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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417089/demographic-and-medication-characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-users-among-colorectal-cancer-survivors-a-nationwide-database-study-in-taiwan
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Chien-Tung Wu, Yueh-Ting Tsai, Jung-Nien Lai
Chinese herbal product (CHP) is the major type of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and widely used to relief the symptom of colorectal cancer. The aim of the study was to analyze the utilization of CHP for treating patients with colorectal cancer in Taiwan. The usage of CHP, frequency of services, and prescription pattern for colorectal cancer were analyzed from a randomly sampled cohort of 1 million beneficiaries from the National Health Insurance Research Database. The odds ratios for utilization of CHP were estimated with logistic regression model...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412682/application-frequency-and-therapeutic-effect-of-astragalus-in-treating-ischemic-cerebrovascular-disease
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Yajie Dong, Kaifeng Lu, Weijuan Gao
In recent years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy has achieved substantial progress and development, playing an important role in clinical practice. In this paper, to explore the therapeutic effect of Astragalus in treating ischemic cerebrovascular disease, 2687 patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease who had been treated with Astragalus therapy from Jan 2014-Oct 2015 were selected as the research objects. Through retrospective analysis of their medical records, we analyzed the application frequency of Astragalus using quantitative method of information, and conducted specific analysis on the therapeutic effect of Astragalus after fully surveyed patients' physical conditions after treatment...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395722/-inhibitory-effect-and-the-mechanism-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-combined-with-cisplatin-on-growth-of-inplanted-lewis-lung-carcinoma-in-mice
#3
Mengjie Zhuang, Dan Liu, Yanwen Chen, Haixia Ming, Yang Li
Objective To observe the effect of Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) combined with cisplatin (DDP) on the expressions of cytochrome C (CytC) and high temperature required serine protease A2 (Omi/HtrA2) in the mice with Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) transplantated tumors. Methods Ninty C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into normal control group, model group, and (50, 100, 200) μg/mL APS groups, 6 mg/kg DDP group, 3 mg/kg DDP combined with (50, 100, 200) μg/mL APS groups. Each group included 10 mice. Except the mice in the normal group, the rest mice were inoculated subcutaneously with LLC cells (1×10(7) mL) at the right fore axillary fossa to establish tumor-bearing mouse models...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367652/astragaloside-iv-inhibits-pma-induced-epcr-shedding-through-mapks-and-pkc-pathway
#4
Yu Ma, Yi Zhao, Ran Zhang, Xiaoxia Liang, Zhongqiong Yin, Yi Geng, Gang Shu, Xu Song, Yuanfeng Zou, Lixia Li, Lizi Yin, Guizhou Yue, Yinglun Li, Gang Ye, Changliang He
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV), a main active substance isolated from Astragalus membranaceus Bunge, has been shown to have multiple pharmacological effects. Endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR) is a marker of inflammation, and is also a major member of protein C (PC) anti-coagulation system. EPCR can be cut off from the cell surface by tumor necrosis factor-α converting enzyme (TACE), which is controlled through mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and protein kinase C (PKC) pathways. To develop novel therapeutic drug for EPCR shedding, the effect of AS-IV was studied in phorbol-12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the potential molecular mechanism of AS-IV action was investigated...
April 3, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361971/pg2-for-patients-with-acute-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Chun-Chung Chen, XianXiu Chen, Tsai-Chung Li, Hung-Lin Lin, Yen-Tze Chu, Han-Chung Lee, Yu-Kai Cheng, Der-Cherng Chen, Shiu-Chiu Tsai, Der-Yang Cho, Ching-Liang Hsieh
PG2 is an infusible polysaccharide extracted from Astragalus membranaceus, which is a Chinese herb traditionally used for stroke treatment. We investigated the effect of PG2 on patients with spontaneous acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). A total of 61 patients with acute spontaneous ICH were randomized to either the treatment group (TG, 30 patients), which received 3 doses of PG2 (500 mg, IV) per week for 2 weeks, or the control group (CG, 31 patients), which received PG2 placebo. At 84 days after PG2 administration, the percentage of patients with a good Glasgow outcome scale (GOS 4-5) score in the TG was similar to that in the CG (69...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350799/optimization-and-evaluation-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-injectable-thermoresponsive-in-situ-gels
#6
Zugong Yu, Fanxi Guo, Yangyang Guo, Zhenrui Zhang, Feng Wu, Xiaoqing Luo
The objective of this study was to develop an injectable in situ forming gel system based on Poloxamer for sustained release of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), thus achieved once or twice administration instead of frequent dosing during long-term treatment. The optimal formulation is 10 g APS, 18 g poloxamer 407, 2 g poloxamer 188, 0.15 g CMC-Na, 0.85 g sodium chloride in 100 ml gel in situ which had a preferable sol-gel transition temperature(T sol-gel) (34.1 ± 0.4°C), and good stability. In vitro release studies, all formulations containing polymer additives had prolonged release time and decreased initial burst to some extent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339712/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-treatment-on-plasma-lipid-profile-and-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-in-hetian-broiler
#7
Z Xie, J Zhang, S Ma, X Huang, Y Huang
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adding a Chinese herbal hedicine (CHM, including astragalus membranaceus, codonopsis pilosula, poria cocos, bighead atractylodes rhizome, fructus crataegi, folium epimedii, radix saposhnikoviae, and pericarpium citri reticulatae) diet has effects on lipid metabolism in the liver of the broiler. Six-hundred-thirty Hetian broilers were divided into 3 groups including base diet (control), 0.3%, or 1% CHM diets, for 130 days. The results showed that CHM treatment significantly increased the slaughter performance...
