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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438149/anti-depressant-and-anxiolytic-potential-of-acacia-hydaspica-r-parker-aerial-parts-extract-modulation-of-brain-antioxidant-enzyme-status
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Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Ali Almajwal
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress may link to psychiatric disorders, and is being regarded as a plausible mechanism that can affect the regulation of these illnesses. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antidepressant and anxiolytic potential of A. hydaspica R. parkers. Brain oxidative stress enzyme levels were analyzed to correlate depression and stress with brain antioxidant status. METHODS: Antidepressant and anxiolytic effect of methanol extract of A...
April 24, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431540/prevention-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-formation-in-diabetic-rats-through-beta-cell-modulation-by-aegle-marmelos
#2
Rahman M Hafizur, Shahrukh Momin, Noor Fatima
BACKGROUND: Although the anti-diabetic activity of Aegle marmelos (AM) is known, however, its anti-glycation activity is not reported yet. In this study, we have investigated its anti-glycation activity under in vitro and in vivo conditions and determined possible mechanism(s) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: Effective dose of AM (400 mg/kg) was administrated orally to diabetic rats for 42 days. Thereafter, blood glucose, serum insulin, HbA1c, antioxidant status, and advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) were measured...
April 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431534/the-effects-of-spirulina-platensis-on-anthropometric-indices-appetite-lipid-profile-and-serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-in-obese-individuals-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
#3
Reihaneh Zeinalian, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Atefeh Shariat, Maryam Saghafi-Asl
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a great attention has been focused on Spirulina platensis as a source of potential valuable nutrients for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The objectives of the current study were to determine the effects of Spirulina platensis on anthropometric parameters, serum lipids, appetite and serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in obese individuals. METHODS: In the current study sixty four obese individuals aged 20-50 years were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups of intervention and placebo...
April 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431533/effect-of-a-16-week-bikram-yoga-program-on-heart-rate-variability-and-associated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-stressed-and-sedentary-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zoe L Hewett, Kate L Pumpa, Caroline A Smith, Paul P Fahey, Birinder S Cheema
BACKGROUND: Chronic activation of the stress-response can contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, particularly in sedentary individuals. This study investigated the effect of a Bikram yoga intervention on the high frequency power component of heart rate variability (HRV) and associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (i.e. additional domains of HRV, hemodynamic, hematologic, anthropometric and body composition outcome measures) in stressed and sedentary adults. METHODS: Eligible adults were randomized to an experimental group (n = 29) or a no treatment control group (n = 34)...
April 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427461/inhibitory-activities-of-selected-sudanese-medicinal-plants-on-porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-isolation-of-bioactive-compounds-from-combretum-hartmannianum-schweinf-bark
#5
Ebtihal Abdalla M Mohieldin, Ali Mahmoud Muddathir, Tohru Mitsunaga
BACKGROUND: Periodontal diseases are one of the major health problems and among the most important preventable global infectious diseases. Porphyromonas gingivalis is an anaerobic Gram-negative bacterium which has been strongly implicated in the etiology of periodontitis. Additionally, matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9) is an important factor contributing to periodontal tissue destruction by a variety of mechanisms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the selected Sudanese medicinal plants against P...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427459/subjective-perceived-impact-of-tai-chi-training-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-older-adults-at-risk-for-ischemic-stroke-a-qualitative-study
#6
Guohua Zheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Xin Zheng, Junzhe Li, Tingjin Duan, Dalu Qi, Kun Ling, Lidian Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidence from quantitative studies suggest that Tai Chi produces a variety of health-related benefits, but few qualitative studies have investigated how older adults perceive the benefit of Tai Chi. The objective of the current study was to qualitatively evaluate the perceived benefits of Tai Chi practice among community older population. METHODS: This study was conducted with participants from a trial examining the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi training on ischemic stroke risk in community older adults (n = 170)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427398/euphorbia-dracunculoides-l-abrogates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-and-dna-damage-in-rats
#7
Riffat Batool, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Muhammad Majid
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of Euphorbia dracunculoides of family Euphorbiaceae during previous studies had established the in vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. The plant is used by the local communities of Pakistan for various disorders including rheumatism and edema. In this investigation we have evaluated the hepatoprotective effects against CCl4 induced toxicity in rat. METHODS: Dry powder of the aerial parts of E. dracunculoides was extracted with 95% methanol to get the extract (EDME)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427397/hvc1-ameliorates-hyperlipidemia-and-inflammation-in-ldlr-mice
#8
Se-Yun Cheon, Kyung-Sook Chung, Kyung-Jin Lee, Ho-Young Choi, In-Hye Ham, Dong-Hoon Jung, Yun-Yeop Cha, Hyo-Jin An
BACKGROUND: HVC1 consists of Coptidis Rhizoma (dried rhizome of Coptischinensis), Scutellariae Radix (root of Scutellariabaicalensis), Rhei Rhizoma (rhizome of Rheum officinale), and Pruni Cortex (cortex of Prunusyedoensis Matsum). Although the components are known to be effective in various conditions such as inflammation, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia, there are no reports of the molecular mechanism of its hypolipidemic effects. METHODS: We investigated the hypolipidemic effect of HVC1 in low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (LDLR(-/-)) mice fed a high-cholesterol diet for 13 weeks...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424060/effects-of-a-combination-treatment-of-kd5040-and-l-dopa-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Sora Ahn, Taek-Jin Song, Seong-Uk Park, Songhee Jeon, Jongpil Kim, Joo-Young Oh, Jaehwan Jang, Sanhwa Hong, Min-A Song, Hye-Seoung Shin, Young-Rim Jung, Hi-Joon Park
BACKGROUND: Although the dopamine precursor L-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine ( l -dopa) remains the gold standard pharmacological therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), long-term treatment with this drug has been known to result in several adverse effects, including l -dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). Recently, our group reported that KD5040, a modified herbal remedy, had neuroprotective effects in both in vitro and in vivo models of PD. Thus, the present study investigated whether KD5040 would have synergistic effects with l -dopa and antidyskinetic effects caused by l -dopa as well...
