Study Title:

Grape-seed proanthocyanidin extract as suppressors of bone destruction in autoimmune arthritis

Study Abstract

Chronic autoimmune inflammation, which is commonly observed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), disrupts the delicate balance between bone resorption and formation causing thedestruction of the bone and joints. We undertook this study to verify the effects of natural grape-seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE), an antioxidant, on chronic inflammation and bone destruction. GSPE administration ameliorated the arthritic symptoms of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), which are representative of cartilage and bone destruction. GSPE treatment reduced the formation of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive multinucleated cells and osteoclast activity and increased differentiation of mature osteoblasts. Receptor activator of NFκB ligand expression in fibroblasts from RA patients was abrogated with GSPE treatment. GSPE blocked human peripheral blood mononuclear cell-derived osteoclastogenesis and acted as an antioxidant. GSPE improved the arthritic manifestations of CIA mice by simultaneously suppressing osteoclast differentiation and promoting osteoblast differentiation. Our results suggest that GSPE may be beneficial for the treatment of inflammation-associated bone destruction.

Study Information

Park JS, Park MK, Oh HJ, Woo YJ, Lim MA, Lee JH, Ju JH, Jung YO, Lee ZH, Park SH, Kim HY, Cho ML, Min JK.
Grape-seed proanthocyanidin extract as suppressors of bone destruction in inflammatory autoimmune arthritis.
PLoS One.
2012 January
The Rheumatism Research Center, Catholic Research Institute of Medical Science, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Full Study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23251512