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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924510/global-protein-expression-analysis-of-molecular-markers-of-ds-1-47-a-component-of-implantation-promoting-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Yan-Ling Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Yu Leng, Yan-Li Wu, Jing Li, Yun-Xia Wu
This study investigated the molecular markers of DS-1-47, a component of an implantation- promoting traditional Chinese medicine consisting of Astragalus mongholicus, Atractylodes macrocephala, Scutellaria baicalensis and Dipsacales, in an attempt to clarify the molecular mechanism and action targets of DS-1-47. Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) method was used to establish the implantation dysfunction models of mice. Animals were divided into normal pregnant group, COS model group and DS-1-47 group. Laser capture microdissection-double dimensional electrophoresis-mass spectrum (LCM-DE-MS) was used to analyze the uterine protein molecules that were possibly involved in the promotion of implantation...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902477/astragalus-polysaccharide-restores-autophagic-flux-and-improves-cardiomyocyte-function-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Yuan Cao, Tao Shen, Xiuqing Huang, Yajun Lin, Beidong Chen, Jing Pang, Guoping Li, Que Wang, Sylvia Zohrabian, Chao Duan, Yang Ruan, Yong Man, Shu Wang, Jian Li
Doxorubicin (adriamycin), an anthracycline antibiotic, is commonly used to treat many types of solid and hematological malignancies. Unfortunately, clinical usage of doxorubicin is limited due to the associated acute and chronic cardiotoxicity. Previous studies demonstrated that Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), the extracts of Astragalus membranaceus, had strong anti-tumor activities and anti-inflammatory effects. However, whether APS could mitigate chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity is unclear thus far. We used a doxorubicin-induced neonatal rat cardiomyocyte injury model and a mouse heart failure model to explore the function of APS...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895702/ameliorating-effect-of-erxian-decoction-combined-with-fructus-schisandrae-chinensis-wu-wei-zi-on-menopausal-sweating-and-serum-hormone-profiles-in-a-rat-model
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Shi Wei Wang, Fei Hua Wu, Yan Bo Zhang, Liang Zhang, Jing Su, Hei Kei Wong, Ai Hua Liu, Ho Pan Cheung, Tzi Bun Ng, Yao Tong, Stephen Cho Wing Sze
BACKGROUND: Modified Erxian decoction (MEXD), i.e., Erxian decoction (EXD) with Fructus Schisandrae chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) added, has been used to alleviate menopausal symptoms. This study aimed to investigate the effects of MEXD on menopausal sweating and serum hormone levels in a rat model of menopause after oral administration of MEXD. METHODS: Quality control of MEXD was conducted by employing a reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography column. The three treatment groups received oral administration of MEXD in 0...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885333/astragalus-polysaccharide-suppresses-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Haifeng Li, Ruona Shi, Fei Ding, Hongyu Wang, Wenjing Han, Fangli Ma, Minghua Hu, Chung Wah Ma, Zebo Huang
Astragalus membranaceus is a medicinal plant traditionally used in China for a variety of conditions, including inflammatory and neural diseases. Astragalus polysaccharides are shown to reduce the adverse effect of levodopa which is used to treat Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the neuroprotective effect of Astragalus polysaccharides per se in PD is lacking. Using Caenorhabditis elegans models, we investigated the protective effect of astragalan, an acidic polysaccharide isolated from A. membranaceus, against the neurotoxicity of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), a neurotoxin that can induce parkinsonism...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868250/effects-of-astragalus-membranaceus-codonopsis-pilosula-and-allicin-mixture-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-faecal-microbial-shedding-immune-response-and-meat-quality-in-finishing-pigs
