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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159556/effects-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-inf-gamma-gene-expression-in-mrl-lpr-mice-and-human-lupus
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Hongye Hu, Enjiu Chen, Yongji Li, Xiaochun Zhu, Ting Zhang, Xiaofang Zhu
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3; ATO), a traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat patients with acute promye-locytic leukemia, while its application for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is still under evaluation. The high expression of INF-gamma (INF-γ) is a primary pathogenic factor in SLE. It is found that ATO can reduce INF-γ expression levels in lupus-prone mice, whereas it is not clear whether ATO has the same effect on SLE patients. Therefore, this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the effects of ATO on the expression of INF-γ in splenocytes of MRL/lpr mice and PBMCs of human lupus...
November 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159429/phenolic-constituents-from-alisma-plantago-aquatica-linnaeus-and-their-anti-chronic-prostatitis-activity
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Ya-Sheng Huang, Qi-Qi Yu, Yin Chen, Min-Jie Cheng, Li-Ping Xie
BACKGROUND: The plant Alisma plantago-aquatica Linnaeus, which is widely distributed in southwest of China, is the main material of traditional Chinese medicine "Zexie". It was used as folk medicine for immune-modulation, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Previous chemical studies on A. plantago-aquatica reported the identification of triterpenes, diterpenes, sesquiterpenes, steroids, alkaloids and phenolic acid. Terpenes and phenolic acid were regard as major secondary metabolites from this medicine plant...
November 21, 2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159022/chinese-herbal-medicine-compound-yi-zhi-hao-pellet-inhibits-replication-of-influenza-virus-infection-through-activation-of-heme-oxygenase-1
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Jinqiu Yin, Linlin Ma, Huiqiang Wang, Haiyan Yan, Jin Hu, Wen Jiang, Yuhuan Li
As a leading cause of respiratory disease, influenza A virus (IAV) presents a pandemic threat in annual seasonal outbreaks. Given the limitation of existing anti-influenza therapies, there remains to be a requirement for new drugs. Compound Yi-Zhi-Hao pellet (CYZH) is a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used in the clinic, whose formula has been recorded in Complication of National Standard for Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat common cold. In this study, we found that CYZH exhibited a broad-spectrum anti-influenza activity and inhibited the expression of viral RNA and proteins in vitro...
November 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158049/down-regulation-of-pro-inflammatory-pathways-by-tanshinone-iia-and-cryptotanshinone-in-a-non-genetic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Francesco Maione, Marialuisa Piccolo, Simona De Vita, Maria Giovanna Chini, Claudia Cristiano, Carmen De Caro, Pellegrino Lippiello, Maria Concetta Miniaci, Rita Santamaria, Carlo Irace, Vincenzo De Feo, Antonio Calignano, Nicola Mascolo, Giuseppe Bifulco
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common form of dementia mainly characterized by the deposition of neurofibrillary tangles and β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides in the brain. Additionally, increasing evidence demonstrates that a neuro-inflammatory state plays a key role in the development of this disease. Beside synthetic drugs, the use of natural compounds represents an alternative for the development of new potential drugs for the treatment of AD. Among these, the root of Salvia miltiorhiza Bunge (also known as Danshen) used for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular disease and CNS functional decline in Chinese traditional medicine is one of the most representative examples...
November 17, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157825/1-6-di-o-caffeoyl-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-a-natural-compound-from-callicarpa-nudiflora-hook-impairs-p2y12-and-thromboxane-a2-receptor-mediated-amplification-of-platelet-activation-and-aggregation
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Jianjiang Fu, Xiaocui Zhu, Wei Wang, Hong Lu, Zhoumiao Zhang, Ting Liu, Huanjun Xu, Huizheng Fu, Shuangcheng Ma, Yuehua Luo
BACKGROUND: Platelet activation and subsequent accumulation at sites of vascular injury perform a central role in thrombus formation, which is believed to be the trigger of several cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and strokes. In this sense, the search for agents that are capable of blocking platelets aggregation has important implications for these diseases. Callicarpa nudiflora (C. nudiflora) Hook is a traditional Chinese medicine herb for eliminating stasis to subdue swelling and hemostasis...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157819/pro-angiogenic-effects-of-ilexsaponin-a1-on-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-in-vitro-and-zebrafish-in-vivo
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Jingjing Li, Jinming Zhang, Liang Zou, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Cui Yang, Sai-Wang Seto, George Pak-Heng Leung
BACKGROUND: Ilexsaponin A1 is the major bioactive ingredient of Ilex pubescens Hook. et Arn. This plant has been conventionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases including stroke, coronary arterial disease, and peripheral vascular diseases. PURPOSE: To investigate the pro-angiogenic effect of Ilexsaponin A1 and its mechanism of action. STUDY DESIGN: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and transgenic zebrafish Tg(fli1:EGFP) were employed as an in vitro and in vivo model respectively...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157818/biological-characteristics-bioactive-components-and-antineoplastic-properties-of-sporoderm-broken-spores-from-wild-cordyceps-cicadae
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Yanfang Sun, Michael Wink, Pan Wang, Hongfei Lu, Hongxin Zhao, Hongtao Liu, Shixian Wang, Yang Sun, Zongsuo Liang
BACKGROUND: Cordyceps cicadae, an entomogenous fungus has been used as a dietary therapeutic in traditional Chinese medicine for several millennia, in the form of powders and decoction. However, wild C. cicadae is notably scarce. To date, there is still a lack of comprehensive and deep studies on the biological characteristics, chemical profiles and antineoplastic mechanisms of C. cicadae, especially its spores. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to identify wild C...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157598/chinese-vietnamese-and-asian-indian-parents-perspectives-about-well-child-visits-a-qualitative-analysis
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Maya Ragavan, Wendy Li, A Rani Elwy, John Cowden, Megan Bair-Merritt
OBJECTIVES: Well-child visits are a critical component of pediatric healthcare; however, disparities in attendance and quality of care exist for Asian children. Limited research has explored Asian immigrant parents' perspectives about their well-child visit experience. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with Chinese, Vietnamese, and Asian Indian immigrant parents. Participants were recruited from community-based organizations in the Boston area. Interviews focused on parents' perceptions about well-child visits, including individual attitudes, social and cultural factors impacting their opinions, perceived behavioral control, and improving visits for Asian immigrant families...
