Table 5: The effects of chrysophanol treatment on cholesterol metabolism in liver cells (mRNA analysis).

TreatmentLDL-RHMG-CoARCYP7A1ACAT2

No chrysophanol
Chrysophanol: low dose * * **
Chrysophanol: medium dose ** ** * **
Chrysophanol: high dose ** ** ** **
Atorvastatin ** ** * **

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