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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778018/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-anti-depressant-medicinal-plants-a-review
#1
REVIEW
Jeanette Martins, Brijesh S
Stress renders an individual to experience mental pressure and exhaustion which brings about feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and/or other negative emotions. Depression affects a person's state of mind, behaviour, health and is often associated with suicide. The use of anti-depressant drugs as therapeutic agents is associated with symptoms such as, delayed onset of action, side-effects, drug-drug and dietary interactions, sexual dysfunction, cardiac toxicity, etc. Thus, there is need to target these issues and improve current treatment options...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777900/material-basis-research-for-huangqi-jianzhong-tang-against-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-rats-through-integration-of-urinary-metabonomics-and-systemsdock
#2
Yuetao Liu, Wenqian Xu, GuoHong Wang, Xuemei Qin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Huangqi Jianzhong Tang (HQJZ), a celebrated traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is commonly used for treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) in China. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to screen out the material basis of HQJZ against CAG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CAG rat model was constructed by alternant administrations of ammonia solution and sodium deoxycholate, and the hunger disorder method. Body weight, biochemical indexes and histopathological exam were used to evaluate the efficacy of HQJZ...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777610/phenolic-rich-extracts-of-eurycoma-longifolia-and-cylicodiscus-gabunensis-inhibit-enzymes-responsible-for-the-development-of-erectile-dysfunction-and-are-antioxidants
#3
Ganiyu Oboh, Adeniyi A Adebayo, Ayokunle O Ademosun
BACKGROUND: Herbs have been used from ages to manage male sexual dysfunction. Hence, this study sought to investigate the effects of Eurycoma longifolia (EL) and Cylicodiscus gabunensis (CG) stem bark extracts on some enzymes implicated in erectile dysfunction in vitro. METHODS: The extracts were prepared, and their effects on phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5), arginase, and angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) as well as pro-oxidant-induced lipid peroxidation were assessed...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777203/ginkgo-biloba-extracts-prevent-aortic-rupture-in-angiotensin-ii-infused-hypercholesterolemic-mice
#4
Xiao-Fang Huang, Song-Zhao Zhang, Ya-Yu You, Na Zhang, Hong Lu, Alan Daugherty, Xiao-Jie Xie
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a chronic vascular disease characterized by pathological luminal dilation. Aortic rupture is the fatal consequence of AAAs. Ginkgo biloba extracts (GBEs), a natural herb extract widely used as food supplements, drugs, and cosmetics, has been reported to suppress development of calcium chloride-induced AAAs in mice. Calcium chloride-induced AAAs do not rupture, while angiotensin II (AngII)-induced AAAs in mice have high rate of aortic rupture, implicating potentially different mechanisms from calcium chloride-induced AAAs...
May 18, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775897/the-gastric-mucosal-protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-in-mnng-induced-gpl-rats
#5
Tiantian Cai, Chengzhe Zhang, Ziming Zhao, Siyi Li, Haobin Cai, Xiaodong Chen, Dake Cai, Wei Liu, Yan Yan, Kaifeng Xie, Huafeng Pan, Xiaohui Zeng
Gastric Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. And the occurrence of gastric carcinoma is an evolutionary histopathological stage. As a result, further research of GPL, which is a borderline of gastric cancer, is indispensable for preventing the formation and development of gastric carcinoma. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between the expression of autophagy, apoptosis and Gastric cancer (GC). However, the effects of autophagy and apoptosis on human gastric cancer progression, particularly on gastric precancerous lesions (GPL), have not totally been investigated...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775783/ocimum-basilicum-mirnome-revisited-a-cross-kingdom-approach
#6
Maulikkumar Patel, Shanaya Patel, Naman Mangukia, Saumya Patel, Archana Mankad, Himanshu Pandya, Rakesh Rawal
O. basilicum is medicinally important herb having inevitable role in human health. However, the mechanism of action is largely unknown. Present study aims to understand the mechanism of regulation of key human target genes that could plausibly modulated by O. basilicum miRNAs in cross kingdom manner using computational and system biology approach. O. basilicum miRNA sequences were retrieved and their corresponding human target genes were identified using psRNA target and interaction analysis of hub nodes. Six O...
