Protective effect of the Aralia continentalis root extract against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in mice.

@article{Hwang2009ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of the Aralia continentalis root extract against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in mice.},
  author={Yong Pil Hwang and Jae Ho Choi and Hye Gwang Jeong},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={75-81}
}
The root of Aralia continentalis Kitagawa has been used in traditional Korean medicine to relieve pain and to treat inflammation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of the extract of A. continentalis roots (AC) against hepatotoxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and the mechanism of its hepatoprotective effect. In mice, pretreatment with AC prior to the administration of CCl4 significantly prevented the increased serum enzymatic activity of ALT and AST… CONTINUE READING
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