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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918242/cross-interaction-between-ilyonectria-mors-panacis-isolates-infecting-korean-ginseng-and-ginseng-saponins-in-correlation-with-their-pathogenicity
#1
Mohamed El-Agamy Farh, Yeon-Ju Kim, Priyanka Singh, Deok Chun Yang
Ilyonectria mors-panacis belongs to I. radicicola-species complex and causes root rot and replant failure of ginseng in Asia and North America. The aims of this work were to identify I. mors-panacis that infect Korean ginseng using molecular approaches and to investigate whether their aggressiveness depends on their ability to metabolize ginseng saponins (ginsenosides) by their β-glucosidases, in comparison with other identified Ilyonectria species. Fourteen isolates were collected from culture collections or directly isolated from infected roots and mainly identified based on histone H3 (HIS H3) sequence...
December 5, 2016: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914541/two-new-fatty-acids-esters-were-detected-in-ginseng-stems-by-the-application-of-azoxystrobin-and-the-increasing-of-antioxidant-enzyme-activity-and-ginsenosides-content
#2
Shuang Liang, Xuan-Wei Xu, Xiao-Feng Zhao, Zhi-Guang Hou, Xin-Hong Wang, Zhong-Bin Lu
Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is a valuable herb in China that has also gained popularity in the West because of its pharmacological properties. The constituents isolated and characterized in ginseng stems include ginsenosides, fatty acids, amino acids, volatile oils, and polysaccharides. In this study, the effects of fungicide azoxystrobin applied on antioxidant enzyme activity and ginsenosides content in ginseng stems was studied by using Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. cv. (the cultivar of Ermaya) under natural environmental conditions...
November 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914321/functional-regulation-of-ginsenoside-biosynthesis-by-rna-interferences-of-a-udp-glycosyltransferase-gene-in-panax-ginseng-and-panax-quinquefolius
#3
Chao Lu, Shoujing Zhao, Guanning Wei, Huijuan Zhao, Qingling Qu
Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) and Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng) have been used as medicinal and functional herbal remedies worldwide. Different properties of P. ginseng and P. quinquefolius were confirmed not only in clinical findings, but also at cellular and molecular levels. The major pharmacological ingredients of P. ginseng and P. quinquefolius are the triterpene saponins known as ginsenosides. The P. ginseng roots contain a higher ratio of ginsenoside Rg1:Rb1 than that in P. quinquefolius...
November 25, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911875/autophagy-flux-induced-by-ginsenoside-rg3-attenuates-human-prion-protein-mediated-neurotoxicity-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#4
Ji-Hong Moon, Ju-Hee Lee, You-Jin Lee, Sang-Youel Park
Mitochondrial quality control is a process by which mitochondria undergo successive rounds of fusion and fission with dynamic exchange of components to segregate functional and damaged elements. Removal of mitochondrion that contains damaged components is accomplished via autophagy. In this study, we investigated whether ginsenoside Rg3, an active ingredient of the herbal medicine ginseng that is used as a tonic and restorative agent, could attenuate prion peptide, PrP (106-126)-induced neurotoxicity and mitochondrial damage...
