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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540540/molecular-mechanisms-of-bombyx-batryticatus-ethanol-extract-inducing-gastric-cancer-sgc-7901-cells-apoptosis
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Jin-Yi Wu, Almutamad Sheikho, He Ma, Tian-Ci Li, Ya-Qi Zhao, Ya-Lin Zhang, Dun Wang
Bombyx batryticatus is a traditional Chinese medicine. To understand apoptotic effect of B. batryticatus ethanol extract (BBE), we investigated the role of BBE in inducing apoptosis of human gastric cancer cells SGC-7901. Cells treated with BBE and apoptosis was assessed by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay, morphological changes, DNA fragmentation and flow cytometry assays. The expression of Bcl-2, Bax and P21 were evaluated by western blot analysis and real time polymerase chain reaction. MTT assay showed that the cytotoxicity of BBE extract on SGC-7901 cells was correlated with treatment time and concentration...
May 24, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539711/flavonoids-isolated-from-the-flowers-of-limonium-bicolor-and-their-in-vitro-antitumor-evaluation
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Jian Chen, Jiehui Teng, Li Ma, Haiying Tong, Bingru Ren, Linshan Wang, Weilin Li
BACKGROUND: Limonium bicolor, a halophytic species, can grow in saline or saline-alkali soil, is well known as a traditional Chinese medicine. Recently it attracted much attention for its treatment for cancer. OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to evaluate this species from the phytochemical standpoint and the possible relationship between the antitumor activity and its natural products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chemical constituents from the flowers of L...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534943/bu-fei-decoction-attenuates-the-tumor-associated-macrophage-stimulated-proliferation-migration-invasion-and-immunosuppression-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-partially-via-il-10-and-pd-l1-regulation
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Lina Pang, Shuyan Han, Yanna Jiao, Shantong Jiang, Xiran He, Pingping Li
Macrophages play a pivotal role in tumor microenvironment. Bu-Fei Decoction (BFD) is a classical formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to alleviate lung cancer related symptoms, whether it has antitumor effect or could influence cancer microenvironment deserves further study. The aim of the present study was to examine the antitumor effect of BFD on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to investigate the underlying mechanisms through tumor associated macrophages (TAMs). M2-polarized TAMs were induced by Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) and interleukin 4 (IL-4)...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534383/in-vitro-anticancer-activity-and-cytotoxicity-screening-of-phytochemical-extracts-from-selected-traditional-chinese-medicinal-plants
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Chao Liang, Hui Pan, Haizhou Li, Yang Zhao, Yang Feng
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anticancer activity of 10 selected traditional Chinese medicinal plants on 4 cancer cell lines, namely MCF-7 (breast carcinoma), BALL-1 (acute lymphoblastic leukemia), Huh-7 (hepatocellular carcinoma), HeLa (cervical carcinoma) and their cytotoxicity on a normal cell line, namely MCF-10A (non-tumorigenic mammary epithelial line), about which there were few reports previously. METHODS: Six phytochemical extracts, namely petroleum ether extract (PEE), chloroform extract (CE), ethyl acetate extract (EAE), n-butanol extract (BE), the remainder after extraction (RE) and water extract (WE) from each plant were prepared...