Uncaria rhynchophylla (miq) Jack plays a role in neuronal protection in kainic acid-treated rats.

@article{Tang2010UncariaR,
  title={Uncaria rhynchophylla (miq) Jack plays a role in neuronal protection in kainic acid-treated rats.},
  author={Nou-ying Tang and Chung-Hsiang Liu and Shan-Yu Su and Ya-Min Jan and C Hsieh and Chin-Yi Cheng and Woei-cherng Shyu and Ching-Liang Hsieh},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={251-63}
}
Uncaria rhynchophylla (Miq) Jack (UR) is one of many Chinese herbs. Our previous studies have shown that UR has both anticonvulsive and free radical-scavenging activities in kainic acid (KA)-treated rats. The aim of the present study was to use the effect of UR on activated microglia, nitric oxide synthase, and apoptotic cells to investigate its function in neuroproction in KA-treated rats. UR of 1.0 or 0.5 g/kg was orally administered for 3 days (first day, second day, and 30 min prior to KA… CONTINUE READING

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