In vitro induction effects of Commiphora molmo (Myrrh) extracts on cell migration through anti-inflammatory activity

Hyun Joo Ha, Seung-Jae Lee*, Seon Gyeong Bak, Seung Woong Lee, Sun Hee Cheong
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1Dong-A University, Busan 49315, Korea.
2Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), Jeongeup 56212, Korea.
3Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), Jeongeup 56212, Korea.
*Corresponding Author: Seung-Jae Lee, Phone: +82-63-570-5267. E-mail:

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Received: May 11, 2020; Revised: Jun 12, 2020; Accepted: Jun 17, 2020

Published Online: Jun 30, 2020


Commiphora molmo (Myrrh) contains various biological activities. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms in cells remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to confirm the efficacy of inhibiting nitric oxide (NO) production induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on J774 macrophage cells of myrrh, and additionally regulatory effects of perform wound healing. Further, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), phosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription3 (p-STAT3) and Janus kinase 2 (p-JAK2) levels in macrophage cells were regulated in the presence of myrrh extract. Based on the above results, myrrh is thought to provide basic data on anti-inflammatory properties through interleukin 6 (IL-6) inhibitory activity and regulatory effects of cell migration.

Keywords: Commiphora molmo; Anti-inflammation; Cell migration; Wound healing