February 21, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303957/astragalus-polysaccharides-exerts-immunomodulatory-effects-via-tlr4-mediated-myd88-dependent-signaling-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Lijing Zhou, Zijing Liu, Zhixue Wang, Shuang Yu, Tingting Long, Xing Zhou, Yixi Bao
Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), which is widely used as a remedy to promote immunity of breast cancer patients, can enhance immune responses and exert anti-tumor effects. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of APS on macrophage RAW 264.7 and EAC tumor-bearing mice. Griess reaction and ELISA assays revealed that the concentrations of nitric oxide, TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 were increased by APS. However, this effect was diminished in the presence of TAK-242 (TLR4 inhibitor) or ST-2825(MyD88 inhibitor)...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290732/cycloastragenol-mediates-activation-and-proliferation-suppression-in-concanavalin-a-induced-mouse-lymphocyte-pan-activation-model
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Chenghong Sun, Mingmin Jiang, Li Zhang, Jian Yang, Guimin Zhang, Bingyuan Du, Yushan Ren, Xin Li, Jingchun Yao
CONTEXT: Cycloastragenol (CAG) is a molecule isolated from various species in the genus Astragalus. Although the regulatory activity of Astragalus on immune system has been investigated, the effect of CAG on activated lymphocytes is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to biologically address the possible anti-inflammation potential of CAG on concanavalin A (Con A)-mediated mouse lymphocyte pan-activation model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mouse lymphocytes were obtained from spleens and subjected to Con A for 24 h...
March 14, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262116/its2-barcoding-dna-region-combined-with-high-resolution-melting-hrm-analysis-of-hyoscyami-semen-the-mature-seed-of-hyoscyamus-niger
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Chao Xiong, Zhi-Gang Hu, Yuan Tu, He-Gang Liu, Ping Wang, Ming-Ming Zhao, Yu-Hua SHIi, Lan Wu, Wei Sun, Shi-Lin Chen
Hyoscyami Semen, the mature dried seed of Hyoscyamus niger L., has long been used as a traditional Chinese medicine to treat human diseases. Hyoscyami Semen is found in local markets in China. In markets, sellers and buyers commonly inadvertently mix the seeds of H. niger with the seeds of related species such as Hygrophila salicifolia (Vahl) Nees, Astragalus complanatus R. Br., Cuscuta australis R. Br., Cuscuta chinensis Lam., and Impatiens balsamina L. because of their similar morphologies or similar names...
December 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260010/astragaloside-iv-inhibits-isoprenaline%C3%A2-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-by-targeting-the-reactive-oxygen-species-mitogen%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-axis
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Hongliang Dai, Guizhi Jia, Meili Lu, Chunguang Liang, Yue Wang, Hongxin Wang
Cardiac fibrosis is considered an important pathological mechanism in the progression of cardiac remodeling and heart failure. Astragaloside IV (AsIV) is a major active ingredient in Astragalus membranaceus. In a preliminary experiment, it was demonstrated that this naturally occurring substance exhibited cardioprotective effects via preventing cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and apoptosis. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of AsIV on β‑adrenergic receptor (β‑AR)‑mediated cardiac fibrosis, and the associated mechanism...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243851/inactivation-of-kupffer-cells-by-selenizing-astragalus-polysaccharides-prevents-ccl4-induced-hepatocellular-necrosis-in-the-male-wistar-rat
#12
Mohammed Hamid, Dandan Liu, Yassin Abdulrahim, Alamzeb Khan, Gang Qian, Kehe Huang
Selenizing astragalus polysaccharides-3 (sAPS3) was prepared by nitric acid-sodium selenite method. The effects of sAPS3 on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatocellular necrosis, and its underlying mechanisms were studied in male Wistar rats. Hepatic damage was induced by intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 twice a week, for 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the rats in addition to CCl4 were also exposed to sodium selenite (SS), astragalus polysaccharides (APS), SS + APS or sAPS3, in parallel by oral gavage once a day for 3 weeks...
February 27, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242544/antibacterial-evaluation-of-sliver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-polysaccharides-from-astragalus-membranaceus-roots
#13
Yihua Ma, Congyan Liu, Ding Qu, Yan Chen, Mengmeng Huang, Yuping Liu
This work introduced an eco-friendly approach for the synthesis of sliver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with a water-soluble fraction of polysaccharides extracted from the roots of Astragalus membranaceus (AMWP). AMWP mediated AgNPs (AMWP-AgNPs) were successfully synthesized using 1.0mM AgNO3 and 1.25mg/mL AMWP, reacting in aqueous environment at 25°C for 6h. The synthesized AMWP-AgNPs exhibited a broad surface plasmon resonance peak (SPR) at 445nm in Ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectrum, which was characteristic of a poly-dispersed AMWP-AgNPs...
