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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355456/icraiin-improves-fanconi-anemia-hematopoietic-stem-cell-function-through-sirt6-mediated-nf-kappa-b-inhibition
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Yibo Li, Xue Li, Allison Cole, Sarah McLaughlin, Wei Du
Icraiin (ICA) is a flavonoid glucoside derived from the Epimedium plant genus, which has potent regenerative properties and is used in western medicine to treat impotence. Recently, ICA has generated great interest in improving hepatic stellate cell function and cardiac rejuvenation. However, how this natural component functions in hematopoiesis remains unexplored. Here we have examined the role of ICA on hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) using the cancer-prone disease model of Fanconi anemia (FA), an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome with extremely high risk of leukemic predisposition...
January 22, 2018: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354614/role-identification-of-passiflora-incarnata-linnaeus-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Mijin Kim, Hee-Sook Lim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Tae-Hee Kim
Some species of traditional herbal medicine has a history of use, most traditional natural herbs have been used for various diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Among them, Passiflora incarnata L. is a traditional natural medicine, flowers as well as berries, roots, and leaves have been used as a medicine. It has been used as a natural medicine for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety for a longtime in Europe, and it has been used primarily for sedation tea in North America. Moreover, Passiflora incarnata L...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350699/medical-cannabis-the-oncology-nurse-s-role-in-patient-education-about-the-effects-of-marijuana-on-cancer-palliation%C3%A2
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Carey S Clark
BACKGROUND: Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is legal either medicinally or recreationally in 29 states and the District of Columbia, with a majority of the U.S. adult population now living in states where cannabis is legal for medicinal use. As an advocate for patient autonomy and informed choice, the oncology nurse has an ethical responsibility to educate patients about and support their use of cannabis for palliation.
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to discuss the human endocannabinoid system as a basis for better understanding the palliative and curative nature of cannabis as a medicine, as well as review cannabis delivery methods and the emerging role of the oncology nurse in this realm...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345053/naringenin-4-5-7-trihydroxyflavanone-suppresses-the-development-of-precancerous-lesions-via-controlling-hyperproliferation-and-inflammation-in-the-colon-of-wistar-rats
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Muneeb U Rehman, Manzoor Ur Rahman Mir, Adil Farooq, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Bilal Ahmad, Sheikh Bilal Ahmad, Rayeesa Ali, Ishraq Hussain, Mubashir Masoodi, Showkeen Muzamil, Hassan Madkhali, Majid Ahmad Ganaie
Colon cancer is a world-wide health problem and one of the most dangerous type of cancer, affecting both men and women. Naringenin (4, 5, 7-trihydroxyflavanone) is one of the major flavone glycoside present in citrus fruits. Naringenin has long been used in Chinese's traditional medicine because of its exceptional pharmacological properties and non-toxic nature. In the present study, we investigated the chemopreventive potential of Naringenin against 1,2-dimethyhydrazine (DMH)-induced precancerous lesions, that is, aberrant crypt foci (ACF) and mucin depleted foci (MDF), and its role in regulating the oxidative stress, inflammation and hyperproliferation, in the colon of Wistar rats...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344910/mimesis-and-clinical-pictures-thinking-with-plato-and-broekman-through-the-production-and-meaning-of-images-of-disease
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Marjolein Oele
This paper contends, following Plato and Broekman, that (1) seeing images as images is crucial to theorizing medicine and that (2) considering clinical pictures as images of images is a much-needed epistemic complement to the domineering view that sees clinical pictures as mirrors of disease. This does not only offer epistemic, but also ethical benefits to individual patients, especially in those cases where patients suffer from chronic, debilitating, and terminal illnesses and where medicine provides no, or limited, answers in terms of treatment, intervention, and meaning...
January 17, 2018: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340014/cymbopogon-citratus-and-camellia-sinensis-extracts-selectively-induce-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells-and-reduce-growth-of-lymphoma-xenografts-in-vivo
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Cory Philion, Dennis Ma, Ivan Ruvinov, Fadi Mansour, Christopher Pignanelli, Megan Noel, Ammar Saleem, John Arnason, Mark Rodrigues, Inderpal Singh, Jesse Ropat, Siyaram Pandey
Cancer cells are reported to have elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and are highly dependent on cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stress. Numerous nutraceuticals and natural polyphenolic compounds have a wide range of abilities to alter cellular redox states with potential implications in various diseases. Furthermore, therapeutic options for cancers are mostly nonselective treatments including genotoxic or tubulin-targeting compounds. Some of the natural extracts, containing multiple bioactive compounds, could target multiple pathways in cancer cells to selectively induce cell death...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336144/nanostructured-peptidotoxins-as-natural-pro-oxidants-induced-cancer-cell-death-via-amplification-of-oxidative-stress
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Hongzhi Qiao, Dong Fang, Lei Zhang, Xiaochen Gu, Yin Lu, Minjie Sun, Chunmeng Sun, Qineng Ping, Junsong Li, Zhipeng Chen, Jun Chen, Lihong Hu, Liuqing Di
Melittin (Mel), one of the host defense peptides (HDPs) derived from venom of honeybees, demonstrates substantial anticancer properties, which is considered attributed to augmenting reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. However, little has been reported on its pro-oxidation capacity in cancer oxidation therapy. In this study, a ROS amplifying nanodevice was fabricated through direct complexation of two natural pro-oxidants, Mel and condensed epigallocatechin gallate (pEGCG). The obtained nanocomplex (NC) was further covered with phenylboronic acid derivatized hyaluronic acid (pHA) through ROS-responsive boronate ester coordination bond to produce pHA-NC...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328465/effects-of-diphyllin-as-a-novel-v-atpase-inhibitor-on-te-1-and-eca-109-cells
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Haijiao Chen, Pengfei Liu, Ting Zhang, Yi Gao, Yingdi Zhang, Xiuyun Shen, Xiao Li, Weidong Shen
Diphyllin is a natural component of traditional Chinese medicine, which effectively inhibits V-ATPase activity and affects the progression of cancer. However, few studies have been conducted on esophageal cancer, and the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. The present study revealedthat diphyllin inhibited proliferation and induced S arrest in esophageal cancer cell lines TE-1 and ECA-109. Further experiments revealed that diphyllin inhibited V-ATPase activity and decreased the mRNA expression of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325489/creating-effective-biocontainment-facilities-and-maintenance-protocols-for-raising-specific-pathogen-free-severe-combined-immunodeficient-scid-pigs
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Ellis J Powell, Sara Charley, Adeline N Boettcher, Lisa Varley, Justin Brown, Martine Schroyen, Malavika K Adur, Susan Dekkers, Dean Isaacson, Mary Sauer, Joan Cunnick, N Matthew Ellinwood, Jason W Ross, Jack Cm Dekkers, Christopher K Tuggle
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is defined by the lack of an adaptive immune system. Mutations causing SCID are found naturally in humans, mice, horses, dogs, and recently in pigs, with the serendipitous discovery of the Iowa State University SCID pigs. As research models, SCID animals are naturally tolerant of xenotransplantation and offer valuable insight into research areas such as regenerative medicine, cancer therapy, as well as immune cell signaling mechanisms. Large-animal biomedical models, particularly pigs, are increasingly essential to advance the efficacy and safety of novel regenerative therapies on human disease...
January 1, 2018: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321719/cancer-chemoprevention-and-therapy-using-chinese-herbal-medicine
#10
REVIEW
Lijing Jiao, Ling Bi, Yan Lu, Qin Wang, Yabin Gong, Jun Shi, Ling Xu
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) plays an indispensable role in cancer prevention and treatment. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is a key component of TCM and has been practiced for thousands of years. A number of naturally occurring products from Chinese herbs extracts exhibit strong inhibitory properties against carcinogenesis, including CHM single-herb extracts, CHM-derived active components, and CHM formulas (the polyherbal combinations), which regulate JAK/STAT, MAPK, and NF-ҡB pathways. The present review aims to report the cancer-preventive effect of CHM with evidence from cell-line, animal, epidemiological, and clinical experiments...
2018: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312602/tanshinone-iia-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Hsiang-Ping Lee, Yueh-Ching Liu, Po-Chun Chen, Huai-Ching Tai, Te-Mao Li, Yi-Chin Fong, Chih-Shiang Chang, Min-Huan Wu, Li-Pin Chiu, Chia-Jung Wang, Yi-Hsuan Chen, Yih-Jer Wu, Chih-Hsin Tang, Shih-Wei Wang
Accumulating evidence reports that bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) regulate angiogenesis, postnatal neovascularization and tumor metastasis. It has been suggested that understanding the molecular targets and pharmacological functions of natural products is important for novel drug discovery. Tanshinone IIA is a major diterpene quinone compound isolated from Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) and is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Evidence indicates that tanshinone IIA modulates angiogenic functions in human umbilical vein endothelial cells...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305107/five-threads-how-u-shaped-thinking-weaves-together-dogs-men-selenium-and-prostate-cancer-risk
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REVIEW
David J Waters, Emily C Chiang
Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality among men living in developed countries, making the development of safe, practical approaches to prostate cancer risk reduction a high research priority. The relationship between prostate cancer risk and selenium, an essential nutrient required for a number of metabolically important enzymes including glutathione peroxidases, has been investigated, but a satisfactory integration of results has proven elusive. Dogs, like men, naturally develop prostate cancer during aging, providing an appropriate context to study the effects of selenium supplementation on the dysregulation of homeostasis that drives cancer development within the aging prostate...
