Acceleration of alcohol metabolism by Crassostera gigas extract

Zhong Ming, Yoshio Shimizu, Kazuyuki Furuta, Satoshi Tanaka, Eiichi Gohda

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Abstract

Oral administration of the water extract of Crassostera gigas (1 g/kg body weight, 30 min before) significantly suppressed the elevation of blood ethanol and acetaldehyde levels after the administration of ethanol (4 g/kg) in male Wistar rats (6 weeks of age), indicating that the Crassostera gigas extract should contain some active constituents that accelerate alcohol metabolism in the rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Volume41
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2013

Keywords

  • Acetaldehyde
  • Alcohol metabolism
  • Crassostera gigas extract
  • Ethanol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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