Effects of different parts of Angelica gigas Nakai on brain damages and neuronal death in transient middle artery occlusion/reperfusion-induced ischemic rats

허혈성 뇌졸중 흰쥐에서 당귀의 부위에 따른 뇌신경보호효과 비교 연구

Shin, Yong-Joon;Park, Yong-Ki

  • Received : 2014.10.15
  • Accepted : 2014.11.29
  • Published : 2014.11.30


Objectives : We compared with the effects of different parts (root head, root body and hairy root) of Angelica gigas Nakai (Angelicae Gigantis Radix, AG) with on middle cerebral artery occlusion(MCAO)-induced ischemic rats, and on LPS-induced inflammatory response in BV2 microglia. Methods : The 30% ethanol and water extracts of different parts of AG were prepared. Each extract (50 and 100 mg/kg) was administrated intraperitoneally once in MCAO-induced ischemic rats. We measured infarction volumes by TTC staining, and investigated the expression of iNOS, Bax, Bcl-2 and caspase-3 by Western blot. BV2 cells were treated with each extract for 30 min, and then stimulated with LPS. The levels of NO was measured by Griess assay. The expression of iNOS, Cox-2 and proinflammatory cytokines ($TNF-{\alpha}$, $IL-1{\beta}$, and IL-6) were determined RT-PCR and Western blot. The phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and JNK MAPK was determined by Western blot. Results : Among different parts of AG, the 30% ethanol and water extracts of hairy root significantly decreased infarction volume in ischemic brains and inhibited the expression of iNOS, bax and caspase-3. The extracts of hairy root significantly inhibited LPS-induced production of NO, $TNF-{\alpha}$ and IL-6 in BV2 cells, and suppressed the expression of iNOS and COX-2. The hairy root extracts attenuated LPS-induced phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and JNK MAPK in BV2 cells. Conclusions : Our results indicate that the root hairy of AG has a good neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects in ischemic stroke compared to other parts.


Angelica gigas Nakai;Angelicae Gigantis Radix;ischemic stroke;infarction;neuroprotection;microglia;inflammation


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