May 15, 2018: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775226/moxibustion-for-cephalic-version-of-breech-presentation
#7
REVIEW
Judith M Schlaeger, Cynthia L Stoffel, Jeanie L Bussell, Hui Yan Cai, Miho Takayama, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Nobuari Takakura
Moxibustion, a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is the burning of the herb moxa (Folium Artemisiae argyi or mugwort) over acupuncture points. It is often used in China to facilitate cephalic version of breech presentation. This article reviews the history, philosophy, therapeutic use, possible mechanisms of action, and literature pertaining to its use for this indication. For moxibustion, moxa can be rolled into stick form, placed directly on the skin, or placed on an acupuncture needle and ignited to warm acupuncture points...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773199/health-risk-assessment-of-arsenic-in-realgar-and-niuhuangjiedu-tablets-based-on-pharmacokinetic-study
#8
Xiao Wu, Shanhu Wu, Yuexin Liu, Rong Guan, Fangmei Liang, Min Song, Taijun Hang
NiuHuangJieDu Tablets (NHJDT), a popular realgar (As4 S4 ) containing patented traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is widely used in the treatment of acute tonsillitis, pharyngitis, periodontitis and mouth ulcer. However, arsenic is considered as one of the most toxic elements, leading to growing concerns about the quality and safety of realgar-containing TCMs recently. In this study, health risk assessment of arsenic in realgar and NHJDT was conducted through oral administration of both substances to rats with single and multiple doses, respectively...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772944/hilic-ms-ms-determination-of-amino-acids-in-herbs-of-fumaria-schleicheri-l-ocimum-basilicum-l-and-leaves-of-corylus-avellana-l
#9
Yuliya Prokopenko, Valdas Jakštas, Vaidotas Žvikas, Victoriya Georgiyants, Liudas Ivanauskas
The aim of research was to study the content of amino acids using in extracts of Fumaria schleicheri L., Ocimum basilicum L., and Corylus avellana L. by HILIC MS/MS method. Separation of amino acids in the samples was carried out with Acquity H-class UPLC system (Waters, Milford, USA) equipped with SeQuant ZIC-Hilic collumn (2.1 × 150 mm, 3.5 μm) (Merck Millipore, Darmstadt, Germany). The MS/MS fragment ion chromatograms of the test solutions established the presence of 19 amino acids. The obtained results have shown that O...
May 18, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772938/the-suppressive-effect-of-the-three-herb-extract-mixture-on-vascular-and-liver-inflammation-in-atherogenic-diet-with-high-fructose-fed-mice
#10
Hae Seong Song, Hyun Jung Koo, Bong Kyun Park, Jeong Eun Kwon, Seon-A Jang, Hyun Jin Baek, Se Young Kim, Sung Ryul Lee, Se Chan Kang
CONTEXT: Cynanchum wilfordii (Maximowicz) Hemsley (Apocynaceae), Arctium lappa L. var. rubescens Frivald (Asteraceae) and Dioscorea opposite Thunb (Dioscoreaceae) root extracts have been widely used as an alternative for intervening obesity. OBJECTIVES: The synergistic effect of three-herb mixture of C. wilfordii, A. lappa and D. opposita was determined on aortic and liver inflammatory responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CWE, ALE and DOE were prepared from the root of C...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772270/identification-of-certain-panax-species-to-be-potential-substitutes-for-panax-notoginseng-in-hemostatic-treatments
#11
REVIEW
Bin Rui Yang, Sze Chung Yuen, Guang Yi Fan, Wei-Hong Cong, Siu-Wai Leung, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee
Panax notoginseng (Burkill) F. H. Chen ex C. H. Chow (P. notoginseng) is a highly valued Chinese materia medica having a hemostatic effect and mainly used for the treatment of trauma and ischemic cardiovascular diseases. Stringent growth requirements, weak resistance to insect pests and plant diseases, arsenic contamination and continuous cropping constitute hurdles to further increases in the agricultural production of P. notoginseng. This review focuses on the traditional uses (based on traditional Chinese medicine theory), major chemical components, biological activities, pharmacological properties, geographical distributions and historical development of taxonomy of P...
