Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/61961
標題: Effects of "Chinese yam" on hepato-nephrotoxicity of acetaminophen in rats
作者: Lee, S.C.
胡淼琳
Tsai, C.C.
Chen, J.C.
Lin, J.G.
Lin, C.C.
Hu, M.L.
Lu, S.
關鍵字: Dioscorea alata L;paracetamol;hepatotoxicity;nephrotoxicity;n-acetylcysteine;acid
Project: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
期刊/報告no:: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Volume 23, Issue 6, Page(s) 503-508.
摘要: 
AIM: To study the effect of yam in Taiwan, which is a commonly used Chinese medicine, on hepato-nephrotoxicity in rats. METHODS: Crude water extract of yam (Dioscorea alata L), was used to treat rats with an acute toxicity induced by acetaminophen ( APAP) challenge. RESULTS: The pharmacological and biochemical studies showed the extract of yam had the effect of kidney secureness and liver fortification (P < 0.01). The pathologic sections showed good improvements in renal tubular degranulation changes, necrosis and disintegration. The extract of yam also possessed a good protection against the inflammation of central vein and necrosis of liver tissue. CONCLUSION: The liver and kidneys are originated from the same source. Pathologically, deficiency of the life essence in the kidney may lead to the blood deficiency in the liver. The results showed that the yam could prevent the damages of the Ever and kidneys, thus preserving their functions. This could be the reason why the yam was commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, as seen in Liuwei Dihuang Wan be used in the case of deficiency of liver-yin and kidney-yin.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/61961
ISSN: 1671-4083
Appears in Collections:食品暨應用生物科技學系

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