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532683/the-essential-oil-from-the-twigs-of-cinnamomum-cassia-presl-inhibits-oxytocin-induced-uterine-contraction-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Lan Sun, Li-Na Liu, Jia-Chun Li, Yao-Zhong Lv, Shao-Bo Zong, Jun Zhou, Zheng-Zhong Wang, Jun-Ping Kou, Wei Xiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The twigs and bark of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Lauraceae) are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of tumor, abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, digestive system disease and inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the inhibitory effect of the essential oil from the twigs of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (EOCC) on uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mouse uterine contraction was induced by oxytocin (OT) exposure following estradiol benzoate pretreatment...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529560/ruanjian-sanjie-decoction-exhibits-antitumor-activity-by-inducing-cell-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer
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Xiumei Zhao, Jing Zhao, Renjie Hu, Qiang Yao, Guixian Zhang, Hongsheng Shen, Ernesto Yagüe, Yunhui Hu
Traditional Chinese medicine, based on theories developed and practiced for >2,000 years, is one of the most common complementary and alternative types of medicine currently used in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Ruanjian Sanjie (RJSJ) decoction, is composed of four herbs, including Ban xia (Pinellia ternata), Xia ku cao (Prunella vulgaris), Shan ci gu (Cremastra appendiculata) and Hai zao (Sargassum pallidum), and has traditionally been used for softening hard lumps and resolving hard tissue masses...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525368/indirubin-improves-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-functions-in-lipopolysaccharide-challenged-mice
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Tianjie Qi, Haitao Li, Shuai Li
Indirubin, a traditional Chinese medicine formulation from the Muricidae family, has been reported to exhibit abroad anti-cancer and anti-inflammation activities and mediate nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signal. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the protective effects of indirubin on LPS-induced acute lung injury and the potential mechanism in mice. The results showed that LPS treatment caused oxidative stress and inflammation in mice. Indirubin alleviated LPS-caused oxidative stress and inflammation via reducing MDA abundance and IL-1β and TNF-α expressions in mice...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521395/marsdenia-tenacissima-extract-suppresses-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-in-a20-mouse-lymphoma
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Xingbin Dai, Yanhua Ji, Pengjun Jiang, Xuemei Sun
Marsdenia tenacissima (MT), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been utilized in the treatment of a variety of malignant conditions for decades, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Angiogenesis, new blood vessel formation by nearby endothelial cells (ECs) from pre-existing vessels, plays a key role in cancer growth. In the present study, the effects of MT extract (MTE) on EC proliferation and apoptosis in vitro, and on A20 mouse lymphoma growth and angiogenesis in vivo were investigated. MTE exhibited an anti-proliferative effect on the ECs, with a half maximal inhibitory concentration of 11...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505136/gubenyiliu-ii-inhibits-breast-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-associated-with-decreased-heparanase-expression-and-phosphorylation-of-erk-and-akt-pathways
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Yi Zhang, Gan-Lin Zhang, Xu Sun, Ke-Xin Cao, Ya-Wen Shang, Mu-Xin Gong, Cong Ma, Nan Nan, Jin-Ping Li, Ming-Wei Yu, Guo-Wang Yang, Xiao-Min Wang
Gubenyiliu II (GYII), a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula used in our hospital, has shown beneficial effects in cancer patients. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of GYII on murine breast cancer models. GYII showed significant inhibitory effects on tumor growth and metastasis in the murine breast cancer model. Additionally, GYII suppressed the proliferation of 4T1 and MCF-7 cells in a dose-dependent manner. A better inhibitory effect on 4T1 cell proliferation and migration was found in the decomposed recipes (DR) of GYII...
