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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168001/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-tao-ren-cheng-qi-tang-against-embolic-stroke-in-rats
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Ling-Wei Hsu, Wei-Cheng Shiao, Nen-Chung Chang, Meng-Che Yu, Ting-Lin Yen, Philip Aloysius Thomas, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Joen-Rong Sheu
BACKGROUND: Combinations of the traditional Chinese and Western medicines have been used to treat numerous diseases throughout the world, and there is a growing body of evidence showing that some of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine elicit significant pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the neuroprotective effects of Tao-Ren-Cheng-Qi Tang (TRCQT) in combination with aspirin following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced embolic stroke in rats...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138336/chemical-compositions-chromatographic-fingerprints-and-antioxidant-activities-of-citri-exocarpium-rubrum-juhong
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Yang Zhao, Chun-Pin Kao, Chi-Ren Liao, Kun-Chang Wu, Xin Zhou, Yu-Ling Ho, Yuan-Shiun Chang
BACKGROUND: Citri Exocarpium Rubrum (CER), which is known as Juhong in Chinese, is the dried exocarp of Citrus reticulata Blanco and its cultivars (Fam. Rutaceae) and is currently used in Chinese medicine to protect the stomach and eliminate dampness and phlegm. The main aim of this study was to develop a high-performance liquid chromatography ultraviolet mass spectrometry (HPLC-UV-MS) method for determining the chemical compositions and fingerprint of CER. We also evaluated the antioxidant properties of CER based on its 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity, ferric ion reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) assays...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105066/electroacupuncture-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-in-participants-undergoing-vascular-laparotomy-under-general-anesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Meng-Yue Liu, Cheng-Wei Wang, Zhou-Peng Wu, Ning Li
BACKGROUND: Postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction (PGD) is a common complication following laparotomy under general anesthesia (GA). Abdominal distension occurs in 8-28% of surgeries within 24 h postoperatively. The present study aimed to analyze the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for the prevention of PGD by applying preoperative EA stimulation of PC6 (Neiguan), ST36 (Zusanli), and ST37 (Shangjuxv) bilaterally twice within 24 h prior to surgery, compared with no acupuncture treatment...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077963/quality-control-of-lycium-chinense-and-lycium-barbarum-cortex-digupi-by-hplc-using-kukoamines-as-markers
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Yuan-Yuan Li, Rui Di, Wing-Leung Hsu, Ye-Qing Huang, Hon-Yeung Cheung
BACKGROUND: Lycii Cortex (LyC), composed of Lycium chinense and Lycium barbarum cortex and having the Chinese name Digupi, is used to treat chronic diseases like cough, hypertension, and diabetes in Eastern Asia. However, chromatographic methods, such as TLC and HPLC, to determine the phytochemical composition of LyC have not been included in any official compendiums. This study aims to establish a validated HPLC method for quality control of LyC. METHODS: Kukoamines A and B (KA and KB, respectively) were selected as markers for the HPLC method...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077962/the-influence-of-duodenally-delivered-shakuyakukanzoto-shao-yao-gan-cao-tang-on-duodenal-peristalsis-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Haruka Fujinami, Shinya Kajiura, Jun Nishikawa, Takayuki Ando, Toshiro Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Anti-cholinergic agents may be used to inhibit duodenal peristalsis, but they may have adverse effects. Shakuyakukanzoto (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang) has an anti-spasmodic effect and has been used before for oesophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy. This randomised clinical trial aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of Shakuyakukanzoto on duodenal peristalsis, and its usefulness when administered into the duodenum just before endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053655/an-investigation-of-fungal-contamination-on-the-surface-of-medicinal-herbs-in-china
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Run-Sheng Zheng, Wen-Li Wang, Jing Tan, Hui Xu, Ruo-Ting Zhan, Wei-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND: The dried parts of medicinal herbs are susceptible to the infection of fungi during pre- or post-harvest procedure. This study aimed to investigate the presence of fungi and their metabolites mycotoxins on the surface of medicinal herbs collected from China. METHODS: Forty-five retail samples of 15 different medicinal herbs were collected from 3 different regions in China. Then the potential fungi were immediately washed off from the surface of each sample with 0...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053654/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-and-effectiveness-between-erxian-decoction-and-mixtures-of-decoctions-of-its-individual-herbs-a-novel-approach-for-identification-of-the-standard-chemicals
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H P Cheung, S W Wang, T B Ng, Y B Zhang, L X Lao, Z J Zhang, Y Tong, F W S Chung, S C W Sze
BACKGROUND: Identification of bioactive standard chemicals is a major challenge in the study of the Chinese medicinal formula. In particular, the chemical components may interact differently depending on the preparative methods, therefore affecting the amounts of bioactive components and their pharmacological properties in the medicinal formula. With the use of Erxian decoction (EXD) as a study model-a  well-known Chinese medicinal formula for treating menopausal symptoms, a novel and rapid approach in seeking standard chemicals has been established by differentially comparing the HPLC profiles and the menopause-related biochemical parameters of combined decoction of EXD (EXD-C) and mixtures of the decoctions of its individual herbs (EXD-S)...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018479/acupuncture-as-an-intervention-to-reduce-alcohol-dependency-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Charlotte Southern, Charlie Lloyd, Jianping Liu, Congcong Wang, Tingting Zhang, Martin Bland, Hugh MacPherson
