Abstract Title:

Dieckol, an algae-derived phenolic compound, suppresses airborne particulate matter-induced skin aging by inhibiting the expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases through regulating NF-κB, AP-1, and MAPKs signaling pathways.

Abstract Source:

Food Chem Toxicol. 2020 Dec ;146:111823. Epub 2020 Oct 24. PMID: 33164846

Abstract Author(s):

Lei Wang, WonWoo Lee, Thilina U Jayawardena, Seon-Heui Cha, You-Jin Jeon

Article Affiliation:

Lei Wang


Exposure to particulate matter causes skin aging. In the present study, we investigated the effect of an algae-derived phenolic compound, dieckol (DK), against Chinese particulate matter (CPM)-stimulated aging in vitro in human dermal fibroblasts (HDF cells) and in vivo in zebrafish. DK effectively protected HDF cells against CPM-induced oxidative stress by scavenging intracellular reactive oxygen species. Moreover, DK significantly improved collagen synthesis and inhibited intracellular collagenase activity in CPM-stimulated HDF cells. In addition, DK remarkably reduced the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases via regulating the nuclear factor kappa B, activator protein 1, and mitogen-activated protein kinases signaling pathways in CPM-stimulated HDF cells. Furthermore, the in vivo test results demonstrated that DK effectively improved the survival rate of CPM-stimulated zebrafish via suppressing oxidative stress and inflammatory response. In conclusion, this study suggests that DK is a potential anti-aging compound that can be used as a therapeutic agent to improve CPM-induced skin aging, or as an ingredient to develop a cosmetic or medicine in the cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical industries.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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