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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734962/analyzing-the-hepatoprotective-effect-of-the-swertia-cincta-burkillextract-against-anit-induced-cholestasis-in-rats-by-modulating-the-expression-of-transporters-and-metabolic-enzymes
#1
Lili Xu, Tingting Sheng, Xiaolong Liu, Tong Zhang, Zhengtao Wang, Han Han
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Swertia cincta Burkill was traditionally used for treating jaundice and various types of chronic and acute hepatitis in Yunnan and Tibet in China for hundreds of years. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of S. cincta Burkill (ESC) extract on alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT)-induced hepatotoxicity and cholestasis in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Crude extracts were prepared using 90% ethanol and by vacuum drying...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734961/radix-puerariae-modulates-glutamatergic-synaptic-architecture-and-potentiates-functional-synaptic-plasticity-in-primary-hippocampal-neurons
#2
Mohammad Maqueshudul Haque Bhuiyan, Md Nazmul Haque, Md Mohibbullah, Yung Kyu Kim, Il Soo Moon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Neurologic disorders are frequently characterized by synaptic pathology, including abnormal density and morphology of dendritic spines, synapse loss, and aberrant synaptic signaling and plasticity. Therefore, to promote and/or protect synapses by the use of natural molecules capable of modulating neurodevelopmental events, such as, spinogenesis and synaptic plasticity, could offer a preventive and curative strategy for nervous disorders associated with synaptic pathology...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734960/pharmacokinetic-interactions-of-curcuminoids-with-conventional-drugs-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Herb-drug interactions are of great concern in health practices. Curcumin is a natural polyphenol extracted from turmeric, a spice widely used all over the world. Curcumin is clinically used due to its acceptable safety profile and therapeutic efficacy. AIM OF THE STUDY: Current paper aims to highlight the effect of curcumin on concomitantly used drugs. METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Scopus and Science Direct were searched with the keywords "curcumin" in the title/abstract and "drug interaction," "drug metabolism," "cytochrome," "P-glycoprotein" and "P450" in the whole text...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733193/traditional-neurotherapeutics-approach-intended-for-direct-nose-to-brain-delivery
#4
REVIEW
Zohreh Abolhasanzadeh, Hajar Ashrafi, Parmis Badr, Amir Azadi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Nasal delivery systems have a significant role in Persian traditional medicine. Most of them were utilized for central nervous system (CNS)-related disorders. In modern medicine, nasal drug delivery systems for brain delivery are highly regarded. AIM OF THE STUDY: Despite recent advances in drug delivery to the (CNS), delivery of therapeutics to the brain remains a major challenge because of the blood brain barrier (BBB). There are several mechanisms which regulate the drug transfer across the BBB...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733192/pharmacological-evaluation-of-phytochemicals-from-south-indian-black-turmeric-curcuma-caesia-roxb-to-target-cancer-apoptosis
#5
K S Mukunthan, R S Satyan, T N Patel
Curcuma caesia Roxb. (Black turmeric), a perennial herb of the family Zingiberaceae is indigenous to India. C. caesia is used as a spice, food preservative and coloring agent commonly in the Indian subcontinent. Functional parametric pharmacological evaluations like drug ability and toxicity profile of this endangered species is poorly documented. In our present study, among all the extracts of dried C. caesia rhizome viz- hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water tested for free radical scavenging capacity by total antioxidant activity (TAO) method, Hexane Rhizome Extract (HRE) wzs found to possess remarkable activity (1200mg ascorbic acid equivalent/100g)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733191/ethnomedicobotanical-study-of-indigenous-knowledge-on-medicinal-plants-used-for-the-treatment-of-reproductive-problems-in-nalbari-district-assam-india
#6
Simi Talukdar, Partha Pradip Adhikari, Ananta Borah
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Reproductive problems are evolving as most predominant health care problems in many countries, furthermore, WHO, 2012 exemplified maternal illnesses, birth asphyxia and post birth difficulties, are rising at an alarming rate.Not all abnormalities of the human reproductive system have the same origin; the effects on reproductive problems would likely be affected by both male and female. For easy accessibility and affordability medicinal plants play a key role in primary healthcare care services in India and their use is an integral part of the cultural heritage...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729229/pharbitis-nil-pn-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-autophagy-inhibition-enhances-pn-induced-apoptosis
#7
Hyun Jin Jung, Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Youn Kyoung Son, Kang Ro Lee, Je Kyung Seong, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pharbitis Nil (PN) is used as a main component of the existing drug, DA-9701, which was developed to treat functional dyspepsia (FD) in Korea. PN extracts isolated from its seeds have been reported to have anticancer effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the chemotherapeutic effects of PN in lung cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed MTT assays, colony formation assays, flow cytometry assays, Western blot analysis, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), immunofluorescence analysis, and cell counting assays to study the molecular mechanism of chemotherapeutic effects of PN in lung cancer cells...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729228/tangled-history-of-the-european-uses-of-sphagnum-moss-and-sphagnol
