Calcium Fructoborate-Potential Anti-inflammatory Agent.
Summary of "Calcium Fructoborate-Potential Anti-inflammatory Agent."
Calcium fructoborate is a boron-based nutritional supplement. Its chemical structure is similar to one of the natural forms of boron such as bis-manitol, bis-sorbitol, bis-fructose, and bis-sucrose borate complexes found in edible plants. In vitro studies revealed that calcium fructoborate is a superoxide ion scavenger and anti-inflammatory agent. It may influence macrophage production of inflammatory mediators, can be beneficial for the suppression of cytokine production, and inhibits progression of endotoxin-associated diseases, as well as the boric acid and other boron sources. The mechanisms by which calcium fructoborate exerts its beneficial anti-inflammatory effects are not entirely clear, but some of its molecular biological in vitro activities are understood: inhibition of the superoxide within the cell; inhibition of the interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, and nitric oxide release in the culture media; and increase of the tumor necrosis factor-α production. Also, calcium fructoborate has no effects on lipopolysaccharide-induced cyclooxygenase-2 protein express. The studies on animals and humans with a dose range of 1-7 mg calcium fructoborate (0.025-0.175 mg elemental boron)/kg body weight/day exhibited a good anti-inflammatory activity, and it also seemed to have negligible adverse effect on humans.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Craiova, A.I. Cuza Str., Nr. 13, Craiova, Romania, email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Biological trace element research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21274653
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12011-011-8972-6
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