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R X Lan, J W Park, D W Lee, I H Kim
A 12-week trial with 120 [(Landrace×Yorkshire)×Duroc] pigs (45.65 ± 1.93 kg) was conducted to evaluate the effects of Astragalus membranaceus, Codonopsis pilosula and allicin mixture (HM) supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, faecal microbial shedding, immune response and meat quality in finishing pigs. Pigs were allocated to one of three treatments with 0, 0.025% (HM1) and 0.05% (HM2) HM supplementation in a randomized complete block design according to sex and BW. Each treatment contained 10 replications with four pigs (two barrows and two gilts) per pen...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858488/cycloartane-type-triterpenoids-from-astragalus-hoantchy-french
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Kai Guo, Xiaofeng He, Dengxue Lu, Yanping Zhang, Xiuzhuang Li, Zhiqiang Yan, Bo Qin
A new cycloartane-type triterpenoid, 3β-acetoxy-9β,19-cyclolanost-24E-ene-1α,16β-diol-27-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (1), together with three known ones (2-4) were isolated from the aerial parts of Astragalus hoantchy. The structure of compound 1 was elucidated by detailed spectroscopic analyses including 1D and 2D NMR, HRESIMS, and IR experiments. All of the four compounds were isolated from A. hoantchy for the first time. The antifungal activities of compounds 1-4 against a phytopathogenic fungus (Alternaria solani) were evaluated with the result that compound 3 exhibited a moderate activity with an IC50 value of 284 μg/mL...
February 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855303/astragaloside-iv-from-astragalus-membranaceus-ameliorates-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-inflammation-via-tlr4-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Xiangjun Zhou, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoxin Gong, Yong Yang, Congbo Chen, Guang Shan, Qisheng Yao
Renal fibrosis is characterized by infiltration of inflammatory cells, activation and proliferation of fibroblasts, and accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM). Astragalus membranaceus (AM) is traditional Chinese medicine and has a range of pharmacological effects. Astragaloside IV (As IV) is the main compound of AM and has anti-inflammation activities. Whether As IV ameliorates renal interstitial fibrosis by inhibiting inflammation remains unknown. Accordingly, this study investigated the ameliorating effect of As IV on renal fibrosis...
November 14, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833803/germination-pretreatments-to-break-hard-seed-dormancy-in-astragalus-cicer-l-fabaceae
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Joseph M Statwick
Conservationists often propagate rare species to improve their long-term population viability. However, seed dormancy can make propagation efforts challenging by substantially lowering seed germination. Here I statistically compare several pretreatment options for seeds of Astragalus cicer L.: unscarified controls and scarification via physical damage, hot water, acid, and hydrogen peroxide. Although only 30% of unscarified seeds germinated, just physical scarification significantly improved germination, whereas one treatment, hot water, resulted in no germination at all...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814708/neuroprotective-effect-of-a-novel-chinese-herbal-decoction-on-cultured-neurons-and-cerebral-ischemic-rats
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Fanny Chui-Fun Ip, Yu-Ming Zhao, Kim-Wan Chan, Elaine Yee-Ling Cheng, Estella Pui-Sze Tong, Oormila Chandrashekar, Guang-Miao Fu, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Nancy Yuk-Yu Ip
BACKGROUND: Historically, traditional Chinese medicine has been widely used to treat stroke. Based on the theory of Chinese medicine and the modern pharmacological knowledge of herbal medicines, we have designed a neuroprotective formula called Post-Stroke Rehabilitation (PSR), comprising seven herbs - Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge, Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Paeonia lactiflora Pall., Cassia obtusifolia L., Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort., Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, and Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch...
