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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805726/chemical-identity-of-interaction-of-protein-with-reactive-metabolite-of-diosbulbin-b-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kai Wang, Dongju Lin, Xiucai Guo, Wenlin Huang, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Diosbulbin B (DIOB), a hepatotoxic furan-containing compound, is a primary ingredient in Dioscorea bulbifera L., a common herbal medicine. Metabolic activation is required for DIOB-induced liver injury. Protein covalent binding of an electrophilic reactive intermediate of DIOB is considered to be one of the key mechanisms of cytotoxicity. A bromine-based analytical technique was developed to characterize the chemical identity of interaction of protein with reactive intermediate of DIOB. Cysteine (Cys) and lysine (Lys) residues were found to react with the reactive intermediate to form three types of protein modification, including Cys adduction, Schiff's base, and Cys/Lys crosslink...
August 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805552/cyclic-perimenstrual-pain-and-discomfort-and-australian-women-s-associated-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-a-longitudinal-study
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Carole Fisher, Louise Hickman, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
OBJECTIVE: To examine the longitudinal change in Australian women's prevalence of cyclic perimenstrual pain and discomfort and the association between their symptoms and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). METHOD: Data on endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular periods, heavy periods, and severe period pain were collected over a 7-year period from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, for women aged 28 to 33 years in 2006, and at 3-year follow-ups...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804568/preventive-effects-of-kudzu-root-on-bone-loss-and-cartilage-degradation-in-ovariectomized-rat
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Yunyun Luo, Shuang Zheng, Yujia Ding, Yueqin Dai, Yi Zhou, Ruifeng Xiang, Anne C Bay-Jensen, Morten A Karsdal, Per Qvist, Qinlong Zheng
The clinical utility of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs/roots extracts in osteoporosis (OP) and osteoarthritis (OA) has been described in multiple reports, but there have been few studies of TCM for preventing bone loss and cartilage degradation simultaneously. Six-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats each were subjected to ovariectomized (OVX) or sham surgery and treated orally once daily with herbal extracts or vehicle. Body weight was recorded weekly, and blood samples were collected from fasting animals at different time points...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803117/phenolics-from-rubus-fairholmianus-induces-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-human-breast-adenocarcinoma-cells
#4
Blassan P George, Heidi Abrahamse, Nanjundaswamy M Hemmaragala
Herbal medicine is an important part of health care system in most of the countries. Rubus fairholmianus is an unexplored berry in folkloric medicine. In this study, we aimed to understand the importance of R. fairholmianus in pharmaceutical industry for the development of cost-effective cancer therapeutic drugs using in vivo and in vitro analysis. Chemical characterisation, antioxidant, antiproliferative and apoptosis inducing properties of R. fairholmianus root methanolic column subfraction (RFM) were investigated...
August 9, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802472/complementary-and-integrative-gastroenterology
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Joshua Korzenik, Anna K Koch, Jost Langhorst
Complementary and integrative medicine is developing within gastroenterology, expanding options particularly for inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and reflux esophagitis. This article encompasses new developments in complementary integrative medicine with an emphasis on herbal therapies. Studies of potential therapies have been advancing with increasing sophistication. The best studied with the most promising results in ulcerative colitis is the use of curcumin both for the induction and maintenance of remission...
September 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802242/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-nine-steroidal-saponins-from-paris-polyphylla-var-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-study
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Guangyi Yang, Wei Lu, Meng Pan, Chenning Zhang, Yuan Zhou, Pei Hu, Ming Hu, Gao Song
Paris polyphylla var is an herbal plant herb widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The purpose of this study is to develop an Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-tandem mass spectrometer (UPLC-MS) method to quantify the major components (i.e., nine saponins) from P. polyphylla in plasma samples. A UItra BiPh column (100×2.1mm, 5μm) was used with acetonitrile/0.1% formic acid in water as mobile phases. The analytes were quantified using a Waters XEVO TQ mass spectrometer via multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) with positive scan mode...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801989/determination-of-higenamine-and-coclaurine-levels-in-human-urine-after-the-administration-of-a-throat-lozenge-containing-nandina-domestica-fruit
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Masato Okano, Mitsuhiko Sato, Shinji Kageyama
Higenamine is a key component of traditional Chinese herbal medicine. The fruit of Nandina domestica (which contains this component) is available as an ingredient in the so-called Nanten-nodo-ame throat lozenge found on the Japanese market, which is an over-the-counter pharmaceutical and is easy to purchase for Japanese athletes. However, higenamine is a non-selective β2-agonist, which is exemplified in the prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Therefore, some have raised a concern regarding the potential cause of increased unintentional higenamine doping cases in the Asian region...
