Table 3: The effects of nuciferine treatment on cholesterol metabolism in liver cells (mRNA analysis).

TreatmentLDL-RHMG-CoARCYP7A1ACAT2

No nuciferine1111
Nuciferine: low dose ** **
Nuciferine: medium dose ** **
Nuciferine: high dose ** ** **
Atorvastatin ** ** * **

Note: comparison with no-drug control group, * , ** .