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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793179/nano-strategies-for-berberine-delivery-a-natural-alkaloid-of-berberis
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REVIEW
Elaheh Mirhadi, Mehdi Rezaee, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Berberine, as a phytochemical component of some medicinal Chinese herbs (most frequently Berberis vulgaris), is an isoquinoline alkaloid with many therapeutic effects including anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Berberine has some significant effects on type 2 diabetes through adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation, glycolysis stimulation, and mitochondrial function inhibition which subsequently improves both lipid and glucose metabolism...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791786/matrine-suppresses-kras-driven-pancreatic-cancer-growth-by-inhibiting-autophagy-mediated-energy-metabolism
#2
Young-Ra Cho, Ji Hyeon Lee, Ji Hye Kim, So-Yeon Lee, Suna Yoo, Min-Kyo Jung, Su Jung Kim, Hyun Ju Yoo, Chang-Gi Pack, Jin Kyung Rho, Jaekyoung Son
Matrine is a natural compound extracted from the herb Sophora flavescens Ait which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating various diseases. Recently, matrine was reported to have antitumor effects against a variety of cancers without any obvious side effects; however, the molecular mechanisms of its antiproliferative effects on cancer are unclear. Here, we report that matrine inhibits autophagy-mediated energy metabolism, which is necessary for pancreatic cancer growth. We found that matrine significantly reduces pancreatic cancer growth in vitro and in vivo by insufficiently maintaining mitochondrial metabolic function and energy level...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791258/licorice-root-extract-and-magnesium-isoglycyrrhizinate-protect-against-triptolide-induced-hepatotoxicity-via-up-regulation-of-the-nrf2-pathway
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Qin-You Tan, Qian Hu, Sheng-Nan Zhu, Lu-Lu Jia, Juan Xiao, Hua-Zhen Su, Shao-Yuan Huang, Jing Zhang, Junfei Jin
Triptolide, the predominant biologically active component of the Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook f., possesses numerous pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, anti-fertility, anti-neoplastic, and immunosuppressive effects. However, toxicity and severe adverse effects, particularly hepatotoxicity, limit the clinical application of triptolide. Licorice root extract contains various bioactive compounds and is potent hepatoprotective. Magnesium isoglycyrrhizinate, a magnesium salt of the 18α-glycyrrhizic acid stereoisomer of glycyrrhizic acid, is used clinically in China to treat chronic viral hepatitis and acute drug-induced liver injury...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788885/application-of-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine-by-products-as-dietary-feed-supplements-and-antibiotic-replacements-in-animal-production
#4
Abedin Abdallah, Pei Zhang, Qingzhen Zhong, Zewei Sun
Misuse of synthetic antibiotics in livestock leads to the transfer of antibiotic resistant pathogens into humans and deposits toxic residues in meat and milk. There is therefore an urgent need for safe and viable alternative approaches to improve the nutrition and wellbeing of farm animals. An alternative source that has been widely exploited is traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM). These herbal medicines are an important part of the healthcare system in many Asian countries. Such herbs contain several but less toxic bioactive compounds which are generally regarded biodegradable...
May 22, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788725/tetramethylpyrazine-tmpz-triggers-s-phase-arrest-and-mitochondria-dependent-apoptosis-in-lung-cancer-cells
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H H Huang, F B Liu, Z Ruan, J Zheng, Y J Su, J Wang
Tetramethylpyrazine (TMPZ) is one of the active compounds extracted from the traditional Chinese herb Chuanxiong. Several studies have shown its anti-cancer properties. However, its functions in lung cancer and the underlying cellular mechanisms are relatively unknown. Our present study aimed to investigate the effects of TMPZ on A549 and 95D cells. The MTT assay showed that TMPZ decreased cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The results of the colony formation assay indicated that TMPZ strongly suppressed colony formation ability in A549 and 95D cells...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785189/the-investigation-of-the-effect-and-mechanism-of-sophora-moorcroftiana-alkaloids-in-combination-with-albendazole-on-echinococcosis-in-an-experimental-rats-model
#6
Fabin Zhang, Chunhui Hu, Shilei Cheng, Shulin Wang, Bin Li, Deping Cao, Haining Fan, Ruchong Pan, Mei Yang, Yanhui Xu
Echinococcosis is a worldwide anthropozoonosis which is highly endemic over large animal husbandry areas in northwestern China. The current clinical therapeutic medicine against echinococcosis is albendazole, although it caused serious side effects in patients. The component in traditional Chinese herb medicine, Sophora moorcroftiana alkaloids (SA), is thought to be a potential drug to treat echinococcosis. In order to explore the effect and mechanism of SA treatment against echinococcosis, we established animal echinococcosis model and treated rats with albendazole alone, alkaloids alone, and combined therapy...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783696/jatrorrhizine-hydrochloride-suppresses-proliferation-migration-and-secretion-of-synoviocytes-in-vitro-and-ameliorates-rat-models-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-vivo
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Haiwen Qiu, Shengnan Sun, Xuemei Ma, Congcong Cui, Gang Chen, Zhenzhou Liu, Hui Li, Mei Liu