#8
REVIEW
Jacek Drobnik, Adam Stebel
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sphagnum mosses and peat could have been utilized as wound dressings for centuries, however reliable data on this subject are ambiguous; sometimes even no distinction between peat moss (Sphagnum spp.) and peat is made or these terms become confused. The first scientific account on surgical use of peat comes from 1882: a peat digger who successfully, by himself and in the way unknown to the then medicine, cured an open fracture of his forearm with peat. The peat, and very soon the peat moss itself (which is the major constituent of peat) drew attention of the 19(th)-century surgeons...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729227/computational-and-experimental-prediction-of-molecules-involved-in-the-anti-melanoma-action-of-berberine
#9
Bin Liu, Xiu-Qiong Fu, Ting Li, Tao Su, Hui Guo, Pei-Li Zhu, Anfernee Kai-Wing Tse, Shi-Ming Liu, Zhi-Ling Yu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGIC RELEVANCE: Berberine (BBR) is a naturally occurring alkaloid compound that can be found in Chinese medicinal herbs such as Rhizoma Coptidis and Phellodendri Cortex. These BBR containing herbs are commonly used by Chinese medicine doctors to treat cancers including melanoma. In this study, we explored proteins potentially involved in the anti-melanoma effects of BBR using an integrative computational and experimental approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Target proteins of BBR were predicted using the reverse pharmacophore screening, molecular docking and molecular dynamics...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729226/solanum-paniculatum-l-decreases-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-by-reducing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-t-bet-and-gata3-gene-expression-in-vitro
#10
Raimon Rios, Hugo Bernardino Ferreira da Silva, Norma Vilany Queiroz Carneiro, Anaque de Oliveira Pires, Tamires Cana Brasil Carneiro, Ryan Dos Santos Costa, Cintia Rodrigues Marques, Marta Santos Serafim Machado, Eudes da Silva Velozo, Telma M G da Silva, Tania M S da Silva, Adilva de Souza Conceição, Neuza Maria Alcântara-Neves, Camila Alexandrina Figueiredo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Solanum paniculatum L., popularly known as jurubeba, is a common subtropical plant from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina, that is used in folk medicine for the treatment of anemia, gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory conditions in general. In addition to that, an ethnobotanical survey in "Todos os Santos" Bay have pointed out S. paniculatum as an herb to treat asthma. Previous publications have shown that S. paniculatum possesses antibiotic, antioxidant and modulatory effects on gastric acid secretion; however, its anti-inflammatory potential remains unexplored...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729225/gynura-divaricata-attenuates-tumor-growth-and-tumor-relapse-after-cisplatin-therapy-in-hcc-xenograft-model-through-suppression-of-cancer-stem-cell-growth-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
#11
Chia-Hung Yen, Chi-Chung Lai, Tsu-Hsiang Shia, Marcelo Chen, Hsin-Che Yu, Yu-Peng Liu, Fang-Rong Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Gynura divaricata subsp. formosana is a widely used traditional herbal medicine for treating liver disorders such as hepatitis and liver cancer in Taiwan. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was aimed to evaluate the anti-cancer and cancer stabilization effect of water extract of the aerial part of G. divaricata (GD extract) both in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity and anti-proliferative effects of GD extract alone and in combination with cisplatin were determined by alamarBlue and clonogenic assay...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716572/dpph-hplc-ms-assisted-rapid-identification-of-endothelial-protective-substances-from-xiao-ke-an
#12
Zhenzhong Yang, Zhenhao Li, Zheng Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Xiao-Ke-An formula (XKA) is a Chinese medicine widely used for treating diabetes and associated complications. Endothelial protection is thought to be one of its therapeutic mechanisms. However, the protective effect of XKA on endothelial cells remains unclear, especially in oxidative injury induced endothelial dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A novel strategy to rapidly screen and identify potential endothelial protective substances from XKA was established by combining the 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (DPPH-HPLC-MS) approach with cell-based verification...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716571/antiviral-effect-of-forsythoside-a-from-forsythia-suspensa-thunb-vahl-fruit-against-influenza-a-virus-through-reduction-of-viral-m1-protein
#13
Anna Hing-Yee Law, Cindy Lai-Hung Yang, Allan Sik-Yin Lau, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Yinqiaosan is a classical traditional Chinese medicine formula, which has been used to treat respiratory diseases since ancient China. It consists of nine herbs and among them, Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl fruit is one of the major herbal components. Despite the long history of Yinqiaosan, the active compounds and the mechanisms of action of this formula remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study aimed to examine the suppressive effect of Yinqiaosan on influenza virus and to identify the active components in the formula targeting influenza...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716570/protective-effects-of-pistacia-lentiscus-l-fruit-extract-against-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-induced-proximal-tubular-injury
#14
Nassima Cheraft-Bahloul, Cécile Husson, Meriam Ourtioualous, Sébastien Sinaeve, Djebbar Atmani, Caroline Stévigny, Joëlle L Nortier, Marie-Hélène Antoine
