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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641287/chrysophanol-suppressed-glutamate-induced-hippocampal-neuronal-cell-death-via-regulation-of-dynamin-related-protein-1-dependent-mitochondrial-fission
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Unbin Chae, Ju-Sik Min, Hyun Hee Leem, Hyun-Shik Lee, Hong Jun Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Dong-Seok Lee
Chrysophanic acid, or chrysophanol, is an anthraquinone found in Rheum palmatum, which was used in the preparation of oriental medicine in ancient China. The hippocampus plays a major role in controlling the activities of the short- and long-term memory. It is one of the major regions affected by excessive cell death in Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, neuronal cell-death modulation in the hippocampus is important for maintaining neuronal function. We investigated chrysophanol's effects on glutamate-induced hippocampal neuronal cell death...
June 23, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618413/induction-of-apoptosis-in-heparg-cell-line-by-aloe-emodin-through-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Changhai Qu, Chunjing Yang, Huyiligeqi He, Jian Ni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone), an anthraquinone active compounds, is isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. The aim of this study was to determine potential cytotoxic effects of aloe-emodin on HepaRG cells and to define the underlying mechanism. METHODS: MTT was used to evaluate cell viability. Apoptotic cell death was analyzed via Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616631/the-effect-of-emodin-on-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-in-planktonic-form-and-biofilm-formation-in-vitro
#3
Xin Yan, Shanshan Gu, Yunjia Shi, Xingyang Cui, Shanshan Wen, Junwei Ge
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a Gram-positive pathogen and forms biofilm easily. Bacteria inside biofilms display an increased resistance to antibiotics and disinfectants. The objective of the current study was to assess the antimicrobial activities of emodin, 1,2,8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthraquinone, an anthraquinone derivative isolated from Polygonum cuspidatum and Rheum palmatum, against S. aureus CMCC26003 grown in planktonic and biofilm cultures in vitro. In addition, a possible synergistic effect between emodin and berberine chloride was evaluated...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602867/effect-of-gangjihwan-on-hepatic-steatosis-and-inflammation-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Jong Seong Roh, Haerim Lee, Jonghoon Lim, Jeongjun Kim, Heejung Yang, Yooshik Yoon, Soon Shik Shin, Michung Yoon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Gangjihwan (DF), a polyherbal drug composed of Ephedra intermedia Schrenk et C. A. Mayer (Ephedraceae), Lithospermum erythrorhizon Siebold et Zuccarini (Borraginaceae), and Rheum palmatum L. (Polygonaceae), is used to treat obesity in local Korean clinics. The constituents of DF have traditionally been reported to exert anti-obesity and anti-nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) effects. Thus, we investigated the effects of DF on obesity and NAFLD and the underlying mechanisms...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573250/the-use-of-rheum-palmatum-l-in-the-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Tie-Zhu Yang, Yan Liu, Yue-Yun Liu, Xiu-Fang Ding, Jia-Xu Chen, Mei-Jing Kou, Xiao-Juan Zou
BACKGROUND: Chinese medicine theory shows that "lung being connected with large intestine", and the modern western medicine also shows that the lung and intestinal tract affect each other in physiological and pathological conditions. If the lung ventilation dysfunction is caused by inflammatory exudate or secretions obstruction of the small airway ventilation, blood gas partial pressure is increased and intestinal gas absorption difficulty may lead to intestinal inflation and dysfunction (Wang N et al...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569293/rhubarb-rheum-species-the-role-of-edinburgh-in-its-cultivation-and-development
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M R Lee, J Hutcheon, E Dukan, I Milne
Rhubarb was grown and used throughout China for thousands of years. It then found its way to St Petersburg where the Romanovs developed a flourishing trade in the plant to the rest of Europe. James Mounsey, a physician to the Tsar, brought back seeds from Russia to Scotland at considerable risk to himself. He passed some of the seeds to Alexander Dick and John Hope. Both these physicians then grew rhubarb at Prestonfield and the Botanic Garden (both in Edinburgh), respectively. Eventually rhubarb, in the form of Gregory's powder, became a common and popular medicine throughout the UK...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507818/screening-of-a-natural-compound-library-identifies-emodin-a-natural-compound-from-rheum-palmatum-linn-that-inhibits-dpp4
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Zhaokai Wang, Longhe Yang, Hu Fan, Peng Wu, Fang Zhang, Chao Zhang, Wenjie Liu, Min Li
Historically, Chinese herbal medicines have been widely used in the treatment of hyperglycemia, but the mechanisms underlying their effectiveness remain largely unknown. Here, we screened a compound library primarily comprised of natural compounds extracted from herbs and marine organisms. The results showed that emodin, a natural compound from Rheum palmatum Linn, inhibited DPP4 activity with an in vitro IC50 of 5.76 µM without inhibiting either DPP8 or DPP9. A docking model revealed that emodin binds to DPP4 protein through Glu205 and Glu206, although with low affinity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485221/web-review-your-rheum
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Simon Stones
Social media sites that encourage peer support among young people with rheumatic conditions.
May 9, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475921/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-rhubarb-anthraquinones-extract-in-normal-and-disease-rats
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Peijin Li, Qianfeng Lu, Wenjiao Jiang, Xue Pei, Yilin Sun, Haiping Hao, Kun Hao
BACKGROUND: Anthraquinones extract from Rheum palmatum L. (rhubarb) including rhein, emodin, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, physcion and sennoside A, has been widely used in China to treat various diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to explore the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of rhubarb anthraquinones extract in diabetic nephropathy and acute liver injury rats. METHODS: The diabetic nephropathy and acute liver injury rats were induced by intraperitoneal injection with streptozotocin (STZ) and carbon tetrachloride (CCL4), respectively...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444790/aloe-emodin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-liver-hl-7702-cells-through-fas-death-pathway-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway-by-generating-reactive-oxygen-species
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Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Chunjing Yang, Jian Ni
Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone) is one of the primary active compounds in total rhubarb anthraquinones isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the potential cytotoxic effects and the underlying mechanism of aloe-emodin on human normal liver HL-7702 cells. The CCK-8 assays demonstrated that aloe-emodin decreased the viability of HL-7702 cells in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner...
June 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427397/hvc1-ameliorates-hyperlipidemia-and-inflammation-in-ldlr-mice
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Se-Yun Cheon, Kyung-Sook Chung, Kyung-Jin Lee, Ho-Young Choi, In-Hye Ham, Dong-Hoon Jung, Yun-Yeop Cha, Hyo-Jin An
BACKGROUND: HVC1 consists of Coptidis Rhizoma (dried rhizome of Coptischinensis), Scutellariae Radix (root of Scutellariabaicalensis), Rhei Rhizoma (rhizome of Rheum officinale), and Pruni Cortex (cortex of Prunusyedoensis Matsum). Although the components are known to be effective in various conditions such as inflammation, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia, there are no reports of the molecular mechanism of its hypolipidemic effects. METHODS: We investigated the hypolipidemic effect of HVC1 in low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (LDLR(-/-)) mice fed a high-cholesterol diet for 13 weeks...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426978/visualizing-spatial-distribution-of-small-molecules-in-the-rhubarb-stalk-rheum-rhabarbarum-by-surface-transfer-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Joanna Nizioł, Justyna Sekuła, Tomasz Ruman
Laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (LDI-MSI) with gold nanoparticle-enhanced target (AuNPET) was used for visualization of small molecules in the rhubarb stalk (Rheum rhabarbarum L.). Analysis was focused on spatial distribution of biologically active compounds which are found in rhubarb species. Detected compounds belong to a very wide range of chemical compound classes such as anthraquinone derivatives and their glucosides, stilbenes, anthocyanins, flavonoids, polyphenols, organic acids, chromenes, chromanones, chromone glycosides and vitamins...
July 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411554/emodin-suppresses-the-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-targeting-the-chloride-channels
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Lianshun Ma, Yaping Yang, Zizhang Yin, Mei Liu, Liwei Wang, Lixin Chen, Linyan Zhu, Haifeng Yang
Emodin is a natural anthraquinone derivative isolated from the Rheum palmatum. Recent studies demonstrated that emodin has anti-cancer activity in different kinds of human cancer cell lines. However, the underlying mechanism has not been very well studied. Our previous studies showed chloride channels is an important target of anti-cancer drugs. Therefore, the purpose of this research was aimed to explore the role of chloride channels involving in the anti-cancer activity of emodin. The proliferation, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of poorly differentiated human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells (CNE-2Z) and normal nasopharyngeal epithelial cells (NP69-SV40T) were detected by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl) -2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide(MTT)and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399782/the-effects-of-chrysophanol-on-ovalbumin-ova-induced-chronic-lung-toxicology-by-inhibiting-th17-response
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Chunyan Zhang, Yafan Song, Congxia Wang, Ling Zhao, Huafeng Kang, Xiaobin Ma, Jing Wang, Tianzhu Zhang, Wang Shumin, Chunhua Ma
Chrysophanol (CH), extracted from plants of Rheum genus, possesses various pharmacological effects including anti-inflammatory activity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects and the underlying mechanisms of CH on ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma in mice. Fifty mice were randomly assigned to five experimental groups: control group, model group, dexamethasone (2 mg/kg) group and CH (5 and 10 mg/kg) groups. The number of eosinophil cells and the production of interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-1β, IL-17 A and tumor necrosis factor-α in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were measured...
