Oral Adminstration of a Unicellular Green Algae, Chorealla vulgaris, Prevents Stress-Induced Ulcer

Kuniaki Tanaka, Akira Yamada, Kiyoshi Noda, Yukihiro Shoyama, Chiharu Kubo, Kikuo Nomoto

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Abstract

Oral administration of dry powder of Chorella vulgaris (CVP) showed clear prophylactic effects in water-immersion restraint stress-induced and in cysteamine-induced peptic ulcer models, but not in in Shay's rat model. Drugs that enhance the protective factors of ulcer formation are effective in the first two models. CVP may prevent ulcer formation mainly through the 'immune-brain-gut' axis and protection of gastric mucosa by its own characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPlanta medica
Volume63
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

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