Anti-inflammatory activities of a herbal preparation (HemoHIM) in colitis induced by trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid in rats

Trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid에 의해 유발된 랫드의 대장염에서 HemoHIM의 항염증 효과

  • Lee, Hae-June (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Se-Ra (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Moon, Chang-Jong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Choon (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Bae, Chun-Sik (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kang, Seong-Soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Jung, U-Hee (Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, KAERI) ;
  • Park, Hae-Ran (Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, KAERI) ;
  • Jo, Sung-Kee (Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, KAERI) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • Accepted : 2006.12.18
  • Published : 2007.03.30


The cause and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease remain unknown and no definitetherapy exists until now. The present study was conducted to investigate the anti-inflammatory effectsof a herbal preparation (HemoHIM) in colitis induced by 30 mg of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)in rats. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 5 groups. Each group was treated with 1 mg ofHemoHIM/ml of drinking water, 4 mg of HemoHIM/ml of drinking water, 50 mg of HemoHIM/kgof body weight (i.p. once every other day) or 10 mg/kg of HemoHIMof body weight (i.p. onceevery other day) from the next day. After 2 weeks, rats were sacrificed and morphologic featuresof colons were examined. Ulceration, adhesion, thickening and dilatation were noticed in the colonicmucosa after TNBS instillation. Intraperitoneal injection of HemoHIM (50 and 100 mg/kg of bodyweight) showed the anti-inflammatory effect on adhesion, thickening, dilatation, ulceration, and theinhibition effect on damage score by 72.7% and 90.9%, respectively. Histologically, the colon of TNBS-treated rat showed inflammatory cell infiltration by polymorphonuclear cells, multiple erosive lesionsignificant improvement in these symptoms. The results obtained suggest marked anti-inflamatoryactivity of the HemoHIM at the dose levels examined.


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