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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792919/seeing-the-light-shifting-from-wild-rhizomes-to-extraction-of-active-ingredients-from-above-ground-parts-of-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis
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Xu-Jie Qin, Wei Ni, Chang-Xiang Chen, Hai-Yang Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The dried rhizomes of Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as hemostatic, antitumor, and antimicrobial agents. More than 70 Chinese patent medicines are based on P. polyphylla var. yunnanensis rhizomes. Steroidal saponins are considered as the main active ingredients of these rhizomes. However, wild populations of P. polyphylla var. yunnanensis are greatly threatened due to the illegal wild harvest and over-utilization of the rhizomes...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791786/matrine-suppresses-kras-driven-pancreatic-cancer-growth-by-inhibiting-autophagy-mediated-energy-metabolism
#2
Young-Ra Cho, Ji Hyeon Lee, Ji Hye Kim, So-Yeon Lee, Suna Yoo, Min-Kyo Jung, Su Jung Kim, Hyun Ju Yoo, Chang-Gi Pack, Jin Kyung Rho, Jaekyoung Son
Matrine is a natural compound extracted from the herb Sophora flavescens Ait which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating various diseases. Recently, matrine was reported to have antitumor effects against a variety of cancers without any obvious side effects; however, the molecular mechanisms of its antiproliferative effects on cancer are unclear. Here, we report that matrine inhibits autophagy-mediated energy metabolism, which is necessary for pancreatic cancer growth. We found that matrine significantly reduces pancreatic cancer growth in vitro and in vivo by insufficiently maintaining mitochondrial metabolic function and energy level...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790876/novel-chemiluminescent-immunochromatographic-assay-using-a-dual-readout-signal-probe-for-multiplexed-detection-of-pesticide-residues
#3
Hui Ouyang, Wenwen Wang, Qi Shu, Zhifeng Fu
A novel immunochromatographic assay (ICA) using a dual-readout signal probe was developed for multiplexed detection of pesticide residues by adopting methyl parathion and fenpropathrin as model analytes. Luminol-reduced Au nanoparticles (LRAuNPs) were synthesized and utilized in the proposed ICA platform as a colorimetric/chemiluminescent (CL) dual-readout probe. The methyl parathion antibody and fenpropathrin antibody were tagged with the prepared LRAuNPs to conduct spatially-resolved multiplexed detection...
May 23, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790062/analysis-of-pulse-signals-based-on-array-pulse-volume
#4
Ji Cui, Li-Ping Tu, Jian-Feng Zhang, Shao-Liang Zhang, Zhi-Feng Zhang, Jia-Tuo Xu
OBJECTIVE: To collect and analyze multi-dimensional pulse diagram features with the array sensor of a pressure profile system (PPS) and study the characteristic parameters of the new multi-dimensional pulse diagram by pulse diagram analysis technology. METHODS: The pulse signals at the Guan position of left wrist were acquired from 105 volunteers at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We obtained the pulse data using an array sensor with 3×4 channels...
May 22, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789558/celastrol-alleviates-renal-fibrosis-by-upregulating-cannabinoid-receptor-2-expression
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Ming Tang, Xu Cao, Kun Zhang, You Li, Quan-You Zheng, Gui-Qing Li, Qian-Hui He, Shu-Jing Li, Gui-Lian Xu, Ke-Qin Zhang
Renal fibrosis is the final manifestation of various chronic kidney diseases, and no effective therapy is available to prevent or reverse it. Celastrol, a triterpene that derived from traditional Chinese medicine, is a known potent anti-fibrotic agent. However, the underlying mechanisms of action of celastrol on renal fibrosis remain unknown. In this study, we found that celastrol treatment remarkably attenuated unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced mouse renal fibrosis. This was evidenced by the significant reduction in tubular injury; collagen deposition; accumulation of fibronectin, collagen I, and α-smooth muscle actin; and the expression levels of pro-fibrotic factors Vim, Cola1, and TGF-β1 mRNA, as well as inflammatory responses...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788885/application-of-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine-by-products-as-dietary-feed-supplements-and-antibiotic-replacements-in-animal-production
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Abedin Abdallah, Pei Zhang, Qingzhen Zhong, Zewei Sun
Misuse of synthetic antibiotics in livestock leads to the transfer of antibiotic resistant pathogens into humans and deposits toxic residues in meat and milk. There is therefore an urgent need for safe and viable alternative approaches to improve the nutrition and wellbeing of farm animals. An alternative source that has been widely exploited is traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM). These herbal medicines are an important part of the healthcare system in many Asian countries. Such herbs contain several but less toxic bioactive compounds which are generally regarded biodegradable...
