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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129800/saikosaponin-d-mediated-downregulation-of-neurogenesis-results-in-cognitive-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-akt-foxg-1-pathwayin-mice
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Xu Lixing, Ji Zhouye, Guo Liting, Zhang Ruyi, Qu Rong, Ma Shiping
Saikosaponin-d (SSd), one of the main constituents of the total saikosaponins extracted from Bupleurum falcatum L, possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptosis effect. Recently, SSd was proved to improve depressive symptoms although exhibit hepatotoxicity in animals, but the central nervous system (CNS) toxicity of SSd remains unclear. The present study investigated the SSd-induced impairment in hippocampal cognitive function and explored the possible mechanisms involved. After intragastric administration of SSd (4mg/kg, 8mg/kg) for 7 days, the learning and memory abilities of mice were evaluated by behavioral experiments...
November 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128276/simultaneous-determination-of-saikosaponin-a-paeonol-and-imperatorin-components-of-da-9805-in-rat-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-and-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
#2
Mi Hye Kwon, Jin Seok Jeong, Jayoung Ryu, Young Woong Cho, Hee Eun Kang
DA-9805 is a new botanical antiparkinson drug candidate formulated using an ethanolic extract of the root of Bupleurum falcatum, the root cortex of Paeonia suffruticosa, and the root of Angelica dahurica. In this study, a sensitive and rapid LC-MS/MS method was developed to simultaneously determine, saikosaponin a, paeonol, and imperatorin, three active/representative ingredients of DA-9805, in rat plasma. Plasma was extracted by mixture of ethyl acetate and methyl tertiary butyl ether. Chromatographic separation was carried out using a C18 column and a gradient elution of mobile phases consisting of 5mM formic acid in water and acetonitrile...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082693/-quantitative-analysis-of-eight-polyacetylenes-derived-from-bupleuri-radix-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-photodiode-array-detector
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Feng Zhang, Yuan Fang, Yu-Zhi Zhou, Jun-Sheng Tian, Xue-Mei Qin, Xiao-Xia Gao
To establish quantitative methods for determination of polyacetylenes in Bupleuri Radix, an ultra-performance liquid chromatography method coupled with photodiode array detector (UPLC-PDA) was developed. The analysis was performed on a Waters BEH C₁₈ column (2.1 mm×100 mm, 1.7 μm) using a gradient system of methanol and water. The flow rate was 0.3 mL•min⁻¹ and the detection wavelength was 315 nm. Eight polyacetylenes were prepared using traditional extraction and isolation method, of which compounds 7 and 8 were two new polyacetylenes...
May 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039946/phenylpropenoids-from-bupleurum-fruticosum-as-anti-human-rhinovirus-species-a-selective-capsid-binders
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Benedetta Fois, Giulia Bianco, Vijay P Sonar, Simona Distinto, Elias Maccioni, Rita Meleddu, Claudia Melis, Luisa Marras, Raffaello Pompei, Costantino Floris, Pierluigi Caboni, Filippo Cottiglia
The dichloromethane extract of the leaves of Bupleurum fruticosum was found to inhibit the replication of human rhinovirus (HRV) serotypes 14 and 39. Bioassay-guided fractionation led to the isolation of seven phenylpropenol derivatives (3-9), two polyacetylenes (1 and 2), and one monoterpene (10). Compounds 1 and 10 were identified as previously undescribed secondary metabolites after extensive 1D and 2D NMR experiments as well as high-resolution mass spectrometry. Compounds 2, 4, and 5 showed a selective inhibition of viral replication against HRV39 serotype, with 2 and 4 being the most active, with EC50 values of 1...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902374/bupleurum-chinense-roots-a-bioactivity-guided-approach-toward-saponin-type-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibitors
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Xin Liu, Simone Latkolik, Atanas G Atanasov, Olaf Kunert, Eva-Maria Pferschy-Wenzig, Elke H Heiss, Clemens Malainer, Andreas Schinkovitz, Manfred Kollroser, Verena M Dirsch, Rudolf Bauer
The roots of Bupleurum chinense have a long history in traditional medicine to treat infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders. Two major compounds, saikosaponins A and D, were reported to exert potent anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting NF-κB. In the present study, we isolated new saikosaponin analogues from the roots of B. chinese interfering with NF-κB activity in vitro. The methanol-soluble fraction of the dichloromethane extract of Radix Bupleuri was subjected to activity-guided isolation yielding 18 compounds, including triterpenoids and polyacetylenes...
