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Yakugaku Zasshi. 1993 Jan;113(1):63-9.

[Comparative studies on concentration of berberine in plasma after oral administration of coptidis rhizoma extract, its cultured cells extract, and combined use of these extracts and glycyrrhizae radix extract in rats].

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  • 1Division of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, National Institute of Hygienic Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

The present study was carried out to evaluate the bioequivalence between Coptidis Rhizoma and the cultured cells of Coptis japonica Makino var. dissecta Nakai to compare the concentration of berberine in the rat plasma after oral administration of both aqueous extracts. The concentration of berberine in the plasma after oral administration of both extracts was determined by HPLC. It was found that the values of time required for the maximum concentration (Tmax), the maximum concentration (Cmax) and the area under the plasma-time curve (AUC24h) of berberine in the rat plasma after oral administration of both extracts were about the same. It was also found that the values of Tmax, Cmax and AUC24h of berberine after oral administration of both extracts and an aqueous extract of Glycyrrhizae Radix were about the same as that of individual administration of both extracts. From these results, to evaluate the bioequivalence between Coptidis Rhizoma and cultured cells, it is important that the values of Tmax, Cmax and AUC24h of berberine after oral administration of both extracts are not different, and about the same values of berberine by the combined use of both extracts and the aqueous extract of other crude drugs are required.

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