May 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503147/an-ethanolic-extract-of-ampelopsis-radix-exerts-anti-colorectal-cancer-effects-and-potently-inhibits-stat3-signaling-in-vitro
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Tao Su, Jing-Xuan Bai, Ying-Jie Chen, Xin-Ning Wang, Xiu-Qiong Fu, Ting Li, Hui Guo, Pei-Li Zhu, Yue Wang, Zhi-Ling Yu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling is constantly activated in CRC, and has been proposed as a pathogenic factor and a therapeutic target of CRC. Ampelopsis Radix (AR), a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, possesses low toxicity and has long been used clinically for the treatment of cancers including CRC. Some constituents of AR have been reported to exert anti-cancer properties by targeting STAT3...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500623/simultaneous-inhibition-of-nmda-and-mglu1-5-receptors-by-levo-corydalmine-in-rat-spinal-cord-attenuates-bone-cancer-pain
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Wen-Ling Dai, Bing Yan, Nan Jiang, Juan-Juan Wu, Xiu-Feng Liu, Ji-Hua Liu, Bo-Yang Yu
Bone cancer pain is a challenge for its not completely clarified mechanism and broad clinical morbidity. Therefore, novel and more effective drugs are urgent needed for improvement of patients' quality of life. Glutamate receptors have been associated with the development of the central sensitization of chronic pain. Inhibition of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors can effectively attenuate bone cancer pain respectively. Herein, our results indicated that levo-Corydalmine (l-CDL), a compound from Corydalis yanhusuo W...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498458/chloroform-fraction-of-scutellaria-barbata-d-%C3%A2-don-inhibits-the-growth-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-by-activating-mir%C3%A2-34a
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Ling Zhang, Yi Fang, Jian-Yu Feng, Qiao-Yan Cai, Li-Hui Wei, Shan Lin, Jun Peng
Scutellaria barbata D. Don (SB) is a well known formula in traditional Chinese medicine, which exhibits potent anticancer effects on various cancers. Many miRNAs play crucial roles in the regulation of cancer, for instance, miR‑34a functions as a tumor suppressor, and is often downregulated during cancer. In this study, we investigated the role of ECSB in suppressing the growth of human colon cancer HCT‑8 cells, and whether this is mediated by regulation of miR‑34a and its downstream target genes, using real-time PCR and western blot analysis...
May 4, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492559/mk2206-enhances-the-cytocidal-effects-of-bufalin-in-multiple-myeloma-by-inhibiting-the-akt-mtor-pathway
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Ru-Fang Xiang, Yan Wang, Nan Zhang, Wen-Bin Xu, Yang Cao, Jia Tong, Jun-Min Li, Ying-Li Wu, Hua Yan
Despite the development of promising cancer therapeutic drugs, multiple myeloma (MM) remains an incurable disease. Bufalin is a bufanolide steroid compound of the traditional Chinese medicine Chan Su that was previously shown to exert growth suppression effects on myeloma cell lines. Previous studies conducted by our group demonstrated that bufalin activated the AKT/mTOR pathway in myeloma cells, which is considered an essential pathway to disease progression and is related to drug resistance in MM. In view of the significant role of AKT in MM, the allosteric AKT inhibitor MK2206 was selected in order to enhance the antitumor effects of bufalin in different MM cell lines (NCI-H929, U266, LP-1 and RPMI8226)...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485033/localisation-of-two-bioactive-labdane-diterpenoids-in-the-peltate-glandular-trichomes-of-leonurus-japonicus-by-laser-microdissection-coupled-with-uplc-ms-ms
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Chao-Jiang Xiao, Yan-Chun Liu, Shi-Hong Luo, Juan Hua, Yan Liu, Sheng-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Glandular trichomes of plants are biochemical factories that could produce, store and secrete copious pharmaceutically important natural products. The Labiatae plant Leonurus japonicus is an important traditional Chinese medicine used to treat gynecological diseases, and has abundant peltate glandular trichomes (PGTs), in which the secondary metabolites accumulated are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To study the secondary metabolites specifically accumulated in the PGTs of L...
