Goo Hyun Moon

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AIM Taraxacum officinale (TO) has been frequently used as a remedy for inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TO on cholecystokinin (CCK)-octapeptide-induced acute pancreatitis in rats. METHODS TO at 10 mg/kg was orally administered, followed by 75 microg/kg CCK octapeptide injected subcutaneously three times after(More)
Mistletoe lectins are of high biological activity and exert cytotoxic effects. We have previously shown that Korean mistletoe, Viscum album var. coloratum, lectin-II specifically induces apoptotic cell death in cancer cells, not normal lymphocytes. The destructive mechanism by mistletoe lectins on tumor cells was mediated by activation of c-JUN N-terminal(More)
components that are mixed to minimize side effects and maximize medicinal effects. Traditional medicines appear to exert their pharmacological actions through the synergistic effects of their components and via drug interaction. Therefore, they may modulate biological responses, including immune responses, rather than acting through the direct activity of(More)
Dodutang has been used for treatment of various allergic inflammation diseases in Korea. However, it is still unclear how Dodutang prevents these diseases in experimental animal models. Mast cells play an important roles in allergic and other inflammatory reactions by producing a spectrum of powerful mediators including preformed and de novo synthesized(More)
According to traditional Asian philosophy, sochungryong-tang (S-Tang) is a prescription for treating exterior syndrome. In this study, we investigated the effect of S-Tang on mast cell-mediated anaphylaxis. S-Tang completely inhibited compound 48/80-induced systemic anaphylactic shock at a dose of 100 mg/kg. When S-Tang was given as pretreatment at(More)
We investigated the effect of Alpinia oxyphylla water extract (AOWE) on immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated anaphylaxis activated by anti-dinitrophenyl (DNP) IgE antibody. AOWE dose-dependently suppressed passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) when intraperitoneally or orally administered. On the other hand, it showed weak suppressive activity when administered(More)
To explore effects of Forsythia koreana methanol extract (FKME) on mast cell-mediated allergic and inflammatory properties, the effect of FKME was evaluated on compound 48/80-induced systemic anaphylaxis, ear swelling, and anti-dinitrophenyl (DNP) immunoglobulin E (IgE)-induced passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA). In addition, the effect of FKME was(More)
The objective of the currently study was to determine the effect of Kunbi-Boshin-Hangam-Tang (KBH-Tang) on the production of nitric oxide (NO). Stimulation of RAW 264.7 cells with KBH-Tang after the treatment of recombinant interferon-gamma (rIFN-gamma) resulted in increased NO synthesis. KBH-Tang partially increased NO synthesis by itself. When KBH-Tang(More)
We investigated the effect of water extract of Solanum melongena(SMWE) on immunologic and nonimmunologic stimulation-mediated anaphylactic reactions. Nonimmunologic anaphylactic reaction was induced by compound 48/80 injection. Oral administration of SMWE (1 g kg(-1)) completely inhibited compound 48/80-induced anaphylactic reaction. Immunologic(More)