Abstract Title:

Red potato extract protects from D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in rats.

Abstract Source:

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006 Sep;70(9):2285-8. Epub 2006 Sep 7. PMID: 16960368

Abstract Author(s):

Kyu-Ho Han, Naoto Hashimoto, Makoto Hashimoto, Takahiro Noda, Ken-ichiro Shimada, Chi-Ho Lee, Mitsuo Sekikawa, Michihiro Fukushima

Article Affiliation:

Department of Agriculture and Life Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan.


The protective effects of red potato extract (RPE) as to liver damage were determined in D-galactosamine (GalN)-intoxicated rats. Increases in serum aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and lactate dehydrogenase activities, all of which were induced by GalN injection, decreased in RPE administered rats, suggesting that RPE acts as a functional food showing anti-hepatotoxicity.

Study Type : Animal Study

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