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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945047/-analysis-of-chinese-patent-medicine-prescriptions-for-qi-stagnation-and-blood-stasis-syndrome
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Jia-Liang Gao, Guang Chen, Qing-Yong He, Jun Li, Jie Wang
To analyze the medication characteristics and compatibility rules in treatment of Qi stagnation and blood stasis syndrome. Chinese patent medicine prescriptions for Qi stagnation and blood stasis were collected from the 2015 edition of Pharmacopoeia of the people's Republic of China(herein after referred to as Chinese Pharmacopoeia) and Drug Standards of the People's Republic of China Ministry of Public Health-Chinese Patent Drug(herein after referred to as Chinese Patent Drug). Traditional Chinese medicine inheritance support system(TCMISS V2...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945024/-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-insulin-resistance-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-interventional-effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Wei Wu, Jing-Jing Yang, Yi-Gang Wan, Yue Tu, Ge Shi, Wen-Bei Han, Bu-Hui Liu, Jian Yao
The kidney is the target organ of insulin with abundant insulin receptors. Thereinto,the renal intrinsic cells including glomerular podocytes,endothelial cells,mesangial cells,renal tubular epitheliums and collecting duct epithelial cells are all highly sensitive to insulin as the effector cells. Furthermore,the structural and functional abnormalities of these cells are closely related to insulin and its receptors activity. It is reported that the chronic kidney disease(CKD)patients have systemic or renal insulin resistance(IR)...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942553/clinacanthus-nutans-mitigates-neuronal-apoptosis-and-ischemic-brain-damage-through-augmenting-the-c-ebp%C3%AE-driven-ppar-%C3%AE-transcription
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Jui-Sheng Wu, Mei-Han Kao, Hsin-Da Tsai, Wai-Mui Cheung, Jin-Jer Chen, Wei-Yi Ong, Grace Y Sun, Teng-Nan Lin
Clinacanthus nutans Lindau (C. nutans) is a traditional herbal medicine widely used in Asian countries for treating a number of remedies including snake and insect bites, skin rashes, viral infections, and cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms for its action and whether C. nutans can offer protection on stroke damage in brain remain largely unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated protective effects of C. nutans extract to ameliorate neuronal apoptotic death in the oxygen-glucose deprivation model and to reduce infarction and mitigate functional deficits in the middle cerebral artery occlusion model, either administered before or after hypoxic/ischemic insult...
September 23, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942136/traditional-wound-healing-plants-used-in-the-balkan-region-southeast-europe
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REVIEW
Snežana Jarić, Olga Kostić, Zorana Mataruga, Dragana Pavlović, Marija Pavlović, Miroslava Mitrović, Pavle Pavlović
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The geographical and ecological specificity of the Balkan Peninsula has resulted in the development of a distinct diversity of medicinal plants. In the traditional culture of the Balkan peoples, plants have medicinal, economic and anthropological/cultural importance, which is reflected in the sound knowledge of their diversity and use. This study analyses the traditional use of medicinal plants in the treatment of wounds and the pharmacological characteristics of the most frequently used species...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942131/effect-of-early-use-of-chinese-herbal-products-on-mortality-rate-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Hsuan-Shu Shen, Shu-Hui Wen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Patients with lung cancer are frequently treated with Western medical treatments. Recently, patients have begun to use Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system and alleviate side effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to evaluate the association between mortality rate and early use of Chinese herbal products (CHPs) among patients with lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study based on the National Health Insurance Research Database, Taiwan Cancer Registry, and Cause of Death Data...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942036/polysaccharides-isolated-from-hedyotis-diffusa-inhibits-the-aggressive-phenotypes-of-laryngeal-squamous-carcinoma-cells-via-inhibition-of-bcl-2-mmp-2-and-%C3%AE-pa
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Caiqin Wu, Huanan Luo, Weijun Ma, Xiaoyong Ren, Chuangxin Lu, Ni Li, Zhenghui Wang
Hedyotis diffusa, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, possesses anti-cancer, anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study is to explore the anti-tumor potential of Hedyotis diffusa polysaccharides (HDP) in human larynx squamous carcinoma. High performance size-exclusion chromatography analysis indicated the homogeneous nature of HDP. Total carbohydrate content in HDP was 97.3%, without contamination of protein and nucleic acid. HDP suppressed the proliferation of Hep2 human larynx squamous carcinoma cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner...