January 2, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300307/chemical-composition-and-bioactivity-of-essential-oil-from-blepharocalyx-salicifolius
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Fabiana Barcelos Furtado, Bruna Cristina Borges, Thaise Lara Teixeira, Hans Garcia Garces, Luiz Domingues de Almeida Junior, Fernanda Cristina Bérgamo Alves, Claudio Vieira da Silva, Ary Fernandes Junior
Natural products represent a source of biologically active molecules that have an important role in drug discovery. The aromatic plant Blepharocalyx salicifolius has a diverse chemical constitution but the biological activities of its essential oils have not been thoroughly investigated. The aims of this paper were to evaluate in vitro cytotoxic, antifungal and antibacterial activities of an essential oil from leaves of B. salicifolius and to identify its main chemical constituents. The essential oil was extracted by steam distillation, chemical composition was determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and biological activities were performed by a microdilution broth method...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283063/antiplatelet-potential-of-plant-derived-glycosides-as-possible-lead-compounds
#14
Haroon Khan, Aini Pervaiz, Mohammad A Kamal, Seema Patel
Blood platelets are crucial for maintaining hemostasis and several events in the wound-healing. However, platelet up-regulation leads to the development and the complications of several cardiovascular diseases. For the effective management of these complications, several synthetic drugs are in clinical practice such as aspirin and warfarin. since a long time. But some adverse reactions like aspirin resistance and bleed disorders cause patient in compliance and reduce their therapeutic potential. Thus, the search for potent and safer antiplatelet agents is of great interest...
December 27, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281244/high-density-lipoprotein-nanobiologics-for-precision-medicine
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Willem J M Mulder, Mandy M T van Leent, Marnix Lameijer, Edward A Fisher, Zahi A Fayad, Carlos Pérez-Medina
Nature is an inspirational source for biomedical engineering developments. Particularly, numerous nanotechnological approaches have been derived from biological concepts. For example, among many different biological nanosized materials, viruses have been extensively studied and utilized, while exosome research has gained much traction in the 21st century. In our body, fat is transported by lipoproteins, intriguing supramolecular nanostructures that have important roles in cell function, lipid metabolism, and disease...
December 27, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277428/complete-pathway-elucidation-and-heterologous-reconstitution-of-rhodiola-salidroside-biosynthesis
#16
Michael P Torrens-Spence, Tomáš Pluskal, Fu-Shuang Li, Valentina Carballo, Jing-Ke Weng
Salidroside is a bioactive tyrosine-derived phenolic natural product found in medicinal plants under the Rhodiola genus. In addition to their anti-fatigue and anti-anoxia roles in traditional medicine, Rhodiola total extract and salidroside have also displayed medicinal properties as anti-cardiovascular diseases and anti-cancer agents. The resulting surge in global demand of Rhodiola plants and salidroside has driven some species close to extinction. Here, we report the full elucidation of Rhodiola salidroside biosynthetic pathway utilizing the first comprehensive transcriptomics and metabolomics datasets for Rhodiola rosea...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276113/ayurveda-and-the-science-of-aging
#17
REVIEW
Rammohan V Rao
Since time immemorial, humanity has been concerned with developing and preserving youthful vigor, and extending longevity by stopping or delaying the aging process. By 2030, one in five of the world population will be over 65 years old. Longevity and old age are accompanied with a variety of health challenges and population studies indicate that the elderly will use between three to five times more healthcare services compared to the younger population. Modern medicine has made a great deal of progress in understanding the aging process and in controlling age-associated health issues including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancer, senility, and arthritis...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273513/zerumbone-protects-human-skin-keratinocytes-against-uva-irradiated-damages-through-nrf2-induction
#18
Hsin-Ling Yang, Chin-Ling Lee, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Jiunn-Wang Liao, Peramaiyan Rajendran, Jia-Jiuan Wu, You-Cheng Hseu
Ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation is toxic to skin as it penetrates deep into the dermis and damages cellular components through excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, which accelerates photoaging and skin cancer. We evaluated the dermato-protective efficacies of zerumbone (natural sesquiterpene of Zingiber zerumbet) in UVA-irradiated human skin keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells and mouse epidermis. Zerumbone pretreatment (2-10 μM) substantially suppressed UVA (15 J/cm2)-induced HaCaT cell death and lactate dehydrogenase release in a dose-dependent manner...
December 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258769/calcium-and-vitamin-d-in-human-health-hype-or-real
#19
REVIEW
Sunil J Wimalawansa, DSc Mohammed S Razzaque, Nasser M Al-Daghri
The incidence and the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency are increasing worldwide. It is estimated that over 50% of population in the world have low in vitamin D (i.e., hypovitaminosis D; levels below 30 ng/mL). 80% of our vitamin D requirement comes from the ultraviolet rays from sunlight, and for the remainder, we rely from the diet and supplements. The latter become important when one is exposing to less than optimal amounts of sunlight, inability of the skin to generate vitamin D efficiently, and/or having secondary causes that leads to increase catabolism of vitamin D...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250921/determination-of-sugars-and-cyclitols-isolated-from-various-morphological-parts-of-medicago-sativa-l
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Hossam Al-Suod, Ileana-Andreea Ratiu, Magdalena Ligor, Tomasz Ligor, Bogusław Buszewski
Plant research interest has increased all over the world, and a large body of evidence has been collected to show the huge potential of medicinal plants in various disease treatments. Medicago sativa L., known as alfalfa, is a rich source of biologically active components and secondary metabolites and was frequently used from the ancient times both as fodder crop and as a traditional medicine in the treatment of various diseases. Cyclitols, naturally occurring in this plant, have a particular interest for us due to their significant anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
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