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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2011 Vol.12 No.12 P.1034-1040


Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction decreases IL-6 levels in patients with acute pancreatitis

Author(s):  Ling Wang, Yuan Li, Qin Ma, Yong Liu, Yuan-yi Rui, Ping Xue, Zong-guang Zhou

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Digestive Surgery and Department of Colorectal Surgery, and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China, Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China

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Key Words:  Acute pancreatitis, Cytokine, Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction (CQCQD)

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Ling Wang, Yuan Li, Qin Ma, Yong Liu, Yuan-yi Rui, Ping Xue, Zong-guang Zhou. Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction decreases IL-6 levels in patients with acute pancreatitis[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2011, 12(12): 1034-1040.

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Objective: In this paper, we investigated the effect of the traditional Chinese medicine chaiqin Chengqi Decoction (CQCQD) on serum cytokines in acute pancreatitis (AP) patients. Methods: Peripheral blood samples from 107 AP patients were collected within the first 48 h of AP onset and on the 10th day of CQCQD treatment. Control samples were collected from 20 healthy individuals. Serum proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), and anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-10 and IL-1β receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) were examined using the Luminex 100 system. Results: Within the first 48 h of AP onset, IL-6 and IL-1ra levels in severe AP (SAP) patients were significantly higher than those in mild AP (MAP) patients, but IL-10 levels in SAP patients were significantly lower than those in MAP patients. Proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 was significantly decreased after CQCQD treatment (P<0.05), especially in SAP patients (n=25 of 36, P<0.05). The hospitalization time of SAP patients was shortened significantly when serum IL-6 decreased after CQCQD treatment (P<0.05). Conclusions: CQCQD decreased proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 levels in AP patients.

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