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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia StÄlsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904818/the-government-s-role-in-regulating-coordinating-and-standardizing-the-response-to-alzheimer-s-disease-anticipated-international-cooperation-in-the-area-of-intractable-and-rare-diseases
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REVIEW
Qi Tang, Peipei Song, Lingzhong Xu
The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized that aging of the population is inextricably linked to many other global public health issues, such as universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases, and disability. However, Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) estimates that 46.8 million elderly people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015. Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases and is the main cause of cognitive impairment...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904813/glycyrrhetinic-acid-might-increase-the-nephrotoxicity-of-bakuchiol-by-inhibiting-cytochrome-p450-isoenzymes
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Aifang Li, Nana Ma, Zijing Zhao, Mei Yuan, Hua Li, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: Licorice, a popular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is widely used to moderate the effects (detoxification) of other herbs in TCM and often combined with Fructus Psoraleae. However, the classical TCM book states that Fructus Psoraleae is incompatible with licorice; the mechanism underlying this incompatibility has not been identified. Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), the active metabolite of licorice, may increase the toxicity of bakuchiol (BAK), the main chemical ingredient in Psoralea corylifolia, by inhibiting its detoxification enzymes CYP450s...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904697/inhibitory-effect-of-bufalin-on-retinoblastoma-cells-hxo-rb44-via-the-independent-mitochondrial-and-death-receptor-pathway
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Qingfeng Meng, Yan Zhao, LiXin An, Xia Li, Ping Liu
Cinobufacini (Huachansu) is a Chinese medicine prepared from the skin of Bufo bufo gargarizans Cantor (Bufonidae), and has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. In the present study, the anti-retinoblastoma constituent bufalin obtained from Cinobufacini was investigated. Treatment of human retinoblastoma (HXO-RB44) cells with bufalin induced apoptosis which was accompanied by a decrease in mitochondrial membrane potential, activation of caspase-9, caspase-8 and caspase-3, as well as changes in the expression of cytochrome C...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904679/tongxinluo-inhibits-neointimal-formation-by-regulating-the-expression-and-post-translational-modification-of-klf5-in-macrophages
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Wen Jiang, Bin Zheng, Xin-Hua Zhang, Ling-Yan Yue, Chan Liu, Dong Ma, Zhan Yang, Jin-Kun Wen
Neointimal hyperplasia is a common pathological characteristic in diverse vascular remodeling diseases. The inflammatory response that follows vascular injury plays an important role in intimal hyperplasia. Tongxinluo (TXL), a traditional Chinese medicine, can ameliorate neointimal formation via suppressing vascular inflammatory response induced by vascular injury. However, the mechanisms underlying anti-inflammatory and anti-intimal hyperplasia of TXL are still not fully understood. The aim of present study was to examine whether the expression and post-translational modification of KLF5 were involved in the vasoprotective effects of TXL...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903553/matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-coupled-with-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detection-for-simultaneous-determination-of-four-lipophilic-constituents-from-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge
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Zhibing Wang, Siyu Ma, Qian Zhang, Shuang He, Qing Li, Jianxue Hu, Hanqi Zhang
A simple, rapid and efficient method based on matrix solid-phase dispersion coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography was developed for determination of lipophilic constituents, including dihydrotanshinone, tanshinone I, cryptotanshinone and tanshinone II A in Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge Box-Behnken design was employed for optimization of the extraction conditions of matrix solid-phase dispersion, including mass ratio of dispersant to sample, volume of elution solvent, and amount of cleanup reagent...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903353/-scientific-statement-on-the-correct-understanding-of-cholesterol
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November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902928/effects-of-aqueous-extracts-of-ecliptae-herba-polygoni-multiflori-radix-praeparata-and-rehmanniae-radix-praeparata-on-melanogenesis-and-the-migration-of-human-melanocytes
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Ping Xu, Shulan Su, Cheng Tan, Ren-Sheng Lai, Zhong-Sheng Min
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Polygoni multiflori radix praeparata (PMRP), Ecliptae herba (EH) and Rehmanniae radix praeparata (RRP) are the most frequently-used herbs by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners for the treatment of vitiligo. Their abilities to stimulate melanogenesis, melanocyte migration and MITF (microphthalmia associated transcription factor) protein expression were evaluated in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of aqueous extracts of PMRP, EH and RRP on human melanocytes in vitro were examined by MTT assay, tyrosinase activity, melanin synthesis, migration assay and Western blot...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901023/rhein-and-rhubarb-similarly-protect-the-blood-brain-barrier-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-via-gp91-phox-subunit-of-nadph-oxidase-ros-erk-mmp-9-signaling-pathway
