The herbal medicine Dipsacus asper wall extract reduces the cognitive deficits and overexpression of beta-amyloid protein induced by aluminum exposure.

@article{Zhang2003TheHM,
  title={The herbal medicine Dipsacus asper wall extract reduces the cognitive deficits and overexpression of beta-amyloid protein induced by aluminum exposure.},
  author={Zhang Zhang and Yi-hua Qian and Hai-Tao Hu and Jie Yang and Guang-de Yang},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={73 19},
  pages={2443-54}
}
Excess aluminum (Al) exposure impairs neurocognitive function in humans and animals. Epidemiologic studies have shown a potential link between chronic Al exposure and Alzheimer's disease. In the present study, we sought to evaluate the protective effects of the herbal medicine Dipsacus asper extract against the cognitive impairment and overexpression of hippocampal beta-amyloid protein (Abeta) induced by chronic Al exposure in rats. Vitamin E (VE) was used as a positive control. Following… CONTINUE READING

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