Effects of Mixture of Astragalus and Acanthopanax Senticosus on Immune Function of Mice
Yang Yiqing, Bi Aihua, Wang Liren et al Department of Immunology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan 430030
This experiment was carried out by assaying the NK activity, induced level of TNF and IL-2 for estimation of the effect of the mixture of Astragalus (A) and Ascanthopanax Senticosus (AS) on the im-mune function of mice. For a comparative study of (A-AS) mixture with A or AS single drug prescription, 50 mice were randomly divided into five groups equal in number: normal control group, cyclophosphamide (Cy) treated group, Cy + A group, Cy + As group and Cy+(A-AS) mixture group. The results showed that all parameters of Cy+(A-AS) mixture group or Cy + A or AS single drug group are markedly higher than those of Cy-treated group, but the level of Cy+(c) mixture group is significantly higher than that of Cy+A or AS group. This demonstrates that the effect of (A-AS) mixture is markedly stronger than that of A or AS single use, which proves that there exists a synergistic effect between A and AS. In addition, (A-AS) mix-ture has an up-regulating effect on the immune function of mice.
【CateGory Index】： R285.5