Amelioration of collagen-induced arthritis in female dark agouti rats by glucosamine treatment

Haleagrahara, Nagaraja, Tudawe, Dulanthi, Chakravarthi, Srikumar, and Kutty Radhakrishnan, Ammu (2013) Amelioration of collagen-induced arthritis in female dark agouti rats by glucosamine treatment. ISRN Pharmacology, 2013. 562905. pp. 1-7.

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The present study assessed the therapeutic efficacy of glucosamine hydrochloride against collagen-induced arthritis in female Dark Agouti rats (DA). Arthritis was induced by intradermaly injecting a collagen and complete Freund's adjuvant suspension at multiple sites in the rat at a dose of 4 mg/kg of body weight and thereafter followed by two more boosters of the same dose, after the 1st week and 2nd week of primary immunization. After 21 days from the day of primary immunization, the arthritic group rats were given oral supplementation of glucosamine hydrochloride at a dose of 300 mg/kg of body weight until day 45. The arthritic group treated with glucosamine hydrochloride from day 21 to day 45 showed significant reduction in arthritic histopathological changes of the joints, reduction in paw thickness and also a significant decrease in C-reactive protein and TNF-alpha in the serum. Treatment with 300 mg/kg of glucosamine hydrochloride was able to reverse the arthritic changes, hence suggesting that glucosamine has a therapeutic effect against collagen-induced arthritis.

Item ID: 25759
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2090-5165
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 06:21
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111502 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics @ 75%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110322 Rheumatology and Arthritis @ 25%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) @ 100%
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