Abstract Title:

Ginsenoside Rh1 attenuates ovalbumin-induced asthma by regulating Th1/Th2 cytokines balance.

Abstract Source:

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31. PMID: 34057179

Abstract Author(s):

Qiang Li, Chunmiao Zhai, Guodong Wang, Jia Zhou, Weiguang Li, Liquan Xie, Zhanli Shi

Article Affiliation:

Qiang Li


Ginsenoside Rh1 (Rh1) has anti-inflammatory effects in asthma mice, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA) to construct asthma model. Mice received Rh1 or Tiotropium Bromide 0.5 h before OVA challenge. Airway morphology and airway remodeling were assessed by HE staining and Masson's trichrome staining, respectively. Th1/Th2 cytokines in serum or BALF were measured by ELISA kits. Rh1 significantly alleviated the lung resistance and airway resistance, and reduced the number of total inflammation cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, and lymphocytes in BALF of the asthmatic mice. The morphological changes and collagen deposition of airway were also reduced by Rh1 in asthmatic mice. The increase of Eotaxin, IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, and IL-33 and the decrease of IL-12 and IFN-γ in both BALF and serum of OVA exposed mice were reversed by Rh1. Rh1 attenuates OVA-induced asthma in the mice model by regulating Th1/Th2 cytokines balance.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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