Hepatoprotective Effect of a Hot-Water Extract from the Edible Thorny Oyster Spondylus varius on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Liver Injury in Mice
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The edible thorny oyster, <I>Spondylus varius</I> (Mizuiri-shoujou), was found to suppress the carbon tetrachloride-induced increase in serum aspartate and alanine aminotransferase activities in mice. Significant suppressive effects on these enzyme activities were found in the fraction eluted with 75% ethanol from polystyrene gel in a dose-dependent manner. These results suggest that <I>S. varius</I> exerts a protective effect against liver injury.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(3), 729-731, 2006-03-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry