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Extract of Aneilema keisak inhibits transforming growth factor-β-dependent signalling by inducing Smad2 downregulation in keloid fibroblasts.
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PMID:  23278899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Keloids are characterised by the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM), especially overabundant collagen formation. In keloid fibroblasts (KFs), transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-dependent signalling is closely associated with a variety of keloid pathologic responses such as ECM production and fibroblast overgrowth. Thus, inhibition of TGF-β signalling would be a potential therapeutic approach to prevent keloid scar formation. Thereby, we aimed to identify a novel TGF-β signalling blocker among natural products using a simplified screening approach. We discovered that the extract of Aneilema keisak (A.K-Ex) lowered TGF-β-dependent signalling by reducing Smad2 protein levels. Given that KFs showed altered dependency on TGF-β for survival and proliferation, A.K-Ex-mediated reduction in Smad2 protein levels significantly inhibited the major characteristics of KFs such as cell growth, migration and collagen synthesis, suggesting that A.K-Ex exhibits possible therapeutic activity on keloids.
Won-Serk Kim; Ji-Seon Lee; Gab-Yong Bae; Jin-Ju Kim; Young-Won Chin; Young Yil Bahk; Hyung Geun Min; Hyuk-Jin Cha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental dermatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1600-0625     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301549     Medline TA:  Exp Dermatol     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Dermatology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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