November 4, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794507/-a-novel-survey-of-the-ethno-medicinal-knowledge-of-dental-problems-in-manoor-valley-northern-himalaya-pakistan
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Inayat Ur Rahman, Farhana Ijaz, Zafar Iqbal, Aftab Afzal, Niaz Ali, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Azhar Khan, Said Muhammad, Ghulam Qadir, Muhammad Asif
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the study area, the traditional knowledge and cultural practices of utilizing medicinal plants in the human healthcare is primarily restricted to the old age members of the community, while younger generation is mostly unaware of the natural wealth usage. AIM OF THE STUDY: We provide the first ever ethno medicinal insights into the management of dental disorders in Pakistan. The prime objective of the study was to explore novel knowledge of these local and remote community members and share it with rest of the world in documented form...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773802/effects-of-the-traditional-chinese-herb-astragalus-membranaceus-in-patients-with-poststroke-fatigue-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-preliminary-study
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Chung-Hsiang Liu, Chang-Hai Tsai, Tsai-Chung Li, Yu-Wan Yang, Wei-Shih Huang, Ming-Kui Lu, Chun-Hung Tseng, Hui-Chun Huang, Kuan-Fei Chen, Thih-Shan Hsu, Yi-Ting Hsu, Chon-Haw Tsai, Ching-Liang Hsieh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Astragalus membranaceus (AM) is the first-choice herb for fatigue treatment in traditional Chinese medicine and the main herb used for stroke treatment in China and Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of AM on poststroke fatigue (PSF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was designed as a double-blind, randomized, controlled preliminary study. Sixty-four patients with PSF were assigned to treatment group (TG; 31 patients), which received oral administration of AM (2...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768989/effects-of-astragalus-and-codonopsis-pilosula-polysaccharides-on-alveolar-macrophage-phagocytosis-and-inflammation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-mice-exposed-to-pm2-5
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Xu Chu, Xiao-Ju Liu, Jing-Man Qiu, Xiao-Li Zeng, Hai-Rong Bao, Juan Shu
Astragalus and Codonopsis pilosula are used for their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects. Here, we investigated the effects of Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) and Codonopsis pilosula polysaccharides (CPP) on alveolar macrophage (AM) phagocytosis and inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with exposure to particulate matter with a mean aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5μm (PM2.5). A mouse model of COPD was established by cigarette smoke exposure. PM2.5 exposure was performed by inhalation of a PM2...
December 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761303/ecomorphological-analysis-of-the-astragalo-calcaneal-complex-in-rodents-and-inferences-of-locomotor-behaviours-in-extinct-rodent-species
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Samuel Ginot, Lionel Hautier, Laurent Marivaux, Monique Vianey-Liaud
Studies linking postcranial morphology with locomotion in mammals are common. However, such studies are mostly restricted to caviomorphs in rodents. We present here data from various families, belonging to the three main groups of rodents (Sciuroidea, Myodonta, and Ctenohystrica). The aim of this study is to define morphological indicators for the astragalus and calcaneus, which allow for inferences to be made about the locomotor behaviours in rodents. Several specimens were dissected and described to bridge the myology of the leg with the morphology of the bones of interest...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732877/immunomodulatory-effect-of-aps-and-psp-is-mediated-by-ca2-camp-and-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-macrophage
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Zhixue Wang, Zijing Liu, Lijng Zhou, Tingting Long, Xing Zhou, Yixi Bao
OBJECTIVE: This study is to investigate the role of second messengers and TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway in the immunomodulatory activities of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) and Polysaccharopeptide (PSP) in macrophages. METHODS: RAW 264.7 macrophage cells were treated with APS, PSP, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or NiCl2. Power-spectral method was used to detect protein kinase C (PKC) and Griess reaction to detect nitric oxide (NO). ELISA was conducted to detect cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), diglycerides (DAG), inositol 1, 4, 5-triphosphate (IP3), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731799/astragalus-extract-inhibits-proliferation-but-enhances-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer
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Zhengguang Wang, Liuyi Dong, Yinan Zhen, Yanan Wang, Dongjiang Qi, Aman Xu, Xiangling Meng, Weiping Li