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Yang Wang, Xuegong Fan, Tao Tang, Rong Fan, Chunhu Zhang, Zebing Huang, Weijun Peng, Pingping Gan, Xingui Xiong, Wei Huang, Xi Huang
Oxidative stress chiefly contributes to the disruption of the BBB following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Chinese herbal medicine rhubarb is a promising antioxidant in treating TBI. Here we performed in vivo and in vitro experiments to determine whether rhubarb and its absorbed bioactive compound protected the BBB after TBI by increasing ZO-1 expression through inhibition of gp91(phox) subunit of NADPH oxidase/ROS/ERK/MMP-9 pathway. Rats were subjected to the controlled cortical impact (CCI) model, and primary rat cortical astrocytes were exposed to scratch-wound model...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900997/clinical-application-of-the-uk-working-party-s-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-chinese-population-by-age-group
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Li Wang, Lin-Feng Li
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease with an increasingly significant prevalence. The prevalence of AD depends greatly on how its diagnosis is done. The UK Working Party's diagnostic criteria for AD are simple and easy to apply without invasive laboratory tests. This study assessed the clinical utility of these criteria in China. METHODS: Data were collected from 6208 patients at 31 tertiary hospitals in 13 Chinese provinces/municipalities from March 2014 to May 2014...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900606/evidence-based-therapies-of-chinese-medicine-for-chronic-urticaria-where-do-we-stand-and-where-are-we-going
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Yong-Ming Wang, Lin Du, Yuan-Jie Zhu
Chronic urticaria (CU) is characterized by repeated occurrence of wheals or itching for more than 6 weeks. When urticaria symptoms repeatedly occur despite taking Western medicines such as antihistamines, Chinese medicine (CM) has been shown to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence. However, the lack of robust evidence from the evidence-based medicine perspective is hindering acceptance of CM by the Western medicine community. In recent years, more and more evidence-based studies of CU treatment by CM were report in English literatures, including acupuncture, herbs, and food, although some of evidence is still with low quality...
November 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900605/to-establish-a-body-of-evidence-on-safety-for-postmarketing-chinese-medicine-a-new-research-paradigm
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Xing Liao, Yan-Ming Xie, Nicola Robinson, Yong-Yan Wang
The issue of safety evaluation on postmarketing Chinese medicines has become a hot topic in mainland China recently. Researchers and decision-makers can obtain a variety of evidence resources about safety in order to evaluate the safety profile for postmarketing Chinese medicines. A registry study on ten Chinese medicine injections for postmarketing surveillance has come to the end. From such a study observing more than 300,000 patients for more than 4 years, a theoretical research question emerges, that is, how to identify and evaluate safety evidence systematically...
November 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900044/plumbagin-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-through-inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Hongwei Wu, Xiaozhen Dai, Enren Wang
Plumbagin is the primary component of the traditional Chinese medicine Baihua Dan, and possesses anti-infection and anticancer effects with the ability to enhance the sensitivity of tumor cells to radiation therapy. The present study aimed to investigate the potential anticancer effect and mechanism of plumbagin on multiple myeloma (MM) cells. Human MM OPM1 cells were treated with plumbagin, and its impact on cell viability, cytotoxicity, apoptosis and caspase-3 activity was examined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, lactate dehydrogenase leakage, flow cytometry and colorimetric assays...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900040/triptolide-exerts-pro-apoptotic-and-cell-cycle-arrest-activity-on-drug-resistant-human-lung-cancer-a549-taxol-cells-via-modulation-of-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Chen Qiong Xie, Ping Zhou, Jian Zuo, Xiang Li, Yong Chen, Jian Wei Chen
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle in the effective chemotherapeutic treatment of cancers. Triptolide (TPL) is a diterpenoid isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f., a traditional Chinese medicine. It was demonstrated in our previous study that TPL exerts anti-MDR cancers on various MDR cell lines (including A549/Taxol, MCF-7/ADR and Bel7402/5-Fu). The present study was designed to investigate its anti-proliferative activity on A549/Taxol cells, and explore the underlying mechanism of action...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899152/the-anti-staphylococcus-aureus-activity-of-the-phenanthrene-fraction-from-fibrous-roots-of-bletilla-striata
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Jing-Jing Guo, Bin-Ling Dai, Ni-Pi Chen, Li-Xia Jin, Fu-Sheng Jiang, Zhi-Shan Ding, Chao-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND: Bletillae Rhizoma, the tuber of Bletilla striata, has been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat infectious diseases. Chemical studies indicated that phenanthrene was one of the most important components of the herb, with a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity against Gram-positive bacteria. The objective of this study was to further characterize the antibacterial activity of the phenanthrene fraction from the fibrous root of the pseudobulb of B. striata. METHODS: The phenanthrene fraction (EF60) from the ethanol extract of fibrous roots of Bletilla striata pseudobulbs was isolated using polyamide column chromatography...