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been widely used as a treatment for alcohol dependence. An updated and rigorously conducted systematic review is needed to establish the extent and quality of the evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture as an intervention for reducing alcohol dependence. This review aimed to ascertain the effectiveness of acupuncture for reducing alcohol dependence as assessed by changes in either craving or withdrawal symptoms. METHODS: In this systematic review, a search strategy was designed to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in either the English or Chinese literature, with a priori eligibility criteria...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018478/rapid-differentiation-of-xihuangcao-from-the-three-isodon-species-by-uplc-esi-qtof-ms-ms-and-chemometrics-analysis
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Lai Lai Wong, Zhitao Liang, Hubiao Chen, Zhongzhen Zhao
BACKGROUND: Isodon lophanthoides, I. lophanthoides var. graciliflorus and I. serra are the three botanical sources of Xihuangcao, which are often used indiscriminately in herbal products. The aim of this study was to develop a rapid and accurate analytical method to identify the three different botanical sources of Xihuangcao by combining UPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS with chemometrics analysis. METHODS: Fifteen batches of plants were collected as reference materials and their chemical profiles were analyzed by UPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895702/ameliorating-effect-of-erxian-decoction-combined-with-fructus-schisandrae-chinensis-wu-wei-zi-on-menopausal-sweating-and-serum-hormone-profiles-in-a-rat-model
#10
Shi Wei Wang, Fei Hua Wu, Yan Bo Zhang, Liang Zhang, Jing Su, Hei Kei Wong, Ai Hua Liu, Ho Pan Cheung, Tzi Bun Ng, Yao Tong, Stephen Cho Wing Sze
BACKGROUND: Modified Erxian decoction (MEXD), i.e., Erxian decoction (EXD) with Fructus Schisandrae chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) added, has been used to alleviate menopausal symptoms. This study aimed to investigate the effects of MEXD on menopausal sweating and serum hormone levels in a rat model of menopause after oral administration of MEXD. METHODS: Quality control of MEXD was conducted by employing a reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography column. The three treatment groups received oral administration of MEXD in 0...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891174/combination-of-cisplatin-and-bromelain-exerts-synergistic-cytotoxic-effects-against-breast-cancer-cell-line-mda-mb-231-in-vitro
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Ahmad Zaim Mat Pauzi, Swee Keong Yeap, Nadiah Abu, Kian Lam Lim, Abdul Rahman Omar, Suraini Abdul Aziz, Adam Leow Thean Chow, Tamilselvan Subramani, Soon Guan Tan, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen
BACKGROUND: Bromelain, which is a cysteine endopeptidase commonly found in pineapple stems, has been investigated as a potential anti-cancer agent for the treatment of breast cancer. However, information pertaining to the effects of combining bromelain with existing chemotherapeutic drugs remains scarce. This study aimed to investigate the possible synergistic cytotoxic effects of using bromelain in combination with cisplatin on MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells. METHOD: MDA-MB-231 cells were treated with different concentrations (0...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733866/inhibitory-effect-of-trans-ferulic-acid-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-lung-cancer-cells-accompanied-with-increased-endogenous-reactive-oxygen-species-and-%C3%AE-catenin-instability
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Yao Fong, Chia-Chun Tang, Huei-Ting Hu, Hsin-Yu Fang, Bing-Hung Chen, Chang-Yi Wu, Shyng-Shiou Yuan, Hui-Min David Wang, Yen-Chun Chen, Yen-Ni Teng, Chien-Chih Chiu
BACKGROUND: Trans-ferulic (FA) acid exhibits antioxidant effects in vitro. However, the underlying mechanism of trans-FA activity in cellular physiology, especially cancer physiology, remains largely unknown. This study investigated the cellular physiological effects of trans-FA on the H1299 human lung cancer cell line. METHODS: The 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl assay was used to determine free radical scavenging capability. Assessment of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) was evaluated using oxidized 2',7'-dichlorofluorescin diacetate and dihydroethidium staining...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708694/full-component-analysis-of-tianma-gouteng-yin
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Ying-Yu Huang, Liang-Feng Liu, Rui-Qi Yue, Jun Xu, Alan Ho, Min Li, Quan-Bin Han
BACKGROUND: Tianma-Gouteng-Yin (TGY), which is common Chinese medicine formulation consisting of 11 different herbs and being used in China for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, inflammatory conditions and cardiovascular diseases, was selected for full component analysis. The aim of this study was to quantitatively analyze the chemical profiles of ten commercial TGY samples and one sample produced in our laboratory. METHODS: Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled with quadrupole-tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometry (Q-TOF-MS) was used to analyze the non-saccharide small molecule components of the different TGY samples...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708693/anti-cancer-effects-of-gynostemma-pentaphyllum-thunb-makino-jiaogulan
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Yantao Li, Wanjun Lin, Jiajun Huang, Ying Xie, Wenzhe Ma
Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino (GpM) (Jiaogulan) has been widely used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of several diseases, including hepatitis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, GpM has recently been shown to exhibit potent anti-cancer activities. In this review, we have summarized recent research progress on the anti-cancer activities and mechanisms of action of GpM, as well as determining the material basis for the anti-cancer effects of GpM by searching the PubMed, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708692/in-silico-profiling-for-secondary-metabolites-from-lepidium-meyenii-maca-by-the-pharmacophore-and-ligand-shape-based-joint-approach
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Fan Yi, Xiao-Lei Tan, Xin Yan, Hai-Bo Liu
BACKGROUND: Lepidium meyenii Walpers (maca) is an herb known as a traditional nutritional supplement and widely used in Peru, North America, and Europe to enhance human fertility and treat osteoporosis. The secondary metabolites of maca, namely, maca alkaloids, macaenes, and macamides, are bioactive compounds, but their targets are undefined. METHODS: The pharmacophore-based PharmaDB targets database screening joint the ligand shape similarity-based WEGA validation approach is proposed to predict the targets of these unique constituents and was performed using Discovery Studio 4...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708691/authentication-of-acori-tatarinowii-rhizoma-shi-chang-pu-and-its-adulterants-by-morphological-distinction-chemical-composition-and-its-sequencing
#16
Kelly Yin-Ching Lam, Chuen-Fai Ku, Huai-You Wang, Gallant Kar-Lun Chan, Ping Yao, Huang-Quan Lin, Tina Ting-Xia Dong, Hong-Jie Zhang, Karl Wah-Keung Tsim
BACKGROUND: Acori Tatarinowii Rhizoma (ATR; rhizome of Acorus tatarinowii Schott) (Shi Chang Pu) is widely used in Chinese medicine (CM) to resuscitate, calm the mind, resolve shi (dampness) and harmonize the wei (stomach). Seven different species have been identified as belonging to the genus Acorus, all of which can be found in China. However, it can be difficult to distinguish the different species of Acorus because of their morphological similarities. The aim of this study was to authenticate Acorus species using macroscopic and microscopic techniques, chemical analysis and DNA authentication and to compare the resolution power and reliability of these different methods...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660650/adjunctive-use-of-modified-yunu-jian-in-the-non-surgical-treatment-of-male-smokers-with-chronic-periodontitis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Kwan-Yat Zee, Pui Sze Chan, Johnson Chun Sing Ho, Stanley Man Lung Lai, Esmonde Francis Corbet, Wai Keung Leung
BACKGROUND: Yunu-Jian (YJ) is a Chinese medicine (CM) heat purging formula, which is used to reduce wei huo (stomach-heat, SH) and enrich shen yin (kidney-yin, KY). This formula is also commonly used to manage diabetes mellitus and gum/oral inflammation. The activity of YJ can be modified or refined by the addition of other CM herbs and/or minor changes to one of its five key ingredients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the adjunctive use of modified YJ (mYJ) or YJ containing additional osteoblast-stimulating and inflammation-modulating CM herbs in the non-surgical periodontal treatment of smokers with chronic periodontitis in a randomized, double-blind, prospective, placebo-controlled study...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617027/chi-ju-di-huang-wan-protects-rats-against-retinal-ischemia-by-downregulating-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-inhibiting-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase
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Hsiao-Ming Chao, Lei Hu, Ji-Min Cheng, Xiao-Qian Liu, Jorn-Hon Liu, Wynn Hwai-Tzong Pan, Xiu-Mei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia is a retinal disorder related to retinal vascular occlusion, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. The study aimed to evaluate the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of Chi-Ju-Di-Huang-Wan (CJDHW) against retinal ischemia in rats. METHODS: High intraocular pressure (HIOP)-induced retinal ischemia was established in Wistar rats by raising their intraocular pressure to 120 mmHg for 60 min with in an eye whose anterior chamber was cannulated with a 30-guage needle adapted to a normal saline bottle through an intravenous line...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582785/attenuation-of-blood-pressure-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-by-acupuncture-was-associated-with-reduction-oxidative-stress-and-improvement-from-endothelial-dysfunction
#19
Sin Bond Leung, Hongwei Zhang, Chi Wai Lau, Zhi-Xiu Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertension can be treated effectively by acupuncture; however, the association between acupuncture and endothelial function remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture on endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress-related parameters in spontaneously hypertensive animals. METHODS: Eighteen-week-old Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKYs) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were arbitrarily divided into four groups: WKY control (n = 8), SHR control (n = 8), SHR sham-acupuncture (n = 8) and SHR acupuncture (n = 8)...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478496/conservation-and-sustainable-use-of-medicinal-plants-problems-progress-and-prospects
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Shi-Lin Chen, Hua Yu, Hong-Mei Luo, Qiong Wu, Chun-Fang Li, André Steinmetz
Medicinal plants are globally valuable sources of herbal products, and they are disappearing at a high speed. This article reviews global trends, developments and prospects for the strategies and methodologies concerning the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plant resources to provide a reliable reference for the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. We emphasized that both conservation strategies (e.g. in situ and ex situ conservation and cultivation practices) and resource management (e...
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