Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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Anti-lipid Peroxidative Effect of an Extract of the Stems of Kadsura heteroclita and Its Major Constituent, Kadsurin, in Mice
Xiu-Wei YANGMasao HATTORITsuneo NAMBADao-Feng CHENGuo-Jun XU
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1992 Volume 40 Issue 2 Pages 406-409

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Three-days successive p.o. administration of an EtOH extract of the stems of Kadsura heteroclita (Schizandreceae) or its major consituent, kadsurin, resulted in significant decreases of CCl4-induced lipid-peroxidation products, such as thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBA-RS), conjugated dienes and fluorescent products in the liver of mice. In contrast, a significant restoration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity reduced by CCl4-intoxication was observed in the administered groups, suggestin that the subchronic treatment of mice with the EtOH extract or kadsurin induce enzymes capable of scavenging oxygen radical species in the liver, though the extract and kadsurin themselves may have an anti-oxidant property.

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