Effect of Arthrigia on Adjuvant Arthritis Rats’ IL-12
Rheumatoid Arthritis （RA） is a systemic chronic autoimmune disease. To study the therapeutic mechanism of effects of Skullcap Brightviolet （SB），glucosamine/chondroitin （GC），and the combination of them (named Arthrigia) on RA. With the adjuvant arthritis (AA) rat models, we observed the protective effects of oral SB, GC and Arthrigia in different concentrations on AA in rats. We further examined the immunological mechanism of the combination of them by testing the rats’ secretion of IL-12. The results showed that Arthrigia inhibited the production and secretion of IL-12 factors in some extent, and its effects are more potent the single SB or GC. The present study provides the experimental evidences for Arthrigia for its further development, clinical prevention and treatment of RA.
X. Chen et al., "Effect of Arthrigia on Adjuvant Arthritis Rats’ IL-12", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 140, pp. 43-47, 2012