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East meets West: an herbal tea finds a receptor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14702104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Jaundice, which is caused by accumulation of bilirubin, is extremely common in newborn infants. Phototherapy is an effective treatment, but a drug therapy would also be desirable. A Chinese herbal remedy for jaundice called Yin Zhi Huang is now shown to activate a liver receptor that enhances the clearance of bilirubin (see the related article beginning on page 137). This discovery could lead to improved pharmaceutical treatments for neonatal jaundice.
Mitchell A Lazar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical investigation     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0021-9738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Invest.     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-31     Completed Date:  2004-03-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802877     Medline TA:  J Clin Invest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Medicine and Genetics, and the Penn Diabetes Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6149, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Herbal Medicine*
Jaundice / therapy
Medicine, Chinese Traditional
Receptors, Drug / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Receptors, Drug
Comment On:
J Clin Invest. 2004 Jan;113(1):137-43   [PMID:  14702117 ]

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