This product is the dry mature seeds. Summer, autumn are two seasons of harvesting. Seeds are dried in the sun to dehyderate.
Surface grayish brown, with yellowish diaphragm. Seeds oval shape, 3 ~ 5mm long, about 3mm in diameter, was light brown membranous.
Aroma, spicy, bitter.
+ moisture: 13.5% max
+ Clean, no mould
+ Packing: 30 kg net in PP bag.
+ Product Type: Single Herbs & Spices
+ Style: Dried
+ Payment Terms: L/C,D/P,T/T
Protective effect of Amomi semen extract on alloxan-induced pancreatic beta-cell damage.
The protective effect of Amomi semen extract (ASE) on alloxan-induced pancreatic beta-cell damage was investigated in HIT T-15 cells, a Syrian hamster pancreatic beta-cell line. Alloxan caused pancreatic beta-cell damage through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), the elevation of cytosolic free Ca2+, DNA fragmentation and the decrease of cellular NAD+ and ATP levels. All these effects of alloxan were significantly prevented by pretreatment with a water-soluble extract of Amomi semen. Pretreatment with ASE in pancreatic islets isolated from mice, also significantly abolished the inhibition of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion by alloxan. The results of this study provide evidence that ASE may have a protective activity on alloxan-induced beta-cell damage, and that the protective effect is primarily due to the inhibition of ROS generation by alloxan.
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