Lycium barbarum polysaccharides protect mice liver from carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative stress and necroinflammation.

@article{Xiao2012LyciumBP,
  title={Lycium barbarum polysaccharides protect mice liver from carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative stress and necroinflammation.},
  author={Jia Xiao and Emily C. Liong and Yick Pang Ching and Raymond Chuen Chung Chang and Kwok So and Man Lung Fung and George Tipoe},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139 2},
  pages={462-70}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Lycium barbarum has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine to nourish liver, kidneys and the eyes. AIM OF THE STUDY We investigated the protective mechanisms of Wolfberry, Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) in carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced acute liver injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mice were intraperitoneally injected with a 50 μl/kg CCl(4) to induce acute hepatotoxicity (8h) and were orally fed with LBP 2 h before the CCl(4) injection. There… CONTINUE READING
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