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A Study on Application of Gypsum Main Blended Prescription From Dongeuibogam
Oh, Whang ; Lee, Jang-Cheon ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 1~19
This study was investigated to make sure the range of Gypsum treatment, the nature of disease, the pathology and the dosage of it in Dongeuybogam. The following conclusions were reached through investigations on the prescriptions that use Gypsum as a key ingredient. The Gypsum blended prescriptions are utilized in 23 fields of treatment such as cold, head. ect. Prescriptions that use Gypsum as the main ingredient are used commonly in the treatment of cold, head disease, fever, skin disease, diabetes, stroke, ophthalmic disease, jaundice, ENT disease and dental disease. The Gypsum is used for nature of disease which of cold, heat(fever), summer heat, phlegm, malfunction of liver, malfunction of liver and kidney, heat of stomach, malfunction of spleen and fever of stomach. The clinical dosage of Gypsum has ranged at a wide variety of amount from 1.6g to 16g per dose with 4g
8g being the typical dose for most treatment. The Gypsum is applied as a fundamental prescription with several herb remedies for the pathology.
A Philological Study on The Portulacea
Jung, Min-Young ; Kang, Mun-Yeo ; Lee, Myoung-Jin ; Lee, Jun-Hun ; Kim, Dae-Su ; Kim, Jong-Han ; Park, Soo-Yeon ; Choi, Jeong-Hwa ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 21~35
Objectives : The aim of this study is to find the therapeutic meaning of the Portulacea in herbal medication. Methods : About the origin, the component, the processing the drug, the properties and tastes of drugs, the meridian tropism, the effects, the treating disease, the contraindication and the method of administration, I have researched thirty literatures to mention the Portulacea in time sequence. Results : 1. The Portulacea belongs to the Portulacaceae herbs and it consists of noradrenaline, potassium sometimes containing small amounts of dopamine, dopa, malic acid, citric acid, glutamine acid, asparagin acid, alanine, cane sugar, grape sugar, fruit sugar. 2. The processing of drug is wash of water clealy, and remove the foreign substance. Then the drug is cutting to use. The method of burnt to ashes is used, too. 3. The properties and tastes of drugs is acid, cold, nontoxic. The meridian tropism is mainly liver and the large intestine meridian. 4. From old times, Portulacea has come into general use to treat eczema, the rose erysipelas, an acne, hemorrhoids, discharge from the womb etc. because it is effective on neutralizing poison, reduce a swelling, a tumor, an abscess and stopping of bleeding 5. Portulacea must be stoped When person have a weak digestive organ becase it is cold herba. And don't take use with Fish and shellfish. 6. Portulacea is useful method to external care. To use the herba, pulverize amount of property and then apply to the the affected part Conclusions : This study showed that the Portulacea is useful herb to treat of skin disease and useful method to external care.
A Study of Prescriptions of Head Part in DongEuiBoGam
Park, Sun-Dong ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 37~47
許浚(Heo Jun), the best physician on his day, wrote 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam, 1613) based on his clinical experience as a court doctor and life-long study of over 500 medical books. Now most clinicians consult 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam) for its practicality. And it is also considered as one of the most valuable medical books for basic medical studies. As 許浚(Heo Jun) mentioned on the 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam) preface. we should practice flexibility on the interpretation of the medical classics instead of binding ourselves to the precedents. But worship of 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam) may hinder the studying of new pathways. The treatment and its understandings of a disease should be based on objectivity of observation. Finding the common traits of the recipes in 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam) is important for the study of 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam). Accordingly, group synthesis of symptoms and resultant classification of recipes are vital. In this research, symptoms listed in the head part(頭門) of External Shape vol. I(外形篇 卷1) of 東醫寶鑑(DongEuiBoGam) are synthesized into 3 different parts: head-wind syndrome(頭風證), dizziness(眩暈), headache(頭痛). Classification of prescriptions according to these 3 parts is also suggested.
