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Herbal Medicines and Animal Models of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Drug Discovery

  1. C.H. Cho1,
  2. J.K.S. Ko2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470571224.pse023

Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia

Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia

How to Cite

Cho, C. and Ko, J. 2010. Herbal Medicines and Animal Models of Gastrointestinal Diseases. Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia. 23:1–24.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  2. 2

    The Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

Animal models of gastric and duodenal ulcers play important roles in the study of the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and in the testing of antiulcer agents. They provide essential tools to screen herbal medicines for their antiulcer and anticancer effects. This article focuses on three major types of chemical compounds from various kinds of herbs and their implications for different GI disorders.

Keywords:

  • animal models;
  • polysaccharides;
  • terpenoids;
  • polyphenols