Identification and anti-inflammatory activity
of homarine isolated from Anemonia sulcata’s tentacles
H. Aassila1*, M. Guyot2, A. El Abbouyi1, A. Fassouane1
1 Laboratoire de Biochimie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Chouaib Doukkali, BP 20, 24000 El Jadida, Maroc.
2Unité MCAM, UMR 7245 CNRS/MNHN, Dept. RDDM. Case postale 54 (63 rue Buffon) 57 rue Cuvier, 75005
* Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
Received: 15 April 2013; revised version accepted: 04 July 2013
An anti-inflammatory agent, produced by Anemonia sulcata originating from Atlantic coast of El Jadida city (
Homarine showed an excellent and new anti-inflammatory activity assessed by two different models: Enzymatic model (Phospholipase A2 obtained from bee venom) and cellular model (superoxide anions generation by Rat pleural polymorphonuclear leukocytes).
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory activity; Homarine; Anemonia sulcata's tentacles.