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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Neovestitol, an isoflavonoid isolated from Brazilian red propolis, reduces acute and chronic inflammation: involvement of nitric oxide and IL-6

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Author(s):
Franchin, Marcelo ; Colon, David F. ; da Cunha, Marcos G. ; Castanheira, Fernanda V. S. ; Saraiva, Andre L. L. ; Bueno-Silva, Bruno ; Alencar, Severino M. ; Cunha, Thiago M. ; Rosalen, Pedro L.
Total Authors: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 6, NOV 7 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 9
Abstract

Isoflavonoids have been largely studied due to their distinct biological activities identified thus far. Herein, we evaluated the activity of neovestitol, an isoflavonoid isolated from Brazilian red propolis, in acute and chronic inflammation. As for acute inflammation, we found that neovestitol reduced neutrophil migration, leukocyte rolling and adhesion, as well as expression of ICAM-1 in the mesenteric microcirculation during lipopolysaccharide-induced acute peritonitis. No changes were observed in the levels of TNF-alpha, CXCL1/KC and CXCL2/MIP-2 upon pretreatment with neovestitol. The administration of an inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor abolished the inhibitory effects of neovestitol in neutrophil migration and ICAM-1 expression. Nitrite levels increased upon treatment with neovestitol. No effects of neovestitol were observed on the chemotaxis of neutrophils in vitro. As for chronic inflammation, neovestitol also reduced the clinical score and joint damage in a collagen-induced arthritis model. There was no change in the frequency of IL-17-producing TCD4+ cells. In addition, pretreatment with neovestitol reduced the levels of IL-6. These results demonstrate a potential anti-inflammatory activity of neovestitol, which may be useful for therapeutic purposes and/or as a nutraceutical. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/22378-2 - In vivo and in vitro study of activity of isolated compounds from Brazilian propolis on modulation of neutrophils migration in the inflammatory process
Grantee:Pedro Luiz Rosalen
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/01365-0 - In vivo and in vitro study of activity of isolated compounds from brazilian propolis on modulation of neutrophils migration in the inflammatory process
Grantee:Marcelo Franchin
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/08216-2 - CRID - Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases
Grantee:Fernando de Queiroz Cunha
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC