Beneficial effects of Kampo medicine Inchin-ko-to on liver function and regeneration after hepatectomy in rats.


AIM Inchin-ko-to (ICKT), Kampo medicine, is known to inhibit hepatocyte apoptosis as well as promote the secretion and excretion of bile. The aim of this study is to clarify the effects of ICKT on liver function and hepatic regeneration after massive hepatectomy in rats. METHODS Male Wistar rats received 2 g/kg ICKT from 3 days preoperatively and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1872-034X.2008.00344.x