Saiboku-to seems to be a useful drug in the teatment of intractable asthmatics. The pharmacological effect of Saiboku-to was examined in an experimental model of bronchial asthma with cell-mediated allergy in guinea pigs. The fundings revealed that Saiboku-to inhibited the late asthmatic response. It suppressed the lymphocyte blastogensis by ascaris antigen and eosinophil infiltration into BALF and peribronchial tissue. Moreover, Saiboku-to lowered the levls of LTB4 and LTC4 in the cardiac blood, but not the antigen-specific IgG subclass. These findings suggest that the inhibitory effect of Saiboku-to on the late asthmatic response is caused by the suppression of cell-mediated allergy.
actively sensitized model