Effects of anhydroicaritin and 2"-hydroxy-3"-en-anhydroicaritin on the proliferation and differentiation of MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts.

Epimedium brevicornu Maxim., one of the most frequently used traditional Chinese medicines for thousands of years, is prescribed as having "bone strengthening" function and the ability to cure bone diseases. The present study evaluated the osteogenic effects of anhydroicaritin (1) and 2"-hydroxy-3"-enanhydroicaritin (2) isolated from E. brevicornu by… (More)