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cnidium monnieri

Kyoung-Jin Min, Min Ae Han, Shin Kim, Jong-Wook Park, Taeg Kyu Kwon
Osthole, an active constituent isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, has been shown to induce various beneficial biochemical effects such as anti-inflammatory and antitumor. In the present study, we examined whether osthole could sensitize TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-induced apoptosis in human renal carcinoma Caki cells. We found that osthole and TRAIL alone, had no effect on apoptosis, but combined treatment with osthole and TRAIL markedly induced apoptosis in Caki (renal carcinoma), U251MG (glioma) and MDA-MB-231 (breast carcinoma) cells...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
Junhong Guan, Xiangtai Wei, Shengtao Qu, Tao Lv, Qiang Fu, Ye Yuan
Stroke is a common cerebrovascular disease in aged population with the second leading mortality and the leading cause of permanent disability, and the ischemic stroke is the primary form. Osthole is a coumarin derivative extracted from the fruits of Cnidium monnieri (Linn.) Cuss. In this study, we established the rat middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion (MCAO/R) model in vivo, and found that MCAO/R caused cerebral infarction, hippocampus neuronal injury and apoptosis, and also activated the Notch 1 signaling pathway...
March 3, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
Haitao Feng, Jin-Jian Lu, Yitao Wang, Lixia Pei, Xiuping Chen
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), the transdifferentiation of epithelial cells into mesenchymal cells, has been implicated in the metastasis and provides novel strategies for cancer therapy. Osthole (OST), a dominant active constituent of Chinese herb Cnidium monnieri, has been reported to inhibit cancer metastasis while the mechanisms remains unclear. Here, we studied the inhibitory effect and mechanisms of OST on TGF-β1-induced EMT in A549 cells. Cells were treated with TGF-β1 in the absence and presence of OST...
February 1, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
Jingjing Wang, Yunhe Fu, Zhengkai Wei, Xuexiu He, Mingyu Shi, Jinhua Kou, Ershun Zhou, Weijian Liu, Zhengtao Yang, Changming Guo
Osthole, an active coumarin extracted from the dried fruits of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, is known to possess a variety of pharmacological activities. In the present study, we investigated and illuminated the mechanisms underlying the protective effects of osthole in an experimental model of allergic asthma. Our results show that osthole treatment significantly reduced the OVA-induced increase in serum IgE and inflammatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-5, IL-13) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and decreased the recruitment of inflammatory cells in BALF and the lung...
May 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Chen Yu, Peng Li, Dong Qi, Lei Wang, Hong-Lin Qu, Yue-Juan Zhang, Xue-Kai Wang, Hua-Ying Fan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As a natural coumarin derivative from the Cnidium monnieri(L)Cusson fruit, osthole consists of 7-methoxy-8-isopentenoxy-coumarin. The purpose of this research is to study the mechanism and effect of osthole on sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The protective effect of osthole on mouse macrophage RAW 264.7 and HK-2 cells induced by LPS in vitro and on acute kidney injury model induced by sepsis and established by puncture and cecal ligation (CLP) in vivo were tested...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
Jin-Cheng Liu, Feng Wang, Mei-Lin Xie, Zong-Qi Cheng, Qiong Qin, Lin Chen, Rong Chen
BACKGROUND: Osthole, a natural coumarin and bioactive compound isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, was reported to prevent isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis in mice by inhibiting the transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) expression, but the underlying mechanism is still unclear. The aim of this study is to illuminate whether the mechanism of osthole inhibiting collagen I and III expressions is associated with Smad signaling pathway in mouse cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) treated with TGF-β1...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
Bindu Malla, Bo Yoon Chang, Seon Beom Kim, Hyun Park, Mi Kyeong Lee, Sung Yeon Kim