May 22, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787994/bioavailability-of-wilforlide-a-in-mice-and-its-concentration-determination-using-an-hplc-apci-ms-ms-method
#7
Zhijun Wang, Steven Yeung, Shang Chen, Yasmin Moatazedi, Moses S S Chow
Wilforlide A (WA), an active compound in Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TW) which is a traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of autoimmune diseases, is a quality control marker for TW product. At present, the bioavailability/pharmacokinetics of WA is not known. Such information is not only essential to evaluate the relevance of WA as a quality control maker, but also important for future clinical efficacy studies. Therefore, a high-performance liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization tandem mass spectrometric method (HPLC-APCI-MS/MS) was developed and applied to a bioavailability/pharmacokinetic study of WA...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787993/systematic-screening-and-characterization-of-qi-li-qiang-xin-capsule-related-xenobiotics-in-rats-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#8
Wei-Jing Yun, Zhi-Hong Yao, Cai-Lian Fan, Zi-Fei Qin, Xi-Yang Tang, Meng-Xue Gao, Yi Dai, Xin-Sheng Yao
Qi-Li-Qiang-Xin capsule (QLQX), a well-known traditional Chinese medicine prescription (TCMP), is consisted of eleven commonly used herbal medicines, has been widely used for the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the absorbed components and related metabolites after oral administration of QLQX are still remaining unknown. In the present work, a reliable and effective method using ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS) was established to identify QLQX-related xenobiotics in rats...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786669/protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-inhibition-and-glucose-uptake-potentials-of-mulberrofuran-g-albanol-b-and-kuwanon-g-from-root-bark-of-morus-alba-l-in-insulin-resistant-hepg2-cells-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-study
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Pradeep Paudel, Ting Yu, Su Hui Seong, Eun Bi Kuk, Hyun Ah Jung, Jae Sue Choi
Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is the most common form of diabetes and has become a major health problem across the world. The root bark of Morus alba L. is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment and management of diabetes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the enzyme inhibitory potentials of three principle components, mulberrofuran G ( 1 ), albanol B ( 2 ), and kuwanon G ( 3 ) in M. alba root bark against diabetes, establish their enzyme kinetics, carry out a molecular docking simulation, and demonstrate the glucose uptake activity in insulin-resistant HepG2 cells...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785743/four-new-diterpenoid-alkaloids-from-the-roots-of-aconitum-carmichaelii
#10
Yu Li, Feng Gao, Ji-Fa Zhang, Xian-Li Zhou
Aconitum carmichaelii, belonging to the Ranunculaceae family, is mainly distributed and cultivated in southwestern China. Its parent and lateral roots, two well-known traditional medicinal materials, are commonly called as "Chuanwu" and "Fuzi" in China, respectively. A. carmichaelii is widely used for the treatment of cadianeuria, neuralgia, and rheumatalgia in Chinese medicine. According to the pharmacology studies, diterpenoid alkaloids accounted for the major effects and toxicity of this plant, such as hypaconitine, mesaconitine, aconitine...
May 21, 2018: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785195/combined-therapies-of-modified-taiyi-miraculous-moxa-roll-and-cupping-for-patients-with-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation
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Chunyue Cai, Yuefeng Gong, Dayong Dong, Jinbiao Xue, Xiaoting Zheng, Zhangfeng Zhong, Jialong Shao, Daguo Mi
Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is a kind of syndrome caused by stimulation or pressure of nerve root and cauda equina due to intervertebral disc disorder, fibrous ring rupture, and pulpiform nucleus protrusion. Application of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) including acupuncture therapy and cupping therapy is unique and effective treatment for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation in China. Hence, we try to investigate the combined clinical efficacy of modified Taiyi miraculous moxa roll and cupping therapy on patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785189/the-investigation-of-the-effect-and-mechanism-of-sophora-moorcroftiana-alkaloids-in-combination-with-albendazole-on-echinococcosis-in-an-experimental-rats-model
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Fabin Zhang, Chunhui Hu, Shilei Cheng, Shulin Wang, Bin Li, Deping Cao, Haining Fan, Ruchong Pan, Mei Yang, Yanhui Xu
Echinococcosis is a worldwide anthropozoonosis which is highly endemic over large animal husbandry areas in northwestern China. The current clinical therapeutic medicine against echinococcosis is albendazole, although it caused serious side effects in patients. The component in traditional Chinese herb medicine, Sophora moorcroftiana alkaloids (SA), is thought to be a potential drug to treat echinococcosis. In order to explore the effect and mechanism of SA treatment against echinococcosis, we established animal echinococcosis model and treated rats with albendazole alone, alkaloids alone, and combined therapy...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785118/traditional-chinese-medicine-astragalus-polysaccharide-enhanced-antitumor-effects-of-the-angiogenesis-inhibitor-apatinib-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-on-proliferation-invasiveness-and-apoptosis
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Jun Wu, Jing Wang, Qiang Su, Wei Ding, Teng Li, Junxian Yu, Bangwei Cao
Background: Traditional chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy have shown modest effects on the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. The current study aimed to investigate the antitumor effects of apatinib, Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), and the combination of both the drugs in pancreatic cancer cells and further explore the molecular mechanisms in vitro. Materials and methods: Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) in human pancreatic cancer cell lines ASPC-1, PANC-1, and SW1990 was detected by Western blotting...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785113/acupuncture-in-migraine-prophylaxis-in-czech-patients-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Frantisek Musil, Jitka Pokladnikova, Zbysek Pavelek, Bo Wang, Xin Guan, Martin Valis
