Resveratrol may provide an ideal therapeutic option for the treatment of acute pancreatitis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Resveratrol: a medical drug for acute pancreatitis.
World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun 7;11(21):3171-4. PMID: 15929163
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that resveratrol, a natural polyphenolic compound extracted from plants, inhibit inflammation when administered. It has direct effects on suppression of platelet coagulation and cytokines production in many experimental models. Because microcirculation occlusion and cytokines over-production is involved in many diseases such as acute pancreatitis (AP), the discovery of resveratrol as platelet and cytokines inhibitors has shed light on the treatment of AP, which still has significant mortality and morbidity. It is anticipated that this natural polyphenol could serve as a therapeutic compound in managing AP through different pathways.