Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide‐inducible nitric oxide synthase, TNF‐α and COX‐2 expression by sauchinone effects on I‐κBα phosphorylation, C/EBP and AP‐1 activation

@article{Lee2003InhibitionOL,
  title={Inhibition of lipopolysaccharide‐inducible nitric oxide synthase, TNF‐$\alpha$ and COX‐2 expression by sauchinone effects on I‐$\kappa$B$\alpha$ phosphorylation, C/EBP and AP‐1 activation},
  author={Ae-Kyung Lee and Sang Hyun Sung and Young Choong Kim and Sang -Geon Kim},
  journal={British Journal of Pharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={139}
}
Sauchinone, a lignan isolated from Saururus chinensis (Saururaceae), is a diastereomeric lignan with cytoprotective and antioxidant activities in cultured hepatocytes. The effects of sauchinone on the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), tumor necrosis factor‐α (TNF‐α) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX‐2) gene expression and on the activation of transcription factors, nuclear factor‐κB (NF‐κB), CCAAT/enhancer‐binding protein (C/EBP), activator protein‐1 (AP‐1) and cAMP‐response element‐binding… 

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