November 17, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157106/perception-and-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-low-back-pain
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Vivian Hiu Man Tsang, Phoebe Hiu Wai Lo, Fong Tao Lam, Lulu Suet Wing Chung, Tin Yan Tang, Hoi Man Lui, Jordan Tsz Gwan Lau, Ho Fung Yee, Yiu Kun Lun, Hei Tung Chan, Jason Pui Yin Cheung
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with low back pain (LBP) and to identify its correlation with demographic factors, clinical condition and psychosocial factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 278 LBP patients. Use of CAM, demographic parameters and disease duration were determined. Self-reported health status and self-rated scales assessed the effect of disease on quality of life and emotional well-being, respectively...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156780/baicalein-inhibits-progression-of-osteosarcoma-cells-through-inactivation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Guo Dai, Di Zheng, Qianliang Wang, Jian Yang, Gaiwei Liu, Qi Song, Xiangran Sun, Chunjie Tao, Qingzhu Hu, Tian Gao, Ling Yu, Weichun Guo
Osteosarcoma is a very common type of malignant bone tumor in children and young adults and aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been discovered in osteosarcoma. The traditional Chinese medicine baicalein was proved to have anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic properties in osteosarcoma, but the mechanism remained poorly understood. In the present study, we assessed the effects of baicalein on osteosarcoma and detected the potential molecular mechanism. We found that baicalein significantly suppressed the proliferation of osteosarcoma cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156710/the-synergistic-antitumor-effect-of-cinobufagin-and-cisplatin-in-human-osteosarcoma-cell-line-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Guo Dai, Ling Yu, Jian Yang, Kezhou Xia, Zhengpei Zhang, Gaiwei Liu, Tian Gao, Weichun Guo
Cisplatin (CDDP) has been shown to be a promising anticancer drug that is effective against many types of cancer, which include osteosarcoma (OS). However, its therapeutic application is restricted by its toxicity in normal tissues and by side effects caused in patients. Reduction of the toxicity of CDDP is necessary to improve cancer treatment. In the present study, we attempted to clarify how cinobufagin, a traditional Chinese medicine, enhances CDDP-induced cytotoxicity in OS cells. OS 143B cells were treated with cinobufagin and CDDP alone or in combination...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156652/comparison-of-the-chemical-profiles-and-antioxidant-activities-of-different-parts-of-cultivated-cistanche-deserticola-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-and-a-1-1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl-based-assay
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Xiaoming Wang, Jinfang Wang, Huanyu Guan, Rong Xu, Xiaomei Luo, Meifeng Su, Xiaoyan Chang, Wenting Tan, Jun Chen, Yue Shi
In this study, a sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array coupled to quadruple time-of-flight mass (UPLC-PDA-Q/TOF-MS) method and a 1,1-diphenyl-2- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)-based assay were used to determine the chemical constituents and screen the antioxidant activity profiles of the methanol extracts of different parts of cultivated Cistanche deserticola (C. deserticola). First, qualitative and quantitative chemical composition analyses of the different parts of cultivated C. deserticola were conducted...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156621/influence-of-shenxiong-glucose-injection-on-the-activities-of-six-cyp-isozymes-and-metabolism-of-warfarin-in-rats-assessed-using-probe-cocktail-and-pharmacokinetic-approaches
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Jia Sun, Yuan Lu, Yueting Li, Jie Pan, Chunhua Liu, Zipeng Gong, Jing Huang, Jiang Zheng, Lin Zheng, Yongjun Li, Ting Liu, Yonglin Wang
Shenxiong glucose injection (SGI), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) preparation, has been widely used for the treatment of various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases for many years. We assessed the potential influences of SGI on the activities of six CYP enzymes (CYP1A2, CYP2C11, CYP2C19, CYP2D4, CYP2E1, and CYP3A2) and on the pharmacokinetics of warfarin in rats. We compared plasma pharmacokinetics of six probe drugs (caffeine/CYP1A2, tolbutamide/CYP2C11, omeprazole/CYP2C19, metoprolol/CYP2D4, chlorzoxazone/CYP2E1, and midazolam/CYP3A2) and of warfarin between control and SGI-pretreated groups, to estimate the effect on the relative activities of the six isozymes and warfarin metabolism...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155174/ethnopharmacology-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-cornus-officinalis-sieb-et-zucc
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REVIEW
