In the present study, we investigated whether treatment with GBCK25 facilitated the recovery of hemodynamic parameters, left ventricle systolic pressure, left ventricular developed pressure, and electrocardiographic changes. GBCK25 significantly prevented the decrease in hemodynamic parameters and ameliorated the electrocardiographic abnormality. These results indicate that GBCK25 has distinct cardioprotective effects in rat heart.
The induction of cellular defensive genes such as phase II detoxifying and antioxidant enzymes is highly effective strategy for protection against carcinogenesis as well as slowing cancer development. Transcription factor Nrf2 is responsible for the activation of phase II enzymes induced by natural chemopreventive compounds.
The chemical constituents of Panax ginseng were changed by processing methods such as steaming or sun drying. In the present study, in-situ monitoring of steaming induced chemical change of Panax ginseng was performed.
Endophytic fungi play a very important role in balancing the ecosystem and boosting the growth of host. In the present study, we investigated the endophytic fungal diversity of healthy Panax notoginseng and evaluated their potential antimicrobial activity against five major phytopathogens causing root-rot of P. notoginseng.
Ginseng essence (GE) is a formulation comprising four medicinal and edible herbs including ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), lotus seed (Nelumbo nucifera), and lily bulb (Lilium longiflorum). This study was aimed at investigating the hepatoprotective effect of GE against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver injury in rats.