Anti-fibrotic Mechanism Of A Chinese Medicinal Herb May Inspire Drug Development, Beijing Genomics Institute Study  
5/2/2008 2:29:00 AM

ScienceDaily (May 1, 2008) — A team led by Dr. Xue-Hai Tan from the Beijing Genomics Institute has determined that the antifibrotic function of Chinese herbal extract Cpd 861 is mediated by both downregulating the synthesis of collagens and upregulating the degradation of collagens. This effect is evidently different from that of Western antifibrogenic drugs and could allow for the development of effective antifibrogenic drugs from Chinese medicinal herbs.