Nobiletin contributes to pharmacological activities such as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects, but little is known about its effect on melanogenesis. In this study, we found that nobiletin increased melanin content and tyrosinase activity in murine B16/F10 melanoma cells. Furthermore, inhibition of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway with U0216 resulted in inhibition of nobiletin-induced melanin synthesis and tyrosinase expression.
- Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry