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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912948/therapeutic-efficacy-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-kuan-sin-yin-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-advanced-colon-cancer-a-controlled-trial
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Tsai-Ju Chien, Chia-Yu Liu, Ruey-Hwa Lu, Chin-Wei Kuo, Yang-Chao Lin, Chung-Hua Hsu
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used increasingly as complementary medicine in cancer care. Kuan-Sin-Yin (KSY) is a TCM decoction containing seven herbs known to cause immunomodulation or anticancer activity, and which are associated with the TCM concept of Qi and energy supply. Kuan-Sin-Yin has cytostatic effects on cancer cells in animal models. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of improvement in meridian energy and heart-rate variability (HRV) and to assess whether these observations are compatible with TCM theory...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912872/anti-allergic-potential-of-typhonium-blumei-inhibition-of-degranulation-via-suppression-of-pi3k-plc%C3%AE-2-phosphorylation-and-calcium-influx
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Michal Korinek, Kuan-Ming Chen, Yu-Han Jiang, Mohamed El-Shazly, Joel Stocker, Chon-Kit Chou, Tsong-Long Hwang, Yang-Chang Wu, Bing-Hung Chen, Fang-Rong Chang
BACKGROUND: Typhonium blumei Nicolson & Sivadasan (Araceae) is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb possessing detumescent, detoxifying, and anti-inflammatory activities. It is used in Taiwan as a folk medicine to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. Typhonium blumei is usually not distinguished from Typhonium roxburghii Schott and they are commonly used interchangeably. PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties of T...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908660/targeting-of-multiple-senescence-promoting-genes-and-signaling-pathways-by-triptonide-induces-complete-senescence-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Yanyan Pan, Mei Meng, Nana Zheng, Zhifei Cao, Ping Yang, Xiaodong Xi, Quansheng Zhou
Leukemia cells aberrantly overexpress senescence-suppression telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and down-regulate key senescence-promoting genes to escape complete senescence, resulting in immortalization and malignant progression. Accordingly, induction of complete senescence is a sensible strategy for anti-leukemia therapy. However, effective senescence-based anti-leukemia drugs with low toxicity are currently lacking. In this study, we found that triptonide (chemical name diterpene triepoxide), a small molecule derived from the herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook, strongly induced complete senescence in cultured acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines, and potently inhibited growth and colony formation of U937 and HL-60 AML cell line with IC50 values of 7...
November 28, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905920/synergistic-effects-and-related-bioactive-mechanism-of-potentilla-fruticosa-l-leaves-combined-with-ginkgo-biloba-extracts-studied-with-microbial-test-system-mts
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Ze-Hua Liu, Dong-Mei Wang, Su-Fang Fan, Deng-Wu Li, Zi-Wen Luo
BACKGROUND: Potentilla fruticosa, also called "Jinlaomei" and "Gesanghua", is widely used as folk herbs in traditional Tibetan medicine in China to treat inflammations, wounds, certain forms of cancer, diarrhoea, diabetes and other ailments. Previous research found P. fruticosa leaf extract (C-3) combined with Ginkgo biloba extracts (EGb) showed obvious synergistic effects in a variety of oxidation systems. The aim of the present study was to further confirm the synergy of P. fruticosa combined with EGb viewed from physiological bioavailability and explore the related bioactive mechanism behind the synergism...
December 1, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902752/dose-dependent-dual-effect-of-baicalin-and-herb-huang-qin-extract-on-angiogenesis
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Dongqing Zhu, Shanshan Wang, John Lawless, Jianchen He, Zhengui Zheng
Huang Qin (root of Scutellaria baicalensis) is a widely used herb in different countries for adjuvant therapy of inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, different kinds of cancer and virus related diseases. Baicalin is the main flavonoid in this herb and has been extensively studied for 30 years. The angiogenic effect of herb Huang Qin extract and baicalin was found 13 years ago, however, the results were controversial with pro-angiogenic effect in some studies and anti-angiogenic effect in others. In this paper, the angiogenic effect of baicalin, its aglycone form baicalein and aqueous extract of Huang Qin was studied in chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901493/has-aidi-injection-the-attenuation-and-synergistic-efficacy-to-gemcitabine-and-cisplatin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-36-randomized-controlled-trials
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Zheng Xiao, Chengqiong Wang, Ling Chen, Xuemei Tang, Lianhong Li, Nana Li, Jing Li, Qihai Gong, Fushan Tang, Jihong Feng, Xiaofei Li
Gemcitabine and cisplatin is the first line chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer with high toxicity. Aidi injection is a cantharidin and astragalu-based Chinese herbs injection in China. Has Aidi injection attenuation and synergistic efficacy to GP in NSCLC? There is lack of strong evidence to prove it. To further reveal it, we systematically evaluated all related studies. We collected all studies about Aidi injection plus GP for NSCLC in Medline, Embase, Web of Science, CNKI, VIP, Wanfang Database, CBM, CCRCT, Chi-CTR, and US-clinical trials (established to June 2015)...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
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/27895790/corosolic-acid-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-osteosarcoma-cells-by-inducing-apoptosis
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Yong Jia, Hua Yuan, Shouqin Shan, Gang Xu, Jie Yu, Chenguang Zhao, Xiang Mou
Corosolic acid (CRA), a pentacyclic triterpene isolated from medicinal herbs, has been reported to exhibit anticancer properties in several cancers. However, the anticancer activity of CRA in osteosarcoma cells is still unclear. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of CRA in osteosarcoma MG-63 cells was investigated, and the results revealed that CRA significantly inhibited the viability of MG-63 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. A typical apoptotic hallmark such as DNA ladder was detected by agarose gel electrophoresis following treatment with CRA...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895755/inhibitory-effects-of-chinese-nutritional-herbs-in-isogenic-breast-carcinoma-cells-with-modulated-estrogen-receptor-function
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Nitin Telang, Guo Li, Meena Katdare, Daniel Sepkovic, Leon Bradlow, George Wong
In estrogen receptor (ER)+ MCF-7 cells, ER represents a ligand-activated transcription factor, and 17β-estradiol (E2) represents its physiological ligand. Maintenance of the human breast carcinoma-derived MCF-7 cells with 0.7% serum selected a proliferative sub-population of E2-responsive cells with transiently non-functional ER due to limited availability of E2. Culture of MCF-7 cells in the presence of either 0.7% serum, <1 nM E2 or 0.7% serum + 20 nM E2 selected isogenic cells with either non-functional ER (ER-NF) or functional ER (ER-F) phenotype...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889540/seladoeflavones-a-f-six-novel-flavonoids-from-selaginella-doederleinii
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ZhenXing Zou, KangPing Xu, PingSheng Xu, XiaoMin Li, Fei Cheng, Jing Li, Xia Yu, DongSheng Cao, Dan Li, Wei Zeng, GuoGang Zhang, GuiShan Tan
Six new flavonoids, seladoeflavones A-F (1-6), were isolated from the whole herbs of Selaginella doederleinii, together with one known flavonoid (7). Their structures including absolute configuration were characterized on the basis of extensive spectroscopic methods including NMR, HRMS, and electronic circular dichroism (ECD). All compounds consist of an aryl substituent at the C-3' position of naringenin or apigenin skeletons, and compounds 1 and 6 were identified as R configurations, which are uncommonly encountered in nature...
November 24, 2016: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882153/petroleum-ether-extract-of-chenopodium-album-l-prevents-cell-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-of-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Ting Zhao, Hui Pan, Yang Feng, Haizhou Li, Yang Zhao
Chenopodium album L. is a common edible herb distributed in China that has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and cancer treatment. However, to the best of our knowledge no previous reports have investigated its the function of its phytochemical extracts in lung cancer cells. The purpose of the present study was to assess the anticancer activities of the phytochemical extracts of C. album L. on human non-small cell lung cancer A549 cells. The present findings demonstrated that the petroleum ether (PE) extract of C...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878246/luteolin-protects-mice-from-severe-acute-pancreatitis-by-exerting-ho-1-mediated-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-effects
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Jie Xiong, Kezhou Wang, Chunxiao Yuan, Rong Xing, Jianbo Ni, Guoyong Hu, Fengling Chen, Xingpeng Wang
Reseda odorata L. has long been used in traditional Asian medicine for the treatment of diseases associated with oxidative injury and acute inflammation, such as endotoxemia, acute lung injury, acute myocardial infarction and hepatitis. Luteolin, the main component of Reseda odorata L., which is also widely found in many natural herbs and vege-tables, has been shown to induce heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression to exert anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In this study, we aimed to examine the effects of luteolin on mice with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), and to explore the underlying mechanisms...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863471/tanshinone-iia-combined-with-adriamycin-inhibited-malignant-biological-behaviors-of-nsclc-a549-cell-line-in-a-synergistic-way
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Jun Xie, Jia-Hui Liu, Heng Liu, Xiao-Zhong Liao, Yuling Chen, Mei-Gui Lin, Yue-Yu Gu, Tao-Li Liu, Dong-Mei Wang, Hui Ge, Sui-Lin Mo
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to develop a platform to verify whether the extract of herbs combined with chemotherapy drugs play a synergistic role in anti-tumor effects, and to provide experimental evidence and theoretical reference for finding new effective sensitizers. METHODS: Inhibition of tanshinone IIA and adriamycin on the proliferation of A549, PC9 and HLF cells were assessed by CCK8 assays. The combination index (CI) was calculated with the Chou-Talalay method, based on the median-effect principle...
November 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852055/isochaihulactone-induced-ddit3-causes-er-stress-perk-independent-apoptosis-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-cells
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Sheng-Feng Tsai, Michael Tao, Li-Ing Ho, Tzyy-Wen Chiou, Shinn-Zong Lin, Hong-Lin Su, Horng-Jyh Harn
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a major site of cellular homeostasis regulation. Under the ER stress condition, Glioblastoma multiform (GBM) cells activate the unfolded protein response. In this study, we discovered isochaihulactone, a natural compound extracted from the Chinese traditional herb Nan-Chai-Hu, which can disrupt ER homeostasis in GBM cell lines. It can induce DNA damage inducible transcript 3 (DDIT3) expression which is independent of 78 kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP78) and protein kinase RNA-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK) expression...
