The Study on Anti-cancer Effects of Distilling Fresh-ginseng Herbal acupuncture against implanted Sarcoma-180 in vivo and A549 human epithelial lung cancer cells in vitro

A549 human lung cancer cell과 Sarcoma-180 복강암에 대한 수삼(水蔘) 증류약침(蒸溜藥鍼)의 항암효과(抗癌效果)

  • Jang, Hae-Young (Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, SangJi Oriental Medicine Hospital, SangJi University) ;
  • Kwon, Ki-Rok (Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, SangJi Oriental Medicine Hospital, SangJi University) ;
  • Park, Hee-Soo (Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, SangJi Oriental Medicine Hospital, SangJi University)
  • 장해영 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 권기록 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 박희수 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실)
  • Published : 2004.12.30


Objectives ; This study was to investigate the anti-cancer effects of herbal acupuncture with distilled fresh ginseng. The herbal acupuncture was injected to Chung-wan($C.V_{12}$) and Wisu($BL_{21}$) of mice that were subjected to Sarcoma-180 adbominal cancer cell and A549 human epithelial lung cancer cells in vitro. Methods : Anti-cancer effects of distilled fresh ginseng herbal acupuncture were tested by measruing Cox, Bcl-2, and Bax by using RT-PCR in A549 human epithelial lung cancer cells in vitro. And four weeks old Balb/c line male mice weighing around $20\;{\pm}\;3g$ were used to measure survival rate and anti-cancer effect to outputs of interleukin-2 and interleukin-4 using flow cytometry, possibility of mRNA menifestation using RT-PCR, and Cox mRNA. The results are as follows. Results : 1. In measuring mRNA menifestation in Cox, Bcl-2, and Bax by using RT-PCR in A549 human epithelial lung cancer cells in vitro, the result showed that fresh ginseng decreased Cox-2 which is directly involved in Inflammation process. 2. Survival rate was measured in an anti-cancer effect experiment against Sarcoma-180 abdorminal cancer. Median survival time of controlled group was 27 days, of experiment group I was 21 days, and of experiment group II was 27 days. Therefore, experiment group I showed -22.2% increase in survival rate and experiment group II showed no difference compare to controlled group. 3. There was no difference between condition group and controlled and experiment group in measuring outputs of interleukin-2 and interleukin 4 by using flow cytometry 4. In measuring outputs of interleukin-2 by using ELISA, there was no significant difference between condition group and controlled group and there was decrease in experiment group II compared to conditioned and controlled group. 5. In measuring cytokine mRNA menifestation by using RT-PCR, experiment group I showed increase of mRNA menifestation in interleukin-2,4 and $interferon-{\gamma}$ and experiment group II showed no significant difference in $interferon-{\gamma}$. Conclusion : According to the results, fresh ginseng herbal-acupuncture took a little effects in cancer. In using distilled fresh ginseng herbal acupuncture has effect on Cox-2 decrease. However, the difference in concentration of fresh ginseng showed no effect on killing cancer cell. It is assumed that inaccurate concentration of herbal acupuncture and fresh ginseng component could be the reason for this result. Therefore, future consideration will be studies on herbal acupuncture concentration.


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