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Chinese Herbal Formulas and Renal Fibrosis: An Overview

Shen, Y-L, Wang, S-J, Rahman, K, Zhang, L-J and Zhang, H (2018) Chinese Herbal Formulas and Renal Fibrosis: An Overview. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 24 (24). pp. 2774-2781. ISSN 1381-6128

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Abstract

All forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) eventually lead to renal fibrosis irrespective of its origin. It is generally characterized by an excessive accumulation and deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) and to date no ideal treatment has been established. Bian-Zheng-Lun-Zhi (syndrome differentiation and treatment), a classic feature of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a unique method used to diagnose and treat the pathology of a disease. Zheng (syndrome) is used to demonstrate the nature of a disease completely in an extensive and specific manner. Chinese herbal formulas are determined according to TCM theory and this review highlights these formulas and suggests possible mechanism for their use in the treatment of renal fibrosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
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Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 10:59
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 10:59
DOI or Identification number: 10.2174/1381612824666180829103355
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11491

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