Journal article

The vitamin E derivative garcinoic acid from Garcinia kola nut seeds attenuates the inflammatory response

Maria Wallert, Julia Bauer, Stefan Kluge, Lisa Schmoelz, Yung-Chih Chen, Melanie Ziegler, Amy K Searle, Alexander Maxones, Martin Schubert, Maria Thuermer, Helmut Pein, Andreas Koeberle, Oliver Werz, Marc Birringer, Karlheinz Peter, Stefan Lorkowski

REDOX BIOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


The plant Garcinia kola is used in African ethno-medicine to treat various oxidation- and inflammation-related diseases but its bioactive compounds are not well characterized. Garcinoic acid (GA) is one of the few phytochemicals that have been isolated from Garcinia kola. We investigated the anti-inflammatory potential of the methanol extract of Garcinia kola seeds (NE) and purified GA, as a major phytochemical in these seeds, in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated mouse RAW264.7 macrophages and its anti-atherosclerotic potential in high fat diet fed ApoE-/- mice. This study outlines an optimized procedure for the extraction and purification of GA from Garcinia kola seeds with an increased yi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The project was funded to SL by grants from Forschungskreis der Ernahrungsindustrie (FEI) as part of an AiF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen "Otto von Guericke") project of the Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (IGF) and Thuringer Ministerium fur Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Stiftung fur Technologie und Forschung. Work of MW is supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Wa 3836/1-1). Work of SL and AK is also supported by the DFG (RTG1715) and work of SL additionally by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (nutriCARD, Grant agreement number 01EA1411A) and the Free State of Thuringia and the European Social Fund (2016 FGR 0045). The work of LS and OW is supported by the Free State of Thuringia and the European Social Fund (2016 FGR 0045), and OW and SL are funded by the DFG SFB 1278 Polytarget. AK was funded by the DFG (KO 4589/7-1). Garcinia kola seeds were a kind gift from AnalytiCon Discovery (Potsdam, Germany).