A Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: mechanism, efficacy, and safety

@article{Bao2011ACH,
  title={A Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: mechanism, efficacy, and safety},
  author={Jun Bao and Sheng-Ming Dai},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={1123-1129}
}
  • Jun Bao, S. Dai
  • Published 2 March 2011
  • Medicine
  • Rheumatology International
Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) is a Chinese herb with immunosuppressive effects and an established history of use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Numerous preclinical studies have demonstrated that the extracts from the root of TwHF inhibit the expression of proinflammatory cytokines, proinflammatory mediators, adhesion molecules, and matrix metalloproteinases by macrophages, lymphocytes, synovial fibroblasts, and chondrocytes. TwHF also induces apoptosis in lymphocytes and… Expand
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