Spent coffee ground extract suppresses ultraviolet B-induced photoaging in hairless mice

Hyeon Son Choi, Eu Ddeum Park, Yooheon Park, Hyung Joo Suh

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of spent coffee ground (SCG) ethanol extract on UVB-induced skin aging in hairless mice. An ethanol extract of SCG (ESCG) was prepared using the residue remaining after extraction of oil from roasted SCG. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis showed that the content of caffeine (41.58 ± 0.54 μg/mg) was higher than that of chlorogenic acid isomers (~ 9.17 μg/mg) in ESCG. ESCG significantly decreased the UVB-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species in HaCaT cells. UVB-induced wrinkle formation in mice dorsal skin was effectively reduced by ESCG administration; high dose of ESCG (5 g/L) caused the reduction of wrinkle area by 30% compared with UVB-treated control (UVBC). This result correlated with the ESCG-mediated decrease in epidermis thickness (25%). In addition, ESCG administration significantly reduced transdermal water loss (20%) and erythema formation (35%) derived from UVB exposure. Collagen type I (COL-1) level in dorsal skin was effectively recovered by ESCG administration. These results were supported by down-regulation of collagen-degrading matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) and 9 (MMP9) expressions. Our results indicate that ESCG protects mouse skin from UVB-induced photoaging by suppressing the expression of matrix metalloproteinases. Our study suggests that ESCG may be anti-photoaging agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-172
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a special research grant from Seoul Women's University (2015)

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Published by Elsevier B.V.


  • HaCaT cell
  • Hairless mouse
  • ROS scavenging activity
  • Spent coffee ground
  • UVB-induced photoaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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