November 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910952/protective-effects-of-ginsenoside-rg1-on-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-via-activation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#5
Guo Zu, Jing Guo, Ningwei Che, Tingting Zhou, Xiangwen Zhang
Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) is one of the major bioactive ingredients in Panax ginseng, and it attenuates inflammation and apoptosis. The aims of our study were to explore the potential of Rg1 for the treatment of intestinal I/R injury and to determine whether the protective effects of Rg1 were exerted through the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. In this study, Rg1 treatment ameliorated inflammatory factors, ROS and apoptosis that were induced by intestinal I/R injury. Cell viability was increased and cell apoptosis was decreased with Rg1 pretreatment following hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) in the in vitro study...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899249/ginsenoside-20-s-rg3-induced-autophagy-to-inhibit-migration-and-invasion-of-ovarian-cancer
#6
Xia Zheng, Wei Chen, Huilian Hou, Jie Li, Huijin Li, Xiaomin Sun, Le Zhao, Xu Li
BACKGROUND: Autophagy maintains cellular homeostasis through engulfing cytoplasmic proteins and organelles, and plays an important role in cancer initiation and progression. Ginsenoside 20(S)-Rg3, an active ingredient of Panax ginseng, exerts anti-cancer functions in various cancers. However, its molecular mechanisms, including its effect on autophagy, are not fully elucidated in tumor models. METHODS: Ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3 was treated by various concentrations of 20(S)-Rg3...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895776/establishment-of-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-culture-system-and-its-inhibitory-effect-on-ovarian-cancer
#7
Mingxing Sui, Lihui Si, Tianmin Xu, Manhua Cui
The present study aimed to establish a novel method for efficiently inducing cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro, in order to develop an immune-based therapy for suppressing and killing ovarian cancer cells with a high safety and efficacy. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were stimulated with CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpGODN) and ginsenoside Rg1, which were united as an immune adjuvant, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu) antigen peptide, in order to establish a specific CTL culture system in vitro...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893436/carbon-nanotubes-as-carriers-of-panax-ginseng-metabolites-and-enhancers-of-ginsenosides-rb1-and-rg1-anti-cancer-activity
#8
Mohamed H Lahiani, Souzan Eassa, Charlette Parnell, Zeid Nima, Anindya Ghosh, Alexandru S Biris, Mariya V Khodakovskaya
A major benefit to nanomaterial based-medicine is the ability to provide nanosized vehicles for sporadic metabolites. Here, we describe how the conjugation of valuable ginseng secondary metabolites (ginsenoside Rb1 or Rg1) with carbon nanotubes (CNT) can enhance their anti-proliferative and anti-cancer effects. Ginsenoside-CNT conjugate (Rb-CNT or Rg-CNT) permitted the ginsenosides to be used at a low dose, yet achieve a higher incidence of cancer killing. We were able to demonstrate that the ginsenoside-CNT conjugate can decrease cell viability up to 62% in breast cancer cells (MCF-7) and enhance antiproliferation of drug-resistant pancreatic cancer cells (PANC-1) by 61%...
January 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877086/ginsenoside-rg1-protects-against-oxidative-stress-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-through-myosin-iia-actin-related-cytoskeletal-reorganization
#9
Yan Wang, Qian Liu, Yingqiong Xu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yanni Lv, Yisha Tan, Nan Jiang, Guosheng Cao, Xiaonan Ma, Jingrong Wang, Zhengyu Cao, Boyang Yu, Junping Kou
Oxidative stress-induced cytoskeletal dysfunction of neurons has been implicated as a crucial cause of cell apoptosis or death in the central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. The application of neuroprotectants rescuing the neurons from cytoskeletal damage and apoptosis can be a potential treatment for these CNS diseases. Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1), one of the major active components of ginseng, has been reported possessing notable neuroprotective activities. However, there is rare report about its effect on cytoskeleton and its undergoing mechanism...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876840/transcriptome-profiling-shows-gene-regulation-patterns-in-ginsenoside-pathway-in-response-to-methyl-jasmonate-in-panax-quinquefolium-adventitious-root
#10
Juan Wang, Jinxin Li, Jianli Li, Shujie Liu, Xiaolei Wu, Jing Li, Wenyuan Gao
Here, we combine elicitors and transcriptomics to investigate the inducible biosynthesis of the ginsenoside from the Panax quinquefolium. Treatment of P. quinquefolium adventitious root with methyl jasmonate (MJ) results in an increase in ginsenoside content (43.66 mg/g compared to 8.32 mg/g in control group). Therefore, we sequenced the transcriptome of native and MJ treated adventitious root in order to elucidate the key differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the ginsenoside biosynthetic pathway. Through DEG analysis, we found that 5,759 unigenes were up-regulated and 6,389 unigenes down-regulated in response to MJ treatment...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876669/ginsenoside-rg1-induced-antidepressant-effects-involve-the-protection-of-astrocyte-gap-junctions-within-the-prefrontal-cortex
#11
Can Jin, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Heng Zhou, Yu-Xia Lou, Jiao Chen, Wei Zuo, Man-Tong Tian, Zhi-Qi Wang, Guo-Hua Du, Ichiro Kawahata, Tohru Yamakuni, Yi Zhang, Nai-Hong Chen, Dan-Shen Zhang
Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) exhibits antidepressant-like activity by increasing neurogenesis and dendritic spine density without discernible side effects. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying Rg1 antidepressant activity remain poorly understood. As the dysfunction of gap junctions between astrocytes in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is implicated in major depression disorder, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Rg1 on astrocyte gap junctions in the PFC. Rats exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) were administered Rg1 (5, 10, and 20mg/kg) for 28days and analyzed for depressive symptoms using the sucrose preference and forced swimming tests...
