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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425219/resistance-modifying-activity-in-vinblastine-resistant-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-oligosaccharides-obtained-from-mucilage-of-chia-seeds-salvia-hispanica
#1
Daniel G Rosas-Ramírez, Mabel Fragoso-Serrano, Sonia Escandón-Rivera, Alba L Vargas-Ramírez, Juan P Reyes-Grajeda, Manuel Soriano-García
The multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype is considered as a major cause of the failure in cancer chemotherapy. The acquisition of MDR is usually mediated by the overexpression of drug efflux pumps of a P-glycoprotein. The development of compounds that mitigate the MDR phenotype by modulating the activity of these transport proteins is an important yet elusive target. Here, we screened the saponification and enzymatic degradation products from Salvia hispanica seed's mucilage to discover modulating compounds of the acquired resistance to chemotherapeutic in breast cancer cells...
April 20, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425214/hypoglycemic-and-antihyperglycemic-activities-of-nine-medicinal-herbs-used-as-antidiabetic-in-the-region-of-lubumbashi-dr-congo
#2
Bakari Amuri, Mwamba Maseho, Lumbu Simbi, Philippe Okusa, Pierre Duez, Kahumba Byanga
The aim of this study was to assess the hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic activities of nine plants used as antidiabetic treatments in Lubumbashi and its surroundings. Those are Albizia adianthifolia, Azanza garckeana, Cassia occidentalis, Cassia sieberiana, Erythrina abyssinica, Gladiolus klattianus, Rauvolfia caffra, Strychnos spinosa, and Vitex madiensis. Aqueous extracts, obtained by decoction and maceration, were administered (500 mg/kg) per os to guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus), both in glucose baseline conditions and in oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) conditions (glucose, 2 g/kg; follow-up over 210 min)...
April 20, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393409/effects-of-avocado-persea-americana-on-metabolic-syndrome-a-comprehensive-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Jamshid Tabeshpour, Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of risk factors including high blood glucose, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obesity that lead to the increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which are among leading causes of death in the world. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and CVDs by approximately five and three folds, respectively. Therefore, it is of vital importance to manage such conditions with herbal options which have less undesirable adverse effects and may be more efficacious in comparison with synthetic options...
April 10, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393463/effect-of-natural-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors-in-reducing-toxicity-of-amygdalin-in-persicae-semen
#4
Chao Liu, Xia Li, Honggai Yang, Xinhui Mao, Juan Wang, Wenyuan Gao
Amygdalin can be decomposed into hydrocyanic acid, which is the primary source of Persicae Semen toxicity, by gut flora. Here, the inhibitory activity of β-glucosidase for test herb extracts was first determined and compared. In turn, optimization of the ratio of substrate and inhibitor in vitro and LD50 values of extracts, serum and liver contents of amygdalin in vivo was measured. Lycii Cortex was found to be the best inhibitory activity for β-glucosidase. The ratio of amygdalin-to-Lycii Cortex extract of 7...
April 9, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383149/anticancer-properties-of-solamargine-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Fatemeh Kalalinia, Iman Karimi-Sani
Cancers are usually treated by anticancer agents that are toxic for both normal and cancer cells, so these drugs have major side effects and they are not suitable and enough effective for cancer prevention. Solamargine, a steroidal alkaloid glycoside found in Solanum species such as Solanum nigrum, displayed several therapeutic activities. We aim to review the use of solamargine in experimental cancer studies. Articles published in biology journals between 1975 and 2017 were retrieved from PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science using relevant keywords...
April 6, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383142/auraptene-induces-apoptosis-via-myeloid-cell-leukemia-1-mediated-activation-of-caspases-in-pc3-and-du145-prostate-cancer-cells
#6
Jae Chul Lee, Eun Ah Shin, Bonglee Kim, Bo-Im Kim, Mahsa Chitsazian-Yazdi, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Sung-Hoon Kim
Although auraptene, a prenyloxy coumarin from Citrus species, was known to have anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, antiinflammatory, and anti-tumor activities, the underlying anti-tumor mechanism of auraptene in prostate cancers is not fully understood to date. Thus, in the present study, we have investigated the anti-tumor mechanism of auraptene mainly in PC3 and DU145 prostate cancer cells, because auraptene suppressed the viability of androgen-independent PC3 and DU145 prostate cancer cells better than androgen-sensitive LNCaP cells...
April 6, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382770/the-clinical-efficacy-and-adverse-effects-of-interferon-combined-with-matrine-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Xiaotong Wang, Haixiong Lin, Ren Zhang
Currently, many studies have demonstrated certain beneficial effects of interferon (IFN) combined with matrine (Mat) for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in China. However, the evidence from these randomized control trials is still controversial. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to explore the efficacy and safety of Mat combined with IFN for CHB. We performed a systematic search of seven databases to identify all randomized controlled trials that treated CHB with IFN or IFN plus Mat from their start date to September 30, 2015...
April 6, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382688/epimedii-herba-a-promising-herbal-medicine-for-neuroplasticity
#8
REVIEW
Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Beom-Joon Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Jae-Woo Park, Youngmin Bu
Epimedii Herba (EH) is an herbal medicine originating from several plants of the genus Epimedium. It is a major therapeutic option for kidney yang deficiency syndrome, which is closely related to androgen hormones and also has been used to treat hemiplegia following a stroke in traditional medicine of Korea and PR China. To date, many clinical and basic researches of EH have shown the activities on functional recovery from brain diseases. Recently, neuroplasticity, which is the spontaneous reaction of the brain in response to diseases, has been shown to accelerate functional recovery...
April 6, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370843/diterpenes-and-their-derivatives-as-potential-anticancer-agents
#9
REVIEW
Muhammad Torequl Islam
As therapeutic tools, diterpenes and their derivatives have gained much attention of the medicinal scientists nowadays. It is due to their pledging and important biological activities. This review congregates the anticancer diterpenes. For this, a search was made with selected keywords in PubMed, Science Direct, Web of Science, Scopus, The American Chemical Society and miscellaneous databases from January 2012 to January 2017 for the published articles. A total 28, 789 published articles were seen. Among them, 240 were included in this study...
March 28, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337799/bergamot-citrus-bergamia-essential-oil-inhalation-improves-positive-feelings-in-the-waiting-room-of-a-mental-health-treatment-center-a-pilot-study
#10
Xuesheng Han, Jacob Gibson, Dennis L Eggett, Tory L Parker
Mental health issues have been increasingly recognized as public health problems globally. Their burden is projected to increase over the next several decades. Additional therapies for mental problems are in urgent need worldwide due to the limitations and costs of existing healthcare approaches. Essential oil aromatherapy can provide a cost-effective and safe treatment for many mental problems. This pilot study observed the effects of bergamot essential oil inhalation on mental health and well-being, as measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Scale, in a mental-health treatment center located in Utah, USA...
March 24, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337797/standardized-sophora-pachycarpa-root-extract-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-in-adipose-derived-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Samaneh Mollazadeh, Vajiheh Neshati, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Majid Mojarrad, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Mohammad Amin Kerachian
Bone defect is an important topic in public health. Novel therapies are based on osteogenic induction by natural antiosteoporotic compounds including plant-derived estrogens. In the current study, the osteogenic potential of Sophora pachycarpa root extract (SPRE) was explored on human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Herein, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells were osteoinducted in the presence of increased concentrations of the extract for 21 days. Then, cell viability was evaluated by MTT assay, and the differentiated cells were stained by Alizarin Red S for calcium deposition and subjected to alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay for enzymatic activity...
March 24, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326625/alantolactone-and-isoalantolactone-prevent-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-induced-toxicity-in-mouse-cortical-neurons-and-scopolamine-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mice
#12
Ji Yeon Seo, Soon Sung Lim, Jiyoung Kim, Ki Won Lee, Jong-Sang Kim
Given the evidence for detoxifying/antioxidant enzyme-inducing activities by alantolactone (AL) and isoalantolactone (IAL), the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AL and IAL on Aβ25-35 -induced cell death in mouse cortical neuron cells and to determine their effects on scopolamine-induced amnesia in mice. Our data demonstrated that both compounds effectively attenuated the cytotoxicity of Aβ25-35 (10 μM) in neuronal cells derived from the mouse cerebral cortex. It was also found that the production of intracellular reactive oxygen species, including superoxide anion induced by Aβ25-35 , was inhibited...
March 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321929/the-effect-of-butin-on-the-vitiligo-mouse-model-induced-by-hydroquinone
#13
Shi-Xia Huo, Qiong Wang, Xin-Min Liu, Chun-Hui Ge, Li Gao, Xiao-Ming Peng, Ming Yan
Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd has been traditionally used in the treatment of vitiligo in Uyghur medicine. This study used butin, the main component of V. anthelmintica, to study the influence on hydroquinone-induced vitiligo in mice. The animals were randomly divided into six groups: control, model, 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP, 4.25 mg/kg), and butin (0.425, 4.25, and 42.5 mg/kg) groups. The number of melanin-containing hair follicles, basal layer melanocytes, melanin-containing epidermal cells, the expression of tyrosinase (TYR) and tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TRP-1), the malondialdehyde (MDA), and cholinesterase (CHE) activity in serum were measured...
