The protective action of radix Astragalus membranaceus against hapten-induced colitis through modulation of cytokines.

@article{Ko2009ThePA,
  title={The protective action of radix Astragalus membranaceus against hapten-induced colitis through modulation of cytokines.},
  author={Joshua Ka-shun Ko and Cecilia Wai-Shan Chik},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={85-90}
}
Astragalus membranaceus is a medicinal herb with potential immunomodulatory property, which has been used in treating colitis-related diarrhea. In the present investigation, we aimed to further explore its anti-inflammatory activity by studying the immunoregulatory mechanism of Astragalus root extract (Am) through different routes of administration in hapten-induced colitis. 2,4-Dinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (DNBS) was used to induce experimental colitis in Sprague-Dawley rats. Results have… CONTINUE READING