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Angelica sinensis

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...
October 2, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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
Birgit M Dietz, Atieh Hajirahimkhan, Tareisha L Dunlap, Judy L Bolton
Botanical dietary supplements are increasingly popular for women's health, particularly for older women. The specific botanicals women take vary as a function of age. Younger women will use botanicals for urinary tract infections, especially Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry), where there is evidence for efficacy. Botanical dietary supplements for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are less commonly used, and rigorous clinical trials have not been done. Some examples include Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry), Angelica sinensis (dong quai), Viburnum opulus/prunifolium (cramp bark and black haw), and Zingiber officinale (ginger)...
October 2016: Pharmacological Reviews
Tze-Feng Tian, San-Yuan Wang, Tien-Chueh Kuo, Cheng-En Tan, Guan-Yuan Chen, Ching-Hua Kuo, Chi-Hsin Sally Chen, Chang-Chuan Chan, Olivia A Lin, Y Jane Tseng
Two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC/TOF-MS) is superior for chromatographic separation and provides great sensitivity for complex biological fluid analysis in metabolomics. However, GC×GC/TOF-MS data processing is currently limited to vendor software and typically requires several preprocessing steps. In this work, we implement a web-based platform, which we call GC(2)MS, to facilitate the application of recent advances in GC×GC/TOF-MS, especially for metabolomics studies...
October 13, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Jun Shen, Junjian Zhang, Min Deng, Yue Liu, Yuan Hu, Lei Zhang
Angelica sinensis (AS), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has pharmaceutical effects on menstrual illness, cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cognitive impairments. However, until recently, few studies had explored its antidepressant effect. The current study attempts to investigate the effect of AS extracts on chronic unpredictable mild stress- (CUMS-) induced depression in rats. Male SD rats were exposed to a CUMS-inducing procedure for 5 weeks, resulting in rodent depressive behaviors that included reduced sucrose consumption and lessened sucrose preference ratios in sucrose preference test, prolonged immobility times and decreased struggling time in force swim test, and decreased locomotor activity in open field test...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Tom Fleischer, Tung-Ti Chang, Hung-Rong Yen
While much progress has been made in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), headway in the promotion of recovery following this procedure has been limited. Data regarding the potential of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for patients with hematologic disorders who received HSCT are gradually increasing; however, these data are mostly in Chinese. Therefore, we set out to summarize the existing data. We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure and retrieved 9 clinical studies related to this group of patients, in whom CHM was used as an intervention...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Jie Yang, Wei-Hong Li, Rong An, Yi-Li Wang, Yan Xu, Jie Chen, Xiao-Fang Wang, Xiao-Bo Zhang, Jing Li, Wei-Jun Ding
OBJECTIVE: To explore the scientific connotation of the discrepant pharmaceutical activities between the head and tail of Angelica sinensis diels (AS), an important herb extensively utilized in Chinese medicine, by the approach of transcriptome sequencing. METHODS: Ten samples of AS were randomly collected in Min County, Gansu Province of China. Transcriptome sequencing of AS was accomplished in a commercial ILLumina HiSeq-2000 platform. The transcriptome of each head and tail of AS were fifixed in a gene chip, and detected under the procedure of Illumina HiSeq-2000...
September 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Zhaofu Fu, Gongke Li, Yufei Hu
A novel chemiluminescence (CL) system based on the reaction of fluorescent water-soluble nitrogen-rich quantum dots (N-dots) and diperiodatoargentate(III) (DPA) was developed. The prepared N-dots have a small size (≤10 nm) and high percentage of nitrogen (39.9 %), which exceeds the content of carbon in the same N-dots. The N-dots exhibit characteristic blue fluorescence under UV light and up-conversion luminescence. The relatively intense CL emission is based on the direct oxidation of N-dots by DPA. The CL emission may be attributed to the high nitrogen content and the special structure of the N-dots...
August 10, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Chih-Wei Chang, Yi-Ming Chen, Yi-Ju Hsu, Chi-Chang Huang, Yu-Tse Wu, Mei-Chich Hsu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sports anemia is a persistent and severe problem in athletes owing to strenuous exercise-induced oxidative stress and hepcidin upregulation. The roots of Angelica sinensis (AS), a familiar traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for replenishing blood since antiquity. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the effects of ethanolic AS extract in a 4-week study on sports anemia in female Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce anemia, a strenuous exercise protocol consisting of running and swimming was employed with increasing intensity...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Xin Fu, QiuHong Wang, ZhiBin Wang, HaiXue Kuang, Pinghui Jiang
Danggui-Shaoyao-San (DSS), also called Toki-shakuyaku-san (TJ-23) or Dangguijakyak-san (DJS), is a well-known herbal formula (Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels., Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort., Paeonia lactiflora pall., Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf, Alisma orientalis (Sam.) Juzep., Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz.), which has been widely used in oriental countries for the treatment of various gynecological diseases. Recent studies show that DSS has an effect on free radical-mediated neurological diseases and exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities and reduces cell apoptosis in the hippocampus...
August 2016: Aging and Disease
Peicheng Shen, Xuejun Yang, Liqun He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of the traditional Chinese herbs Astragali and Angelicae Sinensis (A & As) particle [contains Huangqi (Radix Astragali Mongolica), Danggui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), Huzhanggeng (Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati) and Danshen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)] on proteinuria in glomerulonephritis patients with stage 2 chronic kidney disease. METHODS: A prospective, multi-center, and randomized controlled clinical trial was performed for 24 weeks...