March 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299850/ethanol-extract-of-pinus-koraiensis-leaf-ameliorates-alcoholic-fatty-liver-via-the-activation-of-lkb1-ampk-signaling-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Sang-Hyuk Hong, Hyemin Lee, Hyo-Jung Lee, Bonglee Kim, Min-Ho Nam, Bum-Sang Shim, Sung-Hoon Kim
Although Pinus koraiensis leaf (PKL) was reported for its anti-diabetes, anti-obesity and anticancer effects as a folk remedy, the inhibitory effect of PKL on alcoholic fatty liver has never been elucidated yet. This study investigated the molecular mechanisms of PKL on alcoholic fatty liver in HepG2 cells, Sprague Dawley (SD) rats and Imprinting Control Region (ICR) mice. Pinus koraiensis leaf increased phosphorylation of liver kinase B1 (LKB1)/AMP-activated protein kinase signaling, low-density lipoprotein receptor and decreased fatty acid biosynthesis-related proteins such as sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c, fatty acid synthase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase in HepG2 cells...
March 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299831/effectiveness-of-ageratina-pichinchensis-extract-in-patients-with-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-a-randomized-double-blind-and-controlled-pilot-study
#15
Ofelia Romero-Cerecero, Ana Laura Islas-Garduño, Alejandro Zamilpa, Jaime Tortoriello
Previous clinical studies have demonstrated the antifungal effectiveness of Ageratina pichinchensis extracts when topically administered to patients with dermatomycosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of a 7% standardized extract of A. pichinchensis (intravaginal) in patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis. The extract was standardized in terms of its encecalin content and administered during 6 days to patients with Candida albicans-associated vulvovaginitis. The positive control group was treated with Clotrimazole (100 mg)...
March 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295751/the-role-of-plant-derived-products-in-pancreatitis-experimental-and-clinical-evidence
#16
REVIEW
Pratibha Anchi, Amit Khurana, Swarna Bale, Chandraiah Godugu
Pancreatitis is a gastrointestinal disease with a worldwide sharp surge during the past decade. Pancreatitis includes acute and chronic subtypes, which are graded based on the amount of pancreatic inflammation. Phytoconstituents represent a promising class of therapeutic agents with wide acceptability not only based on folk practices but sound presence of pharmacological and molecular evidences. Growing research evidence indicates that different molecular mechanisms are involved in their protective effect. Many phytoremedies have been tried for the treatment of pancreatic injuries and have shown success in preclinical animal models of pancreatitis...
March 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276100/a-polyphenol-rich-pomegranate-fruit-extract-suppresses-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-il-6-expression-by-blocking-the-activation-of-ikk%C3%AE-and-nik-in-primary-human-chondrocytes
#17
Abdul Haseeb, Nazir M Khan, Omer S Ashruf, Tariq M Haqqi
Pomegranate fruit extract (PE) rich in polyphenols has been shown to exert chondroprotective effects, but the mechanism is not established. Here, we used an in vitro model of inflammation in osteoarthritis (OA) to investigate the potential of PE to suppress interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β)-stimulated expression of inflammatory cytokine IL-6, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, and investigated the mechanism of NF-κB inhibition by analyzing the activation of the kinases upstream of IκBα in primary human chondrocytes...
March 9, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271568/effect-of-ziziphus-jujube-fruit-infusion-on-lipid-profiles-glycaemic-index-and-antioxidant-status-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Zeinab Yazdanpanah, Akram Ghadiri-Anari, Alireza Vahidi Mehrjardi, Ali Dehghani, Hadi Zare Zardini, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh
This study was designed to assess the effects of Ziziphus jujube fruit (ZJF) infusion on lipid profiles, glycaemic control and antioxidant status in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 116 participants with T2DM (older than 30 years) were assigned to consume a balanced diet or diet plus ZJF infusion (10 g/100 mL boiling water) three times/day before main meals for 12 weeks. Diet was designed to be energy restricted (500 kcal/day deficit from estimated energy requirements), and macronutrient content was similar in both groups (55% carbohydrate, 15% protein and 30% fat)...
March 7, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244612/the-impact-of-green-tea-supplementation-on-anthropometric-indices-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#19
Esmat Mombaini, Sima Jafarirad, Durdana Husain, Mohammad Hossein Haghighizadeh, Parivash Padfar
The present study aimed to determine the effect of a green tea supplement on anthropometric indices and inflammatory factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this randomized clinical trial, 45 women with PCOS were randomly allocated into two groups receiving green tea tablets or placebo. The period of intervention was 45 days. The serum levels of interleukin 6, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and tumor necrosis factor α were measured before and after intervention period using the related kits...
February 28, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244162/exploring-the-effect-of-ginsenoside-rh1-in-a-sleep-deprivation-induced-mouse-memory-impairment-model
#20
Cong Lu, Zhe Shi, Liming Dong, Jingwei Lv, Pan Xu, Yinghui Li, Lina Qu, Xinmin Liu
Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer (Araliaceae) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for enhancing cognition for thousands of years. Ginsenoside Rh1, a constituent of ginseng root, as with other constituents, has memory-improving effects in normal mice and scopolamine-induced amnesic mice. Sleep deprivation (SD) is associated with memory impairment through induction of oxidative stress. The present study investigated the effect of Rh1 against SD-induced cognitive impairment and attempted to define the possible mechanisms involved...
February 28, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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