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Chin J Integr Med. 2010 Apr;16(2):188-92. doi: 10.1007/s11655-010-0188-7. Epub 2010 May 16.

Advance of studies on anti-atherosclerosis mechanism of berberine.

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Guang' anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing (100053), China.

Abstract

Coptis Chinensis is a traditional Chinese medicine herb that has the effect of clearing heat and drying dampness, purging fire to eliminate toxin. Berberine is the main alkaloid of Coptis Chinensis, and, recent researches showed that berberine had the effect of anti-atherosclerosis. This paper reviewed the anti-atherosclerosis mechanism of berberine, which may be related to regulating lipids, anti-inflammation, decompression, reducing blood sugar, and inhibiting vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation.

PMID:
20473748
DOI:
10.1007/s11655-010-0188-7
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