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Danggui buxue

Amy G W Gong, Ran Duan, Huai Y Wang, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), an ancient Chinese herbal decoction commonly used to mitigate menopausal osteoporosis, contains two herbs: Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR). The exact efficacy of individual chemical(s) within DBT, or in any herbal mixture, is hard to be revealed. Calycosin and ferulic acid have been reported to be the predominant chemicals found within DBT, and its roles in regulating osteoblastic differentiation have been proposed here. To probe the roles of calycosin and ferulic acid, these chemicals were specifically depleted from the DBT extracts...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Xiaoyao Miao, Bingkun Xiao, Sufang Shui, Jianyun Yang, Rongqing Huang, Junxing Dong
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), believed to invigorate 'Qi' (vital energy) and nourish 'Blood' (body circulation), is a traditional Chinese medicine formula. In this study, a metabolomics approach with gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry combined with pattern recognition was adopted to investigate the underlying mechanism of the antifatigue effect of DBT on fatigue of mice induced by weight-loaded forced swimming. Fourteen endogenous metabolites, up-regulated or down-regulated, were identified in the model mice by analysis tools of partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) and XCMS online software...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Shun-Ting Chen, Tzung-Yan Lee, Tung-Hu Tsai, Yu-Chuen Huang, Yin-Cheng Lin, Chin-Ping Lin, Hui-Ru Shieh, Ming-Ling Hsu, Chih-Wen Chi, Ming-Cheng Lee, Hen-Hong Chang, Yu-Jen Chen
Purpose: The induction of autophagic cell death is an important process in the development of anticancer therapeutics. We aimed to evaluate the activity of the ancient Chinese decoction Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) against colorectal cancer (CRC) and the associated autophagy-related mechanism. Materials and methods: CT26 CRC cells were implanted into syngeneic BALB/c mice for the tumor growth assay. DBT extracts and DBT-PD (polysaccharide-depleted) fractions were orally administered...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
Xiasheng Zheng, Peng Zhang, Baosheng Liao, Jing Li, Xingyun Liu, Yuhua Shi, Jinle Cheng, Zhitian Lai, Jiang Xu, Shilin Chen
Herbal medicine is a major component of complementary and alternative medicine, contributing significantly to the health of many people and communities. Quality control of herbal medicine is crucial to ensure that it is safe and sound for use. Here, we investigated a comprehensive quality evaluation system for a classic herbal medicine, Danggui Buxue Formula, by applying genetic-based and analytical chemistry approaches to authenticate and evaluate the quality of its samples. For authenticity, we successfully applied two novel technologies, third-generation sequencing and PCR-DGGE (denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis), to analyze the ingredient composition of the tested samples...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Jingwei Zhou, Xue Li, Peiying Deng, Yi Wei, Juan Liu, Meng Chen, Yamei Xu, Dongmei Zhang, Lingqun Zhu, Lixia Lou, Bin Dong, Qiushuo Jin, Limin Chai
A derivative formula, DGBX, which is composed of three herbs (Radix astragali, Radix Angelicae sinensis, and Coptis chinensis Franch), is derived from a famous Chinese herbal formula, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) (Radix astragali and Radix Angelicae sinensis). We aimed to investigate the effects of DGBX on the regulation of the balance between proliferation and apoptosis of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) due to the aberrant immune response in a mouse model of aplastic anemia (AA). Cyclosporine (CsA), an immunosuppressor, was used as the positive control...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
Guanying Hu, Peng Yang, Yu Zeng, Sanyin Zhang, Jiage Song
BACKGROUND: The traditional herbal compound Danggui Buxue decoction (DBD), has long been used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, however, the underlying molecular mechanism for its effect remains still unknown. So this study would to investigate the effect of DBD on cardiac damage induced by myocardial infarction (MI) challenge. METHODS: SD Rats with ligation of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery were randomly divided into MI, MI plus Betaloc Zok, MI plus DBD high dose, and MI plus DBD low dose group, together with sham-operated group...
