Identification of a natural inhibitor of methionine adenosyltransferase 2A regulating one-carbon metabolism in keratinocytes.Bai, J., Gao, Y., Chen, L., Yin, Q., Lou, F., Wang, Z., Xu, Z., Zhou, H., Li, Q., Cai, W., Sun, Y., Niu, L., Wang, H., Wei, Z., Lu, S., Zhou, A., Zhang, J., Wang, H.
(2019) EBioMedicine 39: 575-590
- PubMed: 30591370
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.12.036
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease which lacks effective strategies for the treatment. Natural compounds with biological activities are good tools to identify new targets with therapeutic potentials. Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) is the most bioactive ingredient of boswellic acids, a group of compounds with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Target identification of AKBA and metabolomics analysis of psoriasis helped to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying its effect, and provide new target(s) to treat the disease.
Department of Pathophysiology, Key Laboratory of Cell Differentiation and Apoptosis of Ministry of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.