Protective effect of betulinic acid on Freund's complete adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Protective effect of betulinic acid on Freund's complete adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats.
J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2019 Jul 31:e22373. Epub 2019 Jul 31. PMID: 31364231
The purpose of the experiment was to study the effects of betulinic acid (BA) on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. The rat model of rheumatoid arthritis (AA) was established by Freund's complete adjuvant. Arthritis index, joint pathology, toe swelling, hemorheology, related cytokines and ROCK/NF-κB signaling pathway were measured in rats. BA can significantly inhibit the arthritis index, improve joint pathology, reduce toe swelling, improve blood rheology, improve synovial cell apoptosis, and restore related cytokine negative regulation of ROCK/NF-κB signaling pathways. BA has an obvious therapeutic effect on joint inflammation of toes in AA model rats, which may be due to the regulation of ROCK/NF-κB signaling pathway.