October 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884433/oviposition-inhibitor-in-umbelliferous-medicinal-plants-for-the-common-yellow-swallowtail-papilio-machaon
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Chisato Morino, Yusuke Morita, Kazuki Minami, Yuto Nishidono, Yoshitaka Nakashima, Rika Ozawa, Junji Takabayashi, Naoaki Ono, Shigehiko Kanaya, Takayuki Tamura, Yasuhiro Tezuka, Ken Tanaka
Umbelliferous medicinal plants, such as Angelica acutiloba Kitagawa and Angelica dahurica Bentham et Hooker filius ex Franchet et Savatier, account for a large percentage of crude drug consumption in Japan. The most serious problem in the cultivation of umbelliferous medicinal plants is the feeding damage caused by the common yellow swallowtail (Papilio machaon hippocrates C. & R. Felder, 1864). When we compared the numbers of eggs laid by P. machaon on six umbelliferous medicinal plants, the eggs on A. acutiloba, A...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851349/the-utilization-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-patients-with-dysfunctional-uterine-bleeding-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#7
Yi-Rong Lin, Mei-Yao Wu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hung-Rong Yen, Su-Tso Yang
BACKGROUND: Many patients with gynecological disorders seek traditional medicine consultations in Asian countries. This study intended to investigate the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) in Taiwan. METHODS: We analyzed a cohort of one million individuals randomly selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We included 46,337 subjects with newly diagnosed DUB (ICD-9-CM codes 626...
August 29, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807222/polymyxin-b-as-an-inhibitor-of-lipopolysaccharides-contamination-of-herb-crude-polysaccharides-in-mononuclear-cells
#8
Xiao-Xiao Lu, Yi-Fan Jiang, Hong Li, Ying-Ye Ou, Zhi-De Zhang, Hong-Ye DI, Dao-Feng Chen, Yun-Yi Zhang
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) contamination in herbal crude polysaccharides is inevitable. The present study was performed to explore the effect of polymyxin B on abolishing the influence of LPS contamination in mononuclear cells. LPS was pretreated with polymyxin B sulfate (PB) at different concentrations for 1, 5 or 24 h, and then used to stimulate RAW264.7 and mouse peritoneal macrophages (MPMs). The nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in cell culture supernatant, as the indications of cell response, were assayed...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658005/polysaccharides-from-bupleurum-induce-immune-reversal-in-late-sepsis
#9
Yue-Xin Wang, Qing-Yang Liu, Mei Zhang, Zhao Yang, Xin Pei, Xu Wu, Xin Chen, Jun Hong, Kai-Zhi Xu
BACKGROUND: Bupleurum chinense, a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been used for thousands of years in China. In this study, we would suggest that BPS could improve the prognosis of sepsis through its impact on redistribution of BMCs, which triggers immune reversal in late sepsis. METHODS: BALB/c mice were divided into five groups: sham burn group, burn plus P. aeruginosa group, burn plus P. aeruginosa with BPS (40 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg and 250 mg/kg) treatment group, and they were sacrificed at postburn day (PBD) 0, 3, 5 and 7...