September 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941345/-new-materia-medica-project-synthetic-biology-based-bioactive-metabolites-research-in-medicinal-plant
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Yong Wang
In the last decade, synthetic biology research has been gradually transited from monocellular parts or devices toward more complex multicellular systems. The emerging plant synthetic biology is regarded as the "next chapter" of synthetic biology. The complex and diverse plant metabolism as the entry point, plant synthetic biology research not only helps us understand how real life is working, but also facilitates us to learn how to design and construct more complex artificial life. Bioactive compounds innovation and large-scale production are expected to be breakthrough with the redesigned plant metabolism as well...
March 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941016/ethyl-acetate-fraction-from-methanol-extraction-of-vitis-thunbergii-var-taiwaniana-induced-g0-g1-phase-arrest-via-inhibition-of-cyclins-d-and-e-and-induction-of-apoptosis-through-caspase-dependent-and-independent-pathways-in-human-prostate-carcinoma-du145-cells
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Chia-Hsin Lin, Hsiao-Sung Chan, Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Shinji Funayama, Chao-Lin Kuo, Jing-Gung Chung
Vitis thunbergii var. taiwaniana (VTT) is a wild grape native to Taiwan, belonging to the Vitaceae family and Vitis genus, and widely used as folk herbal medicine. It is traditionally used for the treatment of diarrhea, hypertension, neuroprotection, jaundice, and arthritis. We used the wild-collected VTT and sterilized them to establish the plant tissue culture, and then took the leaves for DNA sequencing to determine its original base. We use methanol to extract VTT in four different solvents: 1-butanol, n-hexane, ethyl acetate, and water...
September 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940105/experimental-and-theoretical-studies-of-emodin-interacting-with-a-lipid-bilayer-of-dmpc
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REVIEW
Antonio R da Cunha, Evandro L Duarte, Hubert Stassen, M Teresa Lamy, Kaline Coutinho
Emodin is one of the most abundant anthraquinone derivatives found in nature. It is the active principle of some traditional herbal medicines with known biological activities. In this work, we combined experimental and theoretical studies to reveal information about location, orientation, interaction and perturbing effects of Emodin on lipid bilayers, where we have taken into account the neutral form of the Emodin (EMH) and its anionic/deprotonated form (EM(-)). Using both UV/Visible spectrophotometric techniques and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we showed that both EMH and EM(-) are located in a lipid membrane...