May 9, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484706/endophytic-actinobacteria-associated-with-dracaena-cochinchinensis-lour-isolation-diversity-and-their-cytotoxic-activities
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Nimaichand Salam, Thi-Nhan Khieu, Min-Jiao Liu, Thu-Trang Vu, Son Chu-Ky, Ngoc-Tung Quach, Quyet-Tien Phi, Manik Prabhu Narsing Rao, Angélique Fontana, Samira Sarter, Wen-Jun Li
Dracaena cochinchinensis Lour. is an ethnomedicinally important plant used in traditional Chinese medicine known as dragon's blood. Excessive utilization of the plant for extraction of dragon's blood had resulted in the destruction of the important niche. During a study to provide a sustainable way of utilizing the resources, the endophytic Actinobacteria associated with the plant were explored for potential utilization of their medicinal properties. Three hundred and four endophytic Actinobacteria belonging to the genera Streptomyces, Nocardiopsis, Brevibacterium, Microbacterium, Tsukamurella, Arthrobacter, Brachybacterium, Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Kocuria, Nocardioides, and Pseudonocardia were isolated from different tissues of D...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484391/quantitative-evaluation-of-the-compatibility-effects-of-huangqin-decoction-on-the-treatment-of-irinotecan-induced-gastrointestinal-toxicity-using-untargeted-metabolomics
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Dong-Ni Cui, Xu Wang, Jia-Qing Chen, Bo Lv, Pei Zhang, Wei Zhang, Zun-Jian Zhang, Feng-Guo Xu
Huangqin decoction (HQD), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been widely used to treat gastrointestinal syndrome in China for thousands of years. Chemotherapy drug irinotecan (CPT-11) is used clinically to treat various kinds of cancers but limited by its side effects, especially delayed diarrhea. Nowadays, HQD has been proved to be effective in attenuating the intestinal toxicity induced by CPT-11. HQD consists of four medicinal herbs including Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch, Paeonia lactiflora Pall, and Ziziphus jujuba Mill...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484110/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-human-papillomavirus-hpv-infections-a-systematic-review
#17
Jing Lin, Lanting Chen, Xuemin Qiu, Na Zhang, Qiting Guo, Yan Wang, Mingyan Wang, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Dajin Li, Ling Wang
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are common and generally harmless, but persistent infections can bring health problems like cancer and genital warts. For the uninfected group, HPV vaccines provide safe and effective protection, but they're type-restricted and expensive. For those infected, so far there have been a handful of treatments for HPV-associated benign or malignant diseases, traditional Chinese medicine being one of them. This systematic review focuses on the application of traditional Chinese medicine in HPV infection and related diseases on the basis of clinical findings...
May 6, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477019/nfatc3-mediates-the-sensitivity-of-gastric-cancer-cells-to-arsenic-sulfide
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Xiuli Zhang, Ting Kang, Lian Zhang, Yingying Tong, Wenping Ding, Siyu Chen
Arsenic sulfide (As4S4) is the main component of Realgar which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Previously we showed that As4S4 inhibited the proliferation of colon cancer cells through regulating nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) pathway. Here we explore the role of NFAT in gastric cancer. We showed that As4S4 inhibited the expression of NFATc1, NFATc3, and NFATc4, and modulated the expression of NFATc2 accompanying with p53. The baseline expression of NFATc3 varied distinctly in gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, MGC803, MKN28, MKN45, and SGC7901) and the sensitivity of these cells to As4S4 was dissimilar, with AGS and MGC803 cells showing higher sensitivity while the SGC7901 cells relatively resistant...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476678/anticancer-efficacy-of-the-ethyl-acetate-extract-from-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-herb-celastrus-orbiculatus-against-human-gastric-cancer
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Haibo Wang, Lide Tao, Tengyang Ni, Hao Gu, Feng Jin, Xiaojun Dai, Jun Feng, Yanbing Ding, Weiming Xiao, Shiyu Guo, Tadashi Hisamitsu, Yayun Qian, Yanqing Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herb Celastrus orbiculatus is an important folk medicinal plant in China that has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and analgesic in various diseases. The ethyl acetate extract of C. orbiculatus (C. orbiculatus extract, COE) was reported to show significant antitumor effects. However, no study in China or abroad has reported the effect and mechanism of COE in triggering apoptosis of gastric cancer (GC) cells...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473734/long-term-survival-of-aids-patients-treated-with-only-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Yifei Wang, Fujun Jin, Qiaoli Wang, Zucai Suo
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCM) has been used in Chinese society for more than 5,000 years to treat diseases from inflammation to cancer. Here, we report the case of nine living AIDS patients in the age range of 51 to 67 who were treated with either a unique formula of TCM alone from 2001 to 2009 or the TCM from 2001 to 2006 and then switched to occasional antiretroviral therapy. Surprisingly, the viral loads of eight patients were at undetectable levels on June 28, 2016, while the remaining patient had a low viral load of 29 copies/ml...
April 1, 2017: Alternative & Complementary Therapies: a New Bimonthly Publication for Health Care Practitioners
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