May 14, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771351/burn-surgeon-and-palliative-care-physician-attitudes-regarding-goals-of-care-delineation-for-burned-geriatric-patients
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Holly B Cunningham, Shannon A Scielzo, Paul A Nakonezny, Brandon R Bruns, Karen J Brasel, Kenji Inaba, Scott C Brakenridge, Jeffrey D Kerby, Bellal A Joseph, M J Mohler, Joseph Cuschieri, Mary E Paulk, Akpofure P Ekeh, Tarik D Madni, Luis R Taveras, Jonathan B Imran, Steven E Wolf, Herb A Phelan
Objective: Palliative care specialists and burn surgeons were surveyed regarding: 1) importance of goals of care conversations for burned seniors; 2) confidence in their own specialty's ability to conduct these conversations; and 3) confidence in the ability of the other specialty to do so. Methods: A 13-item survey was developed by the steering committee of a multi-center consortium dedicated to palliative care in the injured geriatric patient and beta-tested by burn surgeons and palliative care specialists unaffiliated with the consortium...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770796/suppression-of-mif-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-may-underlie-the-therapeutic-effects-of-effective-components-of-fufang-danshen-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#13
Cheng-Jie Liang, Jia-Huang Li, Zhen Zhang, Ju-Yan Zhang, Shu-Qun Liu, Jie Yang
Fufang Danshen (FFDS or Compound Danshen) consists of three Chinese herbs Danshen (Salviae miltiorrhizae radix et rhizome), Sanqi (Notoginseng radix et rhizome) and Tianranbingpian (Borneolum, or D-borneol), which has been show to significantly improve the function of the nervous system and brain metabolism. In this study we explored the possible mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of the combination of the effective components of FFDS (Tan IIA, NG-R1 and Borneol) in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on network pharmacology...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770511/liver-enzyme-abnormalities-of-inpatients-with-rheumatic-diseases-a-10-year-retrospective-study-in-a-korean-medicine-hospital
#14
Hyeonhoon Lee, Seunghoon Lee, Jung Won Kang, Jae-Dong Lee
Herbal medicines have been used as a treatment option for rheumatic disease (RD), but they often produce liver enzyme abnormality. This study examines the incidence of herb-induced liver injury (HILI) and the relationship between risk factors and liver enzyme abnormality (LEA) in inpatients with RD. HILI was analyzed using the Roussel Uclaf causality assessment method liver injury criteria and causality assessment. Multivariable analysis was performed to assess the relationship between patient characteristics and LEA in RD...
May 16, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769797/protective-effects-of-erigeron-breviscapus-hand-mazz-ebhm-extract-in-retinal-neurodegeneration-models
#15
Jingyuan Zhu, Li Chen, Yun Qi, Jing Feng, Li Zhu, Yujing Bai, Huijuan Wu
Purpose: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of scutellarin, an active component of the multifunctional traditional Chinese herb Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand.-Mazz. (EBHM), which has been used as a neuroprotective therapy for cerebrovascular diseases. We performed the experiments using in vitro and in vivo models of retinal neurodegeneration. Methods: In the in vitro experiments, we exposed BV-2 cells to low oxygen levels in an incubator for 24 and 48 h to generate hypoxia models...
