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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016, pp. 72-80
Bioline Code: tc16032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016, pp. 72-80

 en EVIDENCE-GUIDED OPTIMIZATION OF HERBAL FORMULA CHEONG-HWA-BO-UM-TANG USING MULTIPLEX CYTOKINE PROFILING
Lee, Ji Young & Park, Wansu

Abstract

Backgroud: Cheong-Hwa-Bo-Um-Tang (CHB) has been traditionally used to treat pharyngolaryngitis and throat inflammation in Korea. However, the anti-inflammatory activity of CHB and the exact component proportion ratio of CHB have not been fully reported.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted to optimize the component proportion ratio of CHB on the basis of experimental evidence using multiplex cytokine profiling assay in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages.
Results: The optimized CHB (named Chunhwabun-Cheong-Hwa-Bo-Um-Tang) inhibited the production of NO, IL-6, MCP-1, GMCSF, IL-10, IP-10, VEGF, M-CSF, RANTES, MIP-1β, LIF, LIX, and TNF-α in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages without decreasing cell viability (P<0.05). Chunhwabun-Cheong-Hwa-Bo-Um-Tang consisted of roots of check for this species in other resources Scrophularia buergeriana, Trichosanthes kirilowii check for this species in other resources , Anemarrhena asphodeloides check for this species in other resources , Phellodendron amurense check for this species in other resources , Angelica gigas check for this species in other resources , Rehmannia glutinosa check for this species in other resources , Paeonia japonica check for this species in other resources , Cnidium officinale, and Glycyrrhiza uralensis check for this species in other resources (in the ratio of 8: 3: 3: 3: 3: 4: 4: 3: 3).
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the multiplex cytokine profiling assay could be one of the effective methods for evidence-guided optimization of the component proportion ratio of a traditional herbal formula used for treating excessive inflammation such as the cytokine storm.

Keywords
Cheong-Hwa-Bo-Um-Tang; Lipopolysaccharide; Macrophages; Cytokine; Nitric Oxide; Inflammation

 
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