Ginseng & Ginsenosides

Ginsenosides Block Vitamin D3 inactivation in Human Liver and Intestine in Vitro

The author investigated the potential of ginsenosides and their aglycones to block hepatic and intestinal inactivation of 1α,25(OH)2D3, which is the most potent ligand of vitamin D receptor. The results suggest that ginsenosides, specifically aPPD and aPPT, inhibit the CYP3A4-mediated catabolism of active vitamin D3 in human liver and intestine, potentially providing additional vitamin D-related benefits to patients with cancer, neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

Reference:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24486455

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