Ginsenoside Rb1 and paeoniflorin inhibit transient receptor potential vanilloid-1-activated IL-8 and PGE2 production in a human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT

Jin Huang, Lei Qiu, Li Ding, Shaozhan Wang, Jing Wang, Quangang Zhu, Fengyu Song, Jinhong Hu

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Abstract

Ginsenoside Rb1 (GRb1) and paeoniflorin (PF) are active substances of Chinese traditional herbs and have been commonly used to treat skin inflammation diseases, but little is known about the mechanisms involved. In the present study, the effects of GRb1 and PF on the production of inflammatory mediators and the possible mechanisms of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) in these mediators induction were explored. It has been shown that GRb1 and PF inhibited the productions of IL-8 and PGE2 induced by capsaicin (CAP) in HaCaT cells and HEK 293T-TRPV1 cells (which were transgenic and overexpressed TRPV1) but had no effect on HEK 293T mock cells (p<0.05). Besides, CAP was able to induce calcium influx and nuclear factor kappa B(NF-ΚB) transcriptional activity in HaCaT cells and HEK 293T-TRPV1 cells, but had no effect on HEK 293T mock cells. Furthermore, GRb1 inhibited CAP-induced calcium influx and NF-ΚB transcriptional activity in both HaCaT cells and HEK 293T-TRPV1 cells. However, PF decreased CAP-induced calcium influx and NF-ΚB transcriptional activity only in HaCaT cells. This would suggest that GRb1 inhibits CAP-induced calcium influx and NF-ΚB activity through TRPV1 signal, while calcium influx and NF-ΚB activity might not be involved in the inhibitory effect of PF on TRPV1 signal. Furthermore, the inhibitory rates of GRb1 and PF on IL-8 and PGE2 production were higher than those caused by capsazepine, an antagonist of TRPV1, suggesting that GRb1 and PF have great potential in clinical treatment of skin diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1279-1283
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Immunopharmacology
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Ginsenoside Rb1
  • HaCaT cell
  • IL-8
  • PGE
  • Paeoniflorin
  • TRPV1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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