DOI: 10.1002/mabi.202300277 ISSN:

Therapeutic Potential Evaluation of Silk Sericin Stabilized Fisetin to Ulcerative Colitis

Chunru Wang, Yingjie Xiang, Wenjie Ma, Chuanlong Guo, Xiaochen Wu
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology


Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with a high recurrence rate. Natural phytochemical compounds are increasingly being considered as preventative and supportive treatments for this condition. However, the poor water solubility and stability of many of these compounds limit their effectiveness in vivo. To address this issue, fisetin (FT), a natural phytochemical with poor solubility, was stabilized using silk sericin (SS) to create a composite (SS/FT). The therapeutic potential of the SS/FT on ulcerative colitis was extensively investigated, and the results showed that it effectively alleviated the body weight loss and colon length shortening induced by dextran sulfate sodium. Notably, SS/FT downregulated the immune response, decreased colonic histopathological lesions, and reduced the cGAS/STING signal activation. This suggests that SS/FT may offer a promising therapy for treating ulcerative colitis.

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