We and others have shown that Astragalus extract (AE) regulates various cellular processes including inflammation and apoptosis. It remains elusive whether and how AE modulates apoptosis in gastric cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The objective of this study is to determine the effects and mechanisms of AE on the proliferation and apoptosis of human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells and on tumor growth in orthotopic transplantation gastric tumor model in nude mice. Human gastric adenocarcinoma SGC-7901 cells and nude mice implanted with gastric cancer cells were treated with different concentration of AE and 5-fluorouracil as control...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729769/formononetin-an-active-compound-of-astragalus-membranaceus-fisch-bunge-inhibits-hypoxia-induced-retinal-neovascularization-via-the-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-signaling-pathway
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Jianming Wu, Xiao Ke, Na Ma, Wei Wang, Wei Fu, Hongcheng Zhang, Manxi Zhao, Xiaoping Gao, Xiaofeng Hao, Zhirong Zhang
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that formononetin (FMN), one of the main ingredients from famous traditional Chinese medicine "Huang-qi" (Astragalus membranaceus [Fisch] Bunge) for Qi-tonifying, exhibits the effects of immunomodulation and tumor growth inhibition via antiangiogenesis. Furthermore, A. membranaceus may alleviate the retinal neovascularization (NV) of diabetic retinopathy. However, the information of FMN on retinal NV is limited so far. In the present study, we investigated the effects of FMN on the hypoxia-induced retinal NV and the possible related mechanisms...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703041/comparison-of-the-anti-duck-hepatitis-a-virus-activities-of-phosphorylated-and-sulfated-astragalus-polysaccharides
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Yixuan Wang, Yun Chen, Hongxu Du, Jingjing Yang, Ke Ming, Meiyun Song, Jiaguo Liu
Duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) (Picornaviridae) causes an infectious disease in ducks which results in severe losses in duck industry. However, the proper antiviral supportive drugs for this disease have not been discovered. Polysaccharide is the main ingredient of Astragalus that has been demonstrated to directly and indirectly inhibit RNA of viruses replication. In this study, the antiviral activities of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) and its derivatives against DHAV were evaluated and compared. APS was modified via the sodium trimetaphosphate and sodium tripolyphosphate (STMP-STPP) method and chlorosulfonic acid-pyridine method to obtain its phosphate (pAPS) and sulfate (sAPS), respectively...
October 4, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698775/astragaloside-iv-ameliorates-necrotizing-enterocolitis-by-attenuating-oxidative-stress-and-suppressing-inflammation-via-the-vitamin-d3-upregulated-protein-1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#19
Zhiyong Cai, Jindi Liu, Hongliang Bian, Jinlan Cai
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) is a flavonoid from the plant Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bge that has a wide range of therapeutic effects. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of AS-IV on rats with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) under oxidative stress and inflammation. Newborn Sprague-Dawley rats were induced with NEC by asphyxia and hypothermia applied on 3 consecutive days. The rats were orally administered AS-IV at 25, 50 and 75 mg/kg for 4 days. The results revealed that AS-IV administration prevented NEC-induced decrease in the concentration of malondialdehyde and myeloperoxidase, and increase in the activity of glutathione (GSH) and superoxide dismutase in murine models...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659001/comparison-of-immunoregulatory-effects-of-polysaccharides-from-three-natural-herbs-and-cellular-uptake-in-dendritic-cells
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Ning Zhu, Xiaochen Lv, Yangyun Wang, Jingling Li, Yongming Liu, Wenfei Lu, Liecheng Yang, Jian Zhao, Fujun Wang, Leshuai W Zhang
Polysaccharides from different types of natural herbs have not been compared with each other to determine their differential potencies on innate immune response, such as maturation of dendritic cells (DC). In addition, the role of endocytosis of polysaccharides in DC maturation has not been explored previously. Polysaccharides isolated from Astragalus membranaceus (APS), Ganoderma lucidum (GLP) and Radix ophiopogonis (OGP) were characterized and applied in bone marrow derived DC. Compared to immature DC, three polysaccharides with immunoactivities showed elongated dendrites, decreased phagocytic abilities, phenotypic changes (CD40/MHCII/CD80/CD86) and increased level of nitric oxide (NO) in a dose dependent manner...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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