The Anti-inflammatory Effect of Cheongyeolhawlhyeoltanggagyehyeoldeung (CYHHT) in cultured RAW264.7 cells and murine models of inflammation

RAW264.7세포주와 염증생쥐모델에서 항염증(抗炎症) 작용(作用)에 대한 청열활혈탕가계혈등(淸熱活血湯加鷄血藤)의 효과(效果)

  • Han, Choong-Hee (Dept. of Ob & Gyn, College of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon Univ.) ;
  • Yoo, Dong-Youl (Dept. of Ob & Gyn, College of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon Univ.)
  • 한충희 (대전대학교 한의과대학 부인과학교실) ;
  • 유동열 (대전대학교 한의과대학 부인과학교실)
  • Published : 2005.08.31

Abstract

Purpose : The Purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of Cheongyeolhawlhyeoltanggagyehyeoldeung (CYHHT) on anti-inflammatory effects. Methods : As for the parameters of inflammation, levels of several inflammatory cytokines and chemical mediators were determined in mouse lung fibroblast cells(mLFC) and RAW264.7 cells. Also, changes in pathological features by drug treatment were investigated in the in vivo edema-induced rats by carrageenin /arachidonic acid or in the colitis-induced mice by DSS treatment. Results : The cytotoxicity of CYHHT on mLFC and RAW264.7 cells was not observed at 100, 50, 10, and $1{\mu}g/ml$ of CYHHT treatments. $IL-1{\beta}$, IL-6 and NOS-IImRNA expression of RAW264.7 cells was inhibited by CYHHT treatments in a dose-dependent manner. CYHHT treatment of RAW264.7 cells inhibited $TNF-{\alpha}$ and COX-2 mRNA expression. CYHHT treatment of RAW264.7 cells significantly inhibited IL-6 and NO production. CYHHT treatment of RAW264.7 cells inhibited ROS production. CYHHT inhibited rat's paw edema induced by carrageenin or arachidonate treatment in all concentrations examined. The body weight and colon length of colitis-induced mice were recovered to a normal level by DSS treatment. Clinical disease levels were significantly improved compared to the control animals. CYHHT treatment of colitis-induced mice significantly increased hematological values such as WBC and RBC counts, Hgb and HCT levels, but decreased PLT values. CYHHT treatment of colitis-induced mice decreased IL-6 and $TNF-{\alpha}$ production significantly CYHHT treatment of colitis-induced mice significantly increased CD3+(T) cell counts. In contrast, CYHHT treatment decreased CD19+ B cell counts and CD3+/CD69+ significantly, and also decreased B/T ratio (%) though not significant. Conclusion : These results indicated that CYHHT could be used for treating diverse female diseases caused by the inflammation.