Abstract Title:

Low molecular weight fucoidan fraction ameliorates inflammation and deterioration of skin barrier in fine-dust stimulated keratinocytes.

Abstract Source:

Int J Biol Macromol. 2020 Nov 18. Epub 2020 Nov 18. PMID: 33220376

Abstract Author(s):

Ilekuttige Priyan Shanura Fernando, Mawalle Kankanamge Hasitha Madhawa Dias, Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Dinesh Madusanka, Eui Jeong Han, Min Ju Kim, Soo-Jin Heo, Kyounghoon Lee, Sun Hee Cheong, Ginnae Ahn

Article Affiliation:

Ilekuttige Priyan Shanura Fernando


Recently evidence linking the effects of fine-dust (FD) on skin inflammation is exaggerating. Fucoidan derived from brown algae has great potential for ameliorating oxidative stress and inflammation. Herein, a fucoidan fraction (SHC4-6) was purified from an enzymatic (Celluclast) extract of an invasive seaweed, Sargassum horneri following gradient ethanol precipitation and anion exchange chromatography. Effectiveness of SHC4-6 in ameliorating FD (from Beijing, China)-induced inflammatory responses in HaCaT keratinocytes and recovery of skin barrier dysfunction was evaluated. SHC4-6 was comprising of sulfated mannofucans with their molecular weights distributed around 45 kDa. SHC4-6 dose-dependently lowered ROS levels in FD-induced HaCaT keratinocytes, ameliorating viability at 50 μg mL. SHC4-6 downregulated inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, -5, -6, -8, -13, interferon-γ, and chemokines, macrophage-derived chemokine, eotaxin, and thymus and activation regulated chemokine by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor-κB pathways. SHC4-6 treatment ameliorated key tight junction proteins andskin hydration factors, depicting the effects of fucoidan in reducing FD-induced inflammation and skin barrier deterioration. With further studies in place, SHC4-6 could be used as an ingredient for developing cosmetics to relieve FD-induced skin inflammation.

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