Induction of T lymphocyte apoptosis by treatment with glycyrrhizin.

The effect of glycyrrhizin (GL), a Chinese herbal drug extracted from licolice roots, on murine lymphocytes for inducing apoptotic cell death was studied. Addition of GL (25-400 micrograms/ml) to cultured splenocytes and thymocytes from BALB/c mice definitely promoted DNA fragmentation. A single injection of GL (100 micrograms/mouse) into BALB/c mice did… CONTINUE READING