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Abstract Title:

Inhibitory effect of Paeonia lactiflora Pallas extract (PE) on poly (I:C)-induced immune response of epidermal keratinocytes.

Abstract Source:

Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015 ;8(5):5236-41. Epub 2015 May 1. PMID: 26191223

Abstract Author(s):

Mi-Ra Choi, Dae-Kyoung Choi, Kyung-Cheol Sohn, Seul Ki Lim, Dong-Il Kim, Young Ho Lee, Myung Im, Young Lee, Young-Joon Seo, Chang Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee

Article Affiliation:

Mi-Ra Choi


Epidermal keratinocytes provide protective role against external stimuli by barrier formation. In addition, kertinocytes exerts their role as the defense cells via activation of innate immunity. Disturbance of keratinocyte functions is related with skin disorders. Psoriasis is a common skin disease related with inflammatory reaction in epidermal cells. We attempted to find therapeutics for psoriasis, and found that Paeonia lactiflora Pallas extract (PE) has an inhibitory potential on poly (I:C)-induced inflammation of keratinocytes. PE significantly inhibited poly (I:C)-induced expression of crucial psoriatic cytokines, such as IL-6, IL-8, CCL20 and TNF-α, via down-regulation of NF-κB signaling pathway in human keratinocytes. In addition, PE significantly inhibited poly (I:C)-induced inflammasome activation, in terms of IL-1β and caspase-1 secretion. Finally, PE markedly inhibited poly (I:C)-increased NLRP3, an important component of inflammasome. These results indicate that PE has an inhibitory effect on poly (I:C)-induced inflammatory reaction of keratinocytes, suggesting that PE can be developed for the treatment of psoriasis.

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