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Asiaticoside (AS), a triterpene glycoside isolated from Centella asiatica, has been shown to possess potent anti-inflammatory activity. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms of AS on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) model in mice are scanty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of AS on LPS-induced mouse ALI via(More)
BACKGROUND Bornyl acetate is a bicyclic monoterpene present in numerous conifer oils. In this study, we aimed at clarifying the potential anti-inflammatory function and mechanism of bornyl acetate by using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury murine model and RAW 264.7 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS RAW 264.7 cells were pretreated with bornyl(More)
Imperatorin, a linear furanocoumarin, has many pharmacological effects such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Imperatorin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. BALB/c mice were pretreated with Imperatorin 1h before LPS challenge. We found that(More)
D(-)-Salicin is a traditional medicine which has been known to exhibit anti-inflammation and other therapeutic activities. The present study aimed to investigate whether D(-)-Salicin inhibited the LPS-induced inflammation in vivo and in vitro. We evaluated the effect of D(-)-Salicin on cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10) in vivo and in vitro by(More)
Prime-O-glucosylcimifugin is an active chromone isolated from Saposhnikovia root which has been reported to have various activities, such as anti-convulsant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of prime-O-glucosylcimifugin on acute lung injury (ALI) induced by lipopolysaccharide in mice. BALB/c mice(More)
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that p-cymene can attenuate acute lung injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vivo. In the mouse model of LPS-induced acute lung injury, intraperitoneal preconditioning with p-cymene resulted in a significant reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6), lung water gain,(More)
Asperuloside, an iridoid glycoside found in Herba Paederiae, is a component from traditional Chinese herbal medicine. In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects and potential mechanisms of asperuloside action on inflammatory responses in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated Raw 264.7 cells and an LPS-induced lung injury model. The(More)
We investigated whether p-synephrine exerts potent anti-inflammatory effects against acute lung injury (ALI) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vivo, and we further investigated the inhibitory mechanism of p-synephrine in LPS-induced ALI. Lipopolysaccharide (0.5 mg/kg) was instilled intranasally in phosphate-buffered saline to induce acute lung injury,(More)
Betulin, a naturally occurring triterpene, has shown anti-HIV activity, but details on the anti-inflammatory activity are scanty. In this study, we sought to investigate the effect of Betulin on LPS-induced activation of cell lines with relevance for lung inflammation in vitro and on lung inflammation elicited by either LPS or viable Escherichia coli (E.(More)
Natural products have been used as potentially important sources of anti-inflammatory drugs. This study examined the effects of pinocembrin against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemia to ascertain whether pinocembrin could protect mice from ensuing death. Cytokine responses were also assessed in serum isolated from blood collected at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8,(More)