The Effects of Maekmoondong-Tang on Cockroach Extract-Induced Allergic Asthma

@inproceedings{Park2014TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Maekmoondong-Tang on Cockroach Extract-Induced Allergic Asthma},
  author={Soojin Park and Sung-Hwa Sohn and Kyung-Hwa Jung and Kun-Young Lee and Yu Rim Yeom and Gae-Eun Kim and Sungki Jung and Heejae Jung and Hyunsu Bae},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2014}
}
Maekmoondong-tang (MMDT) has long been used in Asian countries to treat respiratory diseases. However, the precise mechanisms underlying its effects on asthma are unknown. This study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of MMDT in a cockroach allergen (CKA-)induced animal model of allergic asthma. After being challenged with CKA, the number of macrophages, eosinophils, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and total cells in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was evaluated. The Th2… CONTINUE READING