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Ruijuan Zhou, Hongjiu Chen, Junpeng Chen, Xuemei Chen, Yu Wen, Leqin Xu
BACKGROUND: Astragalus membranaceus (AM) is a commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has been used as an essential tonic to treat various diseases for more than 2000 years. In this study, we aimed to investigate the biological effects of extract from AM on breast cancer cell and its mechanism. METHODS: To prepare the extract, dried AM were ground and extracted with water extraction-ethanol supernatant method. Then the main isoflavones in the extract was detect by HPLC analysis...
March 9, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Qinhai Ma, Qingtian Yu, Xuefeng Xing, Sinian Liu, Chunyu Shi, Jiabo Luo
The San Wu Huangqin Decoction (SWHD), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, is used to treat colds caused by exposure to wind-pathogen, hyperpyrexia, infectious diseases and cancer; moreover, it is used for detoxification. The individual herbs of SWHD, such as Sophora flavescens and Scutellaria baicalensis , exhibit a wide spectrum of antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer and other properties. The Chinese compound formula of SWHD is composed of S. flavescens, S. baicalensis and Rehmannia glutinosa ...
March 9, 2018: Viruses
Yu-Ning Teng, Yingzi Wang, Pei-Ling Hsu, Guang Xin, Yu Zhang, Susan L Morris-Natschke, Masuo Goto, Kuo-Hsiung Lee
BACKGROUND: The seeds of Euphorbia lathyris are used in traditional Chinese medicines for the treatment of various medical conditions. E. lathyris contains many natural diterpenes with a lathyrane skeleton. PURPOSE AND STUDY DESIGN: Five lathyrane-type diterpenoids named Euphorbia factors L1 , L2 , L3 , L8 , and L9 (1-5), were investigated for cytotoxicity against A549, MDA-MB-231, KB, and MCF-7 cancer cell lines and the KB-VIN multidrug resistant (MDR) cancer cell line...
March 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Lu Lu, Wei-Han Li, Xiao-Chuan Guo, Wen-Bin Fu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of thunder-fire moxibustion in the treatment of qi deficiency-induced fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: Sixty breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were randomly divided into thunder-fire moxibustion (Moxi) and conventional nursing (nursing) groups ( n =30 in each group). Patients in the Moxi group were treated with thunder-fire moxibustion applied to the back part of body from Pishu (BL 20) to Qihaishu (BL 24) on the bilateral sides and to the abdominal part from Zhongwan (CV 12) to Guanyuan (CV 4) for 30 min, once a day for 14 days...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Kejuan Song, Teng Lv, Yulong Chen, Yuchao Diao, Qin Yao, Yankui Wang
Ovarian cancer is a highly metastatic malignancy and a leading cause of cancer-related death in postmenopausal women. Emodin is a natural anthraquinone isolated from several traditional Chinese medicines including Rhubarb and Polygonum cuspidatum. Recently, emodin was demonstrated to reduce the growth of human ovarian carcinoma cells. However, the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we identified that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 was significantly affected by emodin treatment in A2780 cells using microarray analysis...
March 6, 2018: Oncology Reports
Shenglan Qi, Huida Guan, Gang Deng, Tao Yang, Xuemei Cheng, Wei Liu, Ping Liu, Changhong Wang
Adenosine deaminase (ADA), which is a key enzyme in the metabolism of purine nucleosides, plays important roles in diverse disorders, such as tuberculosis, diabetes, liver disorders, and cancer. Determination of the activities of ADA and its isoenzymes in body fluids has received considerable attention in the diagnosis and treatment of relative diseases. Ultraviolet spectroscopy with adenosine (AD) as a substrate is a classical approach for screening potential ADA inhibitors by measuring the decrease in substrate (AD) at 265 nm or increase in the product (inosine) at 248 nm...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Mandy M Liu, Kevin M Huang, Li Qian, Payal Chatterjee, Suhui Zhang, Rui Li, Su Zhou, Zhijun Wang, Yun Luo, Ying Huang
BACKGROUND: The nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a potential molecular target for cancer chemoprevention. Si-Wu-Tang (SWT), a popular traditional Chinese medicine for women's health, was reported with a novel activity of cancer prevention. PURPOSE: The present study was aimed to identify the bioactive constituents in SWT responsible for the Nrf2 activating and cancer preventive activity and explore the pharmacological mechanisms. METHODS: Nine compounds detectable from various batches of SWT were ranked using in silico molecular docking based on their ability to interfere the forming of Nrf2-Keap1 complex...
