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Protective effects of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) leaves against ethanol-induced toxicity in HepG2 cells transfected with CYP2E1
Hepatoprotective effects of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) leaves were investigated in HepG2 cells overexpressing CYP2E1. When compared to cells treated with 200 mM ethanol alone, aExpand
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Inhaled essential oil from Chamaecyparis obtuse ameliorates the impairments of cognitive function induced by injection of β-amyloid in rats
Context: Chamaecyparis obtusa Sieb. & Zucc., Endlicher (Cupressaceae) forest bathing or aromatherapy has been shown in various studies to have biological functions such as anticancer, antiallergies,Expand
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Tetradecanol reduces EL‐4 T cell growth by the down regulation of NF‐&kgr;B mediated IL‐2 secretion
Abstract Tetradecanol is a straight‐chain saturated fatty alcohol purified from Dendropanax morbifera leaves. We found that tetradecanol (30 &mgr;M) reduced specifically the growth of T cells such asExpand
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The laxative effects of Maesil (Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc.) on constipation induced by a low-fibre diet in a rat model
Maesil (the fruit of Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc.) has long been used as an alternative medicine and functional food in Korea and Japan for preventive and therapeutic purposes. We examined theExpand
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Antiobesity Effects of Unripe Rubus coreanus Miquel and Its Constituents: An In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of the Underlying Mechanism
Background. The objective of the present study was to perform a bioguided fractionation of unripe Rubus coreanus Miquel (uRC) and evaluate the lipid accumulation system involvement in its antiobesityExpand
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Vaccinium bracteatum Leaf Extract Reverses Chronic Restraint Stress-Induced Depression-Like Behavior in Mice: Regulation of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, Serotonin Turnover Systems, and
The leaves of Vaccinium bracteatum Thunb. are a source of traditional herbal medicines found in East Asia. The present study aimed to evaluate the mechanisms underlying the antidepressant-likeExpand
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Cynanchum wilfordii Ameliorates Testosterone-Induced Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia by Regulating 5α-Reductase and Androgen Receptor Activities in a Rat Model
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of the prostate gland. Cynanchum wilfordii has been reported to improve sexual behavior in male rats. In this study,Expand
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Antidepressant-Like Effects of Vaccinium bracteatum in Chronic Restraint Stress Mice: Functional Actions and Mechanism Explorations.
The fruit of Vaccinium bracteatum Thunb. (VBF) is commonly known as the oriental blueberry in Korea. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antidepressant-like effects of water VBF extract (VBFW)Expand
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Hepatoprotective effects of aqueous extracts from leaves of Dendropanax morbifera leveille against alcohol-induced hepatotoxicity in rats and in vitro anti-oxidant effects
Protective effects of Dendropanax morbifera Lev. leaves (DM) against alcohol-induced liver injury in rat hepatocytes, and rats were investigated. Cell viability increased, and normally elevatedExpand
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Neuroprotective effects of Eriobotrya japonica and Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge in in vitro and in vivo models
We previously reported that Eriobotrya japonica (EJ) improves the cognitive dysfunction caused by amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide injection. Here, we further examined the possible neuroprotective effects andExpand
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