September 4, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Rui Zhang, Jinbo Li, Tao Huang, Xiuge Wang
BACKGROUND: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a traditional Chinese medicine decoction, has been proven to have satisfactory effects on treating diabetic nephropathy (DN). In this study, we explored the potential underlying mechanism of DBT in DN treatment. METHODS: The DBT-containning serum was prepared by intragastric administration with DBT for rats. The levels of fibronectin (FN), laminin (LN) and collagen IV (COL IV) and TGF-β1 protein secreted in cell culture medium were determined by ELISA assay...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
Amy G W Gong, Huai Y Wang, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim, Y Z Zheng
BACKGROUND: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a phytoestrogen-enriched Chinese herbal formula, serves as dietary supplement in stimulating the "Blood" functions of menopausal women. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, "Blood" has a strong relationship with brain activities. Previous studies supported that some ingredients of DBT possessed neuronal beneficial functions. Therefore, the neurotrophic function and the mechanistic action of DBT were systematically evaluated in cultured human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
2017: Chinese Medicine
Jin Hong, Xiaosong Chen, Jiahui Huang, Chunqing Li, Li Zhong, Leying Chen, Jiayi Wu, Ou Huang, Jianrong He, Li Zhu, Weiguo Chen, Yafen Li, Hua Wan, Kunwei Shen
Danggui Buxue Decoction (DBD), a classical formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has an impact on promoting hematopoiesis. The aim of our study was to determine whether DBD can prevent myelosuppression in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. We conducted a phase II randomized prospective controlled clinical study. From December 2013 to February 2015, 106 patients were enrolled and randomly assigned (1:1) to the TCM group and control group. The primary end point was incidence of grade 3-4 neutropenia...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
Peiying Deng, Xue Li, Yi Wei, Juan Liu, Meng Chen, Yamei Xu, Bin Dong, Lingqun Zhu, Limin Chai
Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Astragali and Rhizoma Coptidis are all herbs of modified Danggui Buxue Tang (DGBX) and are extensively applied herbs in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of anemia and inflammation. In this study, immune-induced AA mice were used as an animal model, and the immunosuppressive agent, Ciclosporin A (CsA), was used as a positive control. Multiple pro-inflammatory cytokines were examined by bead-based multiplex flow cytometry. The T-cell subsets were assessed using a fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS)...
2017: PloS One
Ming-Ming Zhao, Yu Zhang, Liu-Sheng Li, Zi-Kai Yu, Bo Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Danggui Buxue Decoction for renal anemia when combined with western medicine treatment of anemia. METHODS: Electronic searching Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Chinese BioMedical Literature Database (CBM), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WanFang data, Chinese Sci-tech periodical full-text database (VIP). Randomized controlled trials reported results of efficacy and safety of Danggui Buxue Decoction in combination with western medicine treatment of anemia for renal anemia...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
Fei Li, Rong Tang, Ling-Bo Chen, Ke-Sheng Zhang, Xiao-Ping Huang, Chang-Qing Deng
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a combination of Astragalus and Angelica at a 5 : 1 ratio, mainly promotes hematopoiesis. However, in the clinic, the combination ratio of Astragalus and Angelica to treat low hematopoietic function is not an absolute 5 : 1 ratio, suggesting that the herbs may promote hematopoiesis better after being combined at a certain range of ratios. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of different ratio combinations of Astragalus and Angelica on bone marrow hematopoiesis suppression induced by cyclophosphamide (CTX) and to probe the interaction and mechanism of Astragalus combined with Angelica in promoting hematopoiesis...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Ping-Lan Lin, Zhi-Cheng Li, Rui-Fang Xie, You-Hua Wang, Xin Zhou
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a classic Chinese herbal formula which consists of Astragali mongholici Radix and Angelica sinensis Radix (ASR). For chemical ingredients, HPLC were performed. Results showed compared with single herbs, DBT decoction could promote the dissolution of ingredients such as ferulic acid and calycosin. Furthermore, when ratio of AMR to ASR was 5 to 1, synthetic score was the best. For angiogenesis, normal and injured zebrafish model were applied. Results showed DBT and its ingredients had angiogenesis effects on Sub Intestinal vessels (SIVs) of normal zebrafish...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
Huang Q Lin, Amy G W Gong, Huai Y Wang, Ran Duan, Tina T X Dong, Kui J Zhao, Karl W K Tsim
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has contributed greatly to human health in past several thousand years. Today, the development of TCM is facing two obstacles: (i) quality control of herbal extract; and (ii) action mechanisms not known. OBJECTIVES: Among thousands of complex TCM formulations, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is the simplest one. DBT is used to treat ailments in women and contains only two herbs, Astragali Radix (Huangqi; AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (Danggui; ASR)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Linna Wang, Jiwei Ma, Cunxia Guo, Changyong Chen, Zhong Yin, Xueguang Zhang, Xiangmei Chen
Inflammation significantly contributes to the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aimed to characterize Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) renoprotection and relationship with NOD-like receptors family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome expression in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to UUO and randomly assigned to untreated UUO, enalapril-treated (10 mg/kg/day), and DBT-treated (9 g/kg/day) groups. Sham-operated rats served as controls, with 8 rats in each group...
