The fruit of Schisandra chinensis Baillon (Schisandraceae) is used in TEM to improve liver and kidney function as an antitussive, tonic, and sedative agent. S. chinensis inhibited TBARS formation in vivo . The active components of S. chinensis are schisandrin derivatives and lignans schisandrol A, B and schisandrin A, B, C, protect primary cultures of rat cortical cells from glutamate-induced toxicity . Pretreatment with schisandrin B also protected against cerebral toxicity induced by tetrabutylhydroperoxide .
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