August 15, 2018
X Huang et al, 2018. Caffeic acid protects against IL-1β-induced inflammatory responses and cartlidge degradation in articular chondrocytes, Biomed Pharmacother, Volume 107, published online.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common articular disease that features cartilage loss and destruction. It has been confirmed that inflammation plays major roles in the progression of osteoarthritis. Caffeic acid (CA), a key dietary nutrient commonly found in coffee, has shown its anti-inflammatory properties in various inflammation diseases. However, the effects of CA in osteoarthritis remain explored. Here we investigated the effects of CA on IL1β induced increased expression of inflammatory factors as well as the degradation of Collagen II and aggrecan in rat chondrocytes. CA prevented the cartilage damage induced by IL-1β in vivo organ culture of articular cartilage. Besides, the IL-1β induced increased production of inflammation factors such as iNOS and COX2 could be inhibited by CA. Additionally, CA could also suppress IL-1β induced expression of cartilage matrix catabolic enzymes such as ADAMTS5 and MMPs. Moreover, CA could prevent IL-1β induced degradation of Collagen II and aggrecan in chondrocytes. Furthermore, CA inhibited NF-κB activity and the activation of JNK pathway. This study reveals that CA inhibits IL-1β induced inflammation responses through suppression of NF-κB and MAPK related JNK signaling pathways. These results demonstrate that CA may provide new avenues for osteoarthritis treatment in future.
Ja tak, jeg vil gerne modtage nyhedsbrev, når der er noget nyt om kaffe og helbred.