September 22, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939508/purification-characterization-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-water-extractable-polysaccharides-from-the-swollen-culms-of-zizania-latifolia
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Mingchun Wang, Shiwei Zhao, Peilei Zhu, Chenzhipeng Nie, Shuping Ma, Naifu Wang, Xianfeng Du, Yibin Zhou
The swollen culms of Zizania latifolia is a popular vegetable and traditional herbal medicine mainly consumed in some Asian countries. In our previous study, water extractable polysaccharide (ZLPs-W) and alkali extractable polysaccharide (ZLPs-A) was sequentially prepared from the swollen culms of Zizania latifolia. In vitro cell assay revealed that ZLPs-W without cytotoxicity had higher immunomodulatory activity than ZLPs-A. Therefore, in this study, ZLPs-W was further separated to three purified polysaccharides of ZLPs-W1, ZLPs-W2, and ZLPs-W3 by anion exchange chromatography and size exclusive chromatography in sequence...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939026/metabolomics-coupled-with-similarity-analysis-advances-the-elucidation-of-the-cold-hot-properties-of-traditional-chinese-medicines
#11
Yan Jia, Zheng-Zheng Zhang, Yu-Hai Wei, Qin Xue-Mei, Zhen-Yu Li
It recently becomes an important and urgent mission for modern scientific research to identify and explain the theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which has been utilized in China for more than four millennia. Since few works have been contributed to understanding the TCM theory, the mechanism of actions of drugs with cold/hot properties remains unclear. In the present study, six kinds of typical herbs with cold or hot properties were orally administered into mice, and serum and liver samples were analyzed using an untargeted nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) based metabolomics approach coupled with similarity analysis...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939019/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-traditional-mixed-extract-of-medicinal-herbs-memh-on-monosodium-urate-crystal-induced-gouty-arthritis
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Ju-Suk Nam, Supriya Jagga, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Joon-Hee Lee, Jong Bong Park, Jun-Sub Jung, Sang-Soo Lee
Korean oriental medicine prescription is widely used for the treatment of gouty diseases. In the present study, we investigated anti-inflammatory effects of modified Korean herbal formulation, mixed extract of medicinal herbs (MEMH), and its modulatory effects on inflammatory mediators associated with gouty arthritis. Both in vitro and in vivo studies were carried out to assess the anti-inflammatory efficacy of MEMH on monosodium urate (MSU) crystals-induced gouty inflammation. MSU crystals stimulated human chondrosarcoma cell line, SW1353, and human primary chondrocytes were treated with MEMH in vitro...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937158/bioactivity-guided-isolation-of-neuritogenic-triterpenoids-from-the-leaves-of-ilex-latifolia-thunb
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Xueli Cao, Yu Liu, Jing Li, Lan Xiang, Hiroyuki Osada, Jianhua Qi
Ilex latifolia Thunb is a traditional Chinese tea and herbal medicine. In this study, one new triterpene saponin (1) and six known triterpenoids (2-7) were isolated from the methanol extract of I. latifolia using a PC12 cell bioassay system. The structures and stereochemistry of these compounds were elucidated using spectroscopic methods and chemical derivatization. This new triterpene saponin (1) was characterized as an ursolic type acid with a 19α-hydroxyl and a trisaccharide moiety at C-3. Compound 1 significantly promoted the neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells by 52% at 10 μM, whereas compounds 2-7 showed less neuritogenic activity...
September 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936853/-classics-textual-research-and-using-situation-investigation-of-tibetan-medicine-zha-xun
#14
Yun Cao, Rui Gu, Ming-Ming Zhao, Yu-Ying Ma, Shi-Hong Zhong, Jian Rang, Peng Mi
In this article the classics textual research to the origin of "Zha-xun" was carried out, the ethnobotanical research methods, the origin of visits, key informant interviews, sample collection and textual research were applied in the research. The results showed that the hypothesis of Zha-xun"s origin mainly included "source of mine", "source of feces", "source of monkey menstrual blood" in China. There were "source of fossil", "source of the plant secretion" abroad. The authors had interviewed the villagers at origin, herbalists, Tibetan doctors, herb dealers, foreign scholars for a total of 18 people, and collecting 45 batches medicinal materials...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936826/-combined-application-of-chinese-and-western-medicine-precise-positioning-for-clinical-efficacy
#15
Yan-Ming Xie, Lian-Xin Wang
Combined application of Chinese and western medicine is widespread in clinical real world because national policy emphasizes both Chinese medicine and western medicine. The studies on the combined use of Chinese and western medicine, are conducive to clinical precise positioning, promote self positioning of Chinese patent medicines and Chinese medicine enterprises based on suitable application fields, and provide direction for the deepening development of herbal industry. In addition, the studies on clinical evaluation and mechanism of combined use of Chinese and western medicine can provide basis for formulating national health policies and promoting medical resource fairness...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936700/prescription-of-sedative-drugs-during-hospital-stay-a-swiss-prospective-study
#16
Laurence Schumacher, Maria Dobrinas, Damien Tagan, Annelore Sautebin, Anne-Laure Blanc, Nicolas Widmer
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the number of prescriptions for sedative drugs has increased significantly, as has their long-term use. Moreover, sedative use is frequently initiated during hospital stays. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe new prescriptions of sedative drugs during hospital stays and evaluate their maintenance as discharge medication. METHODS: This observational prospective study took place in an internal medicine ward of a Swiss hospital over a period of 3 months in 2014...
