Inhibition of interleukin-12 production in mouse macrophages via decreased nuclear factor-kappaB DNA binding activity by myricetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid.

Bok Yun Kang, Seung Hyun Kim, Dae Ho Cho, Tae Sung Kim

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Abstract

Pharmacological inhibition of interleukin-12 (IL-12) production may be a therapeutic strategy for preventing the development and progression of disease in experimental models of autoimmunity. In this study, the effects of myricetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid present in fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs, on the production of IL-12 were investigated in mouse macrophages stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Myricetin significantly inhibited the LPS-induced IL-12 production from both primary macrophages and the RAW264.7 monocytic cell-line in a dose-dependent manner. The effect of myricetin on IL-12 gene promoter activation was analyzed by transfecting RAW264.7 cells with IL-12 gene promoter/luciferase constructs. The repressive effect was mapped to a region in the IL-12 gene promoter containing a binding site for NF-kappaB. Furthermore, activation of macrophages by LPS resulted in markedly enhanced binding activity to the NF-kappaB site, which significantly decreased upon addition of myricetin, indicating that myricetin inhibited IL-12 production in LPS-activated macrophages via the down-regulation of NF-kappaB binding activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-279
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Pharmacal Research
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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Macrophages
Interleukin-12
Flavonoids
DNA
Lipopolysaccharides
NF-kappa B
Genes
Chemical activation
Macrophage Activation
Vegetables
Medicinal Plants
Fruits
myricetin
Luciferases
Autoimmunity
Transcriptional Activation
Disease Progression
Fruit
Theoretical Models
Down-Regulation

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology

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