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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454485/cheminformatics-based-anticoagulant-study-of-traditionally-used-medicinal-plants
#1
Mahdi Alikhani Pour, Soroush Sardari, Ali Eslamifar, Abid Azhar, Mohammad Rezvani, Milad Nazari
Backgroung: Medicinal plants, as a complementary medicine, have been used to treat various diseases since ancient times. These plants have numerous beneficial applications and are the source of certain conventional drugs. In diseases such as stroke and ischemia, which are caused by several factors, abnormal coagulation is an important causative factor. Accordingly, novel and effective therapies such as herbal remedies should be practiced to prevent such lethal diseases. Methods: Using the available databases such as Google Scholar and PubMed, the previously reported anticoagulant compounds and plants possessing anticoagulant activity were identified and collected in two separate lists...
April 29, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443025/honokiol-induces-apoptosis-g1-arrest-and-autophagy-in-kras-mutant-lung-cancer-cells
#2
Lian-Xiang Luo, Ying Li, Zhong-Qiu Liu, Xing-Xing Fan, Fu-Gang Duan, Run-Ze Li, Xiao-Jun Yao, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Liang Liu
Aberrant signaling transduction induced by mutant KRAS proteins occurs in 20∼30% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), however, a direct and effective pharmacological inhibitor targeting KRAS has not yet reached the clinic to date. Honokiol, a small molecular polyphenol natural biophenolic compound derived from the bark of magnolia trees, exerts anticancer activity, however, its mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we sought to investigate the in vitro effects of honokiol on NSCLC cell lines harboring KRAS mutations...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439998/the-effects-of-chosen-plant-extracts-and-compounds-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-bridge-between-molecular-nutrition-and-regenerative-medicine-concise-review
#3
REVIEW
Katarzyna Kornicka, Ievgeniia Kocherova, Krzysztof Marycz
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) stand as a promising tool in regenerative medicine because of their high therapeutic potential in treatment of degenerative, metabolic and other types of diseases. The cellular therapies involving MSCs include their isolation mainly from the bone marrow, adipose tissue or umbilical cord and in vitro expansion for further autologous or allogeneic transplantation. Recent studies revealed, that bioactive compounds, naturally occurring in seaweeds, herbs, fruits and vegetables, possess the ability to modulate self-renewal and differentiation potential of adult stem cells, targeting a broad range of intracellular signal transduction pathways...
April 25, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438745/management-of-chronic-pain-using-complementary-and-integrative-medicine
#4
REVIEW
Lucy Chen, Andreas Michalsen
Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) encompasses both Western-style medicine and complementary health approaches as a new combined approach to treat a variety of clinical conditions. Chronic pain is the leading indication for use of CIM, and about 33% of adults and 12% of children in the US have used it in this context. Although advances have been made in treatments for chronic pain, it remains inadequately controlled for many people. Adverse effects and complications of analgesic drugs, such as addiction, kidney failure, and gastrointestinal bleeding, also limit their use...
April 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436684/serenoa-repens-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-current-evidence-and-its-clinical-implications-in-naturopathic-medicine
#5
Soo Liang Ooi, Sok Cheon Pak
OBJECTIVES: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) commonly affects men above 40 years old. The progression of BPH is often accompanied with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that can significantly affect the quality of life of the patients. Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) is a popular herbal remedy indicated for LUTS/BPH. We reviewed the current research on the efficacy of S. repens on LUTS/BPH as a monotherapy as well as combination therapies. DESIGN: Non-systematic searches were performed in PubMed for human studies and systematic reviews on the topic...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432819/identification-of-bioactive-compounds-in-shaoyao-gancao-decoction-using-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-affinity-chromatography
#6
Zehua Li, Haiyang Gao, Jiangying Li, Yajun Zhang
Shaoyao-Gancao decoction, a Chinese herbal formula, is composed of Paeoniae Radix alba and Glycyrrhiza Radix et rhizoma. It has been widely used to treat muscle spasms and asthma. However, little is known about the bioactive components of Shaoyao-Gancao decoction. In the present study, the bioactive compounds in water-extract of Shaoyao-Gancao decoction were separated by the immobilized β2 -adrenoceptor affinity column and identified using quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The affinity constants of the separated compounds that bound to β2 -adrenoceptor were determined by frontal analysis...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418717/diversity-of-endophytic-bacteria-in-a-fern-species-dryopteris-uniformis-makino-makino-and-evaluation-of-their-antibacterial-potential-against-five-foodborne-pathogenic-bacteria
#7
Gitishree Das, Seonjoo Park, Kwang-Hyun Baek
The fern plant Dryopteris uniformis has traditionally been used in herbal medicine and possesses many biological activities. This study was conducted to explore the endophytic bacterial diversity associated with D. uniformis and evaluate their antibacterial potential against foodborne pathogenic bacteria (FPB). Among 51 isolated endophytic bacteria (EB), 26 EB were selected based on their morphological characteristics and identified by 16S rRNA gene analysis. The distribution of EB was diverse in the leaf and the stem/root tissues...
