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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4359394, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4359394
Research Article

Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Physalis Alkekengi var. franchetii and Its Main Constituents

1Key Laboratory of Chinese Materia Medica (Ministry of Education), Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, No. 28 Heping Road, Xiangfang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150040, China
2Departments of Biotechnology, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning 116044, China

Received 31 August 2015; Accepted 3 January 2016

Academic Editor: Musa T. Yakubu

Copyright © 2016 Zunpeng Shu 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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