June 27, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629538/bioassay-guided-isolation-of-saikosaponins-with-agonistic-activity-on-5-hydroxytryptamine-2c-receptor-from-bupleurum-chinense-and-their-potential-use-for-the-treatment-of-obesity
#10
Chang-Li Sun, Chang-An Geng, Xiao-Yan Huang, Yun-Bao Ma, Xiao-Hong Zheng, Tong-Hua Yang, Xing-Long Chen, Xiu-Juan Yin, Xue-Mei Zhang, Ji-Jun Chen
5-Hydroxytryptamine 2C (5-HT2C) receptor is one of the major targets of anti-obesity agents, due to its role in regulation of appetite. In the present study, the 70% EtOH extract of the roots of Bupleurum chinense was revealed to have agonistic activity on 5-HT2C receptor, and the subsequent bioassay-guided isolation led to identification of several saikosaponins as the active constituents with 5-HT2C receptor agonistic activity in vitro and anti-obesity activity in vivo. The new compound, 22-oxosaikosaponin d (1), was determined by extensive spectroscopic analyses (HR-ESI-MS, IR, and 1D and 2D NMR)...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627659/effects-of-saikosaponin-d-on-apoptosis-in-human-u87-glioblastoma-cells
#11
Yan Li, Tongjian Cai, Wei Zhang, Wenhe Zhu, Shijie Lv
Saikosaponin D (SSd) is a type of Saponin derivative, which is a component extracted from Bupleurum falactum. SSd has been reported to exert anticancer activities. However, the effects of SSd on gliomas have not been elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the pharmacological functions and potential molecular mechanisms of SSd in human U87 glioblastoma cells. The cells were treated with SSd at various concentrations for 48 h, the cell viability was assessed with 3‑(4,5‑dimethylthiazol‑2‑yl)‑2,5‑diphenyltetrazolium assay, and the activation of Akt, extracellular signal‑regulated kinases (ERK), c‑Jun N‑terminal kinases (JNK) and caspase‑3 was assessed by western blotting...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606186/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-between-the-root-and-aerial-parts-from-three-bupleurum-species-based-on-a-uhplc-qtof-ms-metabolomics-approach
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lin Zhu, Zhi-Tao Liang, Tao Yi, Yue Ma, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Bao-Lin Guo, Jian-Ye Zhang, Hu-Biao Chen
BACKGROUND: Bupleuri Radix (Chaihu) represents one of the most successful and widely used herbal medicines in Asia for the treatment of many diseases such as inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases over the past 2000 years. In the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Chaihu is recorded as the dried roots of Bupleurum chinense DC. and B. scorzonerifolium Willd. (Umbelliferae). However, the widespread demand for the herb has tended to far outstrip the supply. Whether the aerial parts, which account for 70 ~ 85% of the dry weights of Bupleurum species, could be used as an alternative for the root has become an important scientific issue for the sustainable utilization of Bupleurum species...
June 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554760/reversal-of-p-glycoprotein-mediated-multidrug-resistance-is-induced-by-saikosaponin-d-in-breast-cancer-mcf-7-adriamycin-cells
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Chun Li, Xingang Guan, Haogang Xue, Peng Wang, Manli Wang, Xiaodong Gai
Multidrug resistance (MDR) cells over expressing P-glycoprotein (P-gp) encoded by the MDR1 gene is major obstacles for successful cancer chemotherapy. P-gp could extrude anti-cancer drugs out of cancer cells and decrease effective intracellular drug concentrations. MDR reversal agents for P-gp can restore the sensitivity of MDR cells to such drugs. Saikosaponin D (SSd), one of the major triterpenoid saponins derived from Bupleurum chinense DC (BCDC), has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and anti-tumor properties...
February 3, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539725/inhibition-of-cytochrome-p450-cyp3a4-activity-by-extracts-from-57-plants-used-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm
#14
Mohamed L Ashour, Fadia S Youssef, Haidy A Gad, Michael Wink
BACKGROUND: Herbal medicine is widely used all over the world for treating various health disorders. It is employed either alone or in combination with synthetic drugs or plants to be more effective. OBJECTIVE: The assessment of the effect of both water and methanol extracts of 57 widely used plants from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) against the main phase I metabolizing enzyme CYP3A4 in vitro for the first time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The inhibition of cytochrome P450 activity was evaluated using a luminescence assay...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531919/bupleurum-chinense-extract-ameliorates-an-ova-induced-murine-allergic-asthma-through-the-reduction-of-the-th2-and-th17-cytokines-production-by-inactivation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#15
Thi Tho Bui, Chun Hua Piao, Chang Ho Song, Hee Soon Shin, Ok Hee Chai
Bupleurum chinense belongs to the Bupleurum spp. family that has been used in traditional herbal medicine for over thousand years. It has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, hepato-protective, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-fibrotic and immunomodulatory effect. However, the effect of B. Chinense on allergic asthma remains unclear. This study investigated the immunomodulatory effects of B. Chinense extracts (BCE) on airway inflammation in asthmatic mice model. In the ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma model, we evaluated the number of total cells, differential inflammatory cells and the production of proinflammatory cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and lung homogenate as well as histological structure...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475369/two-new-triterpenoid-saponins-from-the-leaves-of-bupleurum-lancifolium-apiaceae
#16
Amel Achouri, Séverine Derbré, Kamel Medjroubi, Hocine Laouer, Denis Séraphin, Salah Akkal
Chemical investigation of the leaves of Bupleurum lancifolium led to the isolation and identification of two triterpenoid saponins previously undescribed named 3-O-[α-L-rhamnopyranosyl (1 → 4)-β-D-glucopyranosyl] echinocystic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (1) and 3-O-[α-L-rhamnopyranosyl (1 → 4)-β-D-glucopyranosyl] oleanolic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (2) along with the two known compounds isorhamnetin 3-rutinoside (3) and rutin (4). Their structures were elucidated by different spectroscopic methods, including HRESIMS analysis as well as 1D and 2D NMR experiments...
