Effect of Resveratrol-Enriched Rice on Skin Inflammation and Pruritus in the NC/Nga Mouse Model of Atopic Dermatitis.


College of Pharmacy, Gachon University, 191, Hambakmoero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21936, Korea. [Email]


Resveratrol-enriched rice (RR) was developed using genetic engineering to combine the properties of resveratrol and rice. To evaluate the effect of RR on pruritic skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis (AD)-like skin lesions, we used dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB)-induced NC/Nga mice and an in vitro 3D skin model. Normal rice (NR), resveratrol, and RR were topically applied to mice dorsal skin, following which the dermatitis index and scratching frequency were calculated. Histological examination was performed by hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemistry staining of IL-31 level. The level of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and IL-31 in the serum was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The cytotoxicity of RR and the expression levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines were also determined in cultured human keratinocytes and a 3D skin model. RR significantly reduced scratching frequency, decreased the dermatitis severity and trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and improved skin hydration in DNCB-induced NC/Nga mice. RR also significantly decreased serum IL-31 and IgE levels and suppressed the production of IL-6 in human keratinocytes and the 3D skin model. Our study indicates that the synergistic effect of rice and resveratrol manifested by the topical application of RR can serve as a potential alternative therapy for chronic skin inflammatory diseases such as AD.


NC/Nga,atopic dermatitis,dinitrochlorobenzene,resveratrol-enriched rice,skin inflammation,

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