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Bridelia ferruginea Produces Anti-neuroinflammatory Activity through Inhibition of Nuclear Factor-kappa B and p38 MAPK Signalling

Olajide, Olumayokun A., Aderogba, Mutallib A., Okorji, U. P. and Fiebich, B.L. (2012) Bridelia ferruginea Produces Anti-neuroinflammatory Activity through Inhibition of Nuclear Factor-kappa B and p38 MAPK Signalling. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1741-427X

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Abstract

Bridelia ferruginea is commonly used in traditional African medicine (TAM) for treating various inflammatory conditions. Extracts from the plant have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory property in a number of in vivo models. In this study the influence of B. ferruginea (BFE) on the production of PGE2, nitrite, and proinflammatory cytokines from LPS-stimulated BV-2 microglia was investigated. The effects of BFE on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) protein expressions were evaluated in LPS-activated rat primary microglia. The roles of NF-κB and MAPK signalling in the actions of BFE were also investigated. BFE (25–200 μg) inhibited the production of PGE2, nitrite, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNFα), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) as well as COX-2 and iNOS protein expressions in LPS-activated microglial cells. Further studies to elucidate the mechanism of anti-inflammatory action of BFE revealed interference with nuclear translocation of NF-κBp65 through mechanisms involving inhibition of IκB degradation. BFE prevented phosphorylation of p38, but not p42/44 or JNK MAPK. It is suggested that Bridelia ferruginea produces anti-inflammatory action through mechanisms involving p38 MAPK and NF-κB signalling.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article ID 546873
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Olumayokun Olajide
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 16:35
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15508

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