February 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Liang-Zhen You, Yi-Xuan Lin, Zhao-Hui Fang, Guo-Ming Shen, Jin-Dong Zhao, Ting-Ting Wang
Diabetes has become a global public health problem that seriously threatens human health. Traditional Chinese medicine, the characteristics of the role of multiple targets, has a unique advantage in the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus and its complications. Astragaloside-Ⅳ (AS-Ⅳ), one of the main activities of Astragalus membranaceus, has a series of pharmacological effects including improvement in the function of endothelial cells and neovascularization, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, regulating energy metabolism, protectionnervous, anti-cancer and so on...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Jing Hu, Lu Zheng, Huanle Zhang, Sandian Zhang, Guodong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and prognostic value of memory T lymphocyte in patients with non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) following radiotherapy. METHODS: Forty-six patients with NSCLC receiving radiotherapy in Ningbo Medical Center Lihuili Hospital from February 2010 to May 2012 were enrolled in the study and 50 healthy subjects served as the control group. The central memory T cell (TCM ) and effector memory T cell (TEM ) in peripheral blood CD4+ , CD8+ cells were detected by flow cytometry...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
Yi-Quan Yan, Juan Xie, Jing-Fu Wang, Zhao-Feng Shi, Xiang Zhang, Yong-Ping Du, Xing-Cheng Zhao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant diseases worldwide. The unfavorable clinical outcome and poor prognosis are due to high rates of recurrence and metastasis after treatments. Some scholars of traditional Chinese medicine suggested that endogenous wind-evil had played an important role in metastasis of malignant tumor. Therefore, the drug of dispelling wind-evil could be used to prevent cancer metastasis and improve the poor prognosis. So we wondered whether Scorpion, one of the most important wind calming drugs, has antitumor effect especially in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis of HCC in this research...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Chengcheng You, Yingming Sun, Shiyu Zhang, Guiliang Tang, Nannan Zhang, Chunyang Li, Xiaoli Tian, Shijing Ma, Yuan Luo, Wenjie Sun, Feng Wang, Xuefeng Liu, Yu Xiao, Yan Gong, Junhong Zhang, Conghua Xie
Tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has a specific antitumour activity against many malignant tumours. However, more than half of lung cancer cells are resistant to TRAIL-relevant drugs. Trichosanthin (TCS) is a traditional Chinese medicine with strong inhibitive effects on various malignancies. Nevertheless, its function on TRAIL resistance has not been revealed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To examine the molecular mechanisms of TCS-induced TRAIL sensitivity, we administrated TCS to TRAIL-resistance NSCLC cells, and found that the combination treatment of TCS and TRAIL inhibited cancer cell proliferation and invasion, and induced cell apoptosis and S-phase arrest...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Zhenfang Gao, Cuicui Yu, Haiyue Liang, Xuekai Wang, Yue Liu, Xin Li, Kai Ji, Hui Xu, Mingyan Yang, Ke Liu, Dong Qi, Huaying Fan
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is characterized by chronic intestinal inflammation and leads to an increased risk of colon cancer. There are many studies using phyto-ingredients as a novel approach for the treatment of UC. The plant Andrographis paniculata (Acanthaceae) is a safe and edible vegetable that has been extensively adopted in traditional Chinese medicine for conditions involving inflammation, and the most active phytochemical agent is andrographolide...
February 20, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
Changting Meng, Chunmei Bai, Thomas D Brown, Leroy Hood, Qiang Tian
Human gut microbiota play an essential role in both healthy and diseased states of humans. In the past decade, the interactions between microorganisms and tumors have attracted much attention in the efforts understanding various features of the complex microbial communities, as well as the possible mechanisms through which the microbiota are involved in cancer prevention, carcinogenesis, and anti-cancer therapy. A large number of studies have indicated that microbial dysbiosis contributes to cancer susceptibility via multiple pathways...
