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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2016, pp. 805-813
Bioline Code: pr16108
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2016, pp. 805-813

 en Effect of Arisaema erubescens check for this species in other resources (Wall) Schott rhizome extract on rheumatoid arthritis
Zhao, Chong-bo; Li, Xin-yi; Wu, Na; Peng, Wei; Liu, Yu-jie & Wu, Chun-jie


Purpose: To investigate the anti-arthritic activity of the water extract of Rhizoma Arisaematis check for this species in other resources (WERA) using a collagen II -induced arthritis (CIA) rat model.
Methods: CIA was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by intradermal injection of bovine collagen II in Complete Freund’s Adjuvant. The rats were treated with daily oral doses of WERA (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg) for 21 consecutive days. Methotrexate (MTX, 3 mg/kg), used as a positive control, was administered orally 2 times/week for 3 weeks. The severity of arthritis was evaluated using indices of paw swelling, arthritic score, body weight, thymus index, and spleen index. In addition, the serum levels of IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10, and TNF-α were measured.
Results: All doses of WERA significantly inhibited paw edema (p < 0.01), decreased arthritis scores (p < 0.01) and spleen index (p < 0.05), and alleviated the weight loss associated with CIA in rats. Furthermore, TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 serum levels were significantly decreased (p < 0.05) by all doses of WERA. By contrast, IL-10 serum levels were markedly increased (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: WERA exerts therapeutic effects in CIA in rats by decreasing the serum levels of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10, suggesting WERA may be an effective candidate drug for treating human rheumatoid arthritis.

Rhizoma Arisaematis; Rheumatoid arthritis; Inflammatory; Cytokines; Freund’s complete adjuvant

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