Inhibitory effects of aloin on TGFBIp-mediated septic responses.


Lee IC(1), Bae JS(2).
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(1)Department of Cosmetic Science and Technology, Seowon University, Cheongju 28674, Republic of Korea.
(2)College of Pharmacy, CMRI, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, BK21 Plus KNU Multi-Omics Based Creative Drug Research Team, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea.


Aloin is the major anthraquinone glycoside obtained from the Aloe species. Transforming growth factor β-induced protein (TGFBIp) is an extracellular matrix protein and released by primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and functions as a mediator of experimental sepsis. We hypothesized that aloin could reduce TGFBIp-mediated severe inflammatory responses in HUVECs and mice. Aloin effectively inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced release of TGFBIp and suppressed TGFBIp-mediated septic responses. Aloin suppressed TGFBIp-induced sepsis lethality and pulmonary injury. Therefore, aloin is a potential therapeutic agent for various severe vascular inflammatory diseases, with inhibition of the TGFBIp signaling pathway as the mechanism of action. [Formula: see text].