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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145145/alleviation-of-ginsenoside-rg1-on-hematopoietic-homeostasis-defects-caused-by-lead-acetate
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Shi-Zhong Cai, Yue Zhou, Jun Liu, Cheng-Peng Li, Dao-Yong Jia, Meng-Si Zhang, Ya-Ping Wang
The hematopoietic system is one of the potential targets of lead intoxication. Recognition of the lead-related deleterious outcomes promotes us to explore the potential therapeutic intervention. Here, we show that ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1), extracted from the Chinese herb Panax ginseng, remarkably ameliorates the lead acetate-caused hematological index distortion as well as advanced hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) aging and aging associated inflammation response. Specifically, Rg1 administration alleviated the increment of aging associated p53-p21-Rb signaling in aged HSCs induced by lead acetate...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143796/angelica-sinensis-polysaccharides-ameliorate-stress-induced-premature-senescence-of-hematopoietic-cell-via-protecting-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-from-oxidative-injuries-caused-by-5-fluorouracil
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Hanxianzhi Xiao, Lirong Xiong, Xiaoying Song, Pengwei Jin, Linbo Chen, Xiongbin Chen, Hui Yao, Yaping Wang, Lu Wang
Myelosuppression is the most common complication of chemotherapy. Decline of self-renewal capacity and stress-induced premature senescence (SIPS) of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) induced by chemotherapeutic agents may be the cause of long-term myelosuppression after chemotherapy. Whether the mechanism of SIPS of hematopoietic cells relates to chemotherapeutic injury occurred in hematopoietic microenvironment (HM) is still not well elucidated. This study explored the protective effect of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP), an acetone extract polysaccharide found as the major effective ingredients of a traditional Chinese medicinal herb named Chinese Angelica (Dong Quai), on oxidative damage of homo sapiens bone marrow/stroma cell line (HS-5) caused by 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and the effect of ASP relieving oxidative stress in HM on SIPS of hematopoietic cells...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143468/predictive-qsar-modeling-study-on-berberine-derivatives-with-hypolipidemic-activity
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Pan Yu, Dongdong Li, Junjun Ni, Linguo Zhao, Gang Ding, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao
Berberine (BBR) isolated from a Chinese herb, is identified as a new cholesterol-lowering small molecule, and hundreds of berberine derivatives have been obtained for optimization of their hypolipidemic activities in recent years. However, so far there is no available quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) model used for the development of novel BBR analogs with hypolipidemic activities, mainly due to lack of lipid-lowering molecular mechanisms and target identification of BBR. In this paper, the tactics using ligand efficiency indices instead of pIC50 as the activity could be adopted for the development of BBR QSAR models...
November 16, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142432/inhibition-of-glycation-induced-cytotoxicity-protein-glycation-and-activity-of-proteolytic-enzymes-by-extract-from-perovskia-atriplicifolia-roots
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Mehran Miroliaei, Akram Aminjafari, Sylwester Ślusarczyk, Izabela Nawrot-Hadzik, Mehdi Rahimmalek, Adam Matkowski
Background: Protein glycation and glycotoxicity belong to the main oxidative-stress related complications in diabetes. Perovskia species are used in Asian folk medicine as antidiabetic herbs. Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the ability of the methanolic extract from Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. roots to diminish glycation of albumin and to prevent cell damage in vitro. Furthermore, we tested the extract for in vitro antioxidant activity and inhibition of elastase and collagenase...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141195/determination-of-the-effect-of-pinellia-ternata-thunb-breit-on-nervous-system-development-by-proteomics
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Jian-Ya Xu, Chen Dai, Jin-Jun Shan, Tong Xie, Hui-Hui Xie, Ming-Ming Wang, Guang Yang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Banxia (BX) is the dried tuber of Pinellia ternata (Thunb.) Breit., a commonly prescribed Chinese medicinal herb for the treatment of cough, phlegm, and vomiting in pregnant women. However, raw BX has been demonstrated to exert toxic effects on reproduction and the precise and comprehensive mechanisms remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: We applied an iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation, iTRAQ)-based proteomic method to explore the mechanisms of raw BX-induced fetal toxicity in mice...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140496/association-between-use-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-herbal-therapy-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-stage-ii-and-iii-colorectal-cancer-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Yun Xu, Jun J Mao, Lingyun Sun, Lin Yang, Jie Li, Yingxu Hao, Huashan Li, Wei Hou, Yuping Chu, Yu Bai, Xiaoqiang Jia, Jinwan Wang, Lin Shen, Ying Zhang, Jianbin Wang, Jianping Liu, Yufei Yang
Background: Chinese cancer patients often use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal medicine during or after active cancer treatments. However, little is known about how TCM herbal medicine impacts cancer outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the association between TCM herbal therapy and survival outcomes in patients with stage II or III colorectal cancer. Methods: We conducted an eight-center prospective cohort study in China among patients who had undergone radical resection for stage II and III colorectal cancer...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139271/-studies-on-the-chemical-components-of-nelumbinis-plumula-and-the-inhibitory-activity-on-protein-disulfide-isomerase
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Yong Yang, Xi-Zhen Li, Qing-He Zhang, Dan Lu
Increasing evidence suggested that protein disulfide isomerase supported the survival and progression of several cancers. Nelumbinis Plumula is a Chinese traditional herb which showed antitumor activity. To find if the Nelumbinis Plumula affect protein disulfide isomerase activity, we studied its chemical constituents, and 12 monomeric compounds were isolated by means of solvent extraction, silica gel column chromatography, preparative HPLC and recrystallization. Among them, N-methylcoclaurine, kaempferol, chrysoeriol-7-O-neohesperidoside and mannitol were obtained for the first time...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139263/-next-generation-sequencing-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-root-bark-from-paeonia-suffruticosa-cv-feng-dan
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Dong-Mei Xie, Nian-Jun Yu, Lu-Qi Huang, Dai-Yin Peng, Cong-Bin Liu, Yue-Jian Zhu, Hao Huang
Moutan Cortex is an important traditional Chinese medicine, "Fengdan Pi" was known as Dao-di herbs from the root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa cv. Feng Dan for its extracted various active components. However, the genetic basis for their activity is virtually unknown. The transcriptome of the root bark from "Fengdan" was sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq 4000 sequencing platform. The clean reads were then de novo assembled into 72 997 unigenes. Among them, the number of unigenes which could been annotated by dataset Nr and GO was 41 139 and 34 592...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138800/broadleaf-mahonia-attenuates-granulomatous-lobular-mastitis%C3%A2-associated-inflammation-by-inhibiting-ccl%C3%A2-5-expression-in-macrophages
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Zhiyu Wang, Neng Wang, Xiaoyan Liu, Qi Wang, Biao Xu, Pengxi Liu, Huayu Zhu, Jianping Chen, Honglin Situ, Yi Lin
Granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM) is a type of chronic mammary inflammation with unclear etiology. Currently systematic corticosteroids and methitrexate are considered as the main drugs for GLM treatment, but a high toxicity and risk of recurrence greatly limit their application. It is therefore an urgent requirement that safe and efficient natural drugs are found to improve the GLM prognosis. Broadleaf Mahonia (BM) is a traditional Chinese herb that is believed to have anti‑inflammatory properties according to ancient records of traditional Chinese medicine...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138518/predicted-molecular-targets-and-pathways-for-germacrone-curdione-and-furanodiene-in-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-using-a-bioinformatics-approach
