Oral supplementation with areca-derived polyphenols attenuates food allergic responses in ovalbumin-sensitized mice

@inproceedings{Wang2013OralSW,
  title={Oral supplementation with areca-derived polyphenols attenuates food allergic responses in ovalbumin-sensitized mice},
  author={Chia-Chi Wang and Yu-Ru Lin and Mei-Hsiu Liao and T. S. Jan},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BackgroundArecae semen, the dried slice of areca nuts, is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat intestinal parasitosis, rectal tenesmus and diarrhea. Areca nuts contain a rich amount of polyphenols that have been shown to modulate the functionality of mast cells and T cells. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of polyphenol-enriched areca nut extracts (PANE) against food allergy, a T cell-mediated immune disorder.MethodsBALB/c mice were left untreated or administered… CONTINUE READING
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