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Ribose-Taurine Suppresses Inflammation Through NF-κB Regulation in Activated RAW 264.7 Macrophages

  • Hwan Lee
  • Dong-Sung Lee
  • Kyung Ja Chang
  • Sung Hoon Kim
  • Sun Hee Cheong
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1155)


Ribose-taurine (Rib-T) suppressed the generation of inflammatory mediators and cytokines, such as nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) through the inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expressions in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. The production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-1β induced by LPS was effectively blocked by Rib-T. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory actions of Rib-T were involved in its inhibitory effects against the nuclear translocation of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) p65, and NF-κB DNA-binding activity. These results suggest that the anti-inflammatory action of Rib-T is associated with NF-κB regulation.


Ribose-taurine Inflammatory NF-κB activation RAW 264.7 macrophage 







inducible nitric oxide synthase


nitric oxide




prostaglandin E2






tumor necrosis factor-α


nuclear factor-kappa B



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2016R1D1A1B01006822).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hwan Lee
    • 1
  • Dong-Sung Lee
    • 1
  • Kyung Ja Chang
    • 2
  • Sung Hoon Kim
    • 3
  • Sun Hee Cheong
    • 4
  1. 1.College of PharmacyChosun UniversityDong-gu, GwangjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Food and NutritionInha UniversityIncheonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryKonkuk UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Marine Bio-Food SciencesChonnam National UniversityYeosuRepublic of Korea

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