Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 14 pp 18392—18403

Curcumol may alleviate psoriasis-like inflammation by inhibiting keratinocyte proliferation and inflammatory gene expression via JAK1/STAT3 signaling


Figure 1. Curcumol inhibits proliferation and cell cycle progression and promote apoptosis in stimulated human keratinocytes. (A) CCK-8 cell viability assay in NHEK cells treated with curcumol (0, 5, 10, 20, 40 or 80 μM) for 24 h. (B) CCK-8 cell viability assay in NHEK cells pre-incubated with curcumol (10 or 20 μM) for 24 h, and stimulated with 10 ng/mL of M5 mix for 24 h. (C) Relative fluorescence levels were quantified by EdU and DAPI staining. (D, E) Flow cytometer assay was used to analyze cell apoptosis. (F) Cell cycle distribution was measured by flow cytometry. (GI) Western blot was performed to measure the expressions of p27 Kip1 and CDK4 in NHEK cells. **P<0.01 compared with control group; #P<0.05, ##P<0.01 compared with 10 ng/mL_M5 group.