A Study of the Case Record on Dyspnea and Wheezing Asthma Recorded in Xu Ming Yi Lei An
Lee, Ju-Il ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 49~105
Objectives : Select and analyze the case record of dyspnea and wheezing asthma recorded in Xu Ming Yi Lei An that is the most abundant and wide in contents in existing case records that are systematic, comprehending relatively modern Traditional Chinese Medicine to secure more deep and objective basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine approach for dyspnea and wheezing asthma to analyze and review possibility for clinical application in this study. Methods: The study was conducted with the case records of dyspnea and wheezing asthma in whole Xu Ming Yi Lei An. Pattern identify and classify selected case records and again classified with deficiency syndrome and excess syndrome. Also analyzed prescriptions and herbs used in the case records. Nature of herbs and properties and flavors that were used in the case records were classified and frequency of each nature of herbs were analyzed. Applicable case records were interpreted and suggested prescriptions, pulse feelings, pattern classification were analyzed and described. Results : Among the 5254 case records stated on the complete collection, it is researched that there are 63 case records for the symptom complex of dyspnea as 1.2% of the whole case records, and the case records on the symptom complex of wheezing asthma are 14 as the 0.27% of the total examples. 63 case record examples related with symptom complex of dyspnea were pattern identified and classified. As a result, deficiency syndrome of the Kidney(33 %), deficiency syndrome of the Spleen(26.0%), Wind-Cold(12.3%), phlegm turbidity(12.3%), Heat in the Lung(8.2%), asthenia of the Lung(8.2%) were investigated as above order. 14 case record examples related with wheezing asthma were pattern identified and classified. As a result, phlegm-Heat(26.3%), upper excess and lower deficiency(26.3%), external affections Wind-Cold(15.8%), Dampness-phlegm(10.5%), Lung asthenia(10.5%), Cold phlegm(5.3%), mutual deficiency and detriment of Heart and Kidneys(5.3%) were investigated as above order. Symptom complex of dyspnea has 67.1% of deficiency syndrome, 32.9% of excess syndrome resulting more deficiency syndrome than excess syndrome. Symptom complex of wheezing asthma has 42.1 % of deficiency syndrome and 57.9% of excess syndrome resulting more excess syndrome than deficiency syndrome. In case of symptom complex of dyspnea prescription used in the case record, the order of frequency is as following. Palmijihwang-tang, Bojung-ikgitang, Yungmijihwang-tang, Ijintang, Sojaganggitang, Igongsan. In case of symptom complex of wheezing asthma prescription in the case record, Yungmijihwang-tang, Ohotang, Dodamtang were mostly used. Herbs used in case records of symptom complex of dyspnea are Ginseng Radix, Poria, Glycyrrhizae Radix, Aconiti Iateralis Preparata Radix, Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma, Dioscoreae Rhizoma, Angelicae Gigantis Radix, Rehmanniae Radix Preparat, Pinelliae Rhizoma, Zingiberis Rhizoma Recens are mostly used. Nature of herb properties used for symptom complex of dyspnea and symptom complex of wheezing asthma are herbs that are warm properties. When the symptom complex of dyspnea and the symptom complex of wheezing asthma were treated. if the patient felt tenderness at Pyesu, doctors conducted pricking blood around the opposite Pyesu or Sipseon acupoint. when the patient didn't have tenderness at Pyesu by soft press, pricking blood was performed both sidees, right and left Pyesu. In case of the treatment of symptom complex of dyspnea and symptom complex of wheezing asthma, when they got treatment, when the symptom complex of disease is severe, a doctor cauterized the opposite Pyesu while the other Pyesu felt tenderness, and decided how the above treatment is performed whether the degree of the symptom compolex of disease is severe or not. In case of the treatment of symptom complex of dyspnea and symptom complex of wheezing asthma, if the person felt tenderness at Pyesu and is caught by the Wind-Cold pathogen, slight acupuncture is treated at relevant Pyesu with Fire needling. When patient with symptom complex of dyspnea and symptom complex of wheezing asthma cannot hawk sputum up from the oral and laryngopharynx, suction method is treated. Conclusion : With this study, actual traditional and clinical pattern identification form and characteristics of symptom complex of dyspnea and symptom complex of wheezing asthma were recognized. Modern case report utilizing in clinical application need to be secured and an incurable disease asthma need to be diagnosed and improvement for treatments have to be searched through other case records.
A Study on Prescription of Herbal Composition on Dysuria
Sung, Hyun-Jea ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 107~115
Objectives : The aim of this study is to analyze the prescription used for dysuria in herbal medication. Methods : Investigating the Oriental Medicine textbooks, I found the prescription used for dysuria. So I analyzed the herbal medication for frequency or compositon and classified it. Results : 1. The most used prescription on dysuria is Paljung-san. 2. The order of frequency of herb for treating dysuria is Moktong, Hwalseok, Gamcho, 3. The group of Yisusamseopyak is used for main prescription about 42%.