February 20, 2018: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
Xue-Qing Hu, Bin Wei, Ya-Nan Song, Qing Ji, Qi Li, Yun-Quan Luo, Wen-Hai Wang, Shi-Bing Su
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the metabolic profiles of postoperative colorectal cancer (PCRC) patients with different traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes and to discuss the metabolic mechanism under PCRC progression and TCM syndrome classification. METHODS: Fifty healthy controls (HC) and 70 PCRC patients, including 10 Dampness and heat syndrome (DHS), 33 Spleen deficiency syndrome (SDS), 19 Liver and kidney Yin deficiency syndrome (LKYDS) and 8 with non-TCM syndrome (NS) were enrolled...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Haizhou Liu, Hui Liu, Zhiyi Zhou, Robert A Parise, Edward Chu, John C Schmitz
BACKGROUND: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) remains the most widely used agent to treat colorectal cancer (CRC). However, its clinical efficacy is currently limited by the development of drug resistance. Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM) has been shown to enhance the efficacy of standard anticancer agents. However, there are only a limited number of well-controlled preclinical and clinical studies documenting the potential benefit of TCM. Herein, we screened a series of TCM formulas in in vitro and in vivo animal models to identify biologically active formulas that were effective against CRC...
February 20, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
Qian Wang, Narayan Acharya, Zhongwei Liu, Xianmei Zhou, Meghan Cromie, Jia Zhu, Weimin Gao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Experience-based herbal medicine as a complementary to modern western medicine has triggered an array of studies in quest of novel anticancer drugs. Scutellaria barbata D. Don (SB) is commonly used to treat different types of cancers, but its molecular mechanism of action is not clearly understood. In this study, we attempted to elucidate the mode of action of a traditional Chinese medicine prescription with a total of 14 components, named Lian-Jia-San-Jie-Fang (LJSJF, in Chinese), where SB works as the "principle" against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Bin Jia, Lei Xia, Fang Cao
Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops from the colon or rectum and is the fourth highest inducer of cancer mortality. In the present study, cancer tissues and normal tissues were extracted from patients with CRC who were treated in the Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Jinan, China). Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction demonstrated that the expression level of miR-766-5p was significantly higher (P<0.01) in cancer tissue than that in normal tissue...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Ju Yeon Choi, Biki Gupta, Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Jee-Heon Jeong, Sung Giu Jin, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
The major goal of cancer chemotherapy is to maximize the therapeutic efficacy of anticancer drugs, while minimizing their associated side effects. Celastrol (CST), which is extracted from the traditional Chinese medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii, has been reported to exhibit significant anticancer effects in various in vitro and in vivo cancer models. Nanoparticulate drug delivery systems could be employed to preserve and enhance the pharmacological effects of CST in cancer cells. Among these, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) are one of the most promising drug delivery systems...
February 11, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Linfeng Xu, Xiaoxiao Meng, Naihan Xu, Wenwei Fu, Hongsheng Tan, Li Zhang, Qianjun Zhou, Jianan Qian, Shiwei Tu, Xueting Li, Yuanzhi Lao, Hongxi Xu
Erlotinib resistance causes a high degree of lethality in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The high expression and activation of several receptor tyrosine kinases, such as JAK/STAT3, c-Met, and EGFR, play important roles in drug resistance. The development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors is urgently required in the clinic. Our previous study found that Gambogenic acid (GNA), a small molecule derived from the traditional Chinese medicine herb gamboge, induced cell death in several NSCLC cell lines through JAK/STAT3 inhibition...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Caimei Huang, Guohua Hu
Shikonin, a natural naphthoquinone isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, which exerts anti-cancer effects in various cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of shikonin against endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) have not yet been fully elucidated. Herein, we investigated anti-cancer effects of shikonin on EEC cells and explored the underlying molecular mechanism. We observed that shikonin inhibits proliferation in human EEC cell lines with in a dose-dependent manner...
February 15, 2018: Bioscience Reports
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