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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 545898, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/545898
Research Article

Multicomponent Therapeutics of Berberine Alkaloids

1China Military Institute of Chinese Medicine, Integrative Medical Center of 302 Military Hospital, Beijing 100039, China
2Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100193, China
3College of Pharmacy, Chengdu University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, Chengdu 610075, China

Received 10 December 2012; Revised 16 February 2013; Accepted 24 February 2013

Academic Editor: Yao Tong

Copyright © 2013 Jiaoyang Luo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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