Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Arthritis Rheum. 2001 May;44(5):1096-104.

A synthetic triterpenoid selectively inhibits the induction of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 13 by inflammatory cytokines.

Author information

1
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To address the effects of a novel synthetic triterpenoid, 2-cyano-3,12-dioxoolean-1,9-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO), on the induction of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 13 (MMP-1, MMP-13) by inflammatory cytokines.

METHODS:

Human chondrosarcoma cells stimulated with inflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1beta [IL-1beta], tumor necrosis factor alpha) were used to study the effects of CDDO on the induction of MMPs and the invasion of cells through a collagen matrix.

RESULTS:

CDDO selectively reduced the induction of MMP-1 and MMP-13 at the levels of messenger RNA and protein. Treatment with CDDO prior to cytokine stimulation enhanced this inhibition, and we demonstrated that CDDO functions at the level of transcription. Additionally, CDDO reduced IL-1beta-mediated invasion of cells through a collagen matrix.

CONCLUSION:

This study demonstrates that CDDO is a novel inhibitor of MMP-1 and MMP-13 gene expression mediated by inflammatory cytokines. Thus, CDDO may have therapeutic potential for the inhibition of joint degradation in osteoarthritis.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center