Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Vitaceae) extract stimulates collagen synthesis through superoxide generation in the serum-free cultures of rat dermal fibroblasts and Ito cells.

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We describe the effects of an ethanol-extracted fraction of berries of Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. (Vitaceae), a plant used in folk medicine to treat liver disease, on the synthesis of non-collagenous proteins and collagen by rat collagen-producible cells such as dermal fibroblasts and liver non-parenchymal Ito cells. The generation of… (More)

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