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Effect of KH-BaRoKer-SeongJangTang based on traditional medicine theory on longitudinal bone growth
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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 4, Issue 2,  2014, pp.14.1-14.6
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2014.0020
 Title & Authors
Effect of KH-BaRoKer-SeongJangTang based on traditional medicine theory on longitudinal bone growth
Kim, Min-Ho; Jeong, Hyeonseok; Park, Myungduek; Moon, Phil-Dong;
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 Abstract
KH-BaRoKer-SeongJangTang (KBS) is a recently developed formulation by using traditional drugs considering traditional medical theory of Oriental books such as ShinNongBonChoGyeong and JuRye, which has been used to improve the growth of child in Korea. Although KBS is usually prescribed to many children who are in retard for their age, its pharmacological effects have not been fully understood in experimental models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of KBS on bone growth. Growth plate thickness and bone parameters such as bone volume/tissue volume (BV/TV), trabecular thickness (Tb.Th), trabecular number (Tb.N), connection density (Conn.D), and total porosity were analyzed by means of microcomputed tomography. Serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Hepatic IGF-I mRNA expression was analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Phosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription5 (STAT5) was investigated using Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry. The thickness of growth plate was increased by KBS. BV/TV, Tb.Th, TbN, Conn.D, and total porosity were improved by KBS. Hepatic IGF-I mRNA and serum IGF-I levels were elevated by KBS. Phosphorylation of STAT5 was increased with administration of KBS. These results suggest that KBS would be helpful to children who are in retard for their age through the elevation of IGF-I.
 Keywords
growth plate;bone parameters;insulin-like growth factor-I;signal transducer and activator of transcription5;
 Language
English
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