Ginsenoside Rh2 (Rh2) is a ginseng derivative used in Chinese traditional medicine. We investigated whether Rh2 can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and examined underlying mechanisms. We injected Rh2 into tg2576 Alzheimer’s disease model mice and looked for behavioral improvement and senile plaque reduction in brain slices. We measured amyloid precursor protein (APP) metabolism species changes, amyloid beta40 and 42 levels and β, γ secretase activity in primary hippocampal neurons. By living cell staining, we detected surface and endocytosed APP.
This study aimed to investigate the influence of hypercholesterolemia (HC) on intracellular calcium ion concentration in the sphincter of Oddi (SO) of rabbits and the influence of paeoniflorin on intracellular calcium ion concentration in the hypercholesterolemic rabbit SO. Sixteen purebred New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: the control group and the HC model group (8 rabbits in each group). The control group was fed standard diet. The HC group was fed standard diet plus cholesterol for a total of 8 weeks to induce and establish the rabbit HC model.