2016: BioMed Research International
Amy G W Gong, Vincent Y Huang, Huai Y Wang, Huang Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Ferulic acid, a phenolic acid derived mainly from a Chinese herb Angelica Sinensis Radix (ASR), was reported to reduce the formation of free radicals. Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a herbal decoction composing of Astragali Radix (AR) and ASR, has been utilized for more than 800 years in China having known anti-oxidative property. Ferulic acid is a major active ingredient in DBT; however, the role of ferulic acid within the herbal mixture has not been resolved. In order to elucidate the function of ferulic acid within this herbal decoction, a ferulic acid-depleted herbal decoction was created and named as DBTΔfa...
2016: PloS One
Amy Gw Gong, Laura Ml Zhang, Candy Tw Lam, Miranda L Xu, Huai Y Wang, H Q Lin, Tina Tx Dong, Karl Wk Tsim
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is an ancient Chinese herbal decoction containing two herbs, Astragali Radix (AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR): this herbal decoction serves as dietary supplement for women during menopause. DBT has been known to modulate immune responses, and its polysaccharide is proposed to be one of the active components. However, the polysaccharide-induced signaling in immune activation is not revealed. Here, we are identifying that the immune activation, triggered by DBT, could be mediated by polysaccharide...
February 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Tai-Sheng Ye, Ying-Wen Zhang, Xian-Mei Zhang
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is a simple combination of Radix Astragali and Radix Angelica sinensis (5:1), with a variety pharmacological activities. In the present study, a single intravenous injection of 30 mg/kg streptozotocin and subsequent six weeks of high glucose diet in Sprague Dawley rats were used to induce diabetic nephropathy. Rats with diabetes mellitus showed increased levels of fasting blood glucose (FBG), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (Scr), serum and urine β2-microglobulins (β2-MG), and type IV collagen (all P<0...
June 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Amy G W Gong, Kei M Lau, Miranda L Xu, Huang Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Ken Y Z Zheng, K J Zhao, Karl W K Tsim
BACKGROUND: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a Chinese herbal decoction containing Astragali Radix (AR; roots of Astragalus memebranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge var. mongholicus (Bunge) Hsiao) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR; roots of Angelica sinensis Oliv.) at a weight ratio of 5:1, is used to improve menopausal syndromes in women. Several lines of evidence indicate that DBT has strong estrogenic property; however, the action mechanism of this herbal decoction is not known. Calycosin, a major flavonoid in AR, shares similar structure with β-estradiol, and thus which is hypothesized to be the key compound of DBT in responsible for such estrogenic properties...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Amy G W Gong, K M Lau, Laura M L Zhang, H Q Lin, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Danggui Buxue Tang, an ancient Chinese herbal decoction containing Astragali Radix and Angelicae Sinensis Radix at the weight ratio of 5:1, is used to mitigate menopausal syndromes in women. The pharmacological properties of Danggui Buxue Tang have been illustrated in bone development, blood enhancement, and immune stimulation. Here, we extended the possible pharmacological role of Danggui Buxue Tang in cardiovascular function. In cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells, the application of Danggui Buxue Tang induced the release of nitric oxide and the phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and Akt kinase in time- and dose-dependent manners...
March 2016: Planta Medica
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