Jun Huang, Yiwei Zhang, Lin Dong, Qinghan Gao, Lei Yin, Hongfeng Quan, Rong Chen, Xueyan Fu, Dingbo Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cornus officinalis (Cornaceae), known in Chinese as "Shanzhuyu," is a frequently used traditional Chinese medicine. It tastes sour and is astringent and slightly warm in nature. Its fruits have long been used to treat kidney deficiency, high blood pressure, waist and knee pain, dizziness, tinnitus, impotence, spermatorrhea, menorrhagia, and other diseases in China. The main distribution areas are Shanxi and Gansu. AIM OF THE STUDY: This review focused on the ethnopharmacological uses of the herb...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154061/corrigendum-to-the-correlation-between-pulse-diagnosis-and-constitution-identification-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-complementary-ther-med-30-2017-107-112
#15
Han-Kuei Wu, Yu-Shien Ko, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hau-Tieng Wu, Tung-Hu Tsai, Hen-Hong Chang
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December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152857/rapid-analysis-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-pinellia-ternata-by-microchip-electrophoresis-with-electrochemical-detection
#16
Tsung-Ting Shih, Hui-Ling Lee, Show-Chuen Chen, Chih-Yuan Kang, Ren-Shang Shen, Yi-An Su
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has long enjoyed the reputation of the world's most advanced system of natural medicine. Pinellia ternata is one of the most commonly used herbs in the traditional Chinese medical science. In this study five representative ingredients of Pinellia ternata guanosine, methionine, glycine, 3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde, and homogentisic acid, were assayed using simple derivatization procedures. Under optimized experimental condition, five analytes in Pinellia ternata were rapidly separated and detected using microchip electrophoresis, affording the benefits of speed, minimal sample requirements, and sensitive on-the-chip electrochemical detection, in 5 min with linearity over a concentration of 20-500 μM (R(2 ) = 0...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152665/effects-of-wd%C3%A2-3-on-tumor-growth-and-the-expression-of-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-erk1-2-in-mice-bearing-human-gastric-cancer-using-the-18f%C3%A2-rgd-pet-ct-imaging-system
#17
Chunhui Jin, Bao-Nan Zhang, Zhipeng Wei, Bo Ma, Qi Pan, Pingping Hu
Activation of the vitronectin receptor αvβ3 and the phosphorylation of extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 are critical events during tumor development and progression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of WD‑3, a formula used in traditional Chinese medicine, on integrin αvβ3 and ERK1/2 expression in vivo using a nude mouse‑human gastric cancer xenograft model combined with non‑invasive, real‑time 18F‑Arg‑Gly‑Asp (RGD) positron emission tomography (PET)/computerized tomography (CT) imaging methods...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151958/santamarine-inhibits-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-and-stat3-activation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-hepg2-liver-cancer-cells-via-oxidative-stress
#18
Tahir Mehmood, Amara Maryam, Xiangge Tian, Muhammad Khan, Tonghui Ma
Sesquiterpene lactones have long been used in traditional Chinese medicines to treat inflammatory diseases. Recently, sesquiterpene lactone family compounds have been recognized as potential anticancer agents. Thus, it is necessary to explore new sesquiterpene lactones and their antitumor mechanism for cancer treatments. In the present study, we have explored the potential anti-cancer activity of a novel sesquiterpene lactone compound "santamarine" (STM) in HepG2 cells. It inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis dose-dependently with IC50 ~ 70 μM...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151553/chinese-single-herbs-and-active-ingredients-for-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-from-preclinical-evidence-to-action-mechanism
#19
Jing Lin, Jun Zhu, Yan Wang, Na Zhang, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Xuemin Qiu, Dajin Li, Ling Wang
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a systemic metabolic skeletal disease generally ascribable to a dearth of estrogen. Whether traditional Chinese medicine is effective in management of postmenopausal osteoporosis remains unclear. This article reviews the experimental evidence of both in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies with the theme of the application of Chinese single herbs and active ingredients in postmenopausal osteoporosis. It includes three single herbs (Herba Epimedium, Rhizoma Drynariae, and Salvia miltiorrhiza) and eight active ingredients (saikosaponins, linarin, echinacoside, sweroside, psoralen, poncirin, vanillic acid, and osthole)...
2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151417/-effect-of-early-use-of-different-doses-of-enteral-nutrition-on-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
#20
Jianting Gao, Qiuyan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of initial low-dose (trophic type) enteral nutrition (EN) support on mechanical ventilation (MV) time, the incidence of complications and survival rate in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. Forty-four patients with ARF undergoing MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of Hangzhou Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital from September 2015 to February 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into a trophic feeding group (n = 23, study group) and a standard-dose feeding group (n = 21, control group)...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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