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Zhong Yao Cai. 2010 Feb;33(2):249-52.

[Human osteoblast-like cells OS-732 intervened with alcohol and treated with liuweidihuang pill medicated serum].

[Article in Chinese]

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The first affiliated hospital of guangxi traditional medicine university of TCM, Nanning 530023, China.



To investigate the mechanism of osteonecrosis of the femoral head caused by alcohol and the therapeutic effects of the method of invigorating the kidney.


The osteoblast-like cells were intervened with 0.3, 0.9, 1.5 mol/L alcohol and observed by flow cytometry and light microscopy and electro microscopy. The cells intervened by 0.15 mol/L alcohol were treated with liuweidihuang pill medicated serum and observed by flow cytometry and light microscopy and electro microscopy.


Apoptosis rate and the degree of cell necrosis had positive correlation with the concentration and the acting time of alcohol. The polymorphism of cells wer turned into roundness, and the cellular ecphyma was shortened and thinning, ribosome and endocytoplasmic reticulum were diminished. Part of the ruffle in mitochondria was disappeared. After treatment, the cellular ecphyma was recovered and the endoplasmic reticulum and golgi apparatus were visible.


The osteoblast-like cells could be necrosis and apoptosis by the alcohol and were positive correlation with the intervened concentration and acting time. Chinese medicine with method of invigorating the kidney has effect on rehabilitating the cellular activity.

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