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Jeong Ho Kim 2 Articles
Antinociceptive Effect of BPC-157 in the Formalin-induced Pain Model
Sang Yoong Park, So Ron Choi, Jeong Ho Kim, Seung Cheol Lee, Seong Yeop Jeong, Joon Ho Jeong, Tae Young Lee
Kosin Med J. 2021;36(1):1-13.   Published online June 30, 2021
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Body protective compound-157 (BPC-157) is a stable gastric pentadecapeptide that has been effective in trials aiming to increase wound healing capabilities and decrease inflammatory cell influx, including studies on the healing of muscles and tendons. There are no studies about the effect of BPC-157 on pain transmission via nociception. This study examined the antinociceptive effects of BPC-157 using formalin tests and immunohistochemistry.


Rats were randomly divided into the control, morphine and BPC-157 groups. Pain behavior was quantified periodically at 5- and 35- min intervals (representative values of phases 1 and 2) by counting the number of flinches exhibited by the injected paw after injection. The dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and spinal cords (SC) were collected, and then, the number of cytokine-positive cells was determined via immunostaining.


BPC-157 dose-dependently decreased the number of flinches during phase 1 but did not decrease the number of flinches during phase 2. During phase 1, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in the DRG tissue was significantly different in the morphine, 10 μg/kg BPC-157, and 20 μg/kg BPC-157 groups. During phase 2, statistical significance was achieved in the DRG tissue in the morphine, 20 μg/kg BPC-157, and 40 μg/kg BPC-157 groups. During phase 1, interleukin-6 was significantly different in the DRG tissue in the morphine group and the SC tissue in the 10 μg/kg BPC-157 group. During phase 2, statistical significance was achieved in the morphine group and the BPC-157 20 μg/kg group in both the DRG and SC tissues. There were no significant differences in tumor necrosis factor-α between the DRG and SC tissues.


BPC-157 was effective during phase 1 but not during phase 2, as determined by the formalin test. BPC-157 decreased the expression of IL-1β in the DRG tissue in phases 1 and 2.


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  • The anti-nociceptive effect of BPC-157 on the incisional pain model in rats
    Young-Hoon Jung, Haekyu Kim, Hyaejin Kim, Eunsoo Kim, Jiseok Baik, Hyunjong Kang
    Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.2022; 22(2): 97.     CrossRef
  • Stable Gastric Pentadecapeptide BPC 157 as Useful Cytoprotective Peptide Therapy in the Heart Disturbances, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Arrhythmias, and Thrombosis Presentation
    Predrag Sikiric, Mario Udovicic, Ivan Barisic, Diana Balenovic, Gordana Zivanovic Posilovic, Dean Strinic, Sandra Uzun, Suncana Sikiric, Ivan Krezic, Helena Zizek, Haidi Yago, Slaven Gojkovic, Ivan Maria Smoday, Luka Kalogjera, Hrvoje Vranes, Marija Sola,
    Biomedicines.2022; 10(11): 2696.     CrossRef
A double-knotted pulmonary artery catheter with large loop in the right internal jugular vein: A case report
Kyoung Sub Yoon, Jung A Kim, Jeong In Hong, Jeong Ho Kim, Sang Yoong Park, So Ron Choi
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(2):240-244.   Published online December 31, 2018
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Knotting of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is a rare, but well-known complication of pulmonary artery (PA) catheterization. We report a case of a double-knotted PAC with a large loop in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing liver transplantation, which has been rarely reported in the literature. A PAC was advanced under pressure wave form guidance. PAC insertion was repeatedly attempted and the PAC was inserted 80 cm deep even though PAC should be normally inserted 45 to 55 cm deep. However, since no wave change was observed, we began deflating and pulling the balloon. At the 30-cm mark, the PAC could no longer be pulled. Fluoroscopy confirmed knotting of the PAC after surgery (The loop-formed PAC was shown in right internal jugular vein); thus, it was removed. For safe PA catheterization, deep insertion or repeated attempts should be avoided when the catheter cannot be easily inserted into the pulmonary artery. If possible, the insertion of PACs can be performed more safely by monitoring the movement of the catheter under fluoroscopy or transesophageal echocardiography.

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