Background: Adjuvant acupuncture for the symptomatic treatment of migraine reduces the frequency of headaches and may be at least similarly effective to treatment with prophylactic drugs. Methods: This article describes an open-label randomized controlled clinical trial with two groups: the intervention group (n=42) and the waiting-list control group (n=44). This study occurred at the Czech-Chinese Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University Hospital Hradec Kralove between October 2015 and April 2017...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783993/cirsimaritin-inhibits-influenza-a-virus-replication-by-downregulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-pathway
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Haiyan Yan, Huiqiang Wang, Linlin Ma, Xueping Ma, Jinqiu Yin, Shuo Wu, Hua Huang, Yuhuan Li
BACKGROUND: Artemisia scoparia Waldst and Kit is a famous traditional Chinese medicine widely distributed in Xinjiang, China. Flavonoids extracted from it exhibits inhibitory activities against several influenza virus strains. Despite this fact, the antiviral properties of CST, one of such flavonoids, against the influenza virus has not been reported. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the anti-influenza virus efficacy and antiviral mechanism of CST. METHODS: The inhibitory activity of CST against influenza viruses was assessed by using viral titers and performing Western blot, qRT-PCR, and immunofluorescence assays in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells and a human monocytic cell line (THP-1)...
May 21, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783992/a-review-of-the-risk-factors-genetics-and-treatment-of-endometriosis-in-chinese-women-a-comparative-update
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REVIEW
Yi Dai, Xiaoyan Li, Jinghua Shi, Jinhua Leng
Endometriosis is one of the major causes of economic burden and compromised quality of life in a very large percentage of Asian women. While it is perceived as a benign condition, recent research has shown that it may be a significant cause of infertility and metastatic cancer. It has also been associated with other diseases linked to the functioning of the immune system. Genetic as well as environmental factors are known to affect the manifestation and progression of endometriosis. This review aims to summarize recent research pertaining to the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis in Chinese women...
May 21, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783643/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neurotoxicity-and-neuroinflammation-in-primary-mesencephalic-cultures
#17
Tian Wang, Yu-Xin Ding, Jie He, Cheng-Jun Ma, Yue Zhao, Zhen-Hua Wang, Bing Han
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation triggers and accelerates the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Carthamus tinctorius L., a traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used for the treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Hydroxysafflor Yellow A (HSYA) is an active component of C. tinctorius . The purpose of this study was to investigate whether HSYA could attenuate LPS-induced neurotoxicity and neuroinflammation in primary mesencephalic cultures. Cell viability was measured by MTT and LDH assays...
May 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783049/thermopuncture-for-the-diagnosis-monitoring-and-treatment-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Ruslan Muzhikov, Kirill Nikitin
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a socially significant disease that affects millions of patients. There were an estimated 366 million people with this disease in 2011, and, according to the forecast, approximately 552 million will be affected by this disease in 2030. It is well known that the primary diagnosis and treatment of a patient with this disease are quite expensive. What should be done to make it possible for a patient to monitor his own state and provide treatment in his own home using telemedicine? To solve this problem, an alternative concept for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment at the basis of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) combined with mathematical methods of data processing has been used...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783048/effect-of-auriculotherapy-on-the-plasma-concentration-of-biomarkers-in-individuals-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#19
Rebeca Graça Costa-Cavalcanti, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Cristiane Ribeiro Kütter, Samuel Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto, Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Marcia Cristina Moura-Fernandes, João Marcelo Castelpoggi da Costa, José Maurício de Morais Carmo, José Firmino Nogueira-Neto, Shyang Chang, Mario Bernardo-Filho
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most frequent non-communicable diseases with pain associated symptoms and affects the musculoskeletal system. Various forms of treatment can be indicated and non-pharmacological treatment is also an available option for the management of KOA individuals. For instance, auriculotherapy (AT) is one possible procedure associated with the Traditional Chinese Medicine for dealing with KOA. It is believed that the concentration of certain biomarkers could be altered in individuals with KOA after AT...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783020/immune-modulation-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-of-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-an-hpv-tumor-burdened-mouse-model
#20
Haixia Huang, Mingxing Zhang, Meng Zhang, Jing Peng, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu, Suiqi Gui
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pinellia pedatisecta Schott extract (PE), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to reduce swelling, dry dampness and suppress cervical tumors. AIMS: To evaluate the roles of PE in the regulation of anti-tumor effects and the cellular immune response in the tumor microenvironment. METHODS: The immune microenvironment of HPV+ TC-1 tumors was examined by immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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