Artemisinin shows promising effects on human rheumatoid arthritis.
In vitro, artesunate could significantly inhibit IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 production from synovial cells of RA patients, when stimulated with TNF-α. Further studies demonstrated that artesunate inhibited Akt phosphorylation and IκB degradation by blocking PI3K/Akt signaling pathway downstream of TNF-α [30, 31].
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Review Article | Open AccessVolume 2015 |Article ID 435713 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/435713