April 18, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394361/effects-of-walnut-oil-on-lipid-profiles-in-hyperlipidemic-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#8
M J Zibaeenezhad, P Farhadi, A Attar, A Mosleh, F Amirmoezi, A Azimi
BACKGROUND: The role of herbal medicine is now well documented in preventing and controlling diabetes mellitus. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of walnut oil consumption on lipid profiles of hyperlipidemic patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 100 hyperlipidemic type 2 diabetic patients aged 35-75 years were assigned to receive 15 cc Persian walnut oil or placebo every day for 90 days...
April 10, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356936/danshensu-a-major-water-soluble-component-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-enhances-the-radioresponse-for-lewis-lung-carcinoma-xenografts-in-mice
#9
Hong-Ying Cao, Rui-Lin Ding, Meng Li, Mao-Nan Yang, Ling-Lin Yang, Jing-Bo Wu, Bo Yang, Jing Wang, Cui-Lian Luo, Qing-Lian Wen
The molecule 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-hydroxypropanoic acid (danshensu), a herbal preparation used in traditional Chinese medicine, has been found to possess potential antitumor and anti-angiogenesis effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of the combination of radiation therapy (RT) with danshensu in the treatment of Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) xenografts, whilst exploring and evaluating the mechanism involved. In total, 8-week old female C57BL/6J mice were randomly assigned into 3 groups to receive: RT, RT + cisplatin and RT + danshensu, respectively, when LLC reached 100-150 mm(3)...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344030/antibacterial-activity-of-medicinal-plants-from-the-physicians-of-myddvai-a-14th-century-welsh-medical-manuscript
#10
Charles Stephen Wagner, Jillian De Gezelle, Maureen Robertson, Keith Robertson, Mickey Wilson, Slavko Komarnytsky
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Antimicrobial drug resistance is a growing threat to global public health. Historical records and herbal texts relating to traditional Celtic medicine indicate an extensive pharmacopeia of plants for treating infections likely caused by microbes. However, a major barrier for successful integration of these remedies into mainstream practice is the current lack of accurate interpretation and scientific validation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the flora of the Isle of Arran, Scotland, via in situ targeted screening of 83 out of 138 plants identified in Meddygion Myddvai (a 14th century Welsh manuscript) to treat conditions related to microbial infections, and an additional 18 plants from modern ethnobotanical knowledge on the island (Scottish School of Herbal Medicine)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343768/successful-spontaneous-conception-and-live-birth-in-a-woman-with-an-extremely-low-level-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-who-received-korean-herbal-medicine-bogungsamul-tang-a-case-report
#11
Jaesung Lee, Sujeong Heo, Eunjeong Jeong
Conventional treatments do not appreciably improve fecundity in women with extremely low-serum levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH). In Korea, herbal medicine is widely used to treat female infertility. We report a case in which an infertile woman with a very low AMH level naturally conceived after two months of herbal treatment (Bogungsamul-tang), ultimately giving birth to a full-term baby. Although AMH levels were not measured immediately before and after treatment, our study suggests that Korean herbal remedies are a viable option for infertile women with negligible AMH levels...
February 24, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325144/therapeutic-potential-and-outlook-of-alternative-medicine-for-osteoporosis
#12
Tao Wang, Qian Liu, William Tjhioe, Jinmin Zhao, Aiping Lu, Ge Zhang, Renxiang Tan, Mengyu Zhou, Jiake Xu, Haotian Feng
Osteoporosis, a bone disease resulting in loss of bone density and microstructure quality, is often associated with fragility fractures, and the latter imposes a great burden on the patient and society. Although there are several different treatments available for osteoporosis such as hormone replacement therapy, bisphosphonates, Denosumab, and parathyroid hormone some concern has been raised regarding the inherent side effects of their long term use. It would be of great relevance to search for alternative natural compounds, which could complementarily overcome the limitations of the currently available therapy...
March 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318753/-information-quality-and-health-risks-in-spanish-language-retail-websites-for-chinese-herbal-medicine
#13
Noelia Tejedor-García, Coral García-Pastor, Selma Benito-Martínez, Francisco Javier de Lucio-Cazaña
OBJECTIVE: The growing use of purchase online via Internet retailers favours the access to potentially toxic natural products. It also contributes to the quick dissemination of the claims made by the retailers on efficacy and safety, these claims being not always based upon reliable information. Here, we have conducted an online search to find Spanish-language retail websites for Chinese herbal medicine and we have analysed them for the quality of product information and the potential health risks...
