Food Science and Technology Research
Online ISSN : 1881-3984
Print ISSN : 1344-6606
ISSN-L : 1344-6606
Inhibitory Effects of 6-Methylsulfinylhexyl Isothiocyanate on Superoxide Anion Generation from Differentiated HL-60 Human Promyelocytic Leukemia Cells
Tomoe Yamada-Kato Isao OkunishiYosuke FukamatsuYusuke Yoshida
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2017 Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 343-348


Wasabi is a plant of Japanese origin. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family and produces various isothiocyanates (ITCs). Because 6-methylsulfinylhexyl isothiocyanate (6-MSITC) is particularly stable among wasabi ITCs, it has potential as a functional compound. To clarify the antioxidative activity of 6-MSITC, we investigated its inhibitory effect on superoxide anion (O2) generation from phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-stimulated differentiated HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells. Our results showed that 6-MSITC inhibited O2 generation in these cells (IC50 value: 28.9 µM). 6-MSITC at 0.8, 4, and 20 µM significantly inhibited the consumption of exogenously added NADH compared with the control. On the other hand, < 263 µM 6-MSITC did not scavenge O2 in cell-free experiments. Therefore, we suggest that 6-MSITC inhibited O2 generation by decreasing an enzymatic reaction with NADPH oxidase. Thus, 6-MSITC may be useful as a functional compound.

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