September 21, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936557/adjuvant-activity-of-saponins-from-kazakhstani-plants-on-the-immune-responses-to-subunit-influenza-vaccine
#17
A S Turmagambetova, P G Alexyuk, A P Bogoyavlenskiy, I A Zaitseva, E S Omirtaeva, M S Alexyuk, N S Sokolova, V E Berezin
In recent years, there have been a number of reports on the successful use of immunostimulatory complexes with saponins and viral glycoproteins as veterinary vaccines and in clinical trials for human medicine. The saponins Algiox, Sapanox and Pangisan were isolated and purified by HPLC from Allochrusa gypsophiloides, Saponaria officinalis and Gypsophila paniculata plants in Kazakhstan and they proved to have low toxicity in experiments with mice, chickens and chicken embryos. Algiox, Sapanox and Pangisan can be used to create immunostimulatory complexes (ISCOMs) similar to saponin-Quil-A-containing ISCOMs both in structure and in immunostimulatory efficiency...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934153/inhibitory-effect-of-selaginellins-from-selaginella-tamariscina-beauv-spring-against-cytochrome-p450-and-uridine-5-diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase-isoforms-on-human-liver-microsomes
#18
Jae-Kyung Heo, Phi-Hung Nguyen, Won Cheol Kim, Nguyen Minh Phuc, Kwang-Hyeon Liu
Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) has been used for traditional herbal medicine for treatment of cancer, hepatitis, and diabetes in the Orient. Numerous bioactive compounds including alkaloids, flavonoids, lignans, and selaginellins have been identified in this medicinal plant. Among them, selaginellins having a quinone methide unit and an alkylphenol moiety have been known to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, and neuroprotective activity. Although there have been studies on the biological activities of selaginellins, their modulatory potential of cytochrome P450 (P450) and uridine 5'-diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase (UGT) activities have not been previously evaluated...
September 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933978/the-glycosidase-treatment-of-gentianae-scabrae-radix-converts-trifloroside-into-deglucosyltrifloroside-with-an-enhancement-of-antioxidative-effects
#19
Eun-Ju Yang, Ju-Gyeong Lee, Kyung-Sik Song
Herbal medicines were subjected to enzyme reaction by using a commercial glycosidase AMG-300L, and were evaluated for enhancement of their antioxidative activities. The methanolic extract of Gentianae Scabrae Radix (GSR) showed the most dramatic changes after enzyme reaction, as seen in the high-performance liquid chromatography profiles and an increase in the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging effect. Trifloroside (1, TF) was identified as being significantly decreased by enzyme reaction, whereas deglucosyltrifloroside (2, DTF) increased...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933125/-analysis-of-diemailing-kudiezi-injection-use-in-real-world-in-7-189-patients-with-cerebral-infarction
#20
Xing Liao, Yin Zhang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yan Liu, Dan-Hui Yi, Yi-Li Zhang, Feng Chen
This is a study based on hospital intensive monitoring to explore medication use of Diemailing Kudiezi injection(one Chinese herbal medicine injection) in real word in the patients with cerebral infarction. The active monitoring model was adopted and hospital intensive monitoring on safety of 7 189 cases of patients with cerebral infarction was conducted to obtain the drug use information of Diemailing injection. The results were analyzed by using statistical description and association rule method. The statistical description and association rule analysis were conducted based on patients' basic demographic characteristics, use of Diemailing injection and combined use of drugs...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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