A Study on the Classifications of the Traditional Medicinal Prescriptions in Dong-Eui-Bo-Gam for the Modern Applications
Kim, Yun-Kyung ; Kim, Ju-Ho ; Oh, Mun-Su ; Park, He-Jung ; Kim, Eun-Jung ; Lee, Je-Hyun ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 117~128
We re-classified traditional medicinal prescriptions in Dong-Eui-Bo-Gam for the modern application using Tradimed database. They could be devided into 6 categories by the definitions of the related laws. Herbal ethical drugs are the majority, 3926 items, account for 60.21% of total items. Herbal Health Functional Foods stands second, 1480 items, 22.70%, Herbal over the counter drugs are 893 items, 13.69%. These three categories are about 83% of total items. Herbal medical supplies are 158 items, 2.42%, Herbal medical tools are 44 items, 0.67%, Herbal cosmetics are 20 items, occupied 0.31 %. Therefore we have known that traditional medicinal prescriptions can be used not only as drugs, but also as funtional foods, cosmetics, and tools. So they should be developed as modern products to make best use of them. And we suggested that we need official criteria of herbs of careful use and higher standards for herbs which can be used as foods.
A Study of 'Stupid Words'
Park, Pil-Sang ; Kang, Ok-Hwa ; Lee, Go-Hoon ; Park, Shin-Young ; Seong, Man-Jun ; Kwon, Dong-Yeul ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 129~135
Characters are the tool of writing language. In particular, Chinese characters were the tool of communicating, storing and intermediating information in Chinese traditional medicine, and exercised great influence on diseases, diagnoses, treatments and others. Stupid Words are used to avoid calling the name of an emperor or an elder. The Stupid Words, written in old literature, were mostly used to avoid calling the name of emperors in those days. At first, those were used to express respect, but with time, the rule began to be strict. Those who violate the rule were dismissed or expelled; what is worse, even their families were exterminated. Medical books were no exception to the rule. The history of Stupid Words is originated from primitive society. Those were begun to be used customarily, and were institutionalized over time. Although dynasties had been changed in large numbers in history, Stupid Words were not disappeared and had been used until feudalism rings down the curtain. In addition, the characteristics of Stupid Words became different as to each age, and exercised great influence on old literature. The Stupid Words in Chinese traditional medicine are shown in herbal names, authors' names, terminologies, symptomatological names and others. Through Stupid Words, the date of publication can be presumed, and pleonasms can be discriminated from lacunae, and it can be judged whether those works are true or not. On the other hand, those cause inconvenience philologically. The Stupid Words in old medical books became different semantically throughout the years, and so the original became difficult to be translated as well as its meaning cannot be communicated correctly. Eventually, time and effort are expended unnecessarily in some cases.
Hyeongok's Sabeetang Was Combined According to the Theory for Properties and Tastes of Herbal Medicines
Park, Tae-Yeol ; Kim, Gyeong-Cheol ; Shin, Soon-Shik ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 137~144
Background and Objectives : There are three kinds of formulas for purging the spleen to cure its sthenic syndrome based on the types of preparation formulas : Sabeetang, Sabeehwan, Sabeesan and Sabeeeum. Another formulas called Sahwangtang, Sahwangsan. Sahwangeum is to purge the yellow colour of spleen. There are 8 kinds of Sabeetang, 3 kinds of Sabeehwan, 3 kinds of Sabeesan, 1 kind of Sabeeeum, 4 kinds of Sahwangtang, 7 kinds of Sahwangsan, and 1 kind of Sahwangeum. Combination of herbal medicines, carried out in formulas for purging the spleen, consists of various kinds depending on medical scientists' personal experience in medical treatment without any general principles, which makes it difficult to apply it to clinical use. The objectives of this study lie in theoretical establishment of Sabeetang for curing the sthenic syndrome of spleen through analyzing the component medicines and combination principles of Hyeongok's Sabeetang, and furthermore, maximizing the clinical use of Sabeetang. Methods : This study analyzed the component medicines and combination principles of Hyeongok's Sabeetang based on the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicines from the
Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine
