Therapeutic potential of intravenous Xuebijing on transforming growth factor beta1 and procollagen type III peptide in patients with acute paraquat poisoning.

@article{Zheng2012TherapeuticPO,
  title={Therapeutic potential of intravenous Xuebijing on transforming growth factor beta1 and procollagen type III peptide in patients with acute paraquat poisoning.},
  author={Xuebing Zheng and Xiaoli Sun and Piyong Ma and Zhongming Liu and Nan Jiang},
  journal={Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={584-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Paraquat (PQ) poisoning-induced pulmonary fibrosis causes asphyxiation and death. The therapeutic potential of intravenous Xuebijing therapy in PQ poisoning patients and its underlying immunomodulatory effects on transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 and procollagen type III peptide (PIIIP) were investigated. METHODS Thirty-six acute PQ poisoning patients were randomly assigned to conventional therapy (Group A) and intravenous Xuebijing administration plus conventional therapy… CONTINUE READING