Research Article

Effect of sinomenine on the expression of rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes MyD88 and TRAF6

Published: December 29, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (4) : 18928-18935 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.December.28.41
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(2015). Effect of sinomenine on the expression of rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes MyD88 and TRAF6. Genet. Mol. Res. 14(4): gmr7252. https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.December.28.41
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Abstract

The effect of sinomenine (SIN) on the toll-like receptor (TLR) signal transduction pathway as well as the expression of myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor-6 (TRAF6) was investigated. SIN inhibition of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) proliferation and RA cartilage and subchondral bone destruction was also investigated. RA-FLS were cultured in vitro and the intracellular alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was determined in order to obtain the optimal drug concentration. The rate of cell proliferation was determined. Fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was applied to determine the MyD88 and TRAF-6 gene expression and western blot was used to detect the MyD88 and TRAF-6 protein expression. The ALP activity in the SIN groups was lower than that in the control group, among which the 0.5 mM SIN group had the lowest ALP activity (P

The effect of sinomenine (SIN) on the toll-like receptor (TLR) signal transduction pathway as well as the expression of myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor-6 (TRAF6) was investigated. SIN inhibition of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) proliferation and RA cartilage and subchondral bone destruction was also investigated. RA-FLS were cultured in vitro and the intracellular alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was determined in order to obtain the optimal drug concentration. The rate of cell proliferation was determined. Fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was applied to determine the MyD88 and TRAF-6 gene expression and western blot was used to detect the MyD88 and TRAF-6 protein expression. The ALP activity in the SIN groups was lower than that in the control group, among which the 0.5 mM SIN group had the lowest ALP activity (P