Protective effects for hepatocytes ofSalviae miltiorrhiza andPaeonia lactiflora in experimental liver damage

  • Qi Xin-guang 
  • Yutaka Inagaki 
Experimental Work And Research


The protective effects for hepatocytes ofSalviae miltiorrhiza andPaeonia lactiflora in experimental rat models of liver damage were observed. Pathological changes in light and electron micro-scopies and plasma fibronectin level alterations of liver injury in rats, revealed thatSalviae miltiorrhiza could induce the increase of plasma fibronectin level in rats, thus improved phagocytosis of the reticuloendothelial system and opsonin activity, preventing the liver from immunologic damage, protecting hepatocytes and promoting regeneration. Similar but weaker actions were observed inPaeoniae lactiflora.

Key Words

Salviae miltiorrhiza Paeonia lactiflora fibronectin 


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© The Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine Press 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Xin-guang 
    • 1
  • Yutaka Inagaki 
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Infectious DiseasesChina Medical UniversityShenyang
  2. 2.The First Department of Internal Medicine, School of MedicineKanazawa UniversityJapan

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