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Novel botanical drug for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy

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Diabetic neuropathy has multiple aspects of pathophysiology including metabolic derangements and alterations of microvessel with hyperglycemia. Currently, there is no effective long-term treatment based on the pathologic mechanisms. Nerve regeneration with nerve growth factor (NGF) has been on clinical trials as a treatment option. This article reviews an action of a herbal medicine, DA 9801, whose mechanism of action is related to NGF in treating diabetic neuropathy.

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Choi, SZ., Son, MW. Novel botanical drug for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Arch. Pharm. Res. 34, 865–867 (2011).

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