Abstract Title:

Resveratrol: a medical drug for acute pancreatitis.

Abstract Source:

World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun 7;11(21):3171-4. PMID: 15929163

Abstract Author(s):

Zhen-Hua Ma, Qing-Yong Ma

Abstract:

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.

Study Type : Commentary

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