Abstract Title:

Eucalyptus globulus Inhibits Inflammasome-Activated Pro-Inflammatory Responses and Ameliorate Monosodium Urate-Induced Peritonitis in Murine Experimental Model.

Abstract Source:

Am J Chin Med. 2018 ;46(2):423-433. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29433388

Abstract Author(s):

Young-Eun Ji, Xiao Sun, Myong-Ki Kim, Wan Yi Li, Sang Woo Lee, Sushruta Koppula, Sang-Hyeun Yu, Han-Bi Kim, Tae-Bong Kang, Kwang-Ho Lee

Article Affiliation:

Young-Eun Ji


Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (E. globulus, Myrtaceae) is used in Europe as a traditional folk remedy for inflammation-related disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, and gout. We investigated this study to evaluate the protective effects of E. globulus extract (EG) on inflammatory responses, and provide scientific and mechanistic evidence in in vitro and in vivo experimental models. LPS-stimulated murine bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) were used to study the regulatory effect of EG on inflammasome activation in vitro. Monosodium urate (MSU)-induced peritonitis was used to study the effect of EG in an in vivo murine model. EG suppressed IL-[Formula: see text] secretion via the regulation of apoptosis-associated speck-like proteins containing a CARD (ASC) oligomerization and caspase-1 maturation, leading to the inhibition of inflammasome activation. In the in vivo study, EG suppressed the MSU-induced peritonitis by attenuating interleukin (IL)-1[Formula: see text], providing scientific support for its traditional use in the treatment of inflammation-related disorders.

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