May 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469657/fermented-chinese-formula-shuan-tong-ling-attenuates-ischemic-stroke-by-inhibiting-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#17
Zhi-Gang Mei, Ling-Jing Tan, Jin-Feng Wang, Xiao-Li Li, Wei-Feng Huang, Hua-Jun Zhou
The fermented Chinese formula Shuan-Tong-Ling is composed of radix puerariae (Gegen), salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen), radix curcuma (Jianghuang), hawthorn (Shanzha), salvia chinensis (Shijianchuan), sinapis alba (Baijiezi), astragalus (Huangqi), panax japonicas (Zhujieshen), atractylodes macrocephala koidz (Baizhu), radix paeoniae alba (Baishao), bupleurum (Chaihu), chrysanthemum (Juhua), rhizoma cyperi (Xiangfu) and gastrodin (Tianma), whose aqueous extract was fermented with lactobacillus, bacillus aceticus and saccharomycetes...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458714/antiaging-and-anxiolytic-effects-of-combinatory-formulas-based-on-four-medicinal-herbs
#18
Rui Li, Wingman Chan, Waikin Mat, Yiucheong Ho, Rigil K Yeung, Shuiying Tsang, Hong Xue
The objective of the present study was to search for medicinal-herb combinations based on Radix Bupleurum chinense DC ("B"), Rhizoma Corydalis yanhusuo WT Wang ("Y"), Caulis Polygonum multiflorum Thunb ("P"), and Flos Albizia julibrissin Durazz ("A") for antiaging, anxiolytic, and sedative effects. Application of the D-galactose induced accelerated-aging model employing male ICR mice showed that oral administration of some combinations of B, Y, P, and A significantly improved spatial memory in Y-maze test and reduced brain levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 based on immunoassays and oxidative stress marker malondialdehyde, based on the thiobarbituric acid test, and the loss of whiskers, indicating antiaging and antineurodegeneration effects...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343034/bioactivities-of-achillea-phrygia-and-bupleurum-croceum-based-on-the-composition-of-phenolic-compounds-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in-silico-approaches
#19
Gokhan Zengin, Gizem Bulut, Adriano Mollica, Mehmet Zeki Haznedaroglu, Ahmet Dogan, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
This study presents the effects of the Achillea phrygia Boiss. et Bal. and Bupleurum croceum Fenzl. extracts obtained by different solvents (ethyl acetate, methanol and water) on selected enzyme inhibitory effects and antioxidant ability with screening bioactive compounds. Total and individual bioactive compounds were detected by spectrophotometric and HPLC-DAD techniques. Antioxidant abilities were evaluated by different methods including free radical scavenging (ABTS and DPPH), reducing power (CUPRAC and FRAP), phosphomolybdenum and metal chelating...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314599/anti-influenza-triterpenoid-saponins-saikosaponins-from-the-roots-of-bupleurum-marginatum-var-stenophyllum
#20
Wei Fang, Yin-Jun Yang, Bao-Lin Guo, Shan Cen
This study to investigate antiviral components from the roots of Bupleurum marginatum var. stenophyllum led to the isolation of five novel saikosaponins, namely 6″-O-crotonyl-saikosaponin a (1), tibesaikosaponin I (2), tibesaikosaponin II (3), tibesaikosaponin III (4), tibesaikosaponin IV (5), along with 9 known analogues (6-14). Their structures were established by spectral data analyses (IR, MS, 1D and 2D NMR) and by comparison of spectral data with those of the related known compounds. Antiviral testing of all compounds against influenza A virus A/WSN/33 (H1N1) in 293TGluc cells showed that nepasaikosaponin k (12), saikosaponin n (13) and saikosaponin h (14) behaved more potent inhibitory activity and selectivity than the positive control, Ribavirin...
April 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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