, the theory for principal herbal medicine, assistant herbal medicine, adjuvant herbal medicine, dispatcher herbal medicine, and the five elements doctrine. Hyeongok's Sabeetang is an odd prescription, composed of 7 kinds of ingredients : No.1 Rhizoma Coptidis (2don;7.5g), No.2 Fructus Gardeniae (1don;3.75g), No.3 Ramulus Cinnamomi (1don), No.4 Gypsum Fibrosum (1don), No.5 Fructus Aurantii Immaturus (1don), No.6 Cortex Magnoliae Omcinalis (1don), and No.7 Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei (1don) Results : There are three methods for curing the sthenic syndrome of spleen according to the five elements doctrine : purging the spleen, purging the lung and invigorating the liver. First, if you suffer from the sthenic syndrome of the spleen, you need to purge your spleen. There are two available methods, including taste and property purgation according to the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicines. They each imply the bitter taste and the cool property purge the spleen. In the case of taste purgation, two herbal medicines with bitter taste. Rhizoma Coptidis and Fructus Gardeniae, are combined into the principal and assistant herbal medicine, respectively. For property purgation, three herbal medicines with the cool property, Gypsum Fibrosum, Fructus Aurantii Immaturus and Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei, are combined into adjuvant herbal medicines. Secondly, if you suffer from the sthenic syndrome of the spleen, you need to purge your lung which is child in the mother-child relationship in inter-promotion among the five elements. There are two methods to purge the lung, including taste and property purgation according to the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicines. They each mean the pungent taste and the warm property purge the lung. Therefore, it is important to use pungent herbal medicines for taste purgation and warm ones for property purgation. Both pungent and warm herb and property invigoration to invigorate the liver with warm property. Therefore, it is important to use pungent herbal medicines for taste invigoration and warm ones for property invigoration. Both pungent and warm herbal medicines, Ramulus Cinnamomi and Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis, were combined to invigorate the liver and purge the lung. In addition, Gypsum Fibrosum are combined as dispatcher herbal medicine, leading all the herbal medicines composing the formula to the spleen. Conclusions : First, to cure the sthenic syndrome of the spleen, the methods of purging the spleen and the lung, and invigorating the liver should be used according to the five elements doctrine. Secondly, herbal medicines appropriate for those treatment methods should be chosen according to the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicine and thirdly, the combination of those herbal medicines should be carried out according to the theory for principal herbal medicine, assistant herbal medicine, adjuvant herbal medicine, dispatcher herbal medicine. As a good example, Hyeongok's Sabeetang is combined according to the above theories. In conclusion, this formula was created by applying to the theory for properties and tastes of herbal medicines.
Mouse Models of Atopic Dermatitis for Drug Discovery from Medicinal Plants
Yun, Young-Gab ; Hwang, Joo-Min ; Kim, Hyung-Rul ; Jang, Seon-Il ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 145~161
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with cutaneous hyperreactivity to environmental triggers. The clinical phenotype that characterizes AD is the product of interactions between susceptible genes, the environmental factors, defective skin barrier function, and immunologic responses. This review summarizes recent progress in our understanding of the immunopathophysiology of AD and the implications for mouse models of AD in drug discovery from medicinal plants.
Inhibitory Effect of Jeungaektang Water Extract on Nitric Oxide and Cytokine Production in Lipopolysaccharide - activated RAW 264.7 Cells
Ahn, Sun-June ; Lee, Jong-Rok ; Kim, Sang-Chan ; Jee, Seon-Young ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 163~173
Jeungaektang (JAT) is the herbal formula, has the effect of moistening the dryness by activating lung Qi and by nourishing Yin, has being used for dryness syndromes. Generally the herbal formulae for moistening dryness are used for exogenous or endogenous dryness syndromes. JAT has been clinically used for the treatment of endogenous dryness syndromes. It is composed of Scrophulariae Radix. Rehmanniae Radix and Liriopis Tuber. Recent studies showed that JAT has a protective effect against
hepatotoxicity and anti-inflammatory effects against ear swelling of mouse induced by Crotonis Fructus. However, the effect of JAT on the immunological activity was rarely studied. Therefore, this study evaluated the effects of JAT the regulatory mechanism of nitric oxide (NO) and cytokines in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. After the treatment of JAT water extract, cell viability was measured by MTT assay, NO production was monitored by measuring the nitrite content in culture medium. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX -2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) were determined by immunoblot analysis, and levels of cytokine were analyzed by sandwich immunoassays. Results provided evidence that JAT inhibited the production of nitrite and nitrate (
mg/ml), iNOS (
mg/ml) and tumor necrosis
mg/ml) in RAW 264.7 cells activated with LPS. Furthermore, JAT inhibited the expression of COX-2 expression and production of prostagladin E2 (
mg/ml). These findings suggest that JAT can produce anti-inflammatory effect, which may play a role in adjunctive therapy in Gram-negative bacterial infections.
