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Tripterygium regelii, or Regel's Threewingnut is a rambling, shrubby perennial deciduous yellow vine native to Korea, Japan and Manchuria. A compound derived from it, celastrol, has attracted much attention for its applications in relieving autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and for treating cancer through apostasis.
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