Anti-osmotic and antioxidant activities of gigantol from Dendrobium aurantiacum var. denneanum against cataractogenesis in galactosemic rats.

@article{Fang2015AntiosmoticAA,
  title={Anti-osmotic and antioxidant activities of gigantol from Dendrobium aurantiacum var. denneanum against cataractogenesis in galactosemic rats.},
  author={Hua Fang and Xiaohong Hu and Meiling Wang and Wencheng Wan and Qiaohong Yang and Xiaosheng Sun and Qiong Gu and Xinxin Gao and Zheng-tao Wang and Lian-Quan Gu and C-Y Oliver Chen and Xiaoyong Wei},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={172},
  pages={
          238-46
        }
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Dendrobium aurantiacum var. denneanumis widespread in southern China, locally known as "Shihu", "Huangcao" or "Fengdou", has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for antipyretic, immunomodulatory, anti-aging effects and eye benefiting. AIM OF THIS STUDY To investigate the effects of gigantol extracted from the stem of D. aurantiacum var. denneanum on the formation of galactose-induced cataractogenesis and the potential mechanisms underlying these… CONTINUE READING

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