Anti-inflammatory Effect of Yongseollan on the LPS-activated RAW 264.7 Cells
Jo, Mi-Jeong ; Lee, Byung-Wook ; Eom, Dong-Myung ; Lee, Jong-Rok ; Hwangbo, Min ; Jee, Seon-Young ; Kim, Sang-Chan ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 175~183
This study was conducted to evaluate the inhibitory effects of Yongseollan(YSL) on the production of nitric oxide (NO) and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated RAW264.7 cells. YSL is tropical plant originating from Mexico. The biological activity of this plant is not yet evaluated systematically. The aim of the present work is to investigate a potential anti-inflammatory activity of YSL. The RAW264.7 cells were cultured in D MEM/F12 medium for 24 hrs. After serum starvation, cells were treated with YSL for 1 hr, followed by stimulating NO production with a LPS. We found that YSL has an inhibitory effect on the production of NO, iNOS expression and
expression. YSL also inhibited tumor necrosis factor
, interleukin (IL)-6, and
. Moreover, YSL inhibited cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 expression and prostanglandin E2 (PGE2). These findings showed that YSL could have some anti-inflammatory effects which might play a role in therapy in Gram-negative bacterial infections.
Effects of Hwangryunhaedok-Tang and Geongangbuja-Tang on the Change of Interleukin-6 and
Level Induced by LPS I.C.V. Injection in Mice
Park, Su-Hyun ; Kwon, Yong-Uk ; Lee, Tae-Hee ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 185~197
Objective : This study was conducted to investigate the effects of Hwangryunhaedok-Tang and Geongangbuja-Tang on the change of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis
) level induced by LPS I.C.V. injection in mice. Method : We devided group into 6 mice and 6 mice were assingned to each group. In the normal group only saline was administered intragastrically, and in the control group LPS was injected intracerebroventricularly 1 hr after intragastric administration of saline. In the experiment groups Hwangryunhaedok-Tang(0.5g/kg, 1.0g/kg, 3.0g/kg) was administered intragastrically to mice 1 hr prior to LPS(100mg/mouse) I.C.V. injection.. Also Geongangbuja-Tang (0.5g/kg, 1.0g/kg, 3.0g/kg) was administered intragastrically to mice 1 hr prior to LPS(100mg/mouse) I.C.V. injection. To measure the plasma IL-6 and
level of mice, their blood samples were collected from retro-orbital plexus, immediately centrifuged at
, and plasma was removed and stored frozen at
for later determination of IL-6 and
. The level of IL-6 and
production was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the plasma. Result : Regarding IL-6 level, The 0.5g/kg and the 1g/kg groups of Geongangbuja-Tang decreased IL-6 level. Especially the 3g/kg control group decreased IL-6 level significantly than the normal group(p<0.01). Regarding
level, the 3g/kg group of Geongangbuja-Tang decreased it significantly(p<0.05). Conclusion : These data revealed that Hwangryunhaedok-Tang might not have the anti imflammatory effect and Geongangbuja-Tang(3g/kg)might have the anti imflammatory effect by reducing the plasma IL-6 and
level in mice LPS Injection.EIM (Eighteen Incompatible Medicaments) is an important component in Oriental pharmacology and is directly related to clinical prescriptions. Medical practitioners argued that the definite cause and meaning of EIM was ambiguous and therefore debated the issue of clinical application of the EIM. This study conducted an in-depth literary research on the origin, meaning and contents of EIM with the purpose to contribute in its efforts to be used clinically. Even after thousands of years have past since establishment of Oriental medicine, EIM is still tabooed and was an obstacle that hindered ideologies. Modern herbal medicine texts claim that the use of EIM can reduce treatment effects and promote poisoning and side effects. However, since long ago, there has been medical practitioners who reject this as false. Recently, poisoning caused by EIM has been claimed to be from the toxicity of the drug itself, rather than the result of interaction between the drugs, and therefore they suggest that EIM is not a forbidden domain. In addition, EIM showed a difference in number depending on the era. However, this can be understood not as a definite number, but instead as a warning to be careful during combination of drugs for use as clinical medicine. Historically, there were very few cases in which EIM was used for clinical tests and thus, the clinical value is not, while others applied EIM directly to their bodies, which showed signs for the usefulness and potential of EIM for us. A more concrete and in-depth study must be made on EIM.
