The effects of a Chinese medicinal suppository (Vitalliver) on insulin‐like growth factor 1 and homocysteine in patients with hepatitis B infection

@article{Chui2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of a Chinese medicinal suppository (Vitalliver) on insulin‐like growth factor 1 and homocysteine in patients with hepatitis B infection},
  author={Shiu Hon Chui and K. Chan and Albert Ka-Keung Chui and Lili Shek and Ricky N. S. Wong},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={19}
}
The liver is the major organ for the metabolism of homocysteine (Hcy) and production of insulin‐like growth factor 1 (IGF‐1). Hcy metabolism and IGF‐1 synthesis may be impaired in chronic liver diseases. The study investigated the regulatory effect of a Chinese herbal suppository, Vitalliver, on Hcy and IGF‐1, as well as their relationship in patients with hepatitis B infection. Forty patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection without cirrhosis, 25 males and 15 females, were… Expand
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