n/a
Abstract Title:

Naringenin as a potential immunomodulator in therapeutics.

Abstract Source:

Pharmacol Res. 2018 09 ;135:122-126. Epub 2018 Aug 3. PMID: 30081177

Abstract Author(s):

Wenfeng Zeng, Lingtao Jin, Fayun Zhang, Chunling Zhang, Wei Liang

Article Affiliation:

Wenfeng Zeng

Abstract:

Naringenin, a citrus flavonoid that possesses various biological activities, has emerged as a potential therapeutic agent for the management of a variety of diseases. Studies using cell culture system have shown that naringenin can inhibit inflammatory response in diverse cell types. Moreover, research using various animal models has further demonstrated therapeutic potentials of naringenin in the treatment of several inflammation-related disorders, such as sepsis, fulminant hepatitis, fibrosis and cancer. The mechanism of action of naringenin is not completely understood but recent mechanistic studies revealed that naringenin suppresses inflammatory cytokine production through both transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Surprisingly, naringenin not only inhibits cytokine mRNA expression but also promotes lysosome-dependent cytokine protein degradation. This unique property of naringenin stands in sharp contrast with some widely-studied natural products such as apigenin and curcumin, which regulate cytokine production essentially at the transcriptional level. Therefore, naringenin may provide modality for the development of novel anti-inflammatory agent. This review article summarizes our recent studies in understanding how naringenin acts in cells and animal models. Particularly, we will discuss the anti-inflammatory activities of naringenin in various disease context and its potential use, as an immunomodulator, in the treatment of inflammatory related disease.

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2020 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.