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Constituents of French Marigold (Tagetes patula L.) Flowers Protect Jurkat T-Cells against Oxidative Stress.

Chkhikvishvili I, Sanikidze T, Gogia N, Enukidze M, Machavariani M, Kipiani N, Vinokur Y, Rodov V - Oxid Med Cell Longev (2016)

Bottom Line: Flavonoid fraction rich in quercetin and quercetagetin showed the highest cytoprotective activity, while patuletin in high dose exerted a cytotoxic effect associated with its anticancer potential.T. patula compounds enhanced the production of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant interleukin-10 (IL-10) in Jurkat cells.Both direct radical-scavenging capacity and stimulation of protective cellular mechanisms can underlay the anti-inflammatory properties of marigold flowers.

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Affiliation: Institute of Medical Biotechnology, Tbilisi State Medical University, 33 Vazha Pshavela Avenue, 0177 Tbilisi, Georgia.

ABSTRACT
The flowers of French marigold (Tagetes patula L.) are widely used in folk medicine, in particular for treating inflammation-related disorders. However, cellular mechanisms of this activity demand further investigation. In the present work, we studied the potential of T. patula compounds to alleviate the oxidative stress in hydrogen peroxide-challenged human lymphoblastoid Jurkat T-cells. Crude extracts of marigold flowers and purified fractions containing flavonoids patuletin, quercetagetin, and quercetin and their derivatives, as well as the carotenoid lutein, were brought in contact with Jurkat cells challenged with 25 or 50 μM H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide caused oxidative stress in the cells, manifested as generation of superoxide and peroxyl radicals, reduced viability, arrested cell cycle, and enhanced apoptosis. The stress was alleviated by marigold ingredients that demonstrated high radical-scavenging capacity and enhanced the activity of antioxidant enzymes involved in neutralization of reactive oxygen species. Flavonoid fraction rich in quercetin and quercetagetin showed the highest cytoprotective activity, while patuletin in high dose exerted a cytotoxic effect associated with its anticancer potential. T. patula compounds enhanced the production of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant interleukin-10 (IL-10) in Jurkat cells. Both direct radical-scavenging capacity and stimulation of protective cellular mechanisms can underlay the anti-inflammatory properties of marigold flowers.

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ORAC assay: representative fluorescence decay curves of fluorescein in the presence of different marigold extract concentrations and of the standard antioxidant Trolox.
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fig4: ORAC assay: representative fluorescence decay curves of fluorescein in the presence of different marigold extract concentrations and of the standard antioxidant Trolox.

Mentions: The radical-scavenging capacity of T. patula extract was confirmed by the ORAC assay (Figure 4). Figure 4 exemplifies the protective effect of T. patula extract, in comparison with a standard antioxidant Trolox, against fluorescent probe degradation caused by AAPH-generated peroxyl radicals. The ORAC value of the dried marigold petals was calculated as 177.9 ± 2.8 μM Trolox equivalent g−1, comparable with potent antioxidant spices, such as paprika, black pepper, and curry [39].


Constituents of French Marigold (Tagetes patula L.) Flowers Protect Jurkat T-Cells against Oxidative Stress.

Chkhikvishvili I, Sanikidze T, Gogia N, Enukidze M, Machavariani M, Kipiani N, Vinokur Y, Rodov V - Oxid Med Cell Longev (2016)

ORAC assay: representative fluorescence decay curves of fluorescein in the presence of different marigold extract concentrations and of the standard antioxidant Trolox.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: ORAC assay: representative fluorescence decay curves of fluorescein in the presence of different marigold extract concentrations and of the standard antioxidant Trolox.
Mentions: The radical-scavenging capacity of T. patula extract was confirmed by the ORAC assay (Figure 4). Figure 4 exemplifies the protective effect of T. patula extract, in comparison with a standard antioxidant Trolox, against fluorescent probe degradation caused by AAPH-generated peroxyl radicals. The ORAC value of the dried marigold petals was calculated as 177.9 ± 2.8 μM Trolox equivalent g−1, comparable with potent antioxidant spices, such as paprika, black pepper, and curry [39].

Bottom Line: Flavonoid fraction rich in quercetin and quercetagetin showed the highest cytoprotective activity, while patuletin in high dose exerted a cytotoxic effect associated with its anticancer potential.T. patula compounds enhanced the production of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant interleukin-10 (IL-10) in Jurkat cells.Both direct radical-scavenging capacity and stimulation of protective cellular mechanisms can underlay the anti-inflammatory properties of marigold flowers.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Medical Biotechnology, Tbilisi State Medical University, 33 Vazha Pshavela Avenue, 0177 Tbilisi, Georgia.

ABSTRACT
The flowers of French marigold (Tagetes patula L.) are widely used in folk medicine, in particular for treating inflammation-related disorders. However, cellular mechanisms of this activity demand further investigation. In the present work, we studied the potential of T. patula compounds to alleviate the oxidative stress in hydrogen peroxide-challenged human lymphoblastoid Jurkat T-cells. Crude extracts of marigold flowers and purified fractions containing flavonoids patuletin, quercetagetin, and quercetin and their derivatives, as well as the carotenoid lutein, were brought in contact with Jurkat cells challenged with 25 or 50 μM H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide caused oxidative stress in the cells, manifested as generation of superoxide and peroxyl radicals, reduced viability, arrested cell cycle, and enhanced apoptosis. The stress was alleviated by marigold ingredients that demonstrated high radical-scavenging capacity and enhanced the activity of antioxidant enzymes involved in neutralization of reactive oxygen species. Flavonoid fraction rich in quercetin and quercetagetin showed the highest cytoprotective activity, while patuletin in high dose exerted a cytotoxic effect associated with its anticancer potential. T. patula compounds enhanced the production of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant interleukin-10 (IL-10) in Jurkat cells. Both direct radical-scavenging capacity and stimulation of protective cellular mechanisms can underlay the anti-inflammatory properties of marigold flowers.

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