November 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847337/herb-drug-interaction-of-andrographis-paniculata-nees-extract-and-andrographolide-on-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-of-naproxen-in-rats
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Aishwarya Balap, Sathiyanarayanan Lohidasan, Arulmozhi Sinnathambi, Kakasaheb Mahadik
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Andrographis paniculata Nees (Acanthacae) have broad range of pharmacological effects such as hepatoprotective, antifertility, antimalarial, antidiabetic, suppression of various cancer cells and anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used medicinal plant in the traditional Unani and Ayurvedic medicinal systems. Andrographolide (AN) is one of the active constituent of the A. paniculata Nees extract (APE). They have been found in many traditional herbal formulations in India and proven to be effective as anti-inflammatory drug...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846836/regulatory-effects-of-glycyrrhizae-radix-extract-on-dss-induced-ulcerative-colitis
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Yong-Deok Jeon, Keuk-Soo Bang, Min-Kyoung Shin, Jong-Hyun Lee, Young-Nam Chang, Jong-Sik Jin
BACKGROUND: Glycyrrhizae Radix (GR) is a Korean traditional herb medicine that is widely-used in clinical health care. The clinical functions of GR include relief of toxicity, anti-cancer, regulating blood cholesterol and anti-inflammation. This study investigated the role of GR on ulcerative colitis in a dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced mouse model of colitis. METHOD: Western blot analysis and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) analyses were done on male BALB/c mice administered 5 % DSS during the experimental period...
November 16, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843300/the-aqueous-extract-of-brucea-javanica-suppresses-cell-growth-and-alleviates-tumorigenesis-of-human-lung-cancer-cells-by-targeting-mutated-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor
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Seung-Hun Kim, Chun-Yen Liu, Po-Wei Fan, Chang-Heng Hsieh, Hsuan-Yuan Lin, Ming-Chung Lee, Kang Fang
As a practical and safe herbal medicine, the seeds of Brucea javanica (L.) Merr., were used to cure patients suffering from infectious diseases such as malaria. Recent advances revealed that the herb could also be a useful cancer therapy agent. The study demonstrated that aqueous B. javanica (BJ) extract attenuated the growth of human non-small-lung cancer cells bearing mutant L858R/T790M epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The reduced cell viability in H1975 cells was attributed to apoptosis. Transfection of EGFR small hairpin RNA reverted the sensitivities...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843296/evaluating-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-the-water-extracts-of-four-anticancer-herbs-against-human-malignant-melanoma-cells
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Binbing Ling, Deborah Michel, Meena Kishore Sakharkar, Jian Yang
Malignant melanoma (MM) is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, killing more than 1,100 people each year in Canada. Prognosis for late stage and recurrent MM is extremely poor due to insensitivity to chemotherapy drugs, and thus many patients seek complementary and alternative medicines. In this study, we examined four commonly used anticancer herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, Hedyotis diffusa, Scutellaria barbata, Lobelia chinensis, and Solanum nigrum, for their in vitro antitumor effects toward human MM cell line A-375...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834734/nano-liquid-chromatography-orbitrap-ms-based-quantitative-proteomics-reveals-differences-between-the-mechanisms-of-action-of-carnosic-acid-and-carnosol-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Alberto Valdés, Virginia García-Cañas, Konstantin A Artemenko, Carolina Simó, Jonas Bergquist, Alejandro Cifuentes
Carnosic acid (CA) and carnosol (CS) are two structurally related diterpenes present in rosemary herb (Rosmarinus officinalis). Although several studies have demonstrated that both diterpenes can scavenge free radicals and interfere in cellular processes such as cell proliferation, they may not necessarily exert the same effects at the molecular level. In this work, a shotgun proteomics study based on stable isotope dimethyl labeling (DML) and nano-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (nano-LC-MS/MS) has been performed to identify the relative changes in proteins and to gain some light on the specific molecular targets and mechanisms of action of CA and CS in HT-29 colon cancer cells...
November 10, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834307/effects-of-tanshinone-nanoemulsion-and-extract-on-inhibition-of-lung-cancer-cells-a549
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W D Lee, Y J Liang, B H Chen
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), a Chinese medicinal herb, consists of several functional components including tanshinones responsible for prevention of several chronic diseases. This study intends to prepare tanshinone extract and nanoemulsion from danshen and determine their inhibition effect on lung cancer cells A549. A highly stable tanshinone nanoemulsion composed of Capryol 90, Tween 80, ethanol and deionized water with the mean particle size of 14.2 nm was successfully prepared. Tanshinone nanoemulsion was found to be more effective in inhibiting A549 proliferation than tanshinone extract...
December 9, 2016: Nanotechnology
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