November 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898008/research-on-the-relationships-between-endogenous-biomarkers-and-exogenous-toxic-substances-of-acute-toxicity-in-radix-aconiti
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Haonan Zhou, Pengjie Zhang, Zhiguo Hou, Jiabin Xie, Yuming Wang, Bin Yang, Yanyan Xu, Yubo Li
Radix Aconiti, a classic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been widely used throughout China for disease treatment due to its various pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, and analgesic effects. However, improper use of Radix Aconiti often generated severe acute toxicity. Currently, research on the toxic substances of Radix Aconiti is not rare. In our previous study, acute toxic biomarkers of Radix Aconiti have been found. However, few studies were available to find the relationships between these endogenous biomarkers and exogenous toxic substances...
November 25, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897231/platycodin-d-potentiates-proliferation-inhibition-and-apoptosis-induction-upon-akt-inhibition-via-feedback-blockade-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Ting Li, Xin Chen, Xiuping Chen, Dik Lung Ma, Chung Hang Leung, Jin Jian Lu
AKT is the frequently overexpressed and constitutively active kinase within NSCLC cells and recognized as a promising target for NSCLC treatment. However, AKT inhibition relieves the feedback inhibition of upstream receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) that may weaken the efficiency of AKT inhibitors. Platycodin D (PD), isolated from widely-used traditional Chinese medicine Platycodonis Radix, is now found to remarkably enhance the anti-proliferative effect of AKT inhibitors. In this study, combinatorial activity of AKT inhibitor MK2206 and PD on cell proliferation, apoptosis and related signaling were disclosed...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897164/hmgb1-mediated-autophagy-decreases-sensitivity-to-oxymatrine-in-sw982-human-synovial-sarcoma-cells
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Yongsong Cai, Peng Xu, Le Yang, Ke Xu, Jialin Zhu, Xiaoqing Wu, Congshan Jiang, Qiling Yuan, Bo Wang, Yuanbo Li, Yusheng Qiu
Oxymatrine (OMT) is a type of alkaloid extracted from a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, Sophora flavescens. Although the antitumor activities of OMT have been observed in various cancers, there are no reports regarding the effects of OMT on human synovial sarcoma. In the present study, we analyzed the antitumor activities of OMT in SW982 human synovial sarcoma cells and determine whether high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1)-mediated autophagy was associated with its therapeutic effects. We found that OMT exhibited antitumor activity in SW982 cells and facilitated increases in autophagy...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894308/capacity-evaluation-for-general-practitioners-in-pudong-new-area-of-shanghai-an-empirical-study
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Ming Li, Zhiqun Shu, Xuan Huang, Zhaohui Du, Jun Wu, Qingshi Xia, Kun Liu, Jiquan Lou, Limei Jing
BACKGROUND: Building highly qualified General Practitioners (GPs) is key to the development of primary health care. It's therefore urgent to ensure the GPs' quality service under the background of the new round of health care system reforms in China. A new model of GP qualification examination was originally implemented in Pudong New Area of Shanghai, China, which aimed to empirically evaluate the GPs' capability in terms of clinical performance and social recognition. In the current study, an analysis was made of the first two years (2014-2015) of such theoretical and practical examinations on the GPs there with a view to getting a deep insight into the GP community so as to identify the barriers to such a form of GP qualification examination...
November 28, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894302/anti-inflammatory-and-burn-injury-wound-healing-properties-of-the-shell-of-haliotis-diversicolor
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Zhi-Cheng Chen, Shing-Yi Sean Wu, Wei-Yang Su, Yuan-Chuan Lin, Yi-Hsin Lee, Wei-Hao Wu, Chun-Hong Chen, Zhi-Hong Wen
BACKGROUND: The shell of Haliotis diversicolor, or shijueming (SJM), is a type of traditional Chinese medicine. The SJM has appeared in historical records as early as the third and fourth centuries. Historical records have revealed that SJM had mainly been used to treat eye diseases. After the Qing Dynasty (1757), records had emerged, detailing the use of SJM for treating skin injuries, particularly for treating poorly managed ulcers or traumatic wounds. Furthermore, in our anti-inflammation-screening system, SJM significantly inhibited the expression of pro-inflammatory proteins...
November 28, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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