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Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4176518, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4176518
Research Article

Biotransformation of Dioscorea nipponica by Rat Intestinal Microflora and Cardioprotective Effects of Diosgenin

1Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Leshan Vocational & Technical College, Leshan 614000, China
2School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
3Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
4School of Pharmaceutical Science, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 511436, China
5Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan 646000, China
6Shenzhen Research Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 518057, China
7Institute of Research and Continuing Education (Shenzhen), Hong Kong Baptist University, Shenzhen 518057, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Lin Zhu and Tao Yi

Received 9 April 2017; Revised 18 July 2017; Accepted 24 July 2017; Published 20 September 2017

Academic Editor: Cristiana Caliceti

Copyright © 2017 Jia-Fu Feng 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.

How to Cite this Article

Jia-Fu Feng, Yi-Na Tang, Hong Ji, Zhan-Gang Xiao, Lin Zhu, and Tao Yi, “Biotransformation of Dioscorea nipponica by Rat Intestinal Microflora and Cardioprotective Effects of Diosgenin,” Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol. 2017, Article ID 4176518, 9 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/4176518