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Licorice Ingredients

Biological Activities and Action Mechanisms of

Edited by Hiroshi Sakagami

Meikai University, Japan

Licorice extracts are used as additive to many Kampo medicines to alleviate pain and inflammation. With rapid progress of analytical methodology, its action mechanism is being elucidated. This book is composed of three sections. Section 1 introduces licorice as alternative medicine, its application in the industry, and the trading/market prospects between Japan and China. Section 2 summarizes the purification/identification steps of licorice ingredients and their antioxidant, antimicrobial, PPAR-? ligand-binding, antitumor, antiviral, and in vitro fertilization activities. Section 3 proposes the possible molecular mechanism by which licorice ingredients induce anti-inflammatory, antifibrosis, antihepatitis, and antileishmanial activity. All chapters are written by experts of natural sciences and economics and will surely give new insights into alternative medicines to students, clinicians, teachers, and researchers.

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Licorice IngredientsBiological Activities and Action Mechanisms ofEdited by Hiroshi Sakagami

Published: May 3rd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/64119

ISBN: 978-953-51-3120-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3119-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4851-7

Copyright year: 2017

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3 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Future Prospect of Licorice, Popular Crude Drug and Food Sweetener

By Hiroshi Sakagami


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2. The History of Licorice Applications in Maruzen Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

By Yukiyoshi Tamura


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3. Trading of Licorice between Japan and China: Future Market Prospects

By Ryusuke Oishia


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4. Licorice as a Resource for Pharmacologically Active Phenolic Substances: Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Effects

By Tsutomu Hatano, Eerdunbayaer, Yanmei Cui, Teruo Kuroda and Yuuki Shimozu


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5. Phenolics from Glycyrrhiza glabra and G. uralensis Roots and Their PPAR-γ Ligand-Binding Activity: Possible Application for Amelioration of Type 2 Diabetes

By Minpei Kuroda and Yoshihiro Mimaki


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6. Applicability of Licorice Extracts for Treatment of Oral Diseases, Evaluated by Simplified In Vitro Assay Systems with Oral Cells

By Hiroshi Sakagami, Takao Kato, Kunihiko Fukuchi, Taisei Kanamoto, Shigemi Terakubo, Hideki Nakashima, Hirokazu Ohno and Masaji Yamamoto


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7. In Vitro Fertilization Activators for Future

By Hiromitsu Tanaka, Morimasa Wada, Nguyen Huu Tung, Shunsuke Fujii, Takuhiro Uto and Yukihiro Shoyama


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8. Isoliquiritigenin: A Unique Component That Attenuates Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Fibrosis by Targeting the Innate Immune Sensors

By Yoshinori Nagai, Yasuharu Watanabe, Hiroe Honda and Kiyoshi Takatsu


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9. Novel Mechanism Supporting Therapeutic Effects of Glycyrrhizin in Acute or Chronic Hepatitis

By Noriyuki Kuroda and Tetsuji Sato


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10. Bioactive Component of Licorice as an Antileishmanial Agent

By Purnima Gupta, Anindita Ukil and Pijush K. Das


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