In the present report, a concise synthesis of viscolin (1) has been achieved. The anti-inflammatory effect of viscolin was investigated in vitro and in vivo. Viscolin blocked the expression of iNOS and COX-2, and it also inhibited the ERK for the activation of NF-κB in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Western blotting and immunohistochemical analysis revealed that viscolin decreased Carr-induced iNOS and COX-2 expressions. These results could help to deduce the anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
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