COX-2 as possible target for the inhibition of PGE2 production by Rikko-san in activated macrophage.

We have previously reported that Rikko-san (RKS) inhibited the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated prostaglandin (PG) E2 in mouse macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells without affecting the expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2. Here RKS inhibition of the enzyme activity of both COX-1 and COX-2 proteins was investigated. Western blot analysis showed that RKS did… CONTINUE READING