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Qi Kong, Yong Ma, Jie Yu, Xiuping Chen
Germacrone, curdione, and furanodiene have been shown to be useful in the treatment of breast cancer but the pharmacological mechanism of action is unclear. In this paper, we explored a new method to study the molecular network and function of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs and their corresponding ingredients with bioinformatics tools, including PubChem Compound Database, BATMAN-TCM, SystemsDock, Coremine Medical, Gene ontology, and KEGG. Eleven targeted genes/proteins, 4 key pathways, and 10 biological processes were identified to participate in the mechanism of action in treating breast cancer with germacrone, curdione, and furanodiene...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138445/inhibition-activity-of-a-traditional-chinese-herbal-formula-huang-lian-jie-du-tang-and-its-major-components-found-in-its-plasma-profile-on-neuraminidase-1
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Xuelin Zhou, Haotian Li, Zhilong Shi, Sijia Gao, Shizhang Wei, Kun Li, Jiabo Wang, Jianyu Li, Ruilin Wang, Man Gong, Yanling Zhao, Xiaohe Xiao
Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Tang (HLJDT), a traditional formula with four TCM herbs, has been used for hundred years for different diseases. The current study aimed to assess the inhibitory activity of HLJDT against H1N1 neuraminidase (NA-1), and identify potent NA-1 inhibitors from its plasma profile. The in vitro NA-1 study has shown that the water extract of HLJDT potently inhibited NA-1 (IC50 = 112.6 μg/ml; Ki = 55.6 μg/ml) in a competitive mode. The IC50 values of the water extracts of its four herbs were as follows: Coptidis Rhizoma, 96...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137289/lingguizhugan-decoction-improves-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-altering-insulin-resistance-and-lipid-metabolism-related-genes-a-whole-trancriptome-study-by-rna-seq
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Mingzhe Zhu, Shijun Hao, Tao Liu, Lili Yang, Peiyong Zheng, Li Zhang, Guang Ji
Lingguizhugan decoction, a classic traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been used to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), however, the underlying mechanisms remains unclear. In the present study, we compared the phenotype of the normal rats (fed with chow diet), high-fat-diet (HFD) induced NAFLD rats and Lingguizhugan decoction (LGZG, comprises four Chinese herbs: Poria, Ramulus Cinnamomi, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, and Radix Glycyrrhizae.) intervened rats, and detected whole genome gene expression by RNA-Seq...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136954/vaccaria-hypaphorine-impairs-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-inhibition-of-erk-p38-jnk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-prevents-inflammatory-bone-loss-in-mice
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Hongxi Chen, Tongya Guo, Dianrong Wang, Rujie Qin
Osteoclasts are sole bone-resorbing cells which exert a profound effect on skeletal metabolism. The search for medicines that affect the differentiation and function of osteoclasts is crucial in developing therapies for osteoclast-based diseases. Vaccaria hypaphorine, the main active compound of the traditionally used Chinese herb Vaccaria segetalis, has anti-inflammatory activity. The present study demonstrated for the first time that vaccaria hypaphorine could significantly inhibit the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastic differentiation in vitro and alleviate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced bone loss in vivo...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136757/muscone-exerts-protective-roles-on-alcohol-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Yan-Jie Guo, Shi-Hua Luo, Ming-Jie Tang, Zu-Bin Zhou, Jun-Hui Yin, You-Shui Gao, Xiao-Qian Dang
Long-term alcohol abuse causes musculoskeletal disorders, among of which, alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is of concern due to its significant and severe complications. A variety of methods have been attempted to prevent alcohol-induced ONFH, and monomers extracted from Chinese herbs might benefit the disease profoundly. In the current study, muscone, the main ingredient of musk, was used to prevent alcohol-induced ONFH. In vitro, ethanol was used to affect the potential of osteogenesis and proliferation of human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs), and beneficial role of muscone was investigated on hBMSCs...
