Bing De Ling, a Chinese Herbal Formula, Stimulates Multifaceted Immunologic Responses in Mice

Niu, Guilian; Tan, Jun; Turner, Joel G.; Brabham, Jeffrey G.; Burdelya, Lyudmila G.; Crucian, Brian E.; Wall-Apelt, Helga; Zhao, Ruan-Jin; Yu, Hua
August 2000
DNA & Cell Biology;Aug2000, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p515
Academic Journal
Bing de ling is a Chinese herbal formula most commonly used in complementary medical settings against viral disorders. We have found that bing de ling potentiates upregulation of immune activity when administered to mice in dosages proportional to those used clinically. These mice demonstrated significant elevation of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-? (IFN-?) production in splenocytes and enhancement of macrophage, natural killer cell, and lymphokine-activated killer cell cytotoxicity. These data are consistent with bing de ling's clinically observed efficacy against viruses and identify the formula as a promising candidate for clinical trials against diverse diseases that may respond to increased immunologic activity.


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