Antioxidant effects of Dendropanax morbifera Léveille extract in the hippocampus of mercury-exposed rats

  title={Antioxidant effects of Dendropanax morbifera L{\'e}veille extract in the hippocampus of mercury-exposed rats},
  author={Woosuk Kim and Dae Won Kim and Dae Young Yoo and Hyo Young Jung and Jong Whi Kim and Dong-Woo Kim and Jung Hoon Choi and Seung Myung Moon and Yeo Sung Yoon and In Koo Hwang},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
BACKGROUND Dendropanax morbifera Léveille has been employed for the treatment of infectious diseases using folk medicine. In this study, we evaluated the antioxidant effects of a leaf extract of Dendropanax morbifera Léveille in the hippocampus of mercury-exposed rats. METHODS Seven-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats received a daily intraperitoneal injection of 5 μg/kg dimethylmercury and/or oral Dendropanax morbifera Léveille leaf extract (100 mg/kg) for 4 weeks. Animals were sacrificed 2 h after… CONTINUE READING
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