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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677563/polysaccharide-of-hericium-erinaceus-attenuates-colitis-in-c57bl-6-mice-via-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-related-signaling-pathways-and-modulating-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiota
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Yilin Ren, Yan Geng, Yan Du, Wang Li, Zhen-Ming Lu, Hong-Yu Xu, Guo-Hua Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease caused by a dysregulated immune with unknown etiology. Hericium erinaceus (H. erinaceus) is a Chinese medicinal fungus, with the effect of prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. In this study, we have tested the anti-inflammatory effect of polysaccharide of H. erinaceus (HECP, Mw: 86.67 kDa) in the model of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice. Our data indicated that HECP could improve clinical symptoms and down-regulate key markers of oxidative stresses, including nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD), and myeloperoxidase (MPO)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677472/translating-immunology-into-therapeutic-concepts-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#2
Holm H Uhlig, Fiona Powrie
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) defines a spectrum of complex disorders. Understanding how environmental risk factors, alterations of the intestinal microbiota, and polygenetic and epigenetic susceptibility impact on immune pathways is key for developing targeted therapies. Mechanistic understanding of polygenic IBD is complemented by Mendelian disorders that present with IBD, pharmacological interventions that cause colitis, autoimmunity, and multiple animal models. Collectively, this multifactorial pathogenesis supports a concept of immune checkpoints that control microbial-host interactions in the gut by modulating innate and adaptive immunity, as well as epithelial and mesenchymal cell responses...
April 26, 2018: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677028/treatment-of-tobacco-dependence-current-state-of-the-art
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Hasmeena Kathuria, Frank T Leone, Enid R Neptune
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' requirement to integrate tobacco treatment with lung cancer screening (LCS) has served as a catalyst for motivating pulmonary medicine clinicians to improve upon their ability to effectively treat tobacco dependence. To do so, clinicians need to be well versed in the behavioral and pharmacologic tools that promote smoking cessation. RECENT FINDINGS: The current review outlines current strategies for treating tobacco dependence, focusing on the important interplay between counseling and pharmacotherapy...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676608/exercise-is-medicine-student-pharmacists-perceptions-and-knowledge-of-exercise-prescription
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Amie J Dirks-Naylor, Carrie L Griffiths, Mark A Bush
With healthcare costs on the rise, a global initiative was launched in 2007, called Exercise is Medicine, to prescribe and counsel patients on exercise to aid in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Since community pharmacists are one of the most accessible healthcare providers, this is an opportunity for pharmacists to also engage in this initiative. This study aimed to assess pharmacy student perceptions and knowledge on exercise to determine whether they are adequately prepared to counsel patients on exercise prescription...
June 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676227/chemically-modified-mrna-modified-rna-application-for-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-defects
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Elmar Herbst, Florian Imhoff, Peter Föhr, Stefan Milz, Christian Plank, Carsten Rudolph, Günther Hasenpusch, Johannes Geiger, Manish Aneja, Karoline Groth, Stephan Vogt, Andreas Imhoff, Andreas Schmitt
Different regenerative medicine approaches for tendon healing exist. Recently, especially gene therapy gained popularity. However, potential mutagenic and immunologic effects might prevent from translation to clinical research. Chemically modified mRNA (cmRNA) might bypass these limitations of gene therapy. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the early healing properties of Achilles tendon defects in rats treated with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) cmRNA. Forty male Lewis rats were used for the study and randomly assigned to the two study groups: 1) treatment with cmRNA coding for bFGF, 2) non-coding cmRNA control...
April 20, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676098/-study-on-influence-of-different-storage-environments-and-packaging-materials-on-quality-of-citri-reticulatae-pericarpium
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Jiao-Yang Luo, Wen-Ju Zhou, Kun-Lun Li, Ming Zhao, Mei-Hua Yang
Traditional Chinese herbs are readily contaminated by mold that produced mycotoxins which are closly related to the herbs' external factors and external environments during the storage process. In this study, Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium was used as example, and the characteristics of traits, water content, active components (naringin, hesperidin, sinensetin, naringin, tangeretin) and the accumulation of aflatoxins (AFs) were selected as the evaluation indexes. Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium was stored under different environments and packaging materials for 12 months, and then the quality changes and mildew of Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium were examined...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676088/-explore-microcosmic-connection-between-autophagy-mechanism-and-follicular-development-based-on-kidney-governing-reproduction-theory
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REVIEW
Jun Bai, Ke-Ming Wu, Ran-Ran Gao
In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) that "kidney storing essence and governing reproduction", reproductive essence is an important part of the kidney essence and acts as the original material of offspring embryos. Sperm, oocyte and zygote should be all included in the range of reproductive essence. Ovum is the essence of reproduction from inborn. The follicles maturation depends on the quality of oocyte and the vigor of kidney essence. Meanwhile, discharge of mature ovum relies on the stimulation and promotion by kidney Qi...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676087/-anti-breast-cancer-mechanism-of-flavonoids
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REVIEW
Bai-Bing Pang, Yuan-Kui Chu, Hua Yang
Flavonoids are a kind of ubiquitous natural products in plants and essential active ingredients of many medicinal plants. They have the characteristics of broad biological activity, high efficiency and low toxicity, with good prevention and cure effects on various types of tumors. Breast cancer is the commonest cancer disease and the main cause of cancer death in women worldwide. In China, the morbidity and mortality are still on the rise. Flavonoids can inhibit the occurrence and development of breast cancer in various aspects...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676067/significance-of-skin-barrier-dysfunction-in-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Byung Eui Kim, Donald Y M Leung
The epidermis contains epithelial cells, immune cells, and microbes which provides a physical and functional barrier to the protection of human skin. It plays critical roles in preventing environmental allergen penetration into the human body and responsing to microbial pathogens. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common, complex chronic inflammatory skin disease. Skin barrier dysfunction is the initial step in the development of AD. Multiple factors, including immune dysregulation, filaggrin mutations, deficiency of antimicrobial peptides, and skin dysbiosis contribute to skin barrier defects...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675436/prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-using-chinese-medicinal-plants-special-emphasis-on-mechanisms-of-immune-modulation
#10
REVIEW
Hongyan Zhao, Ning Zhao, Peng Zheng, Xiaohong Xu, Meijie Liu, Dan Luo, Huihui Xu, Dahong Ju
Numerous studies have examined the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. The causes of osteoporosis include endocrine factors, nutritional status, genetic factors, physical factors, and immune factors. Recent osteoimmunology studies demonstrated that the immune system and immune factors play important regulatory roles in the occurrence of osteoporosis, and people should pay more attention to the relationship between immunity and osteoporosis. Immune and bone cells are located in the bone marrow and share numerous regulatory molecules, signaling molecules, and transcription factors...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674972/gualou-xiebai-decoction-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-prevents-cardiac-reperfusion-injury-of-hyperlipidemia-rat-via-energy-modulation
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Lu-Lu Yan, Wei-Yang Zhang, Xiao-Hong Wei, Li Yan, Chun-Shui Pan, Yang Yu, Jing-Yu Fan, Yu-Ying Liu, Hua Zhou, Jing-Yan Han, Xin-Sheng Yao
Background: Gualou Xiebai Decoction (GLXB) is a classic prescription of Chinese medicine used for the treatment of cardiac problems. The present study was designed to explore the effect and mechanism of GLXB on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induced disorders in myocardial structure and function, focusing on the regulation of energy metabolism and the RhoA/ROCK pathway. Methods: After hyperlipidemic rat model was established by oral administration of high fat diet, the rats were treated with GLXB for 6 weeks and subjected to 30 min occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LADCA) followed by 90 min reperfusion to elicit I/R challenge...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674964/botanical-provenance-of-traditional-medicines-from-carpathian-mountains-at-the-ukrainian-polish-border
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REVIEW
Weronika Kozlowska, Charles Wagner, Erin M Moore, Adam Matkowski, Slavko Komarnytsky
Plants were an essential part of foraging for food and health, and for centuries remained the only medicines available to people from the remote mountain regions. Their correct botanical provenance is an essential basis for understanding the ethnic cultures, as well as for chemical identification of the novel bioactive molecules with therapeutic effects. This work describes the use of herbal medicines in the Beskid mountain ranges located south of Krakow and Lviv, two influential medieval centers of apothecary tradition in the region...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674346/from-microscopic-to-macroscopic-sports-injuries-applying-the-complex-dynamic-systems-approach-to-sports-medicine-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rafel Pol, Robert Hristovski, Daniel Medina, Natalia Balague
A better understanding of how sports injuries occur in order to improve their prevention is needed for medical, economic, scientific and sports success reasons. This narrative review aims to explain the mechanisms that underlie the occurrence of sports injuries, and an innovative approach for their prevention on the basis of complex dynamic systems approach. First, we explain the multilevel organisation of living systems and how function of the musculoskeletal system may be impaired. Second, we use both, a constraints approach and a connectivity hypothesis to explain why and how the susceptibility to sports injuries may suddenly increase...
April 19, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674273/the-potential-of-herb-medicines-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Jie Ying, Miaomiao Zhang, Xiaoyan Qiu, Yu Lu
Esophageal cancer (EC) is one of common malignant neoplasms in the world. Due to dietary habits, environmental factors, stress and so on, larger numbers of person are diagnose with EC every year. Currently, the clinical treatment of EC mainly includes radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgical resection alone or combined strategy. These treatment options are insufficient and often associated with a number of side effects. Medicinal herbs containing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been used as an adjunct treatment for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and for improving the quality of life of cancer patients...
April 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673712/update-on-systemic-prostate-cancer-therapies-management-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-in-the-era-of-precision-oncology
#15
REVIEW
Philipp Nuhn, Johann S De Bono, Karim Fizazi, Stephen J Freedland, Maurizio Grilli, Philip W Kantoff, Guru Sonpavde, Cora N Sternberg, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian, Emmanuel S Antonarakis
CONTEXT: Introduction of novel agents for the management of advanced prostate cancer provides a range of treatment options with notable benefits for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). At the same time, understanding of optimal patient selection, effective sequential use, and development of resistance patterns remains incomplete. OBJECTIVE: To review current systemic therapies and recent advances in drug development for mCRPC and strategies to aid in patient selection and optimal sequencing...
April 16, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672845/drug-induced-proarrhythmia-and-torsade-de-pointes-a-primer-for-students-and-practitioners-of-medicine-and-pharmacy
#16
REVIEW
J Rick Turner, Ignacio Rodriguez, Emily Mantovani, Gary Gintant, Peter R Kowey, Ralph J Klotzbaugh, Krishna Prasad, Philip T Sager, Norman Stockbridge, Colette Strnadova
Multiple marketing withdrawals due to proarrhythmic concerns occurred in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the late 1980s to early 2000s. This primer reviews the clinical implications of a drug's identified proarrhythmic liability, the issues associated with these safety-related withdrawals, and the actions taken by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) and by regulatory agencies in terms of changing drug development practices and introducing new nonclinical and clinical tests to asses proarrhythmic liability...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672168/rucaparib-a-new-treatment-option-for-ovarian-cancer
#17
Ilaria Sabatucci, Giuseppa Maltese, Stefano Lepori, Elisa Tripodi, Giorgio Bogani, Domenica Lorusso
Approximately 50% of high-grade serous ovarian cancers present a deficiency in the pathways involved in homologous recombination (HR). PARP inhibitors prevent single-strand DNA damage repair and determine a progression of the defect towards double-strand breaks, which results in a process known as 'synthetic lethality'. Areas covered: In this review, the authors discuss the efficacy and toxicity of rucaparib either as a single agent or as a maintenance treatment for ovarian cancer. This includes the NGS Foundation Medicine evaluation of the role of this drug in the treatment algorithm of ovarian cancer...
April 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671630/the-critical-role-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-in-regulating-mitochondrial-metabolism
#18
Weimei Shi, Linfu Li, Yechun Ding, Kai Yang, Zhixi Chen, Xiaona Fan, Shan Jiang, Yingjie Guan, Zhiping Liu, Daohua Xu, Longhuo Wu
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), one of polyphenols isolated from green tea, exhibits biology-benefiting effects with minimum severe adverse. EGCG is known to be a mitochondrion-targeting medicinal agent, regulating mitochondrial metabolism, including mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial bioenergetics, and mitochondria-mediated cell cycle and apoptosis. EGCG might exhibit either antioxidative activity to prevent against oxidative stress or pro-oxidative activity to counteract cancer cells, which depends on the cellular stress situations, cell types and the concentration of EGCG...
April 19, 2018: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670661/effect-of-zishen-jiangtang-pill-a-chinese-herbal-product-on-rats-with-diabetic-osteoporosis
#19
Huilin Li, Shufang Chu, Hengxia Zhao, Deliang Liu, Xuemei Liu, Xi Qu, Jianpin Chen, Zengyin Li, Jinhua Li
Diabetic osteoporosis (DO) is a complication of diabetes. Zishen Jiangtang Pill (ZJP) is a Chinese herbal product which has been used in clinic to maintain blood glucose level and bone density for decades. However, the evidence about its mechanism on diabetes and osteoporosis is still unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate therapeutic effect of ZJP on DO in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced rats. Rats were randomly assigned to 4 groups: one control group (CON), one model group (MOD), and two ZJP treatment groups (1...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670213/quercetin-attenuates-azt-induced-neuroinflammation-in-the-cns
#20
Yi Yang, Xiaokang Liu, Ting Wu, Wenping Zhang, Jianhong Shu, Yulong He, Shao-Jun Tang
Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) is very effective in suppressing HIV-1 replication in patients. However, continuous HAART is required to prevent viral rebound, which may have detrimental effects in various tissues, including persistent neuroinflammation in the central nervous system (CNS). Here, we show that quercetin (3,5,7,3',4'-pentahydroxy flavones), a natural antioxidant used in Chinese traditional medicines, suppresses the neuroinflammation that is induced by chronic exposure to Zidovudine (azidothymidine, AZT), a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) that is commonly part of HAART regimens...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
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