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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 51  |  Page : 339-344

Quantification analysis and In vitro anti-inflammatory effects of 20-hydroxyecdysone, momordin ic, and oleanolic acid from the fructus of Kochia scoparia

1 K-herb Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
2 KM Convergence Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Chang-Seob Seo
K-herb Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1296.211023

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Background: The fructus of Kochia scoparia Schrader (Chenopodiaceae) is a traditional herbal medicine that has been used for treating gonorrhea and dermatitis. Objective: We investigated the anti-inflammatory activities of three marker compounds, including 20-hydroxyecdysone, momordin Ic, and oleanolic acid, from the fructus of K. scoparia. Materials and Methods: The simultaneous analysis of three components was performed using high-performance liquid chromatography and high-performance thin-layer chromatography. We evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of the nine marker compounds by determining their anti-inflammatory activities in the murine macrophage cell line RAW 264.7. Results: Among three marker compounds, momordin Ic, but not 20-hydroxyecdysone and oleanolic acid, had inhibitory effects on the production of inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in LPS-treated RAW264.7 macrophages. The effects of three marker compounds on prostaglandin E2(PGE2) were also evaluated. All three compounds significantly reduced PGE2production in LPS-treated cells. Conclusions: We suggest that momordin Ic is the most potent phytochemical of the fructus of K. scoparia as an anti-inflammatory agent. Abbreviations used: HPLC: High-performance liquid chromatography; TNF-α: Tumor necrosis factor alpha; IL-6: Interleukin-6; PGE2: Pro-inflammatory mediator prostaglandin E2; LPS: Lipopolysaccharide.

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