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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-872887

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Objective:To study the protective effect and mechanism of Chaenomelis Fructus alcohol extract (CFE) on the synovium of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Method:Sixty male SD rats were randomly divided into normal group and model group. RA model was made by injection of complete Freund's adjuvant, and then was randomly divided into model group, CFE low, medium and high dose group and Tripterygium glycoside group according to the inflammatory score. The CFE groups (0.15,0.30,0.60 g·kg-1·d-1) had intragastric administration once a day for 30 d after the model establishment. The blank control group and the model group were given the same volume saline water by gavage. After all the drugs were given, the blood, joint tissues and synovium tissue of rats were collected. The levels of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-10 (IL-10) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in serum were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the pathological changes of synovium were observed by hematoxylin eosin (HE) staining, and the expressions of B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2),Bcl-2 associated X protein (Bax) and death factor (Fas) in joints were detected by Western blot. Result:Compared with normal group, the swelling degree and inflammation index of rats' feet in model group increased significantly, the levels of inflammatory factors IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α in serum increased (P<0.01), anti-inflammatory factor IL-10 decreased (P<0.01), the protein expression of Bax, Fas and Bcl-2 increased, and the statistical results of Bcl-2 showed significant difference (P<0.05). Compared with model group, the swelling degree and inflammatory index of the plantar of RA rats were improved in the middle and high dose groups of CFE (P<0.01), the pathological changes such as synovial tissue hyperplasia and inflammatory cell infiltration were reduced in each dose group, and the levels of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α in serum were reduced (P<0.05), anti inflammatory factor IL-10 increased (P<0.05), the disorder of inflammatory cytokine in the model was corrected, Bax, Fas expression increased, Bcl-2 protein expression decreased (P<0.01). Conclusion:CFE can reduce the degree of inflammation in RA joint and has obvious anti RA effects, which may be related to the apoptosis of synoviocytes induced by CFE.

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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica ; (12): 1338-1344, 2013.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-259472

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To identify Salvia shandongensis and its relatives at molecular level, the psbA-trnH intergenic region of three species including Salvia shandongensis, Salvia miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba were amplified and sequenced. Sequences were assembled with CodonCode Aligner. The K2P genetic distances between Salvia shandongensis and its relatives were calculated and UPGMA tree was performed by MEGA5.0. The results indicated that the lengths of psbA-trnH regions of Salvia shandongensis were about 391 bp, while the lengths of psbA-trnH regions of Salvia miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba were about 386 bp. The psbA-trnH sequences showed considerable variations between species and thus were revealed as a promising candidate for barcoding of Salvia shandongensis and its relatives. The intra-specific genetic distances of Salvia shandongensis were 0, while the intra-specific genetic distances of Salvia miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba were 0.002 and 0.001 respectively. Additionally, the genetic distance of Salvia shandongensis and Salvia miltiorrhiza ranged from 0.034 to 0.04, and the genetic distance of Salvia shandongensis and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba ranged from 0.005 to 0.008, the intra-specific genetic distances of Salvia shandongensis were much smaller than that of Salvia miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba; clustering results showed that there were obvious differences between Salvia shandongensis, Salvia miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba, which was consistent with morphological characteristics. This study not only firstly provides the scientific basis for establishing the taxonomy position in molecular level and revealing their genetic relationships of S. shandongensis, S. miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba; but also provides DNA molecular identification scientific basis for the development of new medicinal plant resources of Salvia shandongensis. Our results suggest that the psbA-trnH intergenic spacer region can be used as a barcoding to identify Salvia shandongensis, Salvia miltiorrhiza and S. miltiorrhiza f. alba.


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Base Sequence , DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic , DNA, Intergenic , Genetics , DNA, Plant , Genetics , Genetic Variation , Phylogeny , Plants, Medicinal , Classification , Genetics , Plastids , Genetics , Salvia , Classification , Genetics , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Species Specificity
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