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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693190/solamargine-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasion-of-hepg2-cells-by-blocking-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Xiaodong Xie, Haitao Zhu, Jia Zhang, Meiqin Wang, Li Zhu, Zhen Guo, Wenrong Shen, Dongqing Wang
Solamargine (SM), a steroidal alkaloid glycoside purified from the Chinese traditional herb Solanum incanum, is known to possess various biological activities. However, only a few previous studies have reported the anti-metastatic activity of SM. In the present study, the inhibitory effects of SM on metastatic action were investigated in human HepG2 cells. The proliferation effects of SM on the HepG2 cells was evaluated by MTT and colony formation assays. Wound-healing and Transwell assays were performed to examine the migration and invasion effects on SM-treated HepG2 cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688953/antrodia-camphorata-inhibits-metastasis-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-modulation-of-claudin-1-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
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You-Cheng Hseu, Yu-Hsien Chao, Kai-Yuan Lin, Tzong-Der Way, Hui-Yi Lin, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Hsin-Ling Yang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Antrodia camphorata (AC) is a well known traditional Chinese medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, has been used to treat various diseases including cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we investigated the anti-metastatic and anti-EMT properties of a fermented culture broth of AC in human colon SW480(claudin-1-) and metastatic SW620(claudin-1+) cancer cells in vitro. RESULTS: AC down-regulates claudin-1 and inhibits the proliferation and colony-formation abilities of both SW620(claudin-1+) and SW480(claudin-1-) cells...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677797/traditional-chinese-medicine-fuzheng-kang%C3%A2-ai-decoction-inhibits-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-cells-through-the-stat3-mmp9-pathway
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Longmei Li, Sumei Wang, Xiaobin Yang, Shunqin Long, Shujing Xiao, Wanyin Wu, Swei Sunny Hann
Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer‑associated mortality worldwide, including in developing countries such as China. Traditional Chinese medicine may provide a novel insight for the treatment of patients with lung cancer. The present study aimed to uncover the mechanism by which the Chinese herbal medicine, Fuzheng Kang‑Ai (FZKA), functions on lung cancer cell metastasis. The results demonstrated that treatment with FZKA markedly inhibited cell viability, migration and invasion of lung cancer cells, as determined by cell viability and Transwell assays...
June 30, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671635/osteoprotective-effect-of-radix-scutellariae-in-female-hindlimb-suspended-sprague-dawley-rats-and-the-osteogenic-differentiation-effect-of-its-major-constituent
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Guangwei Zhang, Chenrui Li, Yinbo Niu, Qi Yu, Yulong Chen, Enqi Liu
A number of medicinal herbs have demonstrated therapeutic effects for the prevention and treatment of disuse-induced osteoporosis. As a common ingredient in proprietary traditional Chinese medicines, the anti-osteoporosis effects of Radix Scutellariae extract (RSE, 50 mg/kg/day) were evaluated in a hindlimb suspended rat model. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and the micro-architecture observed by MicroCT assay with bone biomechanical properties evaluated by a three-point bending test...
July 3, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670362/the-chinese-medicine-jianpi-huayu-decoction-inhibits-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-regulation-of-the-smad3-smad7-cascade
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Chong Zhong, Yong-Fa Zhang, Jun-Hai Huang, Zi-Yu Wang, Qiu-Yuan Chen, Li-Tian Su, Zhen-Tao Liu, Cheng-Ming Xiong, Zhi Tao, Rong-Ping Guo
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common and aggressive malignant tumors in the world. In China, traditional medicine is commonly used in the treatment of cancer. Among these medicines, Jianpi Huayu Decoction (JHD) is a typical clinical prescription against multiple tumors. However, the exact function and targets of JHD are currently unknown. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of JHD against HCC. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hepatic carcinoma SMMC7221 cells were treated with JHD drug-serum in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648928/pg2-a-botanically-derived-drug-extracted-from-astragalus-membranaceus-promotes-proliferation-and-immunosuppression-of-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Yu-Hua Chao, Kang-Hsi Wu, Chiao-Wen Lin, Shun-Fa Yang, Wan-Ru Chao, Ching-Tien Peng, Han-Ping Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Astragalus membranaceus is used to manage the deficiency of vital energy in traditional Chinese medicine and confirmed to have many biological functions. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess immunosuppressive effects, and are widely used for regenerative medicine and immune disorders. AIMS OF STUDY: This study investigated the effects of Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) on umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UCMSCs), including morphology, surface marker expression, proliferation, differentiation, and in-vitro and in-vivo immunosuppressive capacities...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638433/shenqiwan-ameliorates-renal-fibrosis-in-rats-by-inhibiting-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smads-signaling-pathway
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Hongshu Chen, Yiqing Xu, Yuanxiao Yang, Xiaojie Zhou, Shijie Dai, Changyu Li
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) refers to the transition of epithelial cells into mesenchymal cells. Emerging evidence suggests that EMT is a key point in renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF). Traditional Chinese Medicine Shenqiwan (SQW) is widely used in clinical treatment of chronic kidney disease, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of SQW on renal fibrosis and its association with TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway. A rat model of adenine (150 mg/kg) was established and intragastrically treated with various concentrations of SQW at dose of 1...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638404/puerarin-protects-against-cardiac-fibrosis-associated-with-the-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-mediated-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Ya-Ge Jin, Yuan Yuan, Qing-Qing Wu, Ning Zhang, Di Fan, Yan Che, Zhao-Peng Wang, Yang Xiao, Sha-Sha Wang, Qi-Zhu Tang
BACKGROUND: Puerarin is a kind of flavonoids and is extracted from Chinese herb Kudzu root. Puerarin is widely used as an adjuvant therapy in Chinese clinics. But little is known about its effects on regulating cardiac fibrosis. METHODS: Mice were subjected to transverse aorta constriction (TAC) for 8 weeks; meanwhile puerarin was given 1 week after TAC. Cardiac fibrosis was assessed by pathological staining. The mRNA and protein changes of CD31 and vimentin in both animal and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) models were detected...
