P X Wang

Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shengcheng, Guangdong, China

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    ABSTRACT: Sinomenine is an alkaloid with pharmacological effects of anti-inflammation, anti-angiogenesis, anti-arthritis and immunosuppression. This study aimed to investigate the effect of sinomenine on gene expression of human synovial sarcoma cells (Hs701.T) activated by IL-1 beta. The proliferative effect of sinomenine was examined in the presence or absence of IL-1 beta by the [3H]-thymidine incorporation and MTT assay, respectively. Using DNA microarray technology and RT-PCR, the activating action of IL-1 beta and modulatory effect of sinomenine on Hs701.T were simultaneously determined. Results showed that IL-1 beta could stimulate the proliferation and gene expression of Hs701.T cells. Sinomenine could significantly inhibit proliferation of IL-1 beta-activated Hs701.T cells and suppress expression of 17 genes including IL-6, PlGF, Daxx, and HSP27. These genes were found to be important in tumor progression through the mediation of inflammation, cell adhesion, proliferation, apoptosis and angiogenesis. In conclusion, our study provides supplementary information for the further studies on the pharmacological effects of sinomenine acting on synovial sarcoma.
    Life Sciences 08/2006; 79(7):665-73. · 2.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Si-Jun-Zi decoction (SJZD), a traditional Chinese herbal prescription, has been used clinically for treating patients with disorders of the digestive system. Previous studies indicated that the polysaccharides of SJZD (SJZPS) are the active components contributing towards its pharmacological effects in improving gastrointestinal function and immunity. However, the protective and restitutive effects on intestinal epithelial cells remain unknown. In the present study, SJZPS were first extracted and chemically characterized. Then their stimulatory and restitutive effects on intestinal epithelial cells (IEC-6 cells) were elicited by different in vitro models including migration of wounded IEC-6 cells and cell proliferation. Results indicated that SJZPS not only protects the cells against the harmful impairment of indomethacin but also enhances re-epithelialization of a wounded monolayer at an optimal dose of 100 mug/ml at 24 h incubation. To elucidate the modulatory effect of SJZPS on wounded IEC-6 cells at the molecular level, an oligonucleotide microarray was employed to study differential gene expression of SJZPS-treated IEC-6 cells and the candidate genes were validated by RT-PCR. There was increased expression of genes coding for ion channels and transporters, which are critical to cell migration and restoration of wounded intestinal cells, suggesting a possible mechanism for re-epithelialization. In conclusion, our data show for the first time that SJZPS can enhance intestinal restitution and protect against indomethacin-induced damage of intestinal epithelial cells. These findings provide new insight into the mechanism of action of a traditional Chinese herbal prescription, SJZD, in intestinal wound restitution.
    British Journal Of Nutrition 02/2005; 93(1):21-9. · 3.30 Impact Factor