June 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
Yuan Dai, Tao Ma, Xiangyi Ren, Jiangping Wei, Wenjun Fu, Yuntong Ma, Shijun Xu, Zhanjun Zhang
Tongluo Xingnao Effervescent Tablet (TXET), a traditional Chinese herbal formula composed of Ligusticum chuanxiong hor, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi and Angelica sinensis, has been widely used to treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias for decades in China. In the present study, we investigated the effects of TXET on mitochondrial function, energy metabolism and cognitive amelioration in the APPswe/PS1De9 transgenetic mouse model of AD. The energy charge and phosphocreatine, activity of the mitochondrial electron transport chain complexes, mitochondrial membrane potential, activity of Na(+)-K(+) ATPase and the expression levels of Bcl-2 and Bax in the brains were measured, respectively...
September 6, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Amira Mira, Wael Alkhiary, Qinchang Zhu, Toshinori Nakagawa, Hai-Bang Tran, Yhiya M Amen, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
Isoepoxypteryxin is the major coumarin of a Japanese medicinal plant Angelica shikokiana. This research was designed to study the effect of structural changes through fungal biotransformation on the reported biological activities of isoepoxypteryxin. Among the tested microorganisms, only Cordyceps sinensis had enzymes that could catalyze the ester hydrolysis and the reductive cleavage of the epoxide ring of isoepoxypteryxin, separately, to give two more polar metabolites (+)-cis-khellactone (P1) and a new coumarin derivative (+)-cis-3'-[(2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoyl)oxy]-4'-acetoxy-3',4'-dihydroseselin (P2), respectively...
October 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
Yuwei Pan, Guoping Zhao, Zejian Cai, Fengguo Chen, Dandan Xu, Si Huang, Hai Lan, Yi Tong
Angelica sinensis has been used to attenuate cold-induced cutaneous vasospasm syndrome, such as Raynaud's disease and frostbite, in China for many years. Ferulic acid (PubChem CID: 445858) and Z-ligustilide (PubChem CID: 529865), two major components extracted from Angelica sinensis, had been reported to inhibit vasoconstriction induced by vasoconstrictors. In this study, the pharmacological interaction in regulating cold-induced vascular smooth muscle cell contraction via cold-sensing protein TRPM8 and TRPA1 was analyzed between ferulic acid and Z-ligustilide...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Lai-Bin Zhang, Jie-Li Lv, Jun-Wei Liu
Two new phthalide derivatives, angesinenolides A and B (1 and 2), were isolated from the roots of Angelica sinensis. Their structures were elucidated using HRMS, NMR, and X-ray crystallographic data. Compound 1 is the first example of a phthalide trimer presumably formed through two [2+2] cycloaddition reactions. Compound 2 is a unique dimeric phthalide with a peroxy bridge between C-3a and C-6. Both phthalides were evaluated for in vitro anticoagulation activities. Compound 1 reduced the level of fibrinogen (FIB)...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
Danita Champakaew, Anuluck Junkum, Udom Chaithong, Atchariya Jitpakdi, Doungrat Riyong, Anchalee Wannasan, Jitrawadee Intirach, Roongtawan Muangmoon, Arpaporn Chansang, Benjawan Tuetun, Benjawan Pitasawat
BACKGROUND: Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) hexane extract (AHE) has been reported as a proven and impressive repellent against laboratory-reared female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. With the aim of promoting products of plant origin as a viable alternative to conventional synthetic substances, this study was designed to transform AHE-based repellents for exploitable commercial production by enhancing their efficacy and assessing their physical and biological stability as well as repellency against mosquitoes under laboratory and field conditions...
2016: Parasites & Vectors
Evelyn Saba, Chun Hee Lee, Da Hye Jeong, Kija Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, Seong-Soo Roh, Seung-Hyung Kim, Man Hee Rhee
The fermentation of natural plants has a favorable effect on the functional and biological activities of living systems. These include anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-platelet aggregation activities. This is attributed to the chemical conversion of the parent plants to functional constituents, which show more potent biological activity. In our study, rice bran along with oriental medicinal plants (Angelicae gigantis, Cnidium officinale, Artemisia princeps, and Camellia sinensis) was fermented by Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Pichia deserticola (FRBE)...
July 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
Yi Ren, Zhi-qiang Chen, Min-zhou Zhang, Li-heng Guo, De-ying He
OBJECTIVE: To provide inspiration and ideas for clinical treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) by data mining technology based frequency analysis and cluster analysis of medical records, prescriptions and herbs in treating CHD by distinguished veteran doctors of traditional Chinese Dedicine (TCM). METHODS: Totally 386 medical cases were retrieved from Wanfang Data, Chinese Scientific Journals Database (VIP medical information resources system, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Typical Collections of Medical Cases by Contemporary Distinguished Veteran Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine...
April 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Chao-Wen Cheng, Wen-Liang Chang, Li-Cheng Chang, Chia-Chao Wu, Yuh-Feng Lin, Jin-Shuen Chen
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2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Li-Jia Zhong, Yong-Li Hua, Peng Ji, Wan-Ling Yao, Wen-Quan Zhang, Jian Li, Yan-Ming Wei
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Roots of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels (AS) a commonly used herbal, always act as an anti-inflammatory drug in Chinese traditional therapy. In clinical use, AS is always processed before being used for the reason that processing can increase its therapeutic effect. Recent studies have shown that volatile oil of AS (VOAS), an important component in AS, has evident anti-inflammatory activities. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, our aim is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of volatile oils from processed products of AS...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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