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Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 34, Issue 11, pp 1773–1777 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: SHINBARO, a new herbal medicine with multifunctional mechanism for joint disease: First therapeutic application for the treatment of osteoarthritis

  • Sung-Yeol LeeEmail author
  • Hyoung-Keun Kwon
  • Sun-Mee Lee
Report on Investigational Drugs

Abstract

SHINBARO is a purified extract from a mixture of 6 oriental herbs (Ledebouriellae Radix, Achyranthis Radix, Acanthopanacis Cortex, Cibotii Rhizoma, Glycine Semen, and Eucommiae Cortex) that have been used as a traditional medicine for treatment of several inflammatory diseases and bone disorders. We determined antiinflammatory and antinociceptive activities of SHINBARO in adjuvant-induced (osteo)arthritis in rats. This potential anti-(osteo)arthritic property of SHINBARO can be due to the downregulation of inflammatory mediators such as iNOS, COX-2, and TNF-α, the increase of pain threshold in the peripheral system, the activation of alkaline phosphatase in osteoblasts, the suppression of proteoglycan degradation, and the inhibition of MMP-2 and MMP-9 activities as demonstrated by in vitro and in vivo experimental studies. We confirmed that SHINBARO is as effective as celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, but it has the better safety profile in clinical trials. Finally, SHINBARO was approved as a New Herbal Medicine for treatment of osteoarthritis by Korean FDA on January 25th, 2011.

Keywords

Herbal Medicine Celecoxib Oleanolic Acid Celecoxib Group Mellein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Green CrossYonginKorea
  2. 2.School of PharmacySungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea
  3. 3.Green CrossYonginKorea

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