August 12, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800782/effects-of-chinese-medicinal-herbs-on-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-and-its-interaction-with-human-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-and-endothelial-huvecs
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Jen-Hwey Chiu, Fang-Pey Chen, Yi-Fang Tsai, Man-Ting Lin, Ling-Ming Tseng, Yi-Ming Shyr
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that an up-regulation of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) signaling pathway is involved the mechanism causing the recurrence of triple negative breast cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs on MDA-MB-231 and HUVEC cells and how they interact with BDNF. METHODS: Human TNBC MDA-MB-231 cells and human endothelial HUVEC cells were used to explore the effect of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines on cancer cells alone, on endothelial cells alone and on cancer cell/endothelial cell interactions; this was done via functional studies, including migration and invasion assays...
August 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800527/quantification-of-concentrated-chinese-medicine-granules-by-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction
#9
Yat-Tung Lo, Pang-Chui Shaw
Determination of the amount of constituent in a multi-herb product is important for quality control. In concentrated Chinese medicine granules (CCMG), no dregs are left after dissolution of the CCMG. This study is the first to examine the feasibility of using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to find the amount of CCMG in solution form. DNA was extracted from Hirudo and Zaocys CCMG mixed at different ratios and amplified in qPCR using species-specific primers. The threshold cycle (CT) obtained was compared with the respective standard curves...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799487/dementia-etiologies-and-remedies-in-traditional-persian-medicine-a-review-of-medicinal-plants-and-phytochemistry
#10
Laila Shirbeigi, Behnam Dalfardi, Zohre Abolhasanzade, Fatemeh Nejatbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic neurodegenerative disease causing progressive and gradual impairment of different brain's cognitive functions. The prevalence of dementia is about 3 to 7% in different parts of the world. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the etiologies of dementia according to the Traditional Persian Medicine scientists' viewpoint and introduce their recommended herbal remedies for this disease. METHOD: The authors explored six main Traditional Persian Medicine textbooks for the disease of dementia, its etiologies and related recommended herbal treatments...
August 10, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798802/prescribed-renoprotective-chinese-herbal-medicines-were-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-all-cause-and-disease-specific-mortality-among-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-population-based-follow-up-study-in-taiwan
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Chuan-Fa Hsieh, Huan-Cheng Chang, Song-Lih Huang, Chien-Lung Chen, Wei-Ta Chen, Chen-Chang Yang
Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) containing aristolochic acid (AA) are associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but some prescribed CHMs have been shown to possess renoprotective effects. We conducted a nationwide retrospective cohort study to delineate the role of prescribed CHMs on the CKD progression. Renoprotective CHM (RPCHM) was defined if a CHM contained dong chong xia cao (Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc.), da huang (Rheum palmatum L), huang qi (Astragalus membranaceus), dan shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797221/use-of-genotyping-by-sequencing-to-determine-the-genetic-structure-in-the-medicinal-plant-chamomile-and-to-identify-flowering-time-and-alpha-bisabolol-associated-snp-loci-by-genome-wide-association-mapping
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Lars-Gernot Otto, Prodyut Mondal, Jonathan Brassac, Susanne Preiss, Jörg Degenhardt, Sang He, Jochen Christoph Reif, Timothy Francis Sharbel
BACKGROUND: Chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) has a long history of use in herbal medicine with various applications, and the flower heads contain numerous secondary metabolites which are medicinally active. In the major crop plants, next generation sequencing (NGS) approaches are intensely applied to exploit genetic resources, to develop genomic resources and to enhance breeding. Here, genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) has been used in the non-model medicinal plant chamomile to evaluate the genetic structure of the cultivated varieties/populations, and to perform genome wide association study (GWAS) focusing on genes with large effect on flowering time and the medicinally important alpha-bisabolol content...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797065/a-systematic-review-of-the-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-interactions-of-herbal-medicine-with-warfarin
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Songie Choi, Dal-Seok Oh, Ui Min Jerng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically review data regarding pharmacokinetic (PK)-pharmacodynamic (PD) parameters from randomized controlled trials relating to interactions between herbal medicines and warfarin. METHODS: Three electronic databases were searched to identify relevant trials. Two reviewers independently performed the study selection and data extraction. The risk of bias and reporting quality were also assessed independently by two reviewers using the Cochrane risk of bias tool and the consolidated standards of reporting trials (CONSORT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794663/physician-perspectives-on-education-training-and-implementation-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
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Sejal J Patel, Kathi J Kemper, Joseph P Kitzmiller
Over recent decades, the demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has continued to rise in the US. Like the practice of traditional Western medicine, CAM is associated with not only significant health benefits but also significant risks. Unlike traditional Western medicine, however, much of CAM use is less regulated and often occurs unbeknownst to a patient's medical doctor. The use of herbals, dietary supplements, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can result in adverse effects, and many significant interactions can occur when their use is combined with allopathic medications...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793809/-these-people-who-dig-roots-in-the-forests-cannot-treat-hiv-women-and-men-in-durban-south-africa-reflect-on-traditional-medicine-and-antiretroviral-drugs
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Amy Weintraub, Joanne E Mantell, Kelsey Holt, Renée A Street, Catriona Wilkey, Suraya Dawad, Tsitsi B Masvawure, Susie Hoffman
Relatively few empirical investigations of the intersection of HIV biomedical and traditional medicine have been undertaken. As part of preliminary work for a longitudinal study investigating health-seeking behaviours among newly diagnosed individuals living with HIV, we conducted semi-structured interviews with 24 urban South Africans presenting for HIV testing or newly enrolled in HIV care; here we explored participants' views on African traditional medicine (TM) and biomedical HIV treatment. Notions of acceptance/non-acceptance were more nuanced than dichotomous, with participants expressing views ranging from favourable to reproachful, often referring to stories they had heard from others rather than drawing from personal experience...
