- Volume 8 Issue 2
Effect of Korean Red Ginseng Polysaccharide on Lipolytic Action of Toxohormone-L from Cancerous Ascites Fluid
고려홍삼 다당체 성분이 암독소 호르몬-L의 체지방 분해작용에 미치는 영향
This study was devised to observe the inhibitory effects of ethanol treatment precipitate (crude acidic polysaccharide) from Korean red ginseng on a lipolytic action of Toxohormone-L which has been known as lipolytic and anorexigenic factors. Toxohormone-L was obtained by partial purification of the ascites fluid from mice which had been inoculated with sarcoma-180. The yields of crude acidic polysaccharide from Korean red ginseng was 63.5%. In vitro, at the concentration of 500rg /ml, the inhibition rate of lipolysis by the crude acidic polysaccharide of Korean red ginseng was 38.8% and the total inhibitory activity per gram of ginseng material was 4,928 nit. In vivo, the red ginseng polysaccharide(40mg/ml in saline soon.) 16ul/g of body weight was injected to the sarcoma-180 bearing mice once In 3 days until death. The effects against the extension of life span was little but body weight gain of sarcoma-180 bearing mice decreased significantly by administration of Korean red ginseng polysaccharide compared to those of the control group.