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Inhibitory effect of the water extract of spikes of Miscanthus sinensis on IgE formation in mice



Inhibitory effect of the water extract of spikes of Miscanthus sinensis on IgE formation in mice



Planta Medica 59(6): 529-532



The hot water extract of maize silk is reported to produce interferon, inhibit IgE antibody formation, enhance IgG and IgM formation, and exhibits antiviral and antitumour activities. Spikes of Miscanthus sinensis, Phragmites communis [P. australis], Imperata cylindrica and spikelets of Coix lachryma-jobi [C. lacryma-jobi] were collected near Sugitani, Toyama city, Japan, and their hot water extracts were tested on female BALB/c mice. The IgE antibody titre was tested by the passive cutaneous anaphylaxis method in rats, indicating an inhibitory effect of M. sinensis extract on IgE formation. An undialysable fraction of the water extract with a relative molecular mass of >50 kDa (MSIS) showed the most potent inhibitory activity on IgE formation. MSIS was a potent inhibitor of IgE formation when given intraperitoneally or intranasally to mice the day before injection of dinitrophenyl (DNP)-ovalbumin (OVA) antigen in both the primary and secondary immune responses. Also, MSIS clearly suppressed on-going IgE antibody formation in both primary and secondary immune responses.

Accession: 002641076

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PMID: 8302952

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-959754



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