Butein effects in colitis and interleukin-6/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 expression

Sehe Dong Lee, Jung Wan Choe, Beom Jae Lee, Myoung Hee Kang, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Hoon Kim, Jong Eun Yeon, Jong Jae Park, Jae Seon Kim, Kwan Soo Byun, Young Tae Bak

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    Abstract

    AIM: To evaluate the effects of butein on inflammatory cytokines, matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and colitis in interleukin (IL)-10-/- mice. METHODS: To synchronize colitis, 8-to 10-wk-old IL-10-/- mice were fed pellet-chow containing piroxicam for 2 wk. Subsequently, phosphate-buffered saline or butein (1 mg/kg per day, ip) was injected for 4 wk. Histologic scores, inflammatory cytokines, MMP-9 and phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (pSTAT3) expressions were analyzed in IL-10-/- mice and in Colo 205 cells. RESULTS: Butein reduced the colonic inflammatory score by > 50%. Expression levels of IL-6, IL-1β, interferon (IFN)-γ and MMP-9 were decreased in the colons of mice exposed to butein, whereas other inflammatory cytokines (IL-17A, IL-21 and IL-22) were unchanged. Immunohistochemical staining for pSTAT3 and MMP-9 was significantly decreased in the buteintreated groups compared with the controls. Butein inhibited IL-6-induced activation of STAT3 in Colo 205 cells. CONCLUSION: Butein ameliorated colitis in IL-10-/- mice by regulating IL-6/STAT3 and MMP-9 activation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)465-474
    Number of pages10
    JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 14

    Keywords

    • Butein
    • Colitis
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Interleukin-6/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3
    • Matrix metalloproteinase-9

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gastroenterology

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