November 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132906/a-selective-knockout-method-for-discovery-of-minor-active-components-from-plant-extracts-feasibility-and-challenges-as-illustrated-by-an-application-to-salvia-miltiorrhiza
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Xue-Yan Li, Hong-Jin Tang, Liu Zhang, Lin Yang, Ping Li, Jun Chen
Natural products have been recognized to play an invaluable role in drug discovery. However, efficient discovery of minor active constituents from natural sources is challenging due to the low abundance and complex matrices. In this study, we developed a selective knockout method to discover minor bioactive components from complex phytochemical mixtures, using a Chinese medicine as an example. Based on the chromatographic fingerprint, six major components in the ethyl acetate extract of the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza (EASM) were selectively knocked out via high-resolution peak fraction (HRPF) approach...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131618/np-structurepredictor-prediction-of-unknown-natural-products-in-plant-mixtures
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Yeu-Chern Harn, Bo-Han Su, Yuan-Ling Ku, Olivia A Lin, Cheng-Fu Chou, Yufeng Jane Tseng
Identification of the individual chemical constituents of a mixture, especially solutions extracted from medicinal plants, is a time-consuming task. The identification results are often limited by challenges such as the development of separation methods and the availability of known reference standards. A novel structure elucidation system, NP-StructurePredictor, is presented and used to accelerate the process of identifying chemical structures in a mixture based on a branch and bound algorithm combined with a large collection of natural product databases...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130495/matrine-reversed-multidrug-resistance-of-breast-cancer-mcf-7-adr-cells-through-pi3k-akt-signal-pathway
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Bing-Gang Zhou, Chang-Sheng Wei, Song Zhang, Zhi Zhang, Huan-Min Gao
Matrine is an alkaloid extracted from a Chinese herb Sophora flavescens Ait, and has been used clinically for breast cancer with marked therapeutic efficacy in China. However, the mechanism has not been well known. Thus the present study was to explore if Matrine reverse multidrug resistance for breast cancer cells though regulating PI3K/AKT signal pathway. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay was used to detect the inhibitory action; Annexin V to detect apoptosis; Fluorospectrophotometry to examine intracellular adriamycin (ADR) accumulation and Western-blot to label the proteins of P-glycoprotein(P-gp), MRP1, PTEN, p-AKT, Bcl-2, Bax and Caspase-3...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129744/upregulation-of-aquaporin-3-expression-by-diterpenoids-in-euphorbia-pekinensis-is-associated-with-activation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-the-co-culture-system-of-ht-29-and-raw-264-7%C3%A2-cells
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Hongli Yu, Lian Liu, Kuilong Wang, Hao Wu, Wei Wang, Xingde Zhang, Guojing Cui, Xiaobing Cui, Jianyu Huang
This study was designed to evaluate the toxic effects of diterpenoids separated from the roots of Euphorbia pekinensis, a type of widely used traditional Chinese medicine. This herb has intestinal toxicity associated with its complex diterpenoids. In this study, the diterpenoids (pekinenin A, pekinenin C, pekinenin F, pekinenin G, yuexiandajisu A, (-)-(1S)-15-hydroxy-18-carboxycembrene) elevated the expression of interleukin 1 beta and tumor necrosis factor alpha in a dose-dependent manner at doses of 6.25, 12...
November 9, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126014/evaluation-on-the-concentration-change-of-paeoniflorin-and-glycyrrhizic-acid-in-different-formulations-of-shaoyao-gancao-tang-by-the-tri-level-infrared-macro-fingerprint-spectroscopy-and-the-whole-analysis-method
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Aoxue Liu, Jingjuan Wang, Yizhen Guo, Yao Xiao, Yue Wang, Suqin Sun, Jianbo Chen
As a kind of common prescriptions, Shaoyao-Gancao-Tang (SGT) contains two Chinese herbs with four different proportions which have different clinical efficacy because of their various components. In order to investigate the herb-herb interaction mechanisms, we used the method of tri-level infrared macro-fingerprint spectroscopy to evaluate the concentration change of active components of four SGTs in this research. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Second derivative infrared spectroscopy (SD-IR) can recognize the multiple prescriptions directly and simultaneously...
October 31, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115601/ginsenoside-rg3-targets-cancer-stem-cells-and-tumor-angiogenesis-to-inhibit-colorectal-cancer-progression-in-vivo
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Yu-Chen Tang, Yan Zhang, Jin Zhou, Qiaoming Zhi, Meng-Yao Wu, Fei-Ran Gong, Meng Shen, Lu Liu, Min Tao, Bairong Shen, Dong-Mei Gu, Jie Yu, Meng-Dan Xu, Yuan Gao, Wei Li
Anti-angiogenic therapy has been successfully applied to treat colorectal cancer (CRC). Ginsenoside Rg3, derived from the Chinese herb ginseng, has anti-vascularization effects and can inhibit tumor growth and metastasis, and can sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated whether Rg3 could be appropriate for CRC treatment. Growth of CRC cells was assessed by an MTT (methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium) assay in vitro and using orthotopic xenograft models in vivo. mRNA expression was evaluated using real-time PCR...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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