Jatrorrhizine hydrochloride (JH), an active component isolated from the traditional Chinese herb Coptis chinensis , has been reported to have antimicrobial, antitumor, antihypercholesterolemic, and neuroprotective activities. However, its antirheumatoid arthritis (RA) property remains unknown. In this study, a collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rat model was used to evaluate the therapeutic effects of JH on RA by using arthritis score, radiological evaluation, and histopathological assessment. The in vitro effects of JH on proliferation, migration, and production of inflammatory mediators in RA-derived fibroblast-like synoviocyte MH7A cells were determined by the EdU incorporation assay, wound healing assay, real-time PCR, and ELISA, respectively...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783019/total-flavonoid-extract-of-epimedium-herb-increases-the-peak-bone-mass-of-young-rats-involving-enhanced-activation-of-the-ac10-camp-pka-creb-pathway
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Hui-Rong Xi, Hui-Ping Ma, Fang-Fang Yang, Yu-Hai Gao, Jian Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Wen-Yuan Li, Cory J Xian, Ke-Ming Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epimedium sagittatum brevicornum Maxim. is an important traditional Chinese herb that has long been used to promote bone fracture healing and treat osteoporosis. AIM OF THE STUDY: Achieving peak bone mass by adolescence has now been accepted to be fundamental for preventing osteoporosis in adulthood life. This study investigated the possibility of increasing peak bone mass in young rats using the total flavonoid extract of Epimedium herb (TFE)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782860/tetramethylpyrazine-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cardiomyocyte-injury-via-improving-mitochondrial-function-mediated-by-14-3-3%C3%AE
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Bowei Huang, Jiegeng You, Yang Qiao, Zelong Wu, Dan Liu, Dong Yin, Huan He, Ming He
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the many reasons that can cause myocardial injury. Our previous works have demonstrated that 14-3-3γ could protect myocardium against LPS-induced injury. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), an alkaloid found in Chinese herbs, exerts myocardial protection in many ways with multiple targets. We hypothesized that the cardioprotection of TMP against LPS-induced injury is attributed to upregulation of 14-3-3γ and improvement of mitochondrial function. To test the hypothesis, we investigated the effects of TMP on LPS-induced injury to cardiomyocytes by determining cell viability, LDH and caspase-3 activities, reactive oxygen species and MMP levels, mPTP openness, and apoptosis rate...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
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
#10
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/29775897/the-gastric-mucosal-protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-in-mnng-induced-gpl-rats
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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/29775226/moxibustion-for-cephalic-version-of-breech-presentation
#12
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
#13
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/29772270/identification-of-certain-panax-species-to-be-potential-substitutes-for-panax-notoginseng-in-hemostatic-treatments
#14
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/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
#15
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/29769797/protective-effects-of-erigeron-breviscapus-hand-mazz-ebhm-extract-in-retinal-neurodegeneration-models
#16
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/29765322/therapeutic-potential-of-ginsenosides-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-diabetes
#17
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/29760880/diversity-and-distribution-of-parasitic-angiosperms-in-china
#18
Guangfu Zhang, Qian Li, Shucun Sun
Parasitic plants are an important component of vegetation worldwide, but their diversity and distribution in China have not been systematically reported. This study aimed to (1) explore floral characteristics of China's parasitic plants, (2) map spatial distribution of diversity of these species, and (3) explore factors influencing the distribution pattern. We compiled a nationwide species list of parasitic plants in China, and for each species, we recorded its phylogeny, endemism, and life form (e.g., herb vs...
May 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760794/yangyin-fuzheng-decoction-enhances-anti-tumor-efficacy-of-cisplatin-on-lung-cancer
#19
Dongmei Wei, Lin Wang, Yuhan Chen, Gang Yin, Mei Jiang, Rui Liu, Hong Chen, Xiyuan Sun
Traditional Chinese medicine has been widely used in cancer treatment in China. Yangyin Fuzheng Decoction is a traditional Chinese compound medicine, composed of 12 traditional Chinese herbs. This study aimed to investigate anti-tumor activity and the underlying mechanisms of Yangyin Fuzheng Decoction combined with cisplatin in the treatment of lung cancer. We established lung cancer model in C57BL/6 mice injected with mouse Lewis lung cancer cells. Our results demonstrated that Yangyin Fuzheng Decoction treatment increased necrotic area in tumor tissue, and significantly enhanced the recruitment of inflammatory cells into the tumor...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756546/sinomenine-induces-g1-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-malignant-glioma-cells-via-downregulation-of-sirtuin-1-and-induction-of-p53-acetylation
#20
Xiaoyan He, Mayinur Maimaiti, Yan Jiao, Xuegang Meng, Hongyan Li
Sinomenine, a bioactive alkaloid isolated from the traditional Chinese herb Sinomenium acutum, possesses antiinflammatory, antinociceptive, antifibrotic, and antitumorigenic properties. In this work, we sought to explore the biological effects of sinomenine on glioma cells. It was found that sinomenine caused a concentration-dependent inhibition of viability in both U87 and U251 glioma cells. Sinomenine at 16 μmol/L caused 55% to 60% reduction in the proliferation of U87 and U251 cells. Moreover, sinomenine treatment induced a G0/G1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
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