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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088731/biological-properties-of-citral-and-its-potential-protective-effects-against-cytotoxicity-caused-by-aspirin-in-the-iec-6-cells
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Hafsia Bouzenna, Najla Hfaiedh, Marie-Agnès Giroux-Metges, Abdelfattah Elfeki, Hélène Talarmin
Citral, 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal, is a key component of several essential oils extracted from lemon-scented herbal plants. The present study was designed to investigate the antioxidant activities of citral and assess its possible protective effects against aspirin-induced toxicity in vitro. We used IEC-6 cells (rat small intestine epithelial cells). The antioxidant activities were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), β-carotene/linoleic acid and Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP). Cytotoxicity was evaluated by cell viability, anti-oxidant enzyme activities, malondialdehyde (MDA) production and by the expression of MAPKs (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases) pathways...
January 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088492/pikuni-blackfeet-traditional-medicine-neuroprotective-activities-of-medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-parkinson-s-disease-related-symptoms
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Aurélie de Rus Jacquet, Mitali Arun Tambe, Sin Ying Ma, George P McCabe, Jay Hansford C Vest, Jean-Christophe Rochet
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multifactorial neurodegenerative disorder affecting 5% of the population over the age of 85 years. Current treatments primarily involve dopamine replacement therapy, which leads to temporary relief of motor symptoms but fails to slow the underlying neurodegeneration. Thus, there is a need for safe PD therapies with neuroprotective activity. In this study, we analyzed contemporary herbal medicinal practices used by members of the Pikuni-Blackfeet tribe from Western Montana to treat PD-related symptoms, in an effort to identify medicinal plants that are affordable to traditional communities and accessible to larger populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088452/treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-combination-of-methotrexate-and-tripterygium-wilfordii-a-meta-analysis
#3
Xiaoyu Wang, Yunyun Zu, Lin Huang, Jie Yu, Huawei Zhao, Chengping Wen, Zhong Chen, Zhenghao Xu
AIMS: Extracts of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, have been widely used for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in combination with methotrexate (MTX) in China for several decades. However, the efficacy and safety of MTX plus TwHF treatment remain unclear. MAIN METHODS: A comprehensive search of databases in both Chinese and English was performed. Data from the selected studies were extracted and analyzed independently by two authors...
January 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088260/korean-chungtaejeon-tea-extract-attenuates-body-weight-gain-in-c57bl-6j-lep-ob-ob-mice-and-regulates-adipogenesis-and-lipolysis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Bhesh Raj Sharma, Dong Wook Kim, Dong Young Rhyu
OBJECTIVE: Traditional Korean Chungtaejeon (CTJ) tea is a type of fermented tea, which has received increasing attention in recent years because of its purported health benefits. The present study was designed to investigate the effect and mechanism of CTJ tea extract on body weight gain using C57BL/6J-Lep ob/ob mice and 3T3-L1 adipocytes, respectively. METHODS: The effects of CTJ on cell viability, lipid accumulation, and expression of protein and mRNA were measured in 3T3-L1 adipocytes by using 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, oil red O staining, Western blotting, and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analyses...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088201/anti-allodynic-effect-of-buja-in-a-rat-model-of-oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-via-spinal-astrocytes-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-suppression
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Yongjae Jung, Ji Hwan Lee, Woojin Kim, Sang Hyub Yoon, Sun Kwang Kim
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin, a widely used anticancer drug against metastatic colorectal cancer, can induce acute peripheral neuropathy, which is characterized by cold and mechanical allodynia. Activation of glial cells (e.g. astrocytes and microglia) and increase of pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g. IL-1β and TNF-α) in the spinal cord play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. Our previous study demonstrated that Gyejigachulbu-Tang (GBT), a herbal complex formula, alleviates oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain in rats by suppressing spinal glial activation...
January 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087999/identification-of-irradiated-foodstuffs-using-esr-microwave-saturation
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Canan Aydaş, Semra Tepe Çam
This study aims primarily to investigate the usage of differences in microwave (MW) saturation behaviour of food samples for identification of radiation treatment. Twenty different samples (dry plant, herbal, spice etc.) which do not have radiation specific satellite ESR signal were especially selected. It is not possible to detect radiation treatment on these samples by European standard (EN 1787, 2000). MW saturation studies were performed on all samples in the range of 0.01-160mW. Our experimental results demonstrate that radiation identification can be possible for ten samples and cannot be possible for the other ten samples by performing the MW saturation studies...
December 29, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087785/thermolytic-degradation-of-synthetic-cannabinoids-chemical-exposures-and-pharmacological-consequences
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Brian F Thomas, Timothy W Lefever, Ricardo A Cortes, Alexander L Kovach, Anderson O Cox, Purvi R Patel, Gerald T Pollard, Julie A Marusich, Richard A Kevin, Thomas F Gamage, Jenny L Wiley
Synthetic cannabinoids are manufactured clandestinely with little quality control and are distributed as herbal "Spice" for smoking or as bulk compound for mixing with a solvent and inhalation via electronic vaporizers. Intoxication with synthetic cannabinoids has been associated with seizure, excited delirium, coma, kidney damage, and other disorders. The chemical alterations produced by heating these structurally novel compounds for consumption are largely unknown. Here we show that heating synthetic cannabinoids containing tetramethylcyclopropyl-ring substituents produced thermal degradants with pharmacological activity that varied considerably from their parent compounds...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087425/variations-of-metabolites-and-proteome-in-lonicera-japonica-thunb-buds-and-flowers-under-uv-radiation
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Wei Zhu, Wen Zheng, Xingjiang Hu, Xiaobao Xu, Lin Zhang, Jingkui Tian
Lonicera japonica Thunb., also known as Jin Yin Hua and Japanese honeysuckle, is used as a herbal medicine in Asian countries. Its flowers have been used in folk medicine in the clinic and in making food or healthy beverages for over 1500years in China. To investigate the molecular processes involved in L. japonica development from buds to flowers exposed to UV radiation, a comparative proteomics analysis was performed. Fifty-four proteins were identified as differentially expressed, including 42 that had increased expression and 12 that had decreased expression...
January 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086859/cheongsangbangpung-tang-ameliorated-the-acute-inflammatory-response-via-the-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-mapk-phosphorylation
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Seon Young Kim, Sang Mi Park, Min Hwangbo, Jong Rok Lee, Sung Hui Byun, Sae Kwang Ku, Il Je Cho, Sang Chan Kim, Seon Young Jee, Sook Jahr Park
BACKGROUND: Cheongsangbangpung-tang (CBT) is a traditional herbal formula used in Eastern Asia to treat heat-related diseases and swellings in the skin. The present study was conducted to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of cheongsangbangpung-tang extract (CBTE) both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: The in vitro effects of CBTE on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of inflammation-related proteins were examined in RAW 264.7 cells. The levels of nitric oxide (NO) were measured with the Griess reagent...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081499/screening-active-compounds-from-corydalis-yanhusuo-by-combining-high-expression-vegf-receptor-hek293-cell-membrane-chromatography-with-hplc-esi-it-tof-msn-method
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Fen Wei, Qi Hu, Jing Huang, Shengli Han, Sicen Wang
Corydalis Thizoma,or Yuanhu in China, is a common herbal drug used for thousands of years as analgesic in Chinese medicine that has been reported to have potential anti-angiogenic effects. In this study, a VEGFR/cell membrane chromatography (VEGFR/CMC) coupled with HPLC- ESI-IT-TOF-MSn system was developed and successfully applied for identifying active components from YuanHu extract acting on VEGFR. We identified tetrahydropalmatine and corydaline as bioactive components with VEGFR activity, thus confirming their inhibitory activity on VEGFR engineered HEK293 cell growth by MTT assay...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079108/improving-the-concentrations-of-the-active-components-in-the-herbal-tea-ingredient-uraria-crinita-the-effect-of-post-harvest-oven-drying-processing
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Jung Chao, Yuntao Dai, Hao-Yuan Cheng, Wing Lam, Yung-Chi Cheng, Ke Li, Wen-Huang Peng, Li-Heng Pao, Ming-Tsuen Hsieh, Xue-Mei Qin, Meng-Shiou Lee
Uraria crinita is widely used as a popular folk drink; however, little is known about how the post-harvest operations affect the chemical composition and bioactivity of UC. We assessed three drying methods (Oven-drying, Air-drying, Sun-drying), as well as the Oven-drying temperature using metabolomics approaches and bioactivity assays. The samples processed at 40 degree show a greater effect on the levels of estrogen receptor-alpha activity and nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 activity, anti-oxidative activity, and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition compared with the other samples...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078812/gentiana-scabra-bunge-formula-for-herpes-zoster-biological-actions-of-key-herbs-and-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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REVIEW
Kaiyi Wang, Meaghan E Coyle, Suzi Mansu, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue
This study reviewed the biological action of key herbs and evaluated systematically the efficacy and safety of oral Gentiana formula for herpes zoster (HZ). Experimental studies relevant to HZ were identified in PubMed. Randomized controlled trials using Gentiana formula for HZ were identified from nine English and Chinese databases. The primary outcome was evaluation of pain. Potential risk of bias was assessed. Meta-analysis was conducted using mean difference or risk ratio with 95% confidence intervals. Key herbs Gentiana scabra Bunge, Gentiana triflora Pall, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, and Gardenia jasminoides Ellis have shown antiinflammatory actions through inhibition of inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes...
January 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078497/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-naravelia-zeylanica-dc-via-suppression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-carrageenan-induced-abdominal-oedema-in-zebrafish-model
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Sanmuga Priya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal, Selvaranjani Pavadai
The traditional herbal medicines are receiving great importance in the health care sector, especially in Indian system of medicine, i.e, Ayurveda. The present study focused on the standardization of Naravelia zeylanica (L.) DC in terms of its active phytochemicals and to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of ethanol extract of N. zeylanica (ENZ). An analytical method was developed by high-performance liquid chromatography for simultaneous determination of β-sitosterol, lupeol and oleanolic acid in ENZ...
January 11, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078262/the-leaf-of-diospyros-kaki-thumb-ameliorates-renal-oxidative-damage-in-mice-with-type-2-diabetes
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Myung-Sook Choi, Mi Ji Jeong, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim, Un Ju Jung
Diabetic kidney disease is the most common and severe chronic complication of diabetes. The leaf of Diospyros kaki Thumb (persimmon) has been commonly used for herbal tea and medicinal purposes to treat a variety of conditions, including hypertension and atherosclerosis. However, the effect of persimmon leaf on kidney failure has not been investigated. This study aimed to examine the role of persimmon leaf in protecting the diabetes-associated kidney damage in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes. Mice were fed either a normal chow diet with or without powered persimmon leaf (5%, w/w) for 5 weeks...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078252/the-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-herbal-extract-on-osteoarthritis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#15
Jaeyong Kim, Siyoung Yang, Chul-Yung Choi
In this study, the anti-osteoarthritis effects of Cynanchum wilfordii, Phlomis umbrosa, and Angelica gigas extract (CPAE), observed and confirmed in previously clinical studies were further investigated by in vitro and in vivo studies. Anabolic biomarkers related to healthy cartilage maintenance, such as aggrecan, type II collagen α-1 (Col2a1), sex determining region Y-box-9 (Sox-9), and catabolic biomarkers related to osteoarthritis, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), matrix metalloproteinase-13 (Mmp13), and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (Nfκb), were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and reporter gene assay...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078249/effects-of-urtica-dioica-supplementation-on-blood-lipids-hepatic-enzymes-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alidad Amiri Behzadi, Hamid Kalalian-Moghaddam, Amir Hossein Ahmadi
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of diabetic complications including metabolic abnormality-induced diabetic micro-vascular and macro-vascular complications. Urtica dioica L. (U. dioica) has been traditionally used in Iranian medicine as an herbal remedy for hypoglycemic or due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica on blood lipids, hepatic enzymes and nitric oxide levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077129/hypoglycemic-and-pancreatic-protective-effects-of-portulaca-oleracea-extract-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
#17
Basma K Ramadan, Mona F Schaalan, Amina M Tolba
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a major public health concern. In spite of continuous new drug development to treat diabetes, herbal remedies remain a potential adjunct therapy to maintain better glycemic control while also imparting few side-effects. Portulaca oleracea has been traditionally used to manage several diseases due to the anti-oxidant and anti-atherogenic effects it imparts. To better understand the mechanisms associated with potential protective effect of P. oleracea extract against diabetes, alloxan-induced diabetic rats were used in this study...
January 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075411/tamaractam-a-new-bioactive-lactam-from-tamarix-ramosissima-induces-apoptosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
#18
Yao Yao, Cheng-Shuai Jiang, Na Sun, Wei-Qi Li, Yang Niu, Huai-Qin Han, Zhen-Hua Miao, Xun-Xia Zhao, Jing Zhao, Juan Li
Chemical investigation of Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb, a traditional herbal medicine used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment in northwest China, led to the discovery of a new phenolic aromatic rings substituted lactam, tamaractam (1), together with the previously reported compounds cis-N-feruloyl-3-O-methyldopamine (2) and trans-N-feruloyl-3-O-methyldopamine (3). The structures of the compounds were determined by high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy (HRESIMS) and 1D and 2D-NMR experiments, as well as comparison with the literature data...
January 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074748/possible-parkinson-s-disease-induced-by-chronic-manganese-supplement-ingestion
#19
Michael J Schuh
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to report a case of possible neurotoxicity resulting from an incorrect dietary supplement for osteoporosis taken at a toxic dose. SUMMARY: The case study examined here is a 37-year-old African-American female who consumed excessive manganese over a period of years, resulting in Parkinson's disease (PD). This patient was referred to the pharmacist pharmacotherapy service by a neurology physician. PD has been shown in the medical literature to be caused by chronic exposure to high levels of manganese...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073099/golden-root-a-wholesome-treat-of-immunity
#20
REVIEW
Kunjan Khanna, K P Mishra, Lilly Ganju, Shashi Bala Singh
Rhodiola is native to the high altitude regions of Asia, Europe and Northern Hemisphere. It has a long history of use as a medicinal plant in various ailments, boosting immunity, increasing energy and mental capacity. It is also known as "Adaptogen" to help the body to adapt and resist stress. The part of the plant, which is used for medicinal values, is rhizome, which is an underground stem. The rhizome contains mainly salidroside, rosin, rosavin and p-tyrosol. There are many studies, which have reported the effects of Rhodiola spp...
January 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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