Effects of curcumin plus Soy oligosaccharides on intestinal flora of rats with ulcerative colitis
Corresponding Author(s) : G. Zhu
Cellular and Molecular Biology,
Vol. 63 No. 7: Issue 7
To explore the therapeutic effect of curcumin (Cur) and soybean oligosaccharides (SBOS) on ulcerative colitis (UC) through testing the intestinal flora and ulcerative colitis (UC). 80 male SD rats were selected divided into four groups with 20 rats in each group: normal group, sulfasalazine (SASP) group, model group and group of curcumin plus soy oligosaccharide. All animals were treated for 4 weeks. In the fifth week rats were decapitated. Macroscopic damage scores of colonic mucosa were calculated. A 4mL blood sample was taken to detect the contents of serum tumor necrosis factor -Î± (TNF-Î±) and interleukin 8 (IL-8) by the double antibody sandwich ABC-ELISA method (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). Colonic tissues with the most obvious lesions were obtained using a surgical scissor. A routine hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining method was used to stain pathological specimens and images of staining results were obtained. Histological injury scores of colonic mucosa were calculated. Ulcerative colitis model rats had the highest macroscopic damage scores and histological injury scores of colonic mucosa. After treatment the contents of TNF-Î± and IL-8 decreased significantly in the group of curcumin plus soy oligosaccharide compared with the model group with statistical significance (P <0.01) while the contents were close to those in the SASP group. There was no statistical significance (P> 0.05). The treatment could decrease TNF-Î± and IL- 8 expression and reduce colonic mucosa inflammation and tissue damage.
Curcumin Soybean oligosaccharides (SBOS) Intestinal flora Ulcerative colitis.
Huang, G., Ye, L., Du, G., Huang, Y., Wu, Y., Ge, S., Yang, Z., & Zhu, G. (2017). Effects of curcumin plus Soy oligosaccharides on intestinal flora of rats with ulcerative colitis. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 63(7), 20–25. https://doi.org/10.14715/cmb/2017.63.7.3
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