OBJECTIVES: The Cnidium monnieri fruits (CMF) were studied how they act on immune system as a novel immunostimulator against the infectious disease. METHODS: Macrophages were treated with CMF, and nitric oxide (NO) and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were measured, and phagocytosis of macrophages was detected using FITC-labelled Escherichia coli. The protective effect of CMF against E. coli infection in mice was examined. The survival rate was monitored daily for up to 5 days...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Guoqiang Jiang, Jia Liu, Baoyin Ren, Yawei Tang, Lawrence Owusu, Man Li, Jing Zhang, Likun Liu, Weiling Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine to treat gynecological disease in some countries. Osthole, an active O-methylated coumadin isolated from Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, has been shown to induce various beneficial biochemical effects such as anti-seizure and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the anti-tumor mechanism of osthole is not well known. AIM OF STUDY: Here, we show that osthole inhibited the proliferation and migration of two widely used ovarian cancer cell lines, A2780 and OV2008 cells, in a dose-dependent manner...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Fang Yuan, Yong Li, Fen-hua Li, Guo-jun Sun, Min Han, Hai-yan Zhang, Zhong Ji, Chen-yu Wu
To reveal the effects of different fertilization regimes on weed communities in wheat fields under a rice-wheat rotation system, a survey was conducted before wheat harvest in 2014 after a 4-year long-term recurrent fertilization scheme. Weed species types, density, height and diversity index under different fertilization and straw-returning schemes in wheat fields were studied and complemented with a canonical correspondence analysis on weed community distribution and soil nutrient factors. Twenty weed species were recorded among 36 wheat fields belonging to 19 genera and 11 families...
January 2016: Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao, the Journal of Applied Ecology
Niu-Niu Yang, Hao Shi, Guang Yu, Chang-Ming Wang, Chan Zhu, Yan Yang, Xiao-Lin Yuan, Min Tang, Zhong-Li Wang, Tana Gegen, Qian He, Kehua Tang, Lei Lan, Guan-Yi Wu, Zong-Xiang Tang
Osthole, an active coumarin isolated from Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, has long been used in China as an antipruritic herbal medicine; however, the antipruitic mechanism of osthole is unknown. We studied the molecular mechanism of osthole in histamine-dependent itch by behavioral test, Ca(2+) imaging, and electrophysiological experiments. First, osthole clearly remitted the scratching behaviors of mice induced with histamine, HTMT, and VUF8430. Second, in cultured dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, osthole showed a dose-dependent inhibitory effect to histamine...
2016: Scientific Reports
Seon Beom Kim, CheongTaek Kim, Qing Liu, Yang Hee Jo, Hak Joo Choi, Bang Yeon Hwang, Sang Kyum Kim, Mi Kyeong Lee
CONTEXT: Coumarin derivatives have been reported to inhibit melanin biosynthesis. OBJECTIVE: The melanogenesis inhibitory activity of osthol, a major coumarin of the fruits of Cnidium monnieri Cusson (Umbelliferae), and optimized extraction conditions for the maximum yield from the isolation of osthol from C. monnieri fruits were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: B16F10 melanomas were treated with osthol at concentration of 1, 3, and 10 μM for 72 h...
August 2016: Pharmaceutical Biology
Eun Gyeong Lim, Guen Tae Kim, Se Hee Lee, Sang-Yong Kim, Young Min Kim
Colon cancer, a common malignancy, can occur due to poor eating habits and increasing age. Consequently, careful regulation of eating habits may serve as a possible method for preventing the occurrence or progression of colon cancer. Extracts of the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson are well‑known as an effective herbal medicine for the treatment of pain in female genitalia and carbuncle. However, there have been no studies on the apoptotic effects of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson (CME). Adenosine monophosphate‑activated protein kinase (AMPK), the major regulator of energy metabolism, is activated by metabolic stress, including hypoxia and glucose deprivation...
June 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xu-hong Duan, Yu-zhuo Zhang, Pei He, Zong-min Ma, Lin Pei
This study is to study is to investigate the coumarins from Fruit of Cnidium monnieri and their cytotoxic activities. The constituents were separated by column chromatography, and their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic data analyses. The isolated compounds were evaluated for their cytoxic activities by MTT method. Eleven compounds were isolated and identified as osthole (1), bergaptan (2), xanthotoxol (3), xanthotoxin (4), imperatorin (5), isopimpinellin (6), osthenol (7), psoralen (8), 5,7-dimethoxycoumarin (9), oxypeucedaninhydrate (10), and swietenocoumarin F (11)...
September 2015: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Juan Duan, Yu Yang, Hong Liu, Peng-Cheng Dou, Sheng-Yu Tan
Osthole, the active constituent of Cnidium monnieri extracts, has been shown to have a diverse range of pharmacological properties. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the cardioprotective effects of osthole in a rat model of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The rats with AMI were treated with 1, 3 and 10 mg/kg of osthole or the vehicle for 4 weeks. The infarct size of the rats with AMI was measured, and casein kinase (CK), the MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase (CK-MB), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT) activities in the rats with AMI were analyzed using commercially available kits...
January 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Zhiqiang Pan, Zhaoqin Fang, Wenli Lu, Xiaomei Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Osthole is an O-methylated coumadin, which was isolated and purified from the seeds of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson. Osthole is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients with Kidney-Yang deficiency patients, who exhibit clinical signs similar to those of glucocorticoid withdrawal. However, the mechanism of action of osthole is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to reveal the effects of osthole on corticosterone production in mouse Y1 cell...
December 4, 2015: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Hong Liu, Xinhong Xue, Huijian Shi, Lifeng Qi, Dianrong Gong
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis occurs in the dentate gyrus (DG) of the mouse hippocampus, and plays roles in learning and memory progresses. In amyloid precursor protein (APP)/presenilin 1 (PS1) transgenic mice, a rodent model of Alzheimer's disease (AD), severe impairment of neurogenesis in the dentate subgranular zone (SGZ) of the DG has been reported. Osthole, an active constituent of Cnidium monnieri (L.) CUSSON, has been reported to exert neuroprotective effects and may promote neural stem cell proliferation...
2015: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Zhong-Rong Zhang, Wing Nang Leung, Ho Yee Cheung, Chun Wai Chan
This paper reviews the latest understanding of biological and pharmacological properties of osthole (7-methoxy-8-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one), a natural product found in several medicinal plants such as Cnidium monnieri and Angelica pubescens. In vitro and in vivo experimental results have revealed that osthole demonstrates multiple pharmacological actions including neuroprotective, osteogenic, immunomodulatory, anticancer, hepatoprotective, cardiovascular protective, and antimicrobial activities...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yi-Min Li, Min Jia, Hua-Qiang Li, Nai-Dan Zhang, Xian Wen, Khalid Rahman, Qiao-Yan Zhang, Lu-Ping Qin
Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss., an annual plant of the Umbelliferae species is one of the most widely used traditional herbal medicines and its fruits have been used to treat a variety of diseases in China, Vietnam, and Japan. The aim of this review is to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, toxicity and contraindication of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cuss. and to provide future directions of research on this plant. To date, 350 compounds have been isolated and identified from Cnidium monnieri (L...
2015: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Ya-Wei Liu, Yung-Tsung Chiu, Shu-Ling Fu, Yi-Tsau Huang
BACKGROUND: Hepatic fibrosis is a dynamic process which ultimately leads to cirrhosis in almost patients with chronic hepatic injury. However, progressive fibrosis is a reversible scarring response. Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is the prevailing process during hepatic fibrosis. Osthole is an active component majorly contained in the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson. This present study investigated the therapeutic effects of osthole on rat liver fibrosis and HSC activation...
2015: Journal of Biomedical Science
Dong Wang, Long-Jiang Chen, Jing-Lan Liu, Xin-Yuan Wang, Yun-Long Wu, Mei-Juan Fang, Zhen Wu, Ying-Kun Qiu
This study describes a novel on-line two-dimensional countercurrent chromatography×high performance liquid chromatography (2D CCC×HPLC) system for one-step preparative isolation of coumarins from the fruits of Cnidium monnieri. An optimal biphasic solvent system composed of n-heptane/acetone/water (31:50:19, v/v) with suitable Kd values and a higher retention of the stationary phase was chosen to separate target compounds. In order to address the solvent incompatibility problem between CCC and RP-HPLC, a novel fragmentary dilution and turbulent mixing (FD-TM) interface was successfully developed...
August 7, 2015: Journal of Chromatography. A
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