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ISSN Imprimir: 0731-8898
ISSN En Línea: 2162-6537

Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology

DOI: 10.1615/JEnvironPatholToxicolOncol.2019030782
pages 285-295

D-Pinitol Ameliorates Imiquimod-Induced PsoriasisLike Skin Inflammation in a Mouse Model via the NF-κB Pathway

Jing Ma
Department of Dermatology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Cangzhou, Hebei Province, China
Shijun Feng
Department of Dermatology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Cangzhou, Hebei Province, China
Dongfang Ai
Department of Dermatology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Cangzhou, Hebei Province, China
Yuan Liu
Department of Dermatology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Cangzhou, Hebei Province, China
Xiufang Yang
Department of Dermatology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Cangzhou, Hebei Province, China


Psoriasis is an autoregulated immune and inflammation-based skin disease affecting approximately 3-4% of the worldwide population. Pinitol, conservatively used in ayurvedic medicine, has been shown to disclose an antiinflammatory effect, hold back the T-helper cells, and postpone cardiovascular diseases. In the present study we aimed to reveal the effect of D-pinitol on imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasis-like skin inflammation in a mouse model via the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway genes. In the current study, we found that D-pinitol ameliorated the skin abrasion and abridged epithelial thickness, inflammation numbers, and collagen-occupied regions in IMQ-induced psoriasis-like mice. The same results (epithelial thickness, inflammation numbers, and collagen-occupied regions) we achieved in dorsal skin regions. In addition, D-pinitol modified the lipid profile and antioxidant enzyme levels, which means that the IMQ-induced group showed elevated malondialdehyde when compared to D-pinitol. Downregulated expression of glutathione, superoxide dismutase, and catalase in the IMQ-induced group was incomparable with D-pinitol, control, and standard group. Additionally, inflammatory and NF-kB pathway gene levels in the psoriatic mouse skin, which includes tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin [IL]-6, IL-17A, IL-23,TRAF3, NIK, IKKα, and RelB, were dramatically increased or decreased by treatment with D-pinitol. Histological and morphometric studies disclose the efficiency of D-pinitol. Finally, we found that D-pinitol reserved the TRAF3, NIK, IKKα, and RelB in the psoriatic skin, signifying that it restrains the commencement of NF-κB signaling pathways. The present results suggest that D-pinitol could prove to have tremendous preventive potential against the treatment and prevention of inflammatory disease.


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