November 19, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869201/cardioprotection-by-combination-of-three-compounds-from-shengmai-preparations-in-mice-with-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-ampk-activation-mediated-mitochondrial-fission
#12
Fang Li, Xiaoxue Fan, Yu Zhang, Lizhi Pang, Xiaonan Ma, Meijia Song, Junping Kou, Boyang Yu
GRS is a drug combination of three active components including ginsenoside Rb1, ruscogenin and schisandrin. It derived from the well-known TCM formula ShengMai preparations, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in clinic. The present study explores the cardioprotective effects of GRS on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury compared with ShengMai preparations and investigates the underlying mechanisms. GRS treatment significantly attenuated MI/R injury and exhibited similar efficacy as Shengmai preparations, as evidenced by decreased myocardium infarct size, ameliorated histological features, the decrease of LDH production and improved cardiac function, and also produced a significant decrease of apoptotic index...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868379/qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-multiple-components-for-quality-control-of-deng-zhan-sheng-mai-capsules-by-uhplc-ms-ms-coupled-with-chemometrics
#13
Pin Jiang, Yan Lu, Daofeng Chen
Deng-Zhan-Sheng-Mai capsules are a well-known traditional Chinese patent medicine that was developed in China for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Its quality control focuses on Erigerontis Herba but ignores the contributions of Ginseng Radix et Rhizoma, Schisandrae Chinensis Fructus, and Ophiopogonis Radix. To improve the quality standards for this medicine, this work reports the application of a systematic ultra high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometric method coupled with chemometrics...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864798/pharmacokinetic-drug-interactions-with-panax-ginseng
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REVIEW
Meenakshi R Ramanathan, Scott R Penzak
Panax ginseng is widely used as an adaptogen throughout the world. The major active constituents of P. ginseng are ginsenosides. Most naturally occurring ginsenosides are deglycosylated by colonic bacteria to intestinal metabolites. Ginsenosides along with these metabolites are widely accepted as being responsible for the pharmacologic activity and drug interaction potential of ginseng. Numerous preclinical studies have assessed the influence of various ginseng components on cytochrome P450 (CYP), glucuronidation, and drug transport activity...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856301/sulfur-fumigation-reducing-systemic-exposure-of-ginsenosides-and-weakening-immunomodulatory-activity-of-ginseng
#15
Bin Ma, Winnie Lai Ting Kan, He Zhu, Song-Lin Li, Ge Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ginseng (Ginseng Radix et Rhizoma) is used worldwide for its miracle tonic effects, especially for its immunomodulatory activities. Sulfur fumigation, a fast and convenient method to prevent pesticidal and bacterial contamination in the food industry, has been recently employed during post-harvest processing of ginseng. Our previous studies demonstrated that sulfur fumigation significantly altered the chemical profile of the bioactive ingredients in ginseng...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853891/impact-of-extended-ginsenoside-rb1-on-early-chronic-kidney-disease-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#16
Xuefang Xu, Qiandi Lu, Jingyue Wu, Yixiang Li, Jinzhu Sun
Ginsenoside Rb1 (GS-Rb1) is a well-known antioxidant derived from traditionally used herbal medicine ginseng. It has been suggested that reactive oxygen species (ROS) is involved in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in which GS-Rb1 may play a protective role. The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively the effects of GS-Rb1 in patients with early chronic kidney disease. 197 patients who have been diagnosed with early CKD (stage 2 or 3) were recruited and randomly assigned to receive GS-Rb1 (500 mg daily oral administration, n = 103) or placebo (n = 94) for consecutive 6 months...
