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K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award: Composition, Activity and Drug Interactions of Echinacea

Status
Completed
Study area
Botanical Medicine
Immunity

Principal investigator

Cynthia Wenner
Project period
September 2000 - July 2006
Funded by
NIH/NCCAM

The aims of this research project are to assess how Echinacea composition correlates with immunological activities, determine the role of cytochrome P450 metabolism in bioactivity of reportedly active constituents, and investigate whether distinct constituents synergize to enhance bioactivity of complex Echinacea extracts.