Modulation of collagen synthesis and its gene expression in human skin fibroblasts by tocotrienol-rich fraction

Suzana Makpol, Faidruz Azura Jam, Yasmin Anum Mohd Yusof, Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah

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Introduction: Skin aging may occur as a result of increased free radicals in the body. Vitamin E, the major chain-breaking antioxidant, prevents propagation of oxidative stress, especially in biological membranes. In this study, the molecular mechanism of tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) in preventing oxidative stressinduced skin aging was evaluated by determining the rate of total collagen synthesis and its gene expression in human skin fibroblasts. Material and methods: Primary culture of human skin fibroblasts was derived from circumcision foreskin of 9 to 12 year-old boys. Fibroblast cells were divided into 5 different treatment groups: untreated control, hydrogen peroxide (H 2O2)- induced oxidative stress (20 μM H 2O2 exposure for 2 weeks), TRF treatment, and pre- and post-treatment of TRF to H2O2-induced oxidative stress. Results: Our results showed that H2O2-induced oxidative stress decreased the rate of total collagen synthesis and down-regulated COL I and COL III in skin fibroblasts. Pre-treatment of TRF protected against H 2O2-induced oxidative stress as shown by increase in total collagen synthesis and up-regulation of COL I and COL III (p < 0.05) genes. However, similar protective effects against H2O2-induced oxidative stress were not observed in the post-treated fibroblasts. Conclusions: Tocotrienol-rich fraction protects against H2O2-induced oxidative stress in human skin fibroblast culture by modulating the expression of COL I and COL III genes with concomitant increase in the rate of total collagen synthesis. These findings may indicate TRF protection against oxidative stressinduced skin aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-895
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Medical Science
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Tocotrienols
Oxidative Stress
Collagen
Fibroblasts
Gene Expression
Skin
Skin Aging
Therapeutics
Foreskin
Vitamin E
Hydrogen Peroxide
Genes
Free Radicals
Up-Regulation
Antioxidants
Control Groups
Membranes

Keywords

  • Collagen synthesis
  • Gene expression
  • Skin aging
  • Tocotrienol-rich fraction

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Modulation of collagen synthesis and its gene expression in human skin fibroblasts by tocotrienol-rich fraction. / Makpol, Suzana; Jam, Faidruz Azura; Mohd Yusof, Yasmin Anum; Ngah, Wan Zurinah Wan.

In: Archives of Medical Science, Vol. 7, No. 5, 2011, p. 889-895.

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Makpol, Suzana ; Jam, Faidruz Azura ; Mohd Yusof, Yasmin Anum ; Ngah, Wan Zurinah Wan. / Modulation of collagen synthesis and its gene expression in human skin fibroblasts by tocotrienol-rich fraction. In: Archives of Medical Science. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 5. pp. 889-895.
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