Protective Role of Flavonoids and Lipophilic Compounds from Jatropha platyphylla on the Suppression of Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-Induced Inflammation in Macrophage Cells. Academic Article uri icon


  • Seventeen polyphenols (e.g, apigenin, genistein, and luteolin glycosides) and 11 lipophilic compounds (e.g., fatty acids, sterols, and terpenes) were detected by LC-MS/MS-ESI and GC-MS, respectively, in Jatropha platyphylla. Extracts from pulp, kernel, and leaves and fractions were studied to know their effect on some pro-inflammatory mediators. Phenolic and lipophilic extracts showed significant inhibitory effects on ROS and NO production while not affecting mitochondrial activity or superoxide generation rate in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. In addition, NO production was also diminished by lipophilic leaf fractions F1 and F2 with the latter fraction showing a greater effect and composed mainly of sterols and terpene. Furthermore, total extracts showed nonselective inhibitions against cyclooxygenase COX-1 and COX-2 activities. All together, these results suggest that J.platyphylla extracts have potential in treating inflammatory diseases and their activity is mediated by flavonoids and lipophilic compounds.

published proceedings

  • J Agric Food Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Ambriz-Prez, D. L., Bang, W. Y., Nair, V., Angulo-Escalante, M. A., Cisneros-Zevallos, L., & Heredia, J. B.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Ambriz-PĂ©rez, Dulce L||Bang, Woo Young||Nair, Vimal||Angulo-Escalante, Miguel A||Cisneros-Zevallos, Luis||Heredia, J Basilio

publication date

  • March 2016