Antioxidative Activities and Whitening Effects of Ethyl Acetate Fractions from The Immature Seeds of Abeliophyllum distichum

미선나무 미성숙 종자의 항산화 및 미백 활성

  • Jang, Tae Won (Department of Medicinal Plant Science, Jungwon University) ;
  • Park, Jae Ho (Department of Medicinal Plant Science, Jungwon University)
  • 장태원 (중원대학교 생약자원개발학과) ;
  • 박재호 (중원대학교 생약자원개발학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.12
  • Accepted : 2017.05.16
  • Published : 2017.05.30


Abeliophyllum distichum Nakai is deciduous shrubs of flowering plant in Oleaceae. It is important plant resources and consists of one species in the world. Also the endemic plant of A. distichum has been protected and designed endangered plant in Korea. For this reason, study on the immature seeds of A. distichum (ADS) hasn't progressed. In the present study, we evaluated the antioxidant activity and inhibitory effects on proteins and mRNA levels were related in the whitening effect in B16F10 cells. ADS was effective for reaction oxygen species (ROS). ROS causes various diseases such as aging, inflammation, cancer, and etc. Antioxidant properties were evaluated DPPH, ABTS radical scavenging activity and Reducing power. Plants were known that contained phenolic compounds were related in antioxidant activity. Phenolic compounds were phytochemicals commonly named natural polyphenols. These are secondary metabolites of plants involved in the defense against different types of stresses. In results, ADS suppressed the expression and transcription of Tyrosinase, TRP-1, TRP-2, and Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF). Tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRP-1), tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRP-2) are known to play an important role in melanin biosynthesis. MITF regulated the expression and transcription of Tyrosinase, TRP-1, and TRP-2. In conclusion, ADS was effective in both antioxidant activities and whitening effects. Also, they were associated with the content of phenolic compounds. We suggested that ADS can be use antioxidants and skin-whitening functional cosmetics material derived from natural plant resources.


Antioxidant;B16F10 cells;MITF;phenolic compounds;tyrosinase


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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