2017: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602756/antrodia-cinnamomea-sensitizes-radio-chemo-therapy-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-by-modulating-microrna-expression
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Yu-Kai Su, Ping-Hsiao Shih, Wei-Hwa Lee, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Alexander T H Wu, Chun-Chih Huang, Yew-Min Tzeng, Michael Hsiao, Chi-Tai Yeh, Chien-Min Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The discovery of many tissue-specific cancer stem cells (CSCs) continues to attract scientific attention. These CSCs are considered to be associated with chemo- and radio-resistance, and consequently, failure of conventional anticancer therapies. The recent demonstration of several microRNAs as enhancers of tumorigenicity via modulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stemness, makes them putative novel therapeutic target in oncology. Antrodia cinnamomea is a Chinese traditional medicine with several biological functions including anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and cancer prevention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565776/-cholesten-3-one-induces-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-activating-vitamin-d-receptor
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Qiu-Ke Hou, Yong-Quan Huang, Yi-Wen Luo, Bin Wang, Ya-Mei Liu, Ru-Dong Deng, Sai-Xia Zhang, Ying-Tao Lai, Wang-Yang Li, Dong-Feng Chen
In our previous reports, it was revealed that steroids in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have the therapeutic potential to treat bone disease. In the present study, an in vitro model of a vitamin D receptor response element (VDRE) reporter gene assay in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) was used to identify steroids that enhanced osteogenic differentiation of MSCs. (+)-cholesten-3-one (CN), which possesses a ketone group that is modified in cholesterol and cholesterol myristate, effectively promoted the activity of the VDRE promoter...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562565/perivascular-epithelial-cell-tumor-pecoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Shuisheng Zhang, Fang Chen, Xiaozhun Huang, Qinglong Jiang, Yajie Zhao, Yingtai Chen, Jianwei Zhang, Jie Ma, Wei Yuan, Quan Xu, Jiuda Zhao, Chengfeng Wang
RATIONALE: Perivascular epithelial cell tumors (PEComas) of the pancreas are rare mesenchymal tumors and, to our knowledge, only 20 cases have been reported to date. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 43-year-old female who presented with upper abdominal pain for 1 year. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy at a local hospital, which failed to resect the tumor. Five months later, she came to the Chinese National Cancer Center for surgery. Preoperative imaging revealed an 11...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550687/tanshinone-suppresses-arecoline-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-oral-submucous-fibrosis-by-epigenetically-reactivating-the-p53-pathway
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Lian Zheng, Zhen-Jie Guan, Wen-Ting Pan, Tian-Fang Du, Yu-Jia Zhai, Jia Guo
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) induced by the chewing of areca nut has been considered as a precancerous lesion with a higher probability of developing oral squamous cell carcinoma. Tanshinone (TSN) is the main component extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza, a traditional Chinese medicine, which was found to have diverse pharmacological effects such as anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. In current study, we aim to identify inhibitory effects and the underlying mechanism of Tanshinone on OSF progress. We found that treatment of TSN inhibited arecoline-mediated proliferation of primary human oral mucosal fibroblasts, and reversed the promotive effects of arecoline on EMT process...