February 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210201/therapeutic-effect-of-astragalus-polysaccharides-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-h22-bearing-mice
#14
Xiaoyu Lai, Weibiao Xia, Jing Wei, Xinghong Ding
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of astragalus polysaccharides (APSs), active constituents of astragalus, in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and their potential as a promising candidate for future anticancer drug development. Astragalus polysaccharide was administered at different doses to HCC H22-bearing mice to investigate their antitumor effects. Results revealed that APS inhibited the growth of H22 cells with a tumor inhibition rate in the APS 400 mg·kg(-1) group of 59...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209394/ensifer-shofinae-sp-nov-a-novel-rhizobial-species-isolated-from-root-nodules-of-soybean-glycine-max
#15
Wen Hao Chen, Sheng Hui Yang, Zhao Hu Li, Xiao Xia Zhang, Xin Hua Sui, En Tao Wang, Wen Xin Chen, Wen Feng Chen
Two bacterial strains isolated from root nodules of soybean were characterized phylogenetically as members of a distinct group in the genus Ensifer based on 16S rRNA gene comparisons. They were also verified as a separated group by the concatenated sequence analyses of recA, atpD and glnII (with similarities ≤93.9% to the type strains for defined species), and by the average nucleotide identities (ANI) between the whole genome sequence of the representative strain CCBAU 251167(T) and those of the closely related strains in Ensifer glycinis and Ensifer fredii (90...
February 2, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188801/astragalus-polysaccharides-protect-against-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%B0-activation
#16
Jun Lv, Yahong Zhang, Zhiqiang Tian, Fang Liu, Ying Shi, Yao Liu, Peiyuan Xia
Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) is a bioactive extract of Astragalus membranaceus (AM), which possess a wide range of medicinal benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-tumor and anti-diabetic effects. The present work evaluated the therapeutic effect of APS and its potential mechanisms in a mouse model of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. The APS treatment led to significant improvements in colitis disease activity index (DAI) and histological scores, as well as significantly increased weight and colon length in mice as compared to the control group...
May 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164139/dietary-supplementation-of-astragalus-polysaccharides-enhanced-immune-components-and-growth-factors-egf-and-igf-1-in-sow-colostrum
#17
Lunbo Tan, Ting Wei, Anwen Yuan, Jun He, Jinhui Liu, Daojun Xu, Qing Yang
Colostrum is the main external resource providing piglets with nutrients and maternal immune molecules. Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) have been used as immunopotentiators in vitro and several animal models. This study aimed to determine the effects of APS on immune factors in sow colostrum and milk. The sow diet was supplemented with APS one week before the expected delivery date. Colostrum and milk were collected and designated as 0 h- (onset of parturition), 12 h-, and 24 h-colostrum and 36 h-milk postpartum...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163960/screening-for-antibacterial-and-antibiofilm-activities-in-astragalus-angulosus
#18
Hussein Kanaan, Majid El-Mestrah, Alaa Sweidan, Falah As-Sadi, Ali Al Bazzal, Ali Chokr
AIM: In a search for finding novel therapeutic agents, extracts from an endemic Lebanese plant, Astragalus angulosus, were evaluated for their potential in-vitro antibacterial and antibiofilm activities against three Gram-positive bacterial strains; Staphylococcus epidermidis (CIP444), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC25923), and Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC29212); in addition to two Gram-negative strains, Escherichia coli (ATCC35218) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC27853). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The plant was collected in April of 2013 and divided into several different portions, then its extracts were obtained by maceration using two different solvents...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155255/a-screen-for-swainsonine-in-select-north-american-astragalus-species
#19
Daniel Cook, Dale R Gardner, James A Pfister, Stephen T Lee, Kevin D Welch, Stanley L Welsh
Swainsonine is found in several plant species worldwide, and causes severe toxicosis in livestock grazing these plants, leading to a chronic condition characterized by weight loss, altered behavior, depression, decreased libido, infertility, and death. Swainsonine has been detected in 13 North American Astragalus species of which eight belong to taxa in four taxonomic sections, the Densifolii, Diphysi, Inflati, and Trichopodi. These sections belong to two larger groups representing several morphologically related species, the Pacific Piptolobi and the small-flowered Piptolobi...
February 2, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150820/astragaloside-iv-ameliorates-2-4-6-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic-acid-tnbs-induced-colitis-implicating-regulation-of-energy-metabolism
#20
Xu-Guang Jiang, Kai Sun, Yu-Ying Liu, Li Yan, Ming-Xia Wang, Jing-Yu Fan, Hong-Na Mu, Chong Li, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Chuan-She Wang, Jing-Yan Han
Dysfunction of energy metabolism is involved in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This study was designed to investigate the potential of astragaloside IV (ASIV), an active ingredient of Radix Astragalus, to ameliorate colonic mucosal injury, with focusing on the implication of energy restoration in the underlying mechanism. Experimental colitis model was established in rats by injecting 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) through anus. After 24 hours, ASIV was administrated once daily by gavage for 6 days...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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