Transcriptional activation of ApoA-IV by Chinese medicinal herbs. Caco-2/TC7 cells were treated in various groups with water (1 mg/ml) or ethanol (0.1 mg/ml) extracts of the Chinese medicinal herbs for 48 hours. Luciferase activity was measured. Left: A: Rhizoma Alismatis; B: Fructus Crataegi; C: Semen Coicis;D: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macroczphalae; E: Rhizoma Atractylodis; F: Sclerotium Poriae Cocos; G: Semen Cassiae; H: Folium Sennae); Right: I: Radix Angelica Sinensis; J: Rhizoma Curcumae; K: Flos Chrysanthemi; L: Radix et Rhizoma Notoginseng; M: Folium Nelumbinis; N: Herba Taraxaci; O: Pericarpium Citri Retiiculatae; P: Fructus Schisandrae; Q: Frutus Mori. Data are expressed as mean ± SD of the multiple fold of control (i.e. buffer-treated control set as one) and number of independent experiments (n) = 5; P < 0.05 (*); P < 0.01 (**).