May 21, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548955/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
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Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548484/controlled-release-of-naringin-in-metal-organic-framework-loaded-mineralized-collagen-coating-to-simultaneously-enhance-osseointegration-and-antibacterial-activity
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Mengfei Yu, Dongqi You, Junjun Zhuang, Suya Lin, Lingqing Dong, Shengtao Weng, Bin Zhang, Kui Cheng, Wenjian Weng, Huiming Wang
Two important goals in orthopedic implant research are to promote osseointegration and prevent infection. However, much previous effort has been focused on the design of coatings to either enhance osseointegration while ignoring antibacterial activity or vice versa, to prevent infection while ignoring bone integration. Here, we designed a multifunctional mineralized collagen coating on titanium with the aid of metal-organic framework (MOF) nanocrystals to control the release of naringin, a Chinese herbal medicine that could promote osseointegration and prevent bacterial infection...
June 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518137/nerve-growth-factor-from-chinese-cobra-venom-stimulates-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Zhenhui Lu, Danqing Lei, Tongmeng Jiang, Lihui Yang, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Growth factors such as transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1), have critical roles in the regulation of the chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which promote cartilage repair. However, the clinical applications of the traditional growth factors are limited by their high cost, functional heterogeneity and unpredictable effects, such as cyst formation. It may be advantageous for cartilage regeneration to identify a low-cost substitute with greater chondral specificity and easy accessibility...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476019/mediastinal-lesions-across-the-age-spectrum-a-clinicopathological-comparison-between-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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Tingting Liu, Lika'a Fasih Y Al-Kzayer, Xiao Xie, Hua Fan, Shamil Naji Sarsam, Yozo Nakazawa, Lei Chen
The objective of this study was to identify the differences in histopathological distribution and clinical features of mediastinal lesions (MLs) across the age spectrum in Chinese series of patients and to compare with the available literature. A total of 409 cases of MLs, including 137 pediatric and 272 adult patients from a single institution, was reviewed and categorized into groups according to age. Among the 409 cases, the age showed a bimodal distribution with an increased incidence of MLs among (< 10 year) and (60-< 70 year) age groups...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464859/lyophilized-aqueous-extracts-of-mori-fructus-and-mori-ramulus-protect-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-%C3%A2-oh-treated-damage-bioassay-and-antioxidant-mechanism
#17
Qian Jiang, Xican Li, Yage Tian, Qiaoqi Lin, Hong Xie, Wenbiao Lu, Yuguang Chi, Dongfeng Chen
BACKGROUND: Mori Fructus and Mori Ramulus are two traditional Chinese herbal medicines from mulberries. The present work explores their beneficial effects on •OH-treated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and discusses possible mechanisms. METHODS: Lyophilized aqueous extracts of Mori Fructus (LAMF) and Mori Ramulus (LAMR) were prepared and analyzed using HPLC. LAMF and LAMR (along with morin) were further investigated for their effects on •OH-treated MSCs using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl (MTT) assay...
May 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437887/influence-of-sinomenine-upon-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-osteoclastogenesis
#18
Biao Zhou, Xiaolong Lu, Zhi Tang, Dan Liu, Youliang Zhou, Peng Zeng, Hui Xiong
With the advent of aging, the morbidity rates of such diseases as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis has witnessed a significant increase. As a common rattan drug, sinomenine (SIN) has been widely applied for the treatment of various arthritic diseases in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinics. Given that SIN has been reported to inhibit the expression of Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in several types of cells, in this study, the influence of SIN treatment on PGE2 expression in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), thereby changing the osteoprotegerin (OPG) receptor/activator for the nuclear factor-κ B ligand (RANKL) ratio, was investigated...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414206/wenshen-zhuanggu-formula-effectively-suppresses-breast-cancer-bone-metastases-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model
#19
Jia-Jia Li, Wei-Ling Chen, Jian-Yi Wang, Qian-Wen Hu, Zhen-Ping Sun, Shuai Zhang, Sheng Liu, Xiang-Hui Han
Wenshen Zhuanggu formula (WSZG) is a traditional Chinese medicine used as an adjuvant for the prevention of bone metastases in breast cancer patients. In this study we investigated the efficacy of WSZG in preventing bone metastases and the potential mechanisms in a mouse xenograft model of breast cancer bone metastases. This model was established by injection of human MDA-MB-231BO-Luc breast cancer cells alone or a mixture of the cancer cells with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into left ventricle of the heart in female nude mice...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412214/chinese-medicine-bu-fei-decoction-attenuates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-inhibition-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#20
Xi-Ran He, Shu-Yan Han, Xiao-Hong Li, Wen-Xian Zheng, Li-Na Pang, Shan-Tong Jiang, Ping-Ping Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional Chinese medicine Bu-Fei decoction (BFD) has been utilized to treat patients with Qi deficiency for decades, with the advantages of invigorating vital energy, clearing heat-toxin and moistening lung, etc. According to previous clinical experience and trials, BFD has been found to indeed improve life quality of lung cancer patients and prolong survival time. Nevertheless, little is known on its potential mechanisms so far. Being regarded as a pivotal cytokine in the tumor microenvironment, transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) stands out as a robust regulator of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is closely linked to tumor progression...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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