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Effect of Corticosterone Pretreatment on the Production of LPS-Induced Inflammatory Mediators in RAW 264.7 Cells

RAW 264.7 Cell에서 리포폴리사카라이드로 유도된 염증성 매개인자들의 생산에 있어서 Corticosterone 전처리 효과

  • 채병숙 (우석대학교 약학대학 약학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.20
  • Accepted : 2015.08.26
  • Published : 2015.10.31

Abstract

Glucocorticoids are known to have anti-inflammatory effect. To investigate whether corticosterone pretreatment enhances or not lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of inflammatory mediators, RAW 264.7 cells were pretreated with various concentrations of corticosterone for 24 h and then cultured without corticosterone in the presence or absence of LPS. Our results demonstrated that LPS remarkably increased production of TNF-${\alpha}$, IL-6, IL-$1{\beta}$, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and NO (nitric oxide). Corticosterone pretreatment significantly attenuated LPS-induced production of TNF-${\alpha}$, IL-$1{\beta}$, and VEGF, while significantly enhanced IL-6 and NO. These findings suggest that corticosterone pretreatment may contribute to LPS-induced inflammatory responses in macrophages via pro- and anti-inflammatory imbalance of inflammatory mediators.

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