3,3 '-Dihydroxyisorenieratene and isorenieratene prevent UV-induced DNA damage in human skin fibroblasts

Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Free Radical Biology and Medicine (Impact Factor: 5.74). 05/2012; 53(3):457-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2012.05.022
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Skin cancer is among the most frequent neoplastic malignancies and exposure to UV irradiation is a major risk factor. In addition to topical sunscreens, photoprotection by dietary antioxidants such as carotenoids or polyphenols has been suggested as a means of prevention. Isorenieratene (IR) and dihydroxyisorenieratene (DHIR) are aromatic carotenoids with particular antioxidant properties produced by Brevibacterium linens. The aim of this study was to investigate the photoprotective and antioxidant activities of DHIR and IR in comparison to the nonaromatic carotenoid lutein in human dermal fibroblasts. Incubation of the cells with DHIR and IR significantly decreased the UV-induced formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers and formation of DNA strand breaks. Lipid oxidation was lowered as determined by the formation of malondialdehyde as a biomarker. Both aromatic carotenoids also prevented oxidatively generated damage to DNA as demonstrated by a decrease in DNA strand breaks associated with the formation of oxidized DNA bases. These data highlight the multifunctional photoprotective properties of aromatic carotenoids, which may be suitable natural compounds for the prevention of skin cancer.

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    • "When comparing the antioxidant potential of carotenoids including astaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and the microbial 3,3′-dihydroxyisore- nieratene (DHIR), the latter proved to be superior, ranking on " top of the list " regarding the radical scavenging and singlet-oxygen quenching activity (Wagener et al., 2012). The experimental data obtained based on various antioxidant assays suggest that DHIR acts as a bifunctional radical scavenger owing to its polyenic and phenolic substructures (Martin et al., 2009). "
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    • "Moreover, this compound also suppressed MMP-9 expression triggered by UV irradiation (Figure 2(c)) without altering the viability of HaCaT cells (Figure 2(d) right panel), indicating that lutein is also able to protect against UV irradiation-mediated skin irritation. It has been previously reported that lutein can decrease the edematous cutaneous response as illustrated by the reduction of the UVB-induced increase of ear bifold thickening [34], that aromatic carotenoids can prevent UV-induced DNA damage in human skin fibroblasts [35], and that lutein can suppress melanogenesis [36]. In agreement with these studies, our data further confirm that lutein can be used as a skin protective agent with anti-inflammatory functions. "
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