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이중탕, 육군자탕, 보중익기탕의 이상지질혈증 및 고혈압과 관련된 일과성 수용체 전압 바닐로이드 4 이온통로 조절에 관한 연구
Effects of Leejung-tang, Rikkunshito, and Bojungikgi-tang on Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 4 Channels
J Korean Med Obes Res 2018;18:57-63
Published online December 30, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research.

Byung Joo Kim

부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 양생기능의학부

Division of Longevity and Biofunctional Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University
Byung Joo Kim
Division of Longevity and Biofunctional Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, 49 Busandaehak-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea, Tel: +82-51-510-8469, Fax: +82-51-510-8420, E-mail:
Received October 29, 2018; Revised November 21, 2018; Accepted November 29, 2018.
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Objectives: Metabolic syndrome is defined by a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors: obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and arterial hypertension. Several members of a large family of nonselective cation entry channels, e.g., transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) channels have been associated with the development of dyslipidemia and hypertension. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Leejung-tang (Lizhong-tang), Rikkunshito, and Bojungikgi-tang (Buzhongyiqi-tang) on TRPV4 channel.
Methods: Human embryonic kidney 293 cells stably transfected with the TRPV4 expression vectors were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, 1% penicillin/streptomycin, 5 μg/mL blasticidin, and 0.4 mg/mL zeocin in a humidified 20% O2/10% CO2 atmosphere at 37°C. Whole-cell patch clamp recordings were obtained using an Axopatch 700B amplifier and pClamp v.10.4 software (Molecular Devices, San Jose, CA, USA), and signals were digitalized at 5 kHz using Digidata 1422A.
Results: Leejung-tang and Rikkunshito (10, 30 and 50 mg/mL) had no effects on the TRPV4 whole-cell currents at dose dependent manner. However, Bojungikgi-tang (10, 30, and 50 mg/mL) inhibited the TRPV4 whole-cell currents in a dose dependent manner and the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of Bojungikgi-tang was 18.2 mg/mL.
Conclusions: These results suggest that Bojungikgi-tang plays an important roles to inhibit the TRPV4 channel, suggesting that Bojungikgi-tang is considered one of the candidate agents for the treatment of metabolic syndrome such as dyslipidemia and hypertension.
Keywords : Metabolic syndrome, Leejung-tang, Rikkunshito, Bojungikgi-tang, Ion channel

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