Health  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2011
Anti-inflammatory effect of plant compositions of Tibetan medicine in vitro on early rheumatoid arthritis
ABSTRACT
Materials and Methods: lymphocytes of 10 pa-tients having early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (the duration of the illness was 3 - 6 months) with a marked exudational process in joints were ex-amined. The content of lymphocytes expressing the CD3, CD4, CD8, CD16, CD56, CD20, CD72, CD38, CD23, CD25, CD71, HLA-DR, CD95, CD30, CD54, mIgM, mIgG antigens was determined. Results: the “Taban-Arshan” extract corrects the changes of the immune system characterized by the evident activation of the B-cell part of the immune system and normalizes immune parameters of the lymphocytes taken from the patients with autoimmune diseases (early rheumatoid arthritis). The immunocorrective effect of the “Taban-Arshan” extract is related to its ability to suppress the lymphocyte increased activation by normalizing expression of the main activation antigens (CD23, CD25, CD71, HLA-DR, CD54).

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nullSemenova, L. , Salmasi, J. and Poryadin, G. (2011) Anti-inflammatory effect of plant compositions of Tibetan medicine in vitro on early rheumatoid arthritis. Health, 3, 560-565. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.39096.
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