June 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364627/protective-role-of-rhapontin-in-experimental-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Lijun Tao, Juan Cao, Wencheng Wei, Haifeng Xie, Mian Zhang, Chaofeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary fibrosis is a scaring process related to chronic lung injury of all causes. The treatment options for pulmonary fibrosis are very limited. Rhapontin has anti-inflammatory effect and anti-proliferative activity which is widely distributed in the medicinal plants of Rheum genus in China. However, the anti-fibrotic activities of rhapontin have not been previously investigated. METHODS: The effect of rhapontin on TGF-β1-mediated extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition in primary lung fibroblast (PLF) cells, on TGF-β1 secretion in LPS-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages in vitro, and on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis was investigated in vivo...
March 29, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342583/affinity-chromatographic-methodologies-based-on-immobilized-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-isoform-1-and-application-in-protein-ligand-interaction-analysis-and-bioactive-compounds-screening-from-traditional-medicine
#16
Qian Li, Pan Qiao, Xiu Chen, Jing Wang, Liujiao Bian, Xiaohui Zheng
Voltage dependent anion channel isoform 1 (VDAC-1) serves as an attractive target of anti-cancer drugs by mediating the entry and exit of metabolites between cytoplasm and mitochondria. This work reports on the preparation of a VDAC-1-based bioaffinity chromatographic stationary phase by linking the protein on lecithin modified microspheres. An assay of chromatographic methods including frontal analysis, zonal elution, injection dependent analysis and nonlinear chromatography were utilized to investigate the bindings of ATP, NADH and NADPH to VDAC-1...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301949/phenolic-constituents-from-rheum-nobile-and-their-antioxidant-activity
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Ye Fei, Juan Wang, Bing Peng, Jiangnan Peng, Jing-Hong Hu, Zu-Ping Zeng, Jing Chen, Qi-En Li, Zeng-Ping Gao, Xing-Li Yan
Although the rhizomes of Rheum nobile Hook. f. et Thoms (Polygonaceae) are widely used in Tibetan medicine, no previous investigations regarding the biological activities and rarely chemical constituents of this plant have been reported. As part of an ongoing search for novel bioactive agents, a phytochemical investigation of R. nobile led to the isolation of two new compounds Rheumone B (1) and piceatannol-4'-O-β-D-(6″-O-acetyl)-glucoside (2), together with 15 known compounds by gel filtration over Sephadex LH-20 and preparative HPLC...
March 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275293/therapeutic-mechanism-of-y%C3%A4-n-ch%C3%A3-n-h%C3%A4-o-decoction-in-hepatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Jian-Yuan Li, Hong-Yan Cao, Lin Sun, Run-Fei Sun, Chao Wu, Yan-Qin Bian, Shu Dong, Ping Liu, Ming-Yu Sun
Yīn-Chén-Hāo decoction (YCHD) is a traditional Chinese medicine formula composed of capillaris (Artemisia capillaris), gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), and rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) that is used for the treatment of damp-heat jaundice. In modern clinics, YCHD is mostly used for hepatic diseases. This review summarizes the biological activities of YCHD and its medical applications. The main active compounds of YCHD are chlorogenic acid, rhein, geniposide, emodin, and scoparone. The pharmacological actions of YCHD include inhibition of hepatic steatosis, apoptosis, necrosis, anti-inflammation, and immune regulation...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265541/rheum-turkestanicum-rhizomes-possess-anti-hypertriglyceridemic-but-not-hypoglycemic-or-hepatoprotective-effect-in-experimental-diabetes
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Mousa-Al-Reza Hadjzadeh, Ziba Rajaei, Esmaeil Khodaei, Maryam Malek, Habib Ghanbari
OBJECTIVE: Rheum turkestanicum (R. turkestanicum) rhizomes have been used in Iranain traditional medicine as an anti-diabetic agent. The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the anti-diabetic and antioxidant activities of R. turkestanicum rhizome extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetes was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of 55 mg/kg streptozotocin in male Wistar rats. Diabetic rats received the decoction extract of R...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181315/emodin-a-natural-inhibitor-of-protein-kinase-ck2-suppresses-growth-hyphal-development-and-biofilm-formation-of-candida-albicans
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Monika Janeczko, Maciej Masłyk, Konrad Kubiński, Hieronim Golczyk
Emodin (1,3,8-trihydroxy-6-methyl-anthraquinone) is a natural secondary plant product, originally isolated from the rhizomes of Rheum palmatum. Many reports show its diuretic, vasorelaxant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-ulcerogenic, immunosuppressive, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anticancer potential. Emodin is a pleiotropic molecule capable of interacting with several major molecular targets, e.g. NF-κB, AKT/mTOR and STAT3. The compound can also act as an inhibitor of some protein kinases, with special affinity to protein kinase CK2...
February 8, 2017: Yeast
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