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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163971/solving-the-puzzle-what-is-behind-our-forefathers-anti-inflammatory-remedies
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REVIEW
Javier Rodriguez Villanueva, Jorge Martín Esteban, Laura Rodríguez Villanueva
Inflammation is a ubiquitous host response in charge of restoring normal tissue structure and function but is a double-edged sword, as the uncontrolled or excessive process can lead to the injury of host cells, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, and also neoplastic transformation. Throughout history, a wide range of species has been claimed to have anti-inflammatory effects worldwide. Among them, Angelica sinensis, Tropaeolum majus, Castilleja tenuiflora, Biophytum umbraculum, to name just a few, have attracted the scientific and general public attention in the last years...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163116/danggui-buxue-tang-astragali-radix-and-angelicae-sinensis-radix-for-menopausal-symptoms-a-review
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REVIEW
Huang Q Lin, Amy Gw Gong, Huai Y Wang, Ran Duan, Tina Tx Dong, Kui J Zhao, Karl Wk 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)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160212/phthalides-distribution-in-nature-chemical-reactivity-synthesis-and-biological-activity
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Alejandra León, Mayela Del-Ángel, José Luis Ávila, Guillermo Delgado
Phthalides are a relatively small group of natural compounds confined to several plant families and some genera of fungi and liverworts. They are divided into two structural groups, the monomeric and dimeric phthalides, and known mainly as bioactive constituents of different plant species used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Asia, Europe, and North America.The first reports on the chemistry of phthalides appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, in which they were identified as the odor constituents of the essential oil of celery (Apium graveolens) by Ciamician and Silber (1897)...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140733/integrated-metabonomic-proteomic-studies-on-blood-enrichment-effects-of-angelica-sinensis-on-a-blood-deficiency-mice-model
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Yongli Hua, Wangling Yao, Peng Ji, Yanming Wei
CONTEXT: Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels (Umbelliferae) (AS) is a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that enriches and regulates the blood. OBJECTIVE: An integrated metabonomic and proteomic method was developed and applied to study the blood enrichment effects and mechanisms of AS on blood deficiency (BD) mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty mice were randomly divided into the control, BD, High-dose of AS (ASH), Middle-dose of AS (ASM), and Low-dose of AS (ASL) groups...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024413/ferulic-acid-induces-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-rat-osteoblasts-in-vitro-through-cgmp-pkgii-enac-signaling
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Jian-Lin Gao, Jun Chen, Guo-Zhu Yang, Li Lu, Xing-Yan Lu, Huan-Huan Jia, Xiao-Dong Jin, Hao Zhang, Qing-Nan Li
Ferulic acid (FA) is an active component of the traditional Chinese herb Angelica sinensis. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to FA, but few studies have investigated the effects of FA on osteoblasts (Obs). Our work studied the effects of FA on proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of rat calvarial Obs and examined the signaling pathways involved. Cell proliferation and differentiation were evaluated by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay kit, respectively...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976279/mass-balance-and-stability-study-of-ligustilide-as-a-bioactive-marker-of-angelica-sinensis-and-other-apiaceaous-botanicals
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K Duric, Y Liu, R Phansalkar, J B McAlpine, J B Friesen, G F Pauli, S N Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925507/haematopoietic-effects-of-angelica-sinensis-root-cap-polysaccharides-against-lisinopril-induced-anaemia-in-albino-rats
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Fryal Younas, Bilal Aslam, Faqir Muhammad, Mashkoor Mohsin, Ahmad Raza, Muhammad Naeem Faisal, Shamshud-Ul- Hassan, Wafa Majeed
CONTEXT: Angelica sinensis L. (Umbelliferae) has medicinal properties. OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluates the haematopoietic effects of A. sinensis polysaccharides (ASP) against lisinopril-induced anaemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy adult male albino rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 6). Group I was control group. Group II was treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI, 20 mg/kg/day) to induce anaemia...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919656/biotransformation-of-isofraxetin-6-o-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-by-angelica-sinensis-oliv-diels-callus
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Di Zhou, Yuhua Zhang, Zhe Jiang, Yue Hou, Kun Jiao, Chunyan Yan, Ning Li
Isofraxetin-6-O-β-d-glucopyranoside, identified from traditional medicinal herbal Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge, has been demonstrated to be a natural neuroinflammatory inhibitor. In order to obtain more derivatives with potential anti-neuroinflammatory effects, biotransformation was carried out. According to the characteristics of coumarin skeleton, suspension cultures of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels callus (A. sinensis callus) were employed because of the presence of diverse phenylpropanoids biosynthetic enzymes...
