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Daikenchuto, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, ameliorates postoperative ileus by anti-inflammatory action through nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.

Authors
  • Endo, Mari
  • Hori, Masatoshi
  • Ozaki, Hiroshi
  • Oikawa, Tetsuro
  • Hanawa, Toshihiko
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
49
Issue
6
Pages
1026–1039
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00535-013-0854-6
PMID: 23846546
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

In conclusion, in addition to the gastrointestinal prokinetic action, DKT serves as a novel therapeutic agent for POI characterized by its anti-inflammatory potency. The DKT-induced anti-inflammatory activity may be partly mediated by activation of α7nAChR.

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