Phytomedicine. 2016 Dec 1;23(13):1583-1590. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2016.09.009. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
Bueno-Silva B1, Franchin M2, Alves CF3, Denny C2, Colón DF4, Cunha TM4, Alencar SM5, Napimoga MH6, Rosalen PL2.
Brazilian propolis is popularly used as treatment for different diseases including the ones with inflammatory origin. Brazilian red propolis chemical profile and its anti-inflammatory properties were recently described however, its mechanism of action has not been investigated yet.
Elucidate Brazilian red propolis major pathways of action on the modulation of neutrophil migration during the inflammatory process.
The ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) activity was investigated for neutrophil migration into the peritoneal cavity, intravital microscopy (rolling and adhesion of leukocytes), quantification of cytokines TNF-α, IL-1β and chemokines CXCL1/KC, CXCL2/MIP-2, neutrophil chemotaxis induced by CXCL2/MIP-2, calcium influx and CXCR2 expression on neutrophils.
EEP at 10mg/kg prevented neutrophil migration into peritoneal cavity (p < 0.05), reduced leukocyte rolling and adhesion on the mesenteric microcirculation (p < 0.05) and inhibited the release TNF-α, IL-1β, CXCL1/KC and CXCL2/MIP-2 (p < 0.05). EEP at 0.01, 0.1 and 1µg/ml reduced the CXCL2/MIP-2-induced neutrophils chemotaxis (p < 0.05) without affect cell viability (p > 0.05).EEP at 1µg/ml decreased the calcium influx induced by CXCL2/MIP-2 (p<0.05). On the other hand, none of EEP concentrations tested altered CXCR2 expression by neutrophils (p>0.05).
Brazilian red propolis appears as a promising anti-inflammatory natural product which mechanism seems to be by reducing leukocyte rolling and adhesion; TNF-α, IL-1β, CXCL1/KC and CXCL2/MIP-2 release; CXCL2/MIP-2-induced chemotaxis and calcium influx.
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PMID: 27823622 DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2016.09.009
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