Sopungdojeok-San Inhibits Atopy-liked Dermal Inflammation through Regulation of iNOS mRNA Expresssion & NO production
Ahn, Sang-Hyun ; Kim, Jin-Taek ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 199~211
Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are important inflammation enzyme and severe up-nitric oxide (NO) production by this enzyme has been intricated with pathogenesis of inflammation diseases as atopy dermatitis. The present study was designed in order to determine whether Sopungdojeok-san could inhibit atopy dermatitis through modulation of iNOS mRNA expression and NO production, We found that iNOS mRNA expression and NO production in RAW 264.7 macrophages stimulated with lipopolysaccharide dose-dependantly decreased by Sopungdojeok-san extract treatment (0.4 - 1.0 mg/ml). The distribution of iNOS positive reacted cell in atopy dermatitis elicited skin of mice were remarkably decreased by Sopungdojeok-san administration (2.5 ml/kg/day). The SOD ability of Sopungdojeok-san were dose-dependantly increased from 0.6 mg/ ml than butylated hydroxyanisole. These data likely indicate that Sopungdojeok-san may act as inflammatory regulator for atopy dermatitis may be possible to develop useful agent for chemopreventation of NO-intricate inflammatory diseases.
Anti-cancer Effects of Bujeonghangamtang on Human Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line PANC-1
Kim, Hoon ; Won, Jin-Hee ; Moon, Goo ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 213~228
Objectives : The purpose of this report was to investigate the chemotherapeutic effect of Bujeonghangamtang against cancer cells. Materials and Methods : Various cancer cell lines including PANC-1, C6 glioma, SH-SY5Y, HepG2, and MCF-7 cells, were used. Apoptosis was determined by DAPI nuclei staining and flow cytometry in PANC-1 cells treated with 1 mg/ml Bujeonghangamtang for 48 hr. Expression of cell cycle arrest mediators including, cdc2p34 and cyclin B1 proteins were measured by Western blot analysis. Mitochondrial membrane potential was measured by fluorescence staining with JC-1, rhodamine 123. Result : Bujeonghangamtang induced the apoptosis of PANC-1, which was characterized as nucleic acid and genomic DNA fragmentation, chromatin condensation, and sub-G0/G1 fraction of cell cycle increase. but not C6 glioma, SH-SY5Y, HepG2, and MCF-7 cells. PANC-1 cells were markedly sensitive to Bujeonghangamtang. Treatment with Bujeonghangamtang resulted in the decreased expression of cdc2p34 and cyclin B1. Treatment with Bujeonghangamtang also increased the ROS production and induced mitochondrial dysfunction. Conclusion : Bujeonghangamtang exerted cytotoxicity against human Pancreatic cancer cells via cell cycle arrest-mediated apoptotic signaling including ROS production and mitochondrial dysfunction. Our data suggest that Bujeonghangamtang may be an important modulator of chemosensitivity of cancer cells against anticancer chemotherapeutic agents.
One Case of Ulcerative Colitis Improved by Gagam-Sukhongjeon
Lim, Dong-Seok ; Kim, Nam-Uk ; Lee, Hyung-Ho ; Lee, Yeong-Su ; Hong, Seok ; Kim, Hee-Chul ; Choi, Chang-Won ;
Herbal Formula Science, volume 15, issue 1, 2007, Pages 229~237
Objective : this study is designed to evaluate the effects of an oriental medicine therapy, namely gagam-sukhongjeon, on ulcerative colitis Methods : The Clinical data was analyzed on a patient with ulcerative colitis due to hanyeolchakjab(寒熱錯雜), whose symptoms were combined chillness and fever. The patient visited at the internal medicine department of Dong-Shin University Suncheon Oriental Hospital on February 25, 2006, and go into hospital from February 25, 2006 to March 9, 2006. and revisited from March 18, 2006 to April 5, 2006. The patient was treated with Herbal medicine(gagam-sukhongjeon) Result : After treatment, bloody stool and abdominal pain disappeared in visual analogue scale(VAS), pain disability index(PDI) and verbal rating scale(VRS). Conclusions : This study suggests that gagam-Sukhongjeon is significantly effective in treatment of ulcerative colitis.