The effect of galbanic acid on the course of experimental hepatitis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[The effect of galbanic acid on the course of experimental hepatitis].
Farmakol Toksikol. 1990 Mar-Apr;53(2):41-3. PMID: 2369953
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Administration of galbanic acid isolated from the roots of Ferula kopetdaghensis Eug. Kor. to rats orally in a dose of 50 mg/kg was found to improve the course of toxic hepatitis induced by fourfold subcutaneous injections of a 50% oil solution of CCl4. Galbanic acid produced much more earlier than in control normalization of the activity of the enzymes alanine- and aspartataminotransferase in blood serum, increased glycogen content and improved the parameters of the redox potential of lactic acid-pyruvic acid system in the liver. Galbanic acid exerted the antioxidant effect. In the animals with a developed hepatitis receiving galbanic acid there was a more rapid restoration of intensity of bile secretion, synthesis of bile acids and bilirubin, cholesterol excretion as compared with control.