The antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect of ethylacetate extracts from Bang-Poong (Radix ledebouriellae) on the Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats.

Hyun Woo Kim, Young Bae Kwon, Tae Won Ham, Dae Hyun Roh, Seo Yeon Yoon, Ho Jae Han, Sung Keel Kang, Hye Jung Lee, Woung Chon Mar, Il Suk Yang, Alvin J. Beitz, Jang Hern Lee

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Abstract

In this study, we aimed to determine the antinociceptive and/or anti-inflammatory effect of Bang-Poong (BP, Radix Ledebouriellae) on Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. Traditionally, BP has been used to treat several inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Whole BP is extracted into two fractions that were ethylacetate and hexane-soluble fractions. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats (n=30, 130-150 g) were subcutaneously administered by the Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA) into the plantar surface of right hindpaw. Twelve days after the injection of FCA, the rats initially showed typical inflammatory edema and arthritis-related symptoms on the contralateral side (i.e. left hindpaw). Both antinociceptive (evaluation of mechanical, thermal pain threshold and analysis of spinal Fos expression) and anti- inflammatory (evaluation of paw edema, serum interleukin-6 level and x-ray analysis) effect of BP extracts were examined. The ethylacetate fraction of BP (BPE) significantly suppressed the FCA-induced paw edema as well as the serum level of interleukin-6 and it alleviated the radiological changes. Moreover, both mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia were attenuated by the treatment of BPE. In addition, spinal Fos expression that was increased by FCA- injection was suppressed in BPE group. Therefore, this study showed that BPE produced significant both antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects on FCA- induced arthritis in rats, while hexane fraction of BP did not show these effects. In conclusion, it is suggested that the ethylacetate fraction of BP is recommended to alleviate the arthritis-related symptoms in human according to the results of this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-349
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of veterinary science (Suwon-si, Korea)
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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