Traditional Uses, Bioactive Constituents, Biological Functions, and Safety Properties of Oviductus ranae as Functional Foods in China

@article{Zhang2019TraditionalUB,
  title={Traditional Uses, Bioactive Constituents, Biological Functions, and Safety Properties of Oviductus ranae as Functional Foods in China},
  author={Yang Zhang and Yifei Wang and Mingzhu Li and Shuyue Liu and Jialu Yu and Zhaowei Yan and Hongli Zhou},
  journal={Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity},
  year={2019},
  volume={2019}
}
Oviductus ranae is an animal-based traditional Chinese material widely used as tonics in China for hundreds of years. Various bioactive components are present in OR including proteins, amino acids, steroids, fatty acids, phospholipids, nucleosides, vitamins, hydantoins, and mineral elements. These constituents exert a myriad of biological functions such as immunomodulatory, antioxidant, antifatigue, antiaging, estrogen-like, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic, antiosteoporotic, antidepressant… Expand
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