August 10, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793307/larrea-tridentata-a-novel-source-for-anti-parasitic-agents-active-against-entamoeba-histolytica-giardia-lamblia-and-naegleria-fowleri
#16
Bharat Bashyal, Linfeng Li, Trpta Bains, Anjan Debnath, Daniel V LaBarbera
Protozoan parasites infect and kill millions of people worldwide every year, particularly in developing countries where access to clean fresh water is limited. Among the most common are intestinal parasites, including Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica. These parasites wreak havoc on the epithelium lining the small intestines (G. lamblia) and colon (E. histolytica) causing giardiasis and amebiasis, respectively. In addition, there are less common but far more deadly pathogens such as Naegleria fowleri that thrive in warm waters and infect the central nervous systems of their victims via the nasal passages...
August 9, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791471/wenjing-decoction-herbal-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Li Gao, Chunhua Jia, Heng Zhang, Cuilan Ma
PURPOSE: Wenjing decoction is a well-accepted traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea in East Asia, but its clinical effectiveness and risk have not been adequately assessed. In this paper, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of Wenjing decoction for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: Eight databases were used in our research: the Cochrane Library, the Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE, the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the Chinese Scientific Journal Database, and the Wan-fang Database...
August 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791374/corilagin-sensitizes-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-to-chemotherapy-by-inhibiting-snail%C3%A2-glycolysis-pathways
#18
Luoqi Jia, Jiayi Zhou, Hongbo Zhao, Hongyan Jin, Minzhi Lv, Naiqing Zhao, Zhizhong Zheng, Yiling Lu, Yanlin Ming, Yinhua Yu
We identified that corilagin is a major component extracted from a well-known hepatoprotective and antiviral medicinal herb, Phyllanthus niruri L with antitumor activity. Our previous study found that corilagin inhibited the growth of ovarian cancer cells via the TGF-β/AKT/ERK signaling pathways. Recently, we demonstrated that corilagin enhanced the sensitivity of ovarian cancer cells to chemotherapy. Ovarian cancer cell lines, SKOv3ip, Hey and HO-8910PM-Snail, were treated with different concentrations of corilagin in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin...
August 7, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789692/diversity-of-use-and-local-knowledge-of-wild-and-cultivated-plants-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
#19
Alfred Maroyi
BACKGROUND: Traditional ecological knowledge among indigenous communities plays an important role in retaining cultural identity and achieving sustainable natural resource management. Hundreds of millions of people mostly in developing countries derive a substantial part of their subsistence and income from plant resources. The aim of this study was to assess useful plant species diversity, plant use categories and local knowledge of both wild and cultivated useful species in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783743/andrographis-paniculata-chu%C3%A4-n-x%C3%A4-n-li%C3%A3-n-for-symptomatic-relief-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-adults-and-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Xiao-Yang Hu, Ruo-Han Wu, Martin Logue, Clara Blondel, Lily Yuen Wan Lai, Beth Stuart, Andrew Flower, Yu-Tong Fei, Michael Moore, Jonathan Shepherd, Jian-Ping Liu, George Lewith
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a substantial threat to public health. Safe and effective alternatives are required to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) has traditionally been used in Indian and Chinese herbal medicine for cough, cold and influenza, suggesting a role in respiratory tract infections (RTIs). This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of A. Paniculata for symptoms of acute RTIs (ARTIs)...
2017: PloS One
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