Research Article

Astilbin from Smilax glabra Roxb. Attenuates Inflammatory Responses in Complete Freund’s Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis Rats

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Radiological assessment of astilbin’s effect on tibiotarsal joint destruction in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA). ((a)–(d)) Demonstrating typical representative photographs of rat ankle joints. (a) Control group; (b) AA rats group; (c) astilbin-treated AA rats group; (d) LEF-treated AA rats group. The swelling in the hind paw of rats was assessed by soft tissue X-ray examination on day 21 following astilbin or LEF treatment as described in “Materials and Methods.”