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J Tongji Med Univ. 1996;16(4):220-2.

Effect of huoxuequyu recipe on erythrocyte ultrastructure and membrane ATPase activity in rats with passive smoking.

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Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan.


The effect of "Huoxuequyu" recipe on erythrocyte membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase activity, Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activity and erythrocyte ultrastructure in rats exposed to passive smoking were observed. The erythrocyte membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase activity and Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activity were found to be decreased in the model group as compared with the control group (P < 0.01, P < 0.01), while no significant difference existed between the treated group and the control group (P > 0.05). Our results also showed that there were more deformed red blood cells in model group than in control group under TCM and SEM (P < 0.0001). No significant difference was found between control group and treated group (P > 0.05). Furthermore, these findings indicated that "Huoxuequyu" recipe, a prepared natural herbal medicine, may be involved in modulation of the activity of erythrocyte membrane enzymes, thereby protecting erythrocyte membrane, so as to improve the erythrocyte function.

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