EUPHORBIA KANSUI

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2019 Apr 4;33(2). [Epub ahead of print]

Effects of euphorbia kansui on the serum levels of IL-6, TNF-α, NF-κB, sTNFR and IL-8 in patients with severe acute pancreatitis.

Mo XJ1, Ye XZ2, Li YP1.

Author information

1

Department of Emergency Intensive Care Unit (EICU), The Third Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.

2

Ultrasonic Department, Physical Examination Center, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.

Abstract

In this study, effects of euphorbia kansui on serum levels of inflammatory factors in patients with severe acute pancreatitis were investigated, and the mechanisms underlying the role of Euphorbia kansui in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis were discussed. 36 patients hospitalized in the Third Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from March 2017 to May 2018 due to severe acute pancreatitis were selected and divided into two groups using a randomized grouping method. ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) was used to detect expressions of various inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), soluble TNF receptors (sTNFR), nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-8 (IL-8), in the serum of patients at different time points. The results showed no significant difference between the two groups in terms of age, gender, predisposing factors, Balthaza CT scores, and APACHEII (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation) scores.

According to the experimental results, euphorbia kansui effectively reduced the expression of inflammation related cytokines, such as NF-κB, TNF-α, sTNFR, IL-6, and IL-8, in the serum of patients with severe acute pancreatitis. It was also proposed that euphorbia kansui hindered the release of inflammatory factors and treated SAP by inhibiting the activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway.