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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795034/chemical-pleurodesis-using-doxycycline-and-viscum-album-extract
#1
Kyung Sub Song, DongYoon Keum, Jae Bum Kim
BACKGROUND: In chemical pleurodesis for managing pulmonary air leak, tetracycline derivatives are commonly used, and their effectiveness has been established in many studies. Recently, a Viscum album extract was used in chemical pleurodesis. We compared the effects of V. album with those of a tetracycline derivative (doxycycline) to demonstrate the therapeutic effectiveness of the V. album extract in chemical pleurodesis for managing pulmonary air leak. METHODS: Between October 2010 and October 2016, chemical pleurodesis was performed using doxycycline in 40 patients and the V...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791312/synergistic-antitumour-properties-of-viscumtt-in-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma
#2
Rahel Mascha Stammer, Susann Kleinsimon, Jana Rolff, Sebastian Jäger, Angelika Eggert, Georg Seifert, Catharina I Delebinski
Aqueous mistletoe extracts from the European mistletoe (Viscum album) contain mainly mistletoe lectins and viscotoxins as cytotoxic compounds. Lipophilic triterpene acids, which do not occur in conventional mistletoe preparations, were solubilised with β-cyclodextrins. The combination of an aqueous extract (viscum) and a triterpene-containing extract (TT) recreated a whole mistletoe extract (viscumTT). These extracts were tested on rhabdomyosarcoma in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo with regard to anticancer effects...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738255/simultaneous-identification-and-quantification-of-the-common-compounds-of-viscum-coloratum-and-its-corresponding-host-plants-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry
#3
Cai Long, Ronghua Fan, Qili Zhang, Zhaoyan Zhang, Danlin Wang, Yingying Xia, Yuying Ma, Zhiguo Yu, Yunli Zhao
Viscum coloratum is a perennial evergreen, semi-parasitic plant. It is generally used for treating cardiovascular diseases, cancer, hepatitis and hemorrhage. In this study, reliable methods were developed for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the common constituents in Viscum coloratum and its corresponding host. In the rapid qualitative analysis, a method of ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry was established for identification of the same compounds...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719632/viscum-album-neutralizes-tumor-induced-immunosuppression-in-a-human-in-vitro-cell-model
#4
Carmen Steinborn, Amy Marisa Klemd, Ann-Sophie Sanchez-Campillo, Sophie Rieger, Marieke Scheffen, Barbara Sauer, Manuel Garcia-Käufer, Konrad Urech, Marie Follo, Annekathrin Ücker, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Roman Huber, Carsten Gründemann
Tumor cells have the capacity to secrete immunosuppressive substances in order to diminish dendritic cell (DC) activity and thereby escape from immune responses. The impact of mistletoe (Viscum album) extracts (VAE), which are frequently used as an additive anti-cancer therapy to stimulate the immune response, is still unknown. Using a human cellular system, the impact of two different VAE (VAEA + VAEI) on the maturation of human dendritic cells and on T cell function has been investigated using flow cytometry, automated fluorescence microscopy and cytokine bead array assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689799/cardioprotective-effects-of-viscum-album-l-subsp-album-european-misletoe-leaf-extracts-in-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion
#5
Eylem Suveren, Gary F Baxter, Alper B Iskit, Arzu Ucar Turker
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Viscum album L. (European mistletoe) is a hemiparasitic plant belonging to Loranthaceae family and has been used in Turkish traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders and heart diseases such as hypertension, tachycardia and angina pectoris. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study investigated the cardioprotective effects of V. album leaf extracts in myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Lyophilized aqueous (AVa) and methanolic (MVa) extracts of V...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676664/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-inhibitory-effects-of-polysaccharides-from-viscum-coloratum-kom-nakai-on-hepg2-cells
#6
Yangyang Chai, Min Zhao
Viscum coloratum (Kom.) Nakai is one of active medicinal plants, and its active components, especially polysaccharides, have been shown to exhibit bioactivity. In this study, we examined the effects of three polysaccharide fractions from Viscum coloratum (Kom.) Nakai on HepG2 cell growth in a dose-dependent manner by using a CCK-8 assay kit. Flow cytometry analysis showed that VCP2 treatment delayed the cell cycle in the G1 phase and induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells, a result possibly due to the increased expression of p21(Wafl/Cip1) and Cyclin D and the decreased expression of Cyclin E and CDK4...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630419/iscador-qu-inhibits-doxorubicin-induced-senescence-of-mcf7-cells
#7
T Srdic-Rajic, J F Santibañez, K Kanjer, N Tisma-Miletic, M Cavic, D Galun, M Jevric, N Kardum, A Konic-Ristic, T Zoranovic
Chemotherapy in patients with inoperable or advanced breast cancer inevitably results in low-dose exposure of tumor-cell subset and senescence. Metabolically active senescent cells secrete multiple tumor promoting factors making their elimination a therapeutic priority. Viscum album is one of the most widely used alternative anti-cancer medicines facilitating chemotherapy tolerance of breast cancer patients. The aim of this study was to model and investigate how Viscum album extracts execute additive anti-tumor activity with low-dose Dox using ER + MCF7 breast cancer cells...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596809/viscum-album-l-in-experimental-animal-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#8
Leoni Villano Bonamin, Aloisio Cunha de Carvalho, Silvia Waisse
Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) has been used as complementary anticancer treatment for ~100 years. Although the clinical efficacy of mistletoe in cancer and associated survival benefits remain contested, several studies point to its effectiveness and others have reported antitumor and immunomodulatory properties. In the present review, a search was conducted for original articles reporting the outcomes of treatments for experimental animal tumors with mistletoe. The inclusion criteria were: Publication in English, from 1996 onwards and in peer-reviewed journals included in the database PubMed...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571969/proteomic-fingerprinting-of-mistletoe-viscum-album-l-via-combinatorial-peptide-ligand-libraries-and-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#9
María Vergara-Barberán, María Jesús Lerma-García, Maria Nicoletti, Ernesto Francisco Simó-Alfonso, José Manuel Herrero-Martínez, Elisa Fasoli, Pier Giorgio Righetti
Combinatorial peptide ligand libraries (CPLLs), coupled to mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, have been used to investigate in depth the proteome of Viscum album L. (VA), commonly named European mistletoe, in order to provide a first proteomic fingerprinting. For this purpose, the proteins were captured via CPLLs at two different pH values (acidic and neutral). A total of 648 non-redundant proteins were identified by using two different databases. The two pH values, chosen for bead incubations, have contributed to increment the capture ability: 56% and 31% of CPLLs species were respectively recognized at pH7...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467981/-methotrexate-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats-protective-effect-of-mistletoe-viscum-album-l-extract
#10
Esin Sakalli Çetin, Hasan Tetiker, Özgür İlhan Çelik, Nigar Yılmaz, İbrahim Hakkı Ciğerci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Complementary Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462133/effects-of-the-herb-mixture-dts20-on-oxidative-stress-and-plasma-alcoholic-metabolites-after-alcohol-consumption-in-healthy-young-men
#11
Yang Hee Hong
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to investigate the effect of a herbal mixture extract (DTS20) on the attenuation of oxidative stress and hangover after alcohol consumption in healthy volunteers. METHODS: DTS20 consists of Viscum album L. (40%), Lycium chinense L. (30%), Inonotus obliquus (20%), and Acanthopanax senticosus H. (10%). We recruited healthy, nonsmoking, adult men volunteers aged between 21 years and 30 years to participate in a crossover trial. Twenty participants received either one package of placebo with 200 mL water or DTS20 with 200 mL water...
December 2016: Integrative medicine research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454538/transcriptomic-and-proteomic-insight-into-the-effects-of-a-defined-european-mistletoe-extract-in-ewing-sarcoma-cells-reveals-cellular-stress-responses
#12
M Twardziok, D Meierhofer, S Börno, B Timmermann, S Jäger, Sengül Boral, A Eggert, C I Delebinski, G Seifert
BACKGROUND: The hydrophobic triterpenes, oleanolic and betulinic acid as well as the hydrophilic mistletoe lectins and viscotoxins possess anticancer properties. They do all occur in combination in European mistletoe (Viscum album L.). Commercial Viscum album L. extracts are aqueous, excluding the insoluble triterpenes. We have previously shown that mistletoe lectins and triterpene acids are effective against Ewing sarcoma in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. METHODS: We recreated a total mistletoe effect (viscumTT) by combining an aqueous extract (viscum) and a triterpene extract (TT) solubilised with cyclodextrins and analysed the effects of viscumTT and the single extracts on TC-71 Ewing sarcoma cells in vitro by transcriptomic and proteomic profiling...
April 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417943/lc-esi-ms-ms-identification-of-biologically-active-phenolic-compounds-in-mistletoe-berry-extracts-from-different-host-trees
#13
Wioleta Pietrzak, Renata Nowak, Urszula Gawlik-Dziki, Marta Kinga Lemieszek, Wojciech Rzeski
A new, rapid, sensitive and selective liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) method was developed to determine the content of flavonoid aglycones and phenolic acids in mistletoe berries (Viscum album L.) harvested from six different Polish host trees. Additionally, the total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) as well as an antioxidant and antiproliferative activity were evaluated for the first time. The plant material was selectively extracted using ultrasound assisted maceration with methanol/water (8:2) solution...
April 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375088/effect-of-viscum-schimperi-on-advanced-glycation-endproducts-formation
#14
Hossam Mohamed Abdallah, Doha Omar ALGhamdi, Maab Siddiq Al-Salem, Maryam Alattas, Hany Mohamed El-Bassossy, Abdulrahman Mohammed Alahdal
Diabetes is a disease characterized by elevated uncontrolled glucose level. Hyperglycemia results in diabetic complication due to a reaction between sugar and amino acid of proteins to form advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) in different tissues. Medicinal plants are considered as a great source of bioactive compounds that affect many ailments. In this regard; AGEs formation could be inhibited by many bioactive compounds isolated from medicinal plants. Viscum schimperi Engl. is a plant belongs to Loranthaceae and known for its antidiabetic activity...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338947/microenvironment-in-the-canopy-rivals-the-host-tree-water-status-in-controlling-sap-flow-of-a-mistletoe-species
#15
Da Yang, Guillermo Goldstein, Miao Wang, Wei-Wei Zhang, Ai-Ying Wang, Yan-Yan Liu, Guang-You Hao
Mistletoes absorb water from the vascular system of their hosts and thus the water use of mistletoes can be influenced by the water status of their hosts besides abiotic environmental conditions; however, there is a lack of studies on the dynamics of mistletoe water utilization in relation to both types of controlling factors. By building a canopy platform at 20 m above the ground, we monitored the dynamic changes of sap flow of Viscum coloratum (Kom.) Nakai (Loranthaceae) in combination with continuous measurements of microclimatic variables and volumetric water content (VWC) of its host tree branch xylem...
April 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338758/mistletoe-infestation-mediates-alteration-of-the-phytohormone-profile-and-anti-oxidative-metabolism-in-bark-and-wood-of-its-host-pinus-sylvestris
#16
Bin Hu, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Yumiko Takebayashi, Franziska S Peters, Jörg Schumacher, Monika Eiblmeier, Leila Arab, Jürgen Kreuzwieser, Andrea Polle, Heinz Rennenberg
European mistletoe (Viscum album L.) has largely infested Central European forests and causes high mortality probability particularly in dry years. However, little information is available about the consequences of mistletoe infestation for metabolic processes in bark and wood of its host, despite their important roles in infestation defense. We analyzed the tissue hydration, carbohydrate composition, phytohormone profile, reactive oxygen species and anti-oxidant levels in bark and wood of Scots pines (Pinus sylvestris L...
May 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238155/safety-of-herbal-medicine-use-during-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-bedside-to-bench-approach
#17
Eran Ben-Arye, Ofer Lavie, Noah Samuels, Hazem Khamaisie, Elad Schiff, Orit Gressel Raz, Jamal Mahajna
In this study, we explored herbal supplements used by patients during chemotherapy and test for herb-drug interactions and response of cancer cells to treatment. Patients with gynecological cancer referred to a complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) service were asked about their use of herbal medicine during chemotherapy. The leading five clinically relevant herbs selected for cytotoxicity analysis included the following: wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum), European mistletoe (Viscum album), ginger (Zingiber officinale), Ephedra (Ephedra campylopoda), and Oriental mistletoe (Viscum cruciatum)...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222679/comparative-mitogenomics-indicates-respiratory-competence-in%C3%A2-parasitic-viscum-despite%C3%A2-loss-of-complex-i%C3%A2-and-extreme-sequence%C3%A2-divergence-and-reveals-horizontal-gene-transfer-and-remarkable%C3%A2-variation-in-genome-size
#18
Elizabeth Skippington, Todd J Barkman, Danny W Rice, Jeffrey D Palmer
BACKGROUND: Aerobically respiring eukaryotes usually contain four respiratory-chain complexes (complexes I-IV) and an ATP synthase (complex V). In several lineages of aerobic microbial eukaryotes, complex I has been lost, with an alternative, nuclear-encoded NADH dehydrogenase shown in certain cases to bypass complex I and oxidize NADH without proton translocation. The first loss of complex I in any multicellular eukaryote was recently reported in two studies; one sequenced the complete mitogenome of the hemiparasitic aerial mistletoe, Viscum scurruloideum, and the other sequenced the V...
February 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180108/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-after-viscum-album-pleurodesis-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#19
Dongsub Noh, Joon Suk Park, Doo Yun Lee
A 52-year-old male patient who underwent multiple wedge resections experienced postoperative acute respiratory distress syndrome in both lungs after Viscum album pleurodesis. Despite initial rapid deterioration in clinical condition and rapid progression of bilateral lung infiltration, he exhibited a relatively smooth clinical recovery with marked response to glucocorticoid treatment. Our case report suggests that care must be taken to guard against the development of acute respiratory complications in the use of Viscum album for pleurodesis...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167471/effect-of-viscum-schimperi-on-advanced-glycation-endproducts-formation
#20
Hossam Mohamed Abdallah, Doha Omar ALGhamdi, Maab Siddiq Al-Salem, Maryam Alattas, Hany Mohamed El-Bassossy, Abdulrahman Mohammed Alahdal, Ibrahim Ateya Shehata, Essam Abdel-Sattar
Diabetes is a disease characterized by elevated uncontrolled glucose level. Hyperglycemia results in diabetic complication due to a reaction between sugar and amino acid of proteins to form advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) in different tissues. Medicinal plants are considered as a great source of bioactive compounds that affect many ailments. In this regard; AGEs formation could be inhibited by many bioactive compounds isolated from medicinal plants. Viscum schimperi Engl. is a plant belongs to Loranthaceae and known for its antidiabetic activity...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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