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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.