A traditional Chinese formula composed of Chuanxiong Rhizoma and Gastrodiae Rhizoma (Da Chuanxiong Formula) suppresses inflammatory response in LPS -induced RAW 264.7 cells through inhibition of NF-kappa B pathway
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摘要Ethnopharmacological relevance: Da Chuanxiong Formula (DCXF) which origins from Jin Dynasty is a famous classical 2-herb Chinese medicinal prescription. It is composed of dried rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong (Chuanxiong Rhizoma, CR) and Gastrodia elata (Gastrodiae Rhizoma, GR) at the ratio of 4:1 (w/w). It has been used to treat headache which is caused by wind pathogen and blood stasis for thousands of years in China.Aim of study: The present study was performed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of DCXF and elucidate its underlying molecular mechanisms using LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells.Materials and methods: The anti-inflammatory effect of DCXF was evaluated using LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. Generation of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E-2 (PGE(2)) were measured by the Griess colorimetric method and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), respectively. The gene expressions of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) were detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Furthermore, the effect of DCXF on NF-kappa B activation was measured by western blot assay.Results: Treatment with DCXF significantly suppressed the productions of NO and PGE(2) through inhibitions of iNOS and COX-2 expressions in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. DCXF significantly decreased I kappa B alpha phosphorylation, inhibited p65 expression and reduced p-p65 level. These results suggested the anti-inflammatory effect of DCXF was associated with the reduction of inflammatory mediators through inhibition of NF-kappa B pathway.Conclusions: These results indicated that DCXF inhibited inflammation in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells through inactivation of NF-kappa B pathway.
著者Liu ZK, Ng CF, Shiu HT, Wong HL, Wong CW, Li KK, Zhang JF, Lam PK, Poon WS, Lau CBS, Leung PC, Ko CH
期刊名稱Journal of Ethnopharmacology
頁次20 - 28
關鍵詞Chuanxiong Rhizoma,Gastrodiae Rhizoma,Da Chuanxiong Formula,Anti-inflammation,NF-kappa B
Web of Science 學科類別Plant Sciences;Chemistry, Medicinal;Integrative & Complementary Medicine;Pharmacology & Pharmacy;Plant Sciences;Pharmacology & Pharmacy;Integrative & Complementary Medicine

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