Therapeutic effect of tripterine on adjuvant arthritis in rats.

  title={Therapeutic effect of tripterine on adjuvant arthritis in rats.},
  author={Hong Li and Yun-yi Zhang and Hui-Wen Tan and Yong-feng Jia and Duan Li},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={118 3},
AIMS OF THE STUDY Tripterygium wilfordii Hoog f., a perennial vine, is used in traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This study was to determine whether tripterine, isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii Hoog f., had therapeutic effects on adjuvant arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adjuvant arthritis (AA) was induced in rats on day 0. Tripterine 5, 10 and 20 mg kg(-1)day(-1), or prednisone 10 mg kg(-1)day(-1) was given to rats intragastrically from day 19 to day 24… CONTINUE READING


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