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      Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Vitisinol A and Four Other Oligostilbenes from Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. Hancei


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          In this study, the cytotoxicities and anti-inflammatory activities of five resveratrol derivatives—vitisinol A, (+)-ε-viniferin, (+)-vitisin A, (−)-vitisin B, and (+)-hopeaphenol—isolated from Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. hancei were evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 cells, respectively. The result from MTT assay analysis indicated that vitisinol A has lower cytotoxicity than the other four well-known oligostilbenes. In the presence of vitisinol A (5 μM), the significant reduction of inflammation product (nitric oxide, NO) in LPS-induced RAW264.7 cells was measured using Griess reaction assay. In addition, the under-expressed inflammation factors cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in LPS-induced RAW264.7 cells monitored by Western blotting simultaneously suggested that vitisinol A has higher anti-inflammatory effect compared with other resveratrol derivatives. Finally, the anti-inflammatory effect of vitisinol A was further demonstrated on 12- O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA)-induced ear edema in mice. As a preliminary functional evaluation of natural product, the anti-inflammatory effect of vitisinol A is the first to be examined and reported by this study.

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              Many of the inflammatory diseases are becoming common in aging society throughout the world. The clinically used anti-inflammatory drugs suffer from the disadvantage of side effects and high cost of treatment (in case of biologics). Alternative to these drugs are traditional medicines and natural products, which offer a great hope in the identification of bioactive lead compounds and their development into drugs for treating inflammatory diseases. Since ancient times traditional medicines and phytopharmaceuticals are being used for the treatment of inflammatory and other disorders. The present review article describes anti-inflammatory natural products derived from plants and marine sources reported during last decade. The compounds described belong to different chemical classes such as alkaloids, steroids, terpenoids, polyphenolics, phenylpropanoids, fatty acids and lipids, and various miscellaneous compounds. The attempt is also being made to enumerate the possible leads, e.g. curcumin, resveratrol, baicalein, boswellic acid, betulinic acid, ursolic acid, and oleanolic acid, for further development with the help of structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies and their current status. In addition SAR studies carried out on the anti-inflammatory activity of flavonoid compounds and clinical studies performed on anti-inflammatory natural products are also discussed.

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                Molecules : A Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
                17 July 2017
                July 2017
                : 22
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                [1 ]Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 900, Taiwan; changchii@ 123456mail.npust.edu.tw (C.-I.C.); omg740805@ 123456gmail.com (W.-C.C.) yhdscndsl@ 123456gmail.com (K.-X.H.)
                [2 ]Research Center for Tropic Agriculture, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 900, Taiwan
                [3 ]Research Center for Austronesian Medicine and Agriculture, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 900, Taiwan
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                [* ]Correspondence: jlhsu@ 123456mail.npust.edu.tw ; Tel.: +886-8-770-3202 (ext. 5197)
                © 2017 by the authors.

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