Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (C. asiatica) is a traditional Herbal medicine that has been used for wound healing and anti-inflammation since ancient times. Various biological effects of C. asiatica ethanolic extract (CAE) were previously reported. However, in our previous study, C. asiatica aqueous extract (CAA) exhibited higher inhibitory activity on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) than CAE. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of CAA on BPH, and elucidate the inhibitory mechanism through in vitro and in vivo experiments as well as metabolite analysis of CAA. A BPH rat model was induced by daily subcutaneous injection of testosterone propionate (TP, 3mg kg-1) dissolved in corn oil for 4 weeks after castration. The experimental group, the CAA treatment group, was orally administered CAA (100mg kg-1) for 4 weeks while inducing prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto extract (Saw, 100mg kg-1) and...
Inhibitory effects of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban on enlarged prostate through androgen receptor and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways.
Eun-Kyung Kim, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dong-A University, Busan 49315, South Korea. E-mail email@example.com
Young-Jin Choi, Meiqi Fan, Wedamulla, N. E., Yujiao Tang, Sung Mun Bae, Ji-Young Hwang, Eun-Kyung Kim; Inhibitory effects of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban on enlarged prostate through androgen receptor and PI3K/Akt signaling pathways.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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