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The world prevalence of kidney stones is increasing and plants are frequently used to treat urolithiasis. Pistacia lentiscus L, a plant which freely grows around the Mediterranean basin areas, is widely used for various pathologies. P. lentiscus has an important impact as it has economical value on top of its pharmacological interest. Decoctions of its aerial parts and/or resin are used to treat kidney stones. AIM OF THE STUDY: To in vitro assess the potential nephroprotective effect of Pistacia lentiscus ethanolic fruit extract (PLEF) on proximal tubular cells in response to the adhesion of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712890/amburana-cearensis-seed-extract-protects-brain-mitochondria-from-oxidative-stress-and-cerebellar-cells-from-excitotoxicity-induced-by-glutamate
#15
E P L Pereira, C S Santos, J Amparo, R Short, Y Nuñez-Figueredo, L G Fernandez, P R Ribeiro, S Braga-de-Souza, V D A Silva, S L Costa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Amburana cearensis (Allemao) A.C.Sm. is a medicinal plant of the Brazilian Caatinga reported to present antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of the extracts obtained from the seeds of A. cearensis in primary cultures of cerebellar cells subjected to excitotoxicity induced by glutamate and brain mitochondria submitted to oxidative stress. MATERIALS: and methods: Primary cultures of cerebellar cells were treated with the ethanol (ETAC), hexane (EHAC), dichloromethane (EDAC) and ethyl acetate (EAAC) extracts of the seeds of A...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709893/regulatory-effect-of-baicalin-on-the-imbalance-of-th17-treg-responses-in-mice-with-allergic-asthma
#16
Lu Xu, Jinxia Li, Yu Zhang, Peng Zhao, Xuemei Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Baicalin, a flavonoid compound, was isolated from traditional Chinese medicine Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. The study aimed to explore the regulatory effect of baicalin on immunological balance of Th17/Treg responses and the possible mechanisms in mice with allergic asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were sensitized and challenged with OVA+LPS by intranasal instillation, and were intragastrically treated with baicalin from days 22-36 after sensitization...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709892/liuwei-dihuang-soft-capsules-attenuates-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-through-gpr30-mediated-regulation-in-ovariectomized-apoe-deficient-mice
#17
Yi Jing, Danfeng Cai, Qi Chen, Qingping Xiong, Tianhui Hu, Yuan Yao, Chao Lin, Xin Sun, Ying Lu, Xueyun Kong, Xiang Wu, Yu Li, Huimin Bian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liuwei Dihuang (LWDH), a classical traditional Chinese medicine prescription, has been widely used to prevent and to treat various diseases with symptoms of 'Kidney-Yin' deficiency syndrome for over 1000 years in China. It is commonly used to treat functional decline associated with senile disease and menopausal syndrome, especially memory decline, insomnia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Modern experimental pharmacological studies indicated that the mechanism of LWDH treatment of menopausal syndrome may be associated with enhanced estrogenic effects...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698002/the-flavonol-enriched-cistus-albidus-chloroform-extract-possesses-in-vivo-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-nociceptive-activity
#18
Ouahiba Tahiri, Dina Atmani-Kilani, Susana Sanchez-Fidalgo, Marina Aparicio-Soto, Catalina Alarcón-de-la-Lastra, Enrique Barrajón-Catalán, Vicente Micol, Djebbar Atmani
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cistus albidus L. (Cistaceae) has been traditionally used to treat various inflammatory diseases, but no systematic studies on the anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive actions of C. albidus and its putative mechanism have been reported. We aimed to explore the anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects of this plant and to characterize its polyphenolic composition by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chloroform extract derived from C...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694103/coe-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-suppressing-notch1-signaling
#19
Chen Jue, Zhao Min, Zhang Zhisheng, Cui Lin, Qian Yayun, Wang Xuanyi, Jin Feng, Wang Haibo, Shi Youyang, Hisamitsu Tadashi, Ishikawa Shintaro, Guo Shiyu, Liu Yanqing
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) has been suggested to be present in various malignant tumors and associated with tumor nutrition supply and metastasis, leading to poor prognosis of patients. Notch1 has been demonstrated to contribute to VM formation in hepathocellular carcinoma (HCC). Celastrus orbiculatus extract (COE), a mixture of 11 terpenoids isolated from the Chinese Herb Celastrus orbiculatus Vine, has been suggested to be effective in cancer treatment...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689798/ethyl-acetate-extract-from-panax-ginseng-c-a-meyer-and-its-main-constituents-inhibit-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanogenesis-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress-in-b16-mouse-melanoma-cells
#20
Rui Jiang, Xiao-Hao Xu, Ke Wang, Xin-Zhao Yang, Ying-Fei Bi, Yao Yan, Jian-Zeng Liu, Xue-Nan Chen, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Xiao-Li Guo, Da-Qing Zhao, Li-Wei Sun
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hyperpigmentation disease involves darkening of the skin color due to melanin overproduction. Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine and has a long history of use as a skin lightener to inhibit melanin formation in China, Korea and some other Asian countries. However, the constituents and the molecular mechanisms by which they affect melanogenesis are not fully clear. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to identify the active ingredient in Panax ginseng C...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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