Positive effects of α-asarone on transplanted neural progenitor cells in a murine model of ischemic stroke.

  title={Positive effects of $\alpha$-asarone on transplanted neural progenitor cells in a murine model of ischemic stroke.},
  author={Hong Ju Lee and Sung Min Ahn and Malk Eun Pak and Da Hee Jung and Seo-Yeon Lee and Hwa Kyoung Shin and Byung Tae Choi},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  • H. J. Lee, S. Ahn, +4 authors B. Choi
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology
BACKGROUND Some traditional Oriental herbal medicines, such as Acorus tatarinowii and Acorus gramineus, produce beneficial effects for cognition enhancement. An active compound in rhizomes and the bark of these plants is α-asarone. PURPOSE This study investigated the effects of α-asarone on the proliferation and differentiation of neural progenitor cells (NPCs) in a primary culture and a murine model of ischemic stroke. METHODS NPCs were isolated from mouse fetal cerebral cortices on… Expand
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