January 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867268/composition-of-the-essential-oil-from-danggui-zhiqiao-herb-pair-and-its-analgesic-activity-and-effect-on-hemorheology-in-rats-with-blood-stasis-syndrome
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Yuanqing Wang, Jianye Yan, Shunxiang Li, Wei Wang, Xiong Cai, Dan Huang, Limin Gong, Xin Li
BACKGROUND: Angelica sinensis and Aurantii fructu used in a pair, named Danggui-Zhiqiao herb-pair (DZHP), which was rich in essential oil and has been adopted to promote blood circulation, dispel blood stasis, and relieve pain in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). OBJECTIVE: To analyze the composition and pharmacological effects of essential oil from DZHP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The composition of the essential oil from DZHP was analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827969/comparative-analysis-of-the-effects-of-hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-and-anhydrosafflor-yellow-b-in-safflower-series-of-herb-pairs-using-prep-hplc-and-a-selective-knock-out-approach
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Cheng Qu, Lin-Yan Wang, Wen-Tao Jin, Yu-Ping Tang, Yi Jin, Xu-Qin Shi, Li-Li Shang, Er-Xin Shang, Jin-Ao Duan
The flower of Carthamus tinctorius L. (Carthami Flos, safflower), important in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is known for treating blood stasis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and cerebrovascular disease in clinical and experimental studies. It is widely accepted that hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) and anhydrosafflor yellow B (ASYB) are the major bioactive components of many formulae comprised of safflower. In this study, selective knock-out of target components such as HSYA and ASYB by using preparative high performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC) followed by antiplatelet and anticoagulation activities evaluation was used to investigate the roles of bioactive ingredients in safflower series of herb pairs...
November 6, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827094/effect-of-ferulic-acid-on-the-brain-pharmacokinetics-of-tetramethylpyrazine-in-conscious-rats
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Yinai Wu, Fengyun Liao, Weiguo Liao, Jianye Yu, Xingyun Deng, Huazhu Zheng, YingJiao Meng, Lisheng Wang
1. In traditional Chinese medicine, Angelica sinensis is often co-prescribed with Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort for the treatment of ischemic cerebrovascular diseases. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) is one of the most important active ingredients isolated from Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort; Ferulic acid (FA) is the main water-soluble component of Angelica sinensis. 2. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effect of FA on the brain pharmacokinetics of TMP in conscious Sprague-Dawley rats. The pharmacokinetic parameters of TMP were investigated in brain microdialysates after oral and intravenous administration of TMP (4mg/kg) to rats in the absence and presence of FA (5mg/kg)...
November 9, 2016: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824860/ferulic-acid-orchestrates-anti-oxidative-properties-of-danggui-buxue-tang-an-ancient-herbal-decoction-elucidation-by-chemical-knock-out-approach
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814708/neuroprotective-effect-of-a-novel-chinese-herbal-decoction-on-cultured-neurons-and-cerebral-ischemic-rats
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Fanny Chui-Fun Ip, Yu-Ming Zhao, Kim-Wan Chan, Elaine Yee-Ling Cheng, Estella Pui-Sze Tong, Oormila Chandrashekar, Guang-Miao Fu, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Nancy Yuk-Yu Ip
BACKGROUND: Historically, traditional Chinese medicine has been widely used to treat stroke. Based on the theory of Chinese medicine and the modern pharmacological knowledge of herbal medicines, we have designed a neuroprotective formula called Post-Stroke Rehabilitation (PSR), comprising seven herbs - Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge, Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Paeonia lactiflora Pall., Cassia obtusifolia L., Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort., Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, and Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch...
November 4, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813540/protective-effects-of-angelica-sinensis-polysaccharide-against-hyperglycemia-and-liver-injury-in-multiple-low-dose-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetic-balb-c-mice
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Kaiping Wang, Zhuohong Tang, Ziming Zheng, Peng Cao, Weizhi Shui, Qiang Li, Yu Zhang
Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP), one of the major active ingredients isolated from the roots of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, possesses numerous bioactivities. The aim of the present study was to explore the mechanisms of ASP-mediated hypoglycemic effects in type 2 diabetic BALB/c mice induced by multiple low-dose streptozotocin (STZ) injections plus a long-term high-fat diet (HFD) feeding. The potential mechanism explicating the hepatoprotective effect was also considered. Specifically, serum and hepatic biochemical parameters were determined, as well as the key proteins involved in glucose metabolism and apoptosis...
