Effects of Catechin-rich Green Tea Extract on the MMP-1 Activity of HaCaT Keratinocyte Cells and on UVB-induced Skin Damage in Hairless Mice

각질형성세포에서 MMP-1 활성 및 자외선 유도 무모쥐 피부손상에 대한 카테킨 고함유 녹차추출물의 영향

Yang, Won Kyung;Park, Yang Chun;Kim, Bok Kyu;Choi, Jeong June;Ryu, Geon Seek;Kim, Seung Hyung

  • Received : 2019.02.08
  • Accepted : 2019.04.16
  • Published : 2019.04.30


Background: Skin is an organ that protects the human body from various environmental stimuli that can induce immune system activation. Skin aging can be largely divided into two categories: physiological aging, which is caused by the a decreased physiological function of the skin and structural changes with aging, and photoaging, which is caused by the chemical stress induced by external stimuli such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Methods and Results: The objective of this study was to investigate the anti-wrinkle and UV protective effect of catechin-rich green tea extract (CGTE) in activated keratinocyte (HaCaT cells) and UV-induced skin damage in hairless mice. The results showed that CGTE inhibits the tumor necrosis factor-alpha interferon-gamma ($TNF-{\alpha}+IFN-{\gamma}$)-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 in HaCaT cells. In addition, the CGTE treatment significantly reduced wrinkle formation, epidermal thickness, collagen deposition, and transepidermal water loss in dorsal skin irradiated with UVB. However, the ${\beta}$-glucosidase activity was significantly increased. The CGTE treatment inhibits mRNA expression and enzyme activity of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in the dorsal skin irradiated with UVB. Conclusions: It is expected that CGTE can be effectively used as a functional food and cosmetic ingredient to improve skin moisture retention and reduce wrinkle formation.


Catechin-rich Green Tea Extract;UV-induced Skin Damage;Metalloproteinases;Anti-wrinkle


Supported by : Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs