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Redox Rep. 2019 Dec;24(1):70-74. doi: 10.1080/13510002.2019.1658377.

Salidroside inhibits MAPK, NF-κB, and STAT3 pathways in psoriasis-associated oxidative stress via SIRT1 activation.

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Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University , Luzhou , People's Republic of China.


Objectives: To unveil the role of SIRT1 in limiting oxidative stress in psoriasis and to further discuss the therapeutic prospects of salidroside in psoriasis. Methods: Literature from 2002 to 2019 was searched with "psoriasis", "oxidative stress", "SIRT1", "salidroside" as the key words. Then, Oxidative stress in psoriasis and the role of SIRT1 were summarized and the potential role of salidroside in the disease was speculated. Results: Oxidative stress might contribute to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. High levels of ROS produced during oxidative stress lead to the release of inflammatory mediators, that, in turn, induce angiogenesis and excessive proliferation of keratinocytes. SIRT1 is a member of the sirtuin family, of which the activation lead to the inhibition of such oxidative stress signaling pathways MAPK, NF-κB, and STAT3, down-regulation of inflammatory factors, suppression of inflammation and keratinocyte hyperproliferation, and inhibition of angiogenesis. Salidroside, the main ingredient of Rhodiola, is known to exert antioxidant roles, which has been attributed to SIRT1 activation. Conclusion: Salidroside might inhibit oxidative stress singling pathways via SIRT1 activation, and could be as an ideal candidate for management of psoriasis.


MAPK; NF-κB; Psoriasis; ROS; SIRT1; STAT3; oxidative stress; salidroside

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