April 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420359/saikosaponins-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-via-lipid-metabolism-dysregulation-and-oxidative-stress-a-proteomic-study
#10
Xiaoyu Li, Xiaojiaoyang Li, Junxian Lu, Youyi Huang, Lili Lv, Yongfu Luan, Runping Liu, Rong Sun
BACKGROUND: Radix Bupleuri (RB) has been popularly used for treating many liver diseases such as chronic hepatic inflammation and viral Hepatitis in China. Increasing clinical and experimental evidence indicates the potential hepatotoxicity of RB or prescriptions containing RB. Recently, Saikosaponins (SS) have been identified as major bioactive compounds isolated from RB, which may be also responsible for RB-induced liver injury. METHODS: Serum AST, ALT and LDH levels were determined to evaluate SS-induced liver injury in mice...
April 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420370/neuroprotective-effect-of-demethoxycurcumin-a-natural-derivative-of-curcumin-on-rotenone-induced-neurotoxicity-in-sh-sy-5y-neuroblastoma-cells
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Muthu Ramkumar, Srinivasagam Rajasankar, Veerappan Venkatesh Gobi, Chinnasamy Dhanalakshmi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Ameer Kalandar, Ranganathan Chidambaram
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are the main toxic events leading to dopaminergic neuronal death in Parkinson's disease (PD) and identified as vital objective for therapeutic intercession. This study investigated the neuro-protective effects of the demethoxycurcumin (DMC), a derivative of curcumin against rotenone induced neurotoxicity. METHODS: SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells are divided into four experimental groups: untreated cells, cells incubated with rotenone (100 nM), cells treated with DMC (50 nM) + rotenone (100 nM) and DMC alone treated...
April 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420354/therapeutic-potentials-of-crataegus-azarolus-var-eu-azarolus-maire-leaves-and-its-isolated-compounds
#12
Eman Abu-Gharbieh, Naglaa Gamil Shehab
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia is a complicated condition accompanied with high incidence of infection and dyslipidemia. This study aimed to explore the phyto-constituents of Crataegus azarolus var. eu- azarolus Maire leaves, and to evaluate the therapeutic potentials particularly antimicrobial, antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic of the extract and the isolated compound (3β-O-acetyl ursolic acid). METHODS: Total phenolics and flavonoidal contents were measured by RP-HPLC analysis...
April 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415997/dusuqing-granules-dsq-suppress-inflammation-in-klebsiella-pneumonia-rat-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-signaling
#13
Xue Mei, Hao-Xun Wang, Jian-Sheng Li, Xiao-Hui Liu, Xiao-Fan Lu, Ya Li, Wei-Yu Zhang, Yan-Ge Tian
BACKGROUND: Dusuqing granules (DSQ) have been used in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia clinically, with remarkable benefits. This study was initiated to explore the effects of DSQ on pulmonary inflammation by regulating nuclear factor (NF)-κB/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling in bacterial pneumonia rats. METHODS: Rat model was duplicated with Klebsiella pneumonia by a one-time intratracheal injection. Rats were randomized into control, model, DSQ and levofloxacin (LVX) groups...