December 7, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807897/polysaccharide-of-danggui-buxue-tang-an-ancient-chinese-herbal-decoction-induces-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-possibly-via-activation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-cultured-raw-264-7-cells
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785882/naoxintong-attenuates-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibiting-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
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Yaqiong Wang, Xiaoxiang Yan, Shouling Mi, Zhang Li, Yuexiang Wang, Hong Zhu, Xiaolei Sun, Buchang Zhao, Chao Zhao, Yunzeng Zou, Kai Hu, Xiaoqiang Ding, Aijun Sun, Junbo Ge
Naoxintong (NXT) is a Chinese Materia Medica standardized product extracted from 16 various kinds of Chinese traditional herbal medicines including Salvia miltiorrhiza, Angelica sinensis, Astragali Radix. Naoxintong is clinically effective in treating ischaemia heart disease. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-Like Receptor with a Pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been critically involved in myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Here, we have been suggested that NXT might attenuate myocardial I/R injury via suppression of NLRP3 inflammasome activation...
January 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785106/effects-of-a-new-combination-of-nutraceuticals-on-postmenopausal-symptoms-and-metabolic-profile-a-crossover-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Valentina Trimarco, Francesco Rozza, Raffaele Izzo, Vincenzo De Leo, Valentina Cappelli, Carla Riccardi, Costantino Di Carlo
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a combination of nutraceutics (NUT; AkP04, Morestril(®), Akademy Pharma) containing soy isoflavones (80 mg), dry extract of Angelica sinensis (50 mg), dry extract of Morus alba leaf (200 mg) and magnesium (56.25 mg) in the relief of somatic, psychological, and urogenital symptoms in postmenopausal patients, using the validated Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 symptomatic postmenopausal women (MRS ≥20) were enrolled in a crossover trial...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772541/bone-marrow-stromal-cells-combined-with-sodium-ferulate-and-n-butylidenephthalide-promote-the-effect-of-therapeutic-angiogenesis-via-advancing-astrocyte-derived-trophic-factors-after-ischemic-stroke
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Qian Zhang, Zhen-Wei Chen, Yong-Hua Zhao, Bo-Wen Liu, Nai-Wei Liu, Chien-Chih Ke, Hong-Mei Tan
Being a potential candidate for stroke treatment, bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have been demonstrated to be able to enhance angiogenesis and proliferation of reactive astrocytes which subsequently lead to the amelioration of neurological injury. Increasing evidences further indicate combined BMSCs with certain agent such as simvastatin may have improved therapeutic effect. Sodium Ferulate (SF) and n-butylidenephthalide (BP), two main components of Radix Angelica Sinensis, are proved to be the important regulators of stem cells in cell migration, differentiation and pluripotency maintenance...
October 21, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723532/green-tea-cammellia-sinensis-attenuates-ventricular-remodeling-after-experimental-myocardial-infarction
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Beatriz B Lustosa, Bertha Polegato, Marcos Minicucci, Bruna Rafacho, Priscila P Santos, Ana Angélica Fernandes, Katashi Okoshi, Diego Batista, Pamela Modesto, Andrea Gonçalves, Elenize J Pereira, Vanessa Pires, Sergio Paiva, Leonardo Zornoff, Paula S Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Considering the high morbidity and mortality after myocardial infarction (MI), the study of compounds with potential benefits for cardiac remodeling is reasonable. Green tea (GT) (Cammellia sinensis) is the most consumed beverage in the world. The potential action mechanisms of GT include anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, antioxidant, and lipid-lowering properties. OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the effects of GT on cardiac remodeling following coronary occlusion in rats...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713564/a-nucleotide-signature-for-the-identification-of-angelicae-sinensis-radix-danggui-and-its-products
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Xiaoyue Wang, Yang Liu, Lili Wang, Jianping Han, Shilin Chen
It is very difficult to identify Angelicae sinensis radix (Danggui) when it is processed into Chinese patent medicines. The proposed internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) is not sufficient to resolve heavily processed materials. Therefore, a short barcode for the identification of processed materials is urgently needed. In this study, 265 samples of Angelicae sinensis radix and adulterants were collected. The ITS2 region was sequenced, and based on one single nucleotide polymorphism(SNP) site unique to Angelica sinensis, a nucleotide signature consisting of 37-bp (5'-aatccgcgtc atcttagtga gctcaaggac ccttagg-3') was developed...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
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