Preventive effect of lithospermate B from Salvia miltiorhiza on experimental hepatitis induced by carbon tetrachloride or D-galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide.

Abstract

The water extract from the root of Salvia miltiorhiza Bunge showed a protective effect on cultured rat hepatocytes against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced necrosis. A further study was carried out to isolate the active constituent. Activity guided fractionation of the extract and chemical analysis gave us lithospermate B (a salt of lithospermic acid B), a tetramer of caffeic acid. Lithospermate B was also found to have a potent hepatoprotective activity in not only in vitro but also in vivo experimental liver injuries induced by CCl4 or D-galactosamine (D-GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS).

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@article{Hase1997PreventiveEO, title={Preventive effect of lithospermate B from Salvia miltiorhiza on experimental hepatitis induced by carbon tetrachloride or D-galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide.}, author={Kanji Hase and R Kasimu and Prakash Basnet and Shigetoshi Kadota and Takashi Namba}, journal={Planta medica}, year={1997}, volume={63 1}, pages={22-6} }