March 16, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289385/plant-derived-phytocompound-embelin-in-cns-disorders-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Uday P Kundap, Saatheeyavaane Bhuvanendran, Yatinesh Kumari, Iekhsan Othman, Mohd Farooq Shaikh
A Central nervous system (CNS) disease is the one which affects either the spinal cord or brain and causing neurological or psychiatric complications. During the nineteenth century, modern medicines have occupied the therapy for many ailments and are widely used these days. Herbal medicines have often maintained popularity for historical and cultural reasons and also considered safer as they originate from natural sources. Embelin is a plant-based benzoquinone which is the major active constituent of the fruits of Embelia ribes Burm...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272545/glycyrrhiza-uralensis-water-extract-enhances-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-antitumor-efficacy-of-hpv-dendritic-cell-based-vaccine
#15
Adila Aipire, Jinyu Li, Pengfei Yuan, Jiang He, Yelang Hu, Lu Liu, Xiaoli Feng, Yijie Li, Fuchun Zhang, Jianhua Yang, Jinyao Li
Licorice has been used as herbal medicine and natural sweetener. Here, we prepared Glycyrrhiza uralensis water extract (GUWE) and investigated the effect of GUWE on the maturation and function of dendritic cells (DCs) and its adjuvant effect on DC-based vaccine. We observed that GUWE dose-dependently promoted DC maturation and cytokine secretion through TLR4 signaling pathway. The capacity of DC to stimulate allogenic splenocyte proliferation was also enhanced by GUWE treatment. Compared with control group, GUWE treated DCs pulsed with human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 E6/E7 peptides significantly inhibited the tumor growth in both early and late therapeutic groups...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265543/herbs-and-natural-supplements-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness
#16
REVIEW
Abbas Meamarbashi
OBJECTIVE: Unaccustomed and intense eccentric exercise is a common cause of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). There are multiple remedies for the treatment of DOMS, but its clinical and laboratory pieces of evidence are scarce. Currently, the treatments proposed for DOMS are numerous and include pharmaceuticals, herbal remedies, stretching, massage, nutritional supplements, and other alternatives. To find a holistic treatment with effective pain relief and minimum side effects, complementary and alternative medicine, including herbal therapies, plays a main role...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260045/a-herbal-formula-sykt-reverses-doxorubicin%C3%A2-induced-myelosuppression-and-cardiotoxicity-by-inhibiting-ros%C3%A2-mediated-apoptosis
#17
Ting Chen, Hong-Mei Shen, Zhi-Yong Deng, Zuo-Zhang Yang, Rui-Lian Zhao, Li Wang, Zhi-Ping Feng, Chao Liu, Wen-Hui Li, Zhi-Jie Liu
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an antineoplastic drug widely used for the treatment of various types of cancer; however, it can induce severe side effects, such as myelosuppression and cardiotoxicity. Sanyang Xuedai (SYKT) is a natural medicine originating from an ancient prescription of the Dai nationality in Southwest China. With eight Chinese herbal medicines, including sanguis draconis, radix et rhizoma notoginseng, radix et rhizoma glycyrrhizae and radix angelicae sinensis as the primary ingredients, SYKT has been reported to possess numerous biological functions...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259255/eurycoma-longifolia-as-a-potential-adoptogen-of-male-sexual-health-a-systematic-review-on-clinical-studies
#18
REVIEW
Hnin Ei Thu, Isa Naina Mohamed, Zahid Hussain, Putri Ayu Jayusman, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid
Eurycoma longifolia (EL) has been well recognized as a booster of male sexual health. Over the past few decades, numerous in vivo animal studies and human clinical trials have been conducted across the globe to explore the promising role of EL in managing various male sexual disorders, which include erectile dysfunction, male infertility, low libido, and downregulated testosterone levels. The aim of the present review is to analyze and summarize the literature on human clinical trials which revealed the clinical significance and therapeutic feasibility of EL in improving male sexual health...
January 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257977/review-of-antidiabetic-fruits-vegetables-beverages-oils-and-spices-commonly-consumed-in-the-diet
#19
REVIEW
Maliheh Najari Beidokhti, Anna K Jäger
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and its prevalence is rapidly increasing throughout the world. Modifications of lifestyle such as suitable diet and exercise programs along with pharmacotherapy and education of patients are beneficial therapies for patients with type 2 diabetes. The ethnopharmacological use of herbal medicines, many of them part of our diet as spices, vegetables and fruits, has been developed for the treatment of diabetes due to inexpensiveness, easy availability and few side effects...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256254/an-enhanced-targeted-identification-strategy-for-the-selective-identification-of-flavonoid-o-glycosides-from-carthamus-tinctorius-by-integrating-offline-two-dimensional-liquid-chromatography-linear-ion-trap-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-high-resolution-diagnostic
#20
Chang-Liang Yao, Wen-Zhi Yang, Wei Si, Yao Shen, Nai-Xia Zhang, Hua-Li Chen, Hui-Qin Pan, Min Yang, Wan-Ying Wu, De-An Guo
Targeted identification of potentially bioactive molecules from herbal medicines is often stymied by the insufficient chromatographic separation, ubiquitous matrix interference, and pervasive isomerism. An enhanced targeted identification strategy is presented and validated by the selective identification of flavonoid O-glycosides (FOGs) from Carthamus tinctorius. It consists of four steps: (i) enhanced separation and detection by offline two-dimensional liquid chromatography/LTQ-Orbitrap MS (offline 2D-LC/LTQ-Orbitrap MS) using collision-induced dissociation (CID) and high-energy C-trap dissociation (HCD); (ii) improved identification of the major aglycones by acid hydrolysis and LC-SPE-NMR; (iii) simplified spectral elucidation by high-resolution diagnostic product ions/neutral loss filtering; and (iv) more convincing structural identification by matching an in-house library...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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