Kaempferia parviflora ethanolic extract promoted nitric oxide production in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

@article{Wattanapitayakul2007KaempferiaPE,
  title={Kaempferia parviflora ethanolic extract promoted nitric oxide production in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.},
  author={Suvara Kimnite Wattanapitayakul and Maneewan Suwatronnakorn and Linda Chularojmontri and Angkana Herunsalee and Somchit Niumsakul and Suphan Charuchongkolwongse and Nuchattra Chansuvanich},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          559-62
        }
}
The rhizomes of Kaempferia parviflora (KP) (Zingiberaceae) have been used in Thai traditional medicine for health promotion and for the treatment of digestive disorders and gastric ulcer. This study investigated effect of KP on endothelial function. Studies in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) showed that KP dose-dependently increased nitrite concentrations in culture media after 48 h incubation. eNOS mRNA and protein expression were also enhanced. The induction of eNOS mRNA was… CONTINUE READING
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