April 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410586/efficacy-and-safety-of-jianzhong-decoction-in-treating-peptic-ulcers-a-meta-analysis-of-58-randomised-controlled-trials-with-5192-patients
#14
Yan Sun, Jinping Zhang, Yuanyuan Chen
BACKGROUND: Jianzhong decoction is widely used to treat peptic ulcers; however, due to lack of systematic evaluations, its clinical efficacy remains controversial. We performed meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Jianzhong decoction in treating peptic ulcers. METHODS: Studies were systematically retrieved from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database, Chongqing VIP, China Biology Medicine disc (CBMdisc), and references cited in related studies/reviews...
April 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407770/erratum-to-the-effect-of-pomegranate-fresh-juice-versus-pomegranate-seed-powder-on-metabolic-indices-lipid-profile-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-the-histopathology-of-pancreatic-islets-of-langerhans-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-type-2-diabetic-sprague
#15
Seyedeh Zeinab Taheri Rouhi, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Asmah Rahmat, Saad Ahmed Alkahtani, Fauziah Othman
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April 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403856/anticholangiocarcinoma-activity-and-toxicity-of-the-kaempferia-galanga-linn-rhizome-ethanolic-extract
#16
Asmare Amuamuta, Tullayakorn Plengsuriyakarn, Kesara Na-Bangchang
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an important public health problem in several tropical and subtropical parts of the world particularly Thailand. Chemotherapy of CCA is largely ineffective and discovery and development of effective alternative drugs is urgently needed. The objective of the study was to confirm the anti-CCA potential as well as toxicity of the crude extract of Kaempferia galangal Linn. (rhizome) both in vitro and in animal models. METHODS: The ethanolic extract of K...
April 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403838/a-dalbergia-odorifera-extract-improves-the-survival-of-endotoxemia-model-mice-by-inhibiting-hmgb1-release
#17
Hyuk Soo Choi, Jin-A Park, Jung Seok Hwang, Sun Ah Ham, Taesik Yoo, Won Jin Lee, Kyung Shin Paek, Ho-Chul Shin, Chi-Ho Lee, Han Geuk Seo
BACKGROUND: Dalbergia odorifera T. Chen (Leguminosae) is an indigenous medicinal herb that is widely used as a popular remedy in northern and eastern Asia. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying the biological activity of D. odorifera are not fully elucidated. METHODS: Anti-inflammatory effect of D. odorifera extract (DOE) was determined through intraperitoneal injection in a mouse model of endotoxemia induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). RAW 264.7 cells, a murine macrophage, were also treated with LPS to generate a cellular model of inflammation, and investigated the anti-inflammatory activity and underlying mechanisms of DOE and its constituent isoliquiritigenin...
April 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399910/neuroprotective-effect-of-aronia-melanocarpa-extract-against-glutamate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-ht22-cells
#18
Hyeon Yong Lee, Jin Bae Weon, Gahee Ryu, Woo Seung Yang, Nam Young Kim, Myong Ki Kim, Choong Je Ma
BACKGROUND: Glutamate (an endogenous excitatory neurotransmitter) at high concentrations contributes to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Aronia melanocarpa (A. melanocarpa) berries contain anthocyanins and have high antioxidant activities. In this study, we evaluated whether A. melanocarpa berries could protect neuronal cells against glutamate-induced oxidative stress. METHOD: A. melanocarpa berries exerted a protective effect against cytotoxicity in HT22 mouse hippocampal cells by MTT assay...
April 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399870/the-role-of-traditional-healers-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-burkitt-lymphoma-in-cameroon-understanding-the-challenges-and-moving-forward
#19
Glenn M Afungchwi, Peter B Hesseling, Elena J Ladas
BACKGROUND: Burkittlymphoma(BL) is the most common childhood cancer in Cameroon with a reported incidence of 3 per 100,000 children under 15 years in the Northwest region. Treatment at three Baptist mission hospitals has a recorded cure rate of over 50%. Traditional medicine(TM) is recognized by the national health system, but its scope is undefined and entraps children with BL. The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes and practices of parents and traditional healers (TH) towards TM in children with BL in order to develop recommendations for an integrative approach and improved access to life-saving treatment for children with BL...
April 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399868/4-5-4-trihydroxychalcone-8-8-ethene-1-2-diyl-dinaphtalene-1-4-5-triol-and-rutin-from-gynura-segetum-inhibit-phagocytosis-lymphocyte-proliferation-cytokine-release-and-nitric-oxide-production-from-phagocytic-cells
#20
Yuandani, Ibrahim Jantan, Khairana Husain
BACKGROUND: Gynura segetum is used traditionally to treat various ailments related to the immune system, which include cancer, inflammation, rheumatism, diabetes, hypertension, and viral infections but little studies have been carried out to validate their ethnopharmacological aspects. In this study the immunosuppressive effects of G. segetum and its constituents were investigated. METHODS: Isolation of compounds from G. segetum leaves was conducted using vacuum liquid chromatography (VLC) and column chromatography (CC)...
April 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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