The protective effect and action mechanism of Vaccinium myrtillus L. on gastric ulcer in mice.

@article{Ogawa2011ThePE,
  title={The protective effect and action mechanism of Vaccinium myrtillus L. on gastric ulcer in mice.},
  author={Kenjirou Ogawa and Atsushi Oyagi and Junji Tanaka and Saori Kobayashi and Hideaki Hara},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={1160-5}
}
Vaccinium myrtillus L. anthocyanoside (VMA) is used as a folk medicine to treat diseases related to gastric ulcers in northern Europe. However, the effects of VMA and its detailed mechanism on gastric ulcer have not been investigated sufficiently. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of VMA on gastric mucosal damage in a murine gastric ulcer model. First the effects of VMA on ethanol-induced gastric ulcers in mice were investigated. Then, the levels… CONTINUE READING