transition via downregulation of the NF-κB-SNAIL signaling pathway.[Pubmed: 26238218 ]|
|The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a pivotal event in the invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. Psoralea corylifolia L. (PC) inhibits the proliferation of various cancer cells. However, its possible role in EMT has not been identified. |
METHODS AND RESULTS:
In the present study, we examined the effects of an aqueous extract of Psoralea corylifolia L. (PCAE), a typical medicinal decoction, on the EMT. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced EMT-like phenotypic changes, enhancing cell migration and invasion. However, PCAE markedly reduced the expression of the LPS-induced EMT markers, including N-cadherin and vimentin, and increased the expression of β-catenin. PCAE also inhibited cell migration and invasion in vitro. The effects of PCAE on the LPS-induced EMT were mediated by the inactivation of the NF-κB-SNAIL signaling pathway.
The results provide new evidence that PCAE suppresses cancer cell invasion and migration by inhibiting EMT. Therefore, PCAE is a potentially effective dietary chemopreventive agent for malignant tumors since it inhibits metastasis.