Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity of sophocarpine.J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Sep 07; 125(2):324-9.JE
AIM OF THE STUDY
This study aimed to assess the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity of sophocarpine in rodents.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The anti-nociceptive effect was evaluated in two experimental animal models and anti-inflammatory effect in three animal models, and sophocarpine was given by tail vein injection for the above study.
Pretreatment with a single dose of sophocarpine (20 and 40 mg/kg) produced dose-dependent anti-nociceptive effects in thermally and chemically induced mouse pain models. Pretreatment with a single dose of sophocarpine also produced significant dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects on carrageenan-induced rat hind paw edema (15 and 30 mg/kg), xylene-induced mouse ear edema (20 and 40 mg/kg) and acetic acid-induced mouse vascular permeation (20 and 40 mg/kg).
Sophocarpine possesses peripheral and central analgesic properties as well as anti-inflammatory activity on acute inflammatory processes.