The Study on Acute and Subacute Toxicity and Sarcoma-180 Anti-cancer Effects of Armeniacae amarum semen Herbal-Acupuncture(Haeng-In)

Journal of Pharmacopuncture. 2002;5(1):61-79 DOI 10.3831/KPI.2002.5.1.061

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Pharmacopuncture

ISSN: 2093-6966 (Print); 2234-6856 (Online)

Publisher: Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute

Society/Institution: Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Other systems of medicine: Miscellaneous systems and treatments | Medicine: Therapeutics. Pharmacology

Country of publisher: Korea, Republic of

Language of fulltext: English, Korean

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AUTHORS

Ok, Kim (Dept. of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Oriental Medical college, SangJi University)
Ki-Rok, Kwon (Dept. of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Oriental Medical college, SangJi University)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate acute and subacute toxicity and sarcoma-180 anti-cancer effects of Herbal acupuncture with Anneniacae amarum semen (Haeng-in) in mice and rats. Method: Balble mice were injected intraperitoneany with Haeng-In extract for and acute toxicity test. Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intraperitoneally with Haeng-In extract for LD50 subacute toxicity test. TheAnneniacae amarum semen Herbal-Acupuncture was injected on Chung-wan (CV12) of mice with Sarcoma-180 cancer cell line. Results: 1. LD50 was uncountable as none of the subjects expired from the treatment groups during the test. 2. The clinical signs and the body weight of mice treated with 0.1cc and 0.2cc Haeng-In extract were not affected during the acute toxicity test. 3. In acute toxicity test of serum biochemical values of mice, total protein and albumin were decreased in treatment group Ⅰ. Glucose was increased, and total cholesterol was decreased in treatment groups. GPT was increased in treatment group Ⅰ. 4. In subacute toxicity test, toxic symptoms were not detected in the treatment groups. 5. In subacute toxicity test, the body weight was increased in treatment groups on 14th and 21st day. 6. In subacute toxicity test. liver weight was increased in treatment group Ⅱ, and spleen weight was increased in treatment group Ⅱ. Lung weight was increased in an the treatment groups.(p<0.05) 7. In subacute toxicity test, severe tissue injury was found in lung and liver, especially treatment group Ⅰshowed more significant lung damage compared to treatment group l. 8. In subacute toxicity test, WBC. MCH and MCHC were increased in an the treatment groups, RBC, HGB and HCT were decreased in treatment group H(p<0.05). 9. In subacute toxicity test of serum biochemical values of rats, triglyceride was decreased in all the treatment groups. ALP was decreased in treatment group Ⅰ. and creatinine was decreased in treatment group Ⅱ. BUN/CR was increased in treatment group Ⅱ(p<0.05). 10. Median survival time of Sarcoma-180 cancer cell treated with Haeng-In was increased in all the treatment groups by twenty percent, compared to the control group(p<0.05). 11. Natural killer cell activity about the Sarcoma-180 cell was decreased at the ratio of 100:1 but was increased at the ratio of 10:1. In treatment group Ⅱ, increase was found at the ratio of 100:1 and 50:1 (p<0.05). 12. Interleukin-2 productivity of the Sarcoma-180 cell was decreased in treatment group I, but was increased in treatment group Ⅱ(p<0.05). Conclusion: According to the results, we can conclude Herbal-acupuncture with Anneniacae amarum semen caused toxicity, and had effects in Sarcoma-180 cancer cell.