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Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

Authors: Chi and colleagues Source: Abstract: In a study published in 2012, Chi and colleagues tried to investigate the effects of polysaccharide from Gynostemma pentaphyllum on antioxidant activity in skeletal muscle of mice exercised to exhaustion. Researchers used a forced swim test of mice and determined the levels of glucose, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and other markers. They found increased antioxidant enzyme activities due to the increased levels of SOD. (10) Another animal study examined the protective effects of gypenosides from…

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Profiling analysis of amino acids from hyperlipidaemic rats treated with Gynostemma pentaphyllum and atorvastatin

Authors: Yinan Wang, Min Zhao, Miao Wang & Chunjie Zhao Source: Pharmaceutical Biology, 54:10, 2254-2263, DOI: 10.3109/13880209.2016.1152278 Abstract:  Context Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of hyperlipidaemic with a long history. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) and atorvastatin on amino acids from the plasma and liver tissue of hyperlipidaemic rats. Materials and methods The rats were fed a high-fat diet continuously for 11 weeks for the construction of hyperlipidaemic model. The hyperlipidaemic rats were treated…

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