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Free-radical scavenging action of medicinal herbs from Ghana: Thonningia sanguinea on experimentally-induced liver injuries.
The antioxidant action of medicinal herbs used in Ghana for treating various ailments was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Five plants, Desmodium adscendens, Indigofera arrecta, Trema occidentalis,Expand
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Dimerumic acid as an antioxidant of the mold, Monascus anka.
We previously reported that the mold Monascus anka, traditionally used for fermentation of food, showed antioxidant and hepatoprotective actions against chemically induced liver injuries. In theExpand
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Screening of antioxidant action of various molds and protection of Monascus anka against experimentally induced liver injuries of rats.
Antioxidant action of various molds, which are traditionally used for the production of foods or alcoholic beverages in Japan, was studied in vitro and in vivo. Antioxidant action was evaluated byExpand
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Antioxidant and hepatoprotective actions of medicinal herb, Terminalia catappa L. from Okinawa Island and its tannin corilagin.
The antioxidant and hepatoprotective actions of Terminalia catappa L. collected from Okinawa Island were evaluated in vitro and in vivo using leaves extract and isolated antioxidants. A water extractExpand
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Free radical scavenging and hepatoprotective actions of the medicinal herb, Crassocephalum crepidioides from the Okinawa Islands.
Free radical scavenging and protective actions against chemically induced hepatotoxicity of Crassocephalum crepidioides were investigated. A water extract of C. crepidioides strongly scavengedExpand
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Mitochondrial glutathione transferases involving a new function for membrane permeability transition pore regulation
The mitochondria in mammalian cells are a predominant resource of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are produced during respiration-coupled oxidative metabolism or various chemical stresses.Expand
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Activation of rat liver microsomal glutathione S-transferase by hydrogen peroxide: role for protein-dimer formation.
  • Y. Aniya, M. Anders
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
  • 1 August 1992
The mechanism of oxygen radical-dependent activation of hepatic microsomal glutathione S-transferase by hydrogen peroxide was studied. Glutathione S-transferase activity in liver microsomes wasExpand
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Antioxidant properties of Thonningianin A, isolated from the African medicinal herb, Thonningia sanguinea.
The antioxidant properties of Thonningianin A (Th A), an ellagitannin, isolated from the methanolic extract of the African medicinal herb, Thonningia sanguinea were studied using the NADPH andExpand
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Medicinal herb, Thonningia sanguinea protects against aflatoxin B1 acute hepatotoxicity in Fischer 344 rats
1. Thonningia sanguinea, a plant used prophylactically against bronchial asthma in Ghana was recently found to have antioxidative and hepatoprotective actions in our laboratory. 2. In this study, theExpand
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Oxidative stress-induced activation of microsomal glutathione S-transferase in isolated rat liver.
The activation of microsomal glutathione (GSH) S-transferase in isolated rat liver by oxidative stress was investigated using both ischemia/reperfusion and perfusion with hydrogen peroxide. When theExpand
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