November 17, 2016: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852129/changes-in-the-ginsenoside-content-during-fermentation-using-an-appliance-for-the-preparation-of-red-ginseng
#17
So Jin Lee, Na Ha, Yunjeong Kim, Min-Gul Kim
The total amount of ginsenoside in fermented red ginseng (FRG) is increased by microbial fermentation. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether fermentation time and temperature affect the ginsenoside content during fermentation using an appliance for the preparation of red ginseng. The FRG and fermented red ginseng extracts (FRG-e) were prepared using an appliance for the preparation of red ginseng. The temperature was recorded and time points for sampling were scheduled at pre-fermentation (0[Formula: see text]h) and 18, 36, 48, 60 and 72[Formula: see text]h after the addition of the microbial strains...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848250/pharmacological-effects-of-active-components-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-review
#18
Zhi-Yong Wang, Jian-Gang Liu, Hao Li, Hui-Ming Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder associated with dementia, not only severely decreases the quality of life for its victims, but also brings a heavy economic burden to the family and society. Unfortunately, few chemical drugs designed for clinical applications have reached the expected preventive or therapeutic effect so far, and combined with their significant side-effects, there is therefore an urgent need for new strategies to be developed for AD treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine has accumulated many experiences in the treatment of dementia during thousands of years of practice; modern pharmacological studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of many active components derived from Chinese herbal medicines (CHM)...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847198/ginsenoside-rb1-ameliorates-lithium-induced-nephrotoxicity-and-neurotoxicity-differential-regulation-of-cox-2-pge2-pathway
#19
Azza A K El-Sheikh, Maha Y Kamel
To investigate the effect of Ginsenoside-Rb1 (GRb1) on lithium (Li(+))-induced toxicity, GRb1 was given to rats orally (100mg/kg) for 14days. In independent groups, lithium chloride (4meq/kg/day i.p.) was administered at day 4 of the experiment for 10days, with or without GRb1. Li(+) caused significant deterioration of behavioral responses including righting reflex, spontaneous motor activity and catalepsy. Li(+) also caused distortion in normal renal, cerebral and cerebellum architecture and significantly worsened all kidney functional parameters tested compared to control...
November 12, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837549/purification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-ginsenoside-rc-hydrolyzing-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-armillaria-mellea-mycelia
#20
Jitendra Upadhyaya, Min-Sun Yoon, Min-Ji Kim, Nam-Soo Ryu, Young-Eun Song, Young-Hoi Kim, Myung-Kon Kim
Ginsenosides are the principal compounds responsible for the pharmacological effects and health benefits of Panax ginseng root. Among protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenosides, minor ginsenosides such as ginsenoside (G)-F2, G-Rh2, compound (C)-Mc1, C-Mc, C-O, C-Y, and C-K are known to be more pharmacologically active constituents than major ginsenosides such as G-Rb1, G-Rb2, G-Rc, and G-Rd. A novel ginsenoside Rc-hydrolyzing β-glucosidase (BG-1) from Armillaria mellea mycelia was purified as a single protein band with molecular weight of 121...
December 2016: AMB Express
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