, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 1001–1008 | Cite as

Mushroom extract inhibits ultraviolet B-induced cellular senescence in human keratinocytes

  • Zhao Chong
  • Haruka Matsuo
  • Mai Kuroda
  • Shuntaro Yamashita
  • Gopal Prasad Parajuli
  • Hira Kaji Manandhar
  • Kuniyoshi Shimizu
  • Yoshinori Katakura
Short Communication


Mushrooms possess various bioactivities and are used as nutritional supplements and medicinal products. Twenty-nine bioactive components have been extracted recently from mushrooms grown in Nepal. In this study, we evaluated the ability of these mushroom extracts to augment SIRT1, a mammalian SIR2 homologue localized in cytosol and nuclei. We established a system for screening food ingredients that augment the SIRT1 promoter in HaCaT cells, and identified a SIRT1-augmenting mushroom extract (number 28, Trametes versicolor). UVB irradiation induced cellular senescence in HaCaT cells, as evidenced by increased activity and expression of cellular senescence markers including senescence-associated β-galactosidase, p21, p16, phosphorylated p38, and γH2AX. Results clearly showed that the mushroom extract (No. 28) suppressed the ultraviolet B irradiation-induced cellular senescence in HaCaT cells possibly through augmenting SIRT1 expression.


SIRT1 Mushroom Cellular senescence Keratinocytes Skin Ultraviolet B 



The authors like to thank Dr. K. Fukami (Kyushu Univ.) and T. H. Bang (Kyushu Univ.) for their assistance.


This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Systems Life SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Plant Pathology DivisionNepal Agriculture Research Council, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, NepalKathmanduNepal
  3. 3.Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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