Effects of Seungseup-tang on MIA-induced Osteoarthritis Rats

승습탕(勝濕湯)이 MIA로 유발된 골관절염 흰쥐에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Jong-Hoon (Department of Rehabilitaion Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Woo, Chang-Hoon (Department of Rehabilitaion Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Jun (Department of Rehabilitaion Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Ahn, Hee-Duk (Department of Rehabilitaion Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University)
  • 이종훈 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 우창훈 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김영준 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 안희덕 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2016.06.16
  • Accepted : 2016.07.08
  • Published : 2016.07.31


Objectives This study was designed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of Seungseup-tang (SST) on the monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis rats. Methods Osteoarthritis was induced by injection of MIA ($50{\mu}l$ with 80 mg/ml) into knee joint cavity of rats. Rats were divided into 4 groups (normal group, control group, indomethacin treated group, SST treated group, each n=6). Normal group was not injected with MIA and taken normal diet. Control group was injected with MIA and taken with distilled water. Indomethacin treated group was injected with MIA and taken indomethacin 5 mg/kg by oral administration. SST treated group was injected with MIA and taken SST 200 mg/kg by oral administration. We examined the weight-bearing ability of hind paw, biomarkers related to oxidative stress in serum, inflammatory proteins and inflammatory mediators and cytokines. Moreover, histopathological examination of knee joint structure was also performed by Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E), Safranin-O staining method. Results In the present study, SST treated group showed a similar inhibitory effects alike indomethacin treated group, in most of the studied parameters of inflammation. The increased oxidative stress biomarker such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) and peroxy nitrite ($ONOO^-$) in the serum were reduced with SST. Especially, the level of $ONOO^-$ compared with control group significantly suppressed. Also, the expression of inflammatory mediators and cytokines induced by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-${\kappa}B$) activation was modulated through inhibition of IkBa phosphorlation. In addition, histological analysis revealed that cartilage damage by MIA repaired markedly in SST treated group. Conclusions According to the results, Seungseup-tang may be effective for preventing the progression of osteoarthritis.


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