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Puerarin attenuates airway inflammation by regulation of eotaxin-3.

Authors: Wang, J  Zhang, T  Ma, C  Wang, S 
Citation: Wang J, etal., Immunol Lett. 2015 Feb;163(2):173-8. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2014.12.002. Epub 2014 Dec 19.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:25530546
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.imlet.2014.12.002

Puerarin is an isoflavonoid isolated from the root of the plant Pueraria lobata and has been used as a prescribed drug in China for the treatment of many diseases in the clinical practice. The present study aimed to determine the protective effects and the underlying mechanisms of puerarin on ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic inflammation in a mouse model of allergic asthma. Asthma mice model was established by ovalbumin. A total of 50 mice were randomly assigned to five experimental groups: control, model, dexamethasone (2 mg/kg), and puerarin (10 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg). Airway resistance (Raw) was measured by the forced oscillation technique, differential cell count in BAL fluid (BALF) was measured by Wright-Giemsa staining, histological assessment was measured by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining, BALF levels of Th1/Th2 cytokines were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, eotaxin-3 was evaluated by western blotting. Our study demonstrated that, compared with model group, puerarin inhibited OVA-induced increases in Raw and eosinophil count; interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-13 levels were recovered in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid compared; increased IFN-gamma level in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; histological studies demonstrated that puerarin substantially inhibited OVA-induced eosinophilia in lung tissue compared with model group. Western blotting studies demonstrated that puerarin substantially inhibited eotaxin-3 compared with model group. Our findings support puerarin can prevent some signs of allergic asthma in the mouse model.


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