Enhanced Expression of Dermal Aquaporins by Polysaccharide from Camellia sinensis


Enhanced Expression of Dermal Aquaporins by Polysaccharide from Camellia sinensis


Byeong Mun Kwak, Lulu Han, Dong Sun Lee1, Young Woon Ju1 and Sang Yo BYUN*

Cosmetic Science Major, Applied Biotechnology Program, Graduate School, Ajou University, Suwon, 16499;
1DadangAnd Co. Ltd., Sanhak Venture Hall, Ajou University, Suwon, 16499


American Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

The green tea polysaccharide was extracted from leaves of Camellia sinensis and hydrolyzed with enzyme. Skin moisturization effect of green tea polysaccharide was studied with 2D- PAGE analysis of epidermal hydration factors. Among up-regulated proteins extracted from Hacat cell treated with Green tea polysaccharide on 2DE gel, 5 aquaporins were observed. Among them the aquaporin 5 and 8 were increased 3.4 and 5.3 times respectively. The green tea polysaccharide was found to be effective for skin moisturization by enhanced expression of aquaporins.


Keywords: green tea, polysaccharide, moisturization, aquaporin

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How to cite this article:
Byeong Mun Kwak, Lulu Han, Dong Sun Lee, Young Woon Ju and Sang Yo BYUN.Enhanced Expression of Dermal Aquaporins by Polysaccharide from Camellia sinensis. American Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 2018; 2:8. DOI: 10.28933/ajbb-2018-03-2601


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