2018: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768080/effects-of-quercetin-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-losartan-and-its-metabolite-exp3174-in-rats
#16
Qingling Zhao, Jinlan Wei, Hongying Zhang
1. This study investigates the influence of quercetin on the pharmacokinetics of losartan and its metabolite EXP3174 in rats. 2. The pharmacokinetic profiles of losartan and EXP3174 of orally administered losartan (10 mg/kg) with or without pretreatment with quercetin (20 mg/kg/day for 7 days) were investigated. Additionally, Caco-2 cell transwell model and rat liver microsome incubation experiments were also conducted to investigate its potential mechanism. 3. The results showed that when the rats were pretreated with quercetin, the Cmax (2...
May 16, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767667/cytotaxonomic-study-of-the-chilean-endemic-complex-alstroemeria-magnifica-herb-alstroemeriaceae
#17
Carlos M Baeza, Víctor Finot, Eduardo Ruiz, Pedro Carrasco, Patricio Novoa, Marcelo Rosas, Oscar Toro-Núñez
Alstroemeria L. (Alstroemeriaceae) represents one of the most diverse genera of vascular plants in Chile. It contains approximately 54 taxa, 40 of which are endemic. The "complex" Alstroemeria magnifica is endemic to Chile, and it comprises four varieties: A. magnifica var. magenta, A. magnifica var. magnifica, A. magnifica var. sierrae, and A. magnifica var. tofoensis. It is distributed from Coquimbo to the Valparaíso Region. We analyzed karyotypes of 10 populations along its natural distribution...
May 14, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765815/in-vitro-investigation-of-antimicrobial-activities-of-ethnomedicinal-plants-against-dental-caries-pathogens
#18
Mamta Besra, Vipin Kumar
The study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of medicinal plant extracts against the bacterial pathogens prominent in dental caries. A total of 20 plant species (herbs, shrubs and trees) belonging to 18 genera and 15 families were documented for dental caries. Antimicrobial activity of solvent extracts and essential oil from plants were determined by zone of inhibition on the growth of Streptococcus mutans (MTCC 497) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (MTCC 10307) using the agar well diffusion method. The results of in vitro antimicrobial assay prove that methanol is more successful in the extraction of phytochemicals from plant samples than aqueous solvent, as methanol extracts show higher antimicrobial activity than aqueous extracts against both the test pathogens...
May 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765322/therapeutic-potential-of-ginsenosides-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-diabetes
#19
REVIEW
Litao Bai, Jialiang Gao, Fan Wei, Jing Zhao, Danwei Wang, Junping Wei
Ginseng, one of the oldest traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, has been used widely in China and Asia for thousands of years. Ginsenosides extracted from ginseng, which is derived from the roots and rhizomes of Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer, have been used in China as an adjuvant in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Owing to the technical complexity of ginsenoside production, the total ginsenosides are generally extracted. Accumulating evidence has shown that ginsenosides exert antidiabetic effects. In vivo and in vitro tests revealed the potential of ginsenoside Rg1, Rg3, Rg5, Rb1, Rb2, Rb3, compound K, Rk1, Re, ginseng total saponins, malonyl ginsenosides, Rd, Rh2, F2, protopanaxadiol (PPD) and protopanaxatriol (PPT)-type saponins to treat diabetes and its complications, including type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic cognitive dysfunction, type 2 diabetes mellitus with fatty liver disease, diabetic cerebral infarction, diabetic cardiomyopathy, and diabetic erectile dysfunction...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764875/efficacy-and-safety-of-ghx02-in-the-treatment-of-acute-bronchitis-protocol-of-a-phase-ii-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
#20
Yee Ran Lyu, Won-Kyung Yang, So Jung Park, Seung-Hyeong Kim, Wee-Chang Kang, In Chul Jung, Yang Chun Park
INTRODUCTION: Acute bronchitis is a self-limiting infection of the large airways; cough is the primary symptom, usually lasting for about 3 weeks. Annually, approximately 5% of adults develop acute bronchitis, and its economic burden is substantial. There are also problems of antibiotic abuse in public health systems and symptomatic therapies are commonly prescribed, for which there is insufficient supporting evidence. GHX02 contains four herbs originating from gwaruhaengryeon-hwan, which has been used in the treatment of patients with acute bronchitis in Korea...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
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