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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716571/antiviral-effect-of-forsythoside-a-from-forsythia-suspensa-thunb-vahl-fruit-against-influenza-a-virus-through-reduction-of-viral-m1-protein
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Anna Hing-Yee Law, Cindy Lai-Hung Yang, Allan Sik-Yin Lau, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Yinqiaosan is a classical traditional Chinese medicine formula, which has been used to treat respiratory diseases since ancient China. It consists of nine herbs and among them, Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl fruit is one of the major herbal components. Despite the long history of Yinqiaosan, the active compounds and the mechanisms of action of this formula remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study aimed to examine the suppressive effect of Yinqiaosan on influenza virus and to identify the active components in the formula targeting influenza...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713834/renoprotective-effect-of-the-shen-yan-fang-shuai-formula-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-rats
#2
Jie Lv, Zhen Wang, Ying Wang, Weiwei Sun, Jingwei Zhou, Mengdi Wang, Wei Jing Liu, Yaoxian Wang
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease, and satisfactory therapeutic strategies have not yet been established. The Shen-Yan-Fang-Shuai Formula (SYFSF) is a traditional Chinese formula composed of Astragali radix, Radixangelicae sinensis, Rheum officinale Baill, and four other herbs. It has been widely used as an effective treatment for DKD patients in China. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying SYFSF's renoprotection. In this study, we compared the protective effect of SYFSF to irbesartan on the histology and renal cells in type 2 DKD rat model and high-glucose (HG) cultured mesangial cells, respectively...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707604/chinese-herbal-medicine-for-hyperlipidaemia-a-review-based-on-data-mining-from-1990-to-2016
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Liang Dai, Aiping Lu, Linda L D Zhong, Guang Zheng, Zhaoxiang Bian
BACKGROUND: Many studies have shown that the reduction of low density lipoprotein (LDL-C) levels provides cardiovascular protection; therefore LDL-C is considered to be a core therapeutic target in anti-hyperlipidaemia treatment. However, the LDL-C goal attainment is often not satisfied in China with conventional lipid-lowering agents. Many patients seek help from Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM). To further understand the current use of CHM in hyperlipidaemia, we conducted a review based on a systematic literature search and data mining...
July 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705579/melamine-poisoning-pediatric-urolithiasis-treatment-in-gansu-china-5-yrfollow-up-analysis
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Hong Chang, Gongjin Wu, Zhongjin Yue, Junhai Ma, Ze Qin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical characteristics of urolithiasis children retrospectively who ingested melamine-poisoned formula as infants and report a five-year follow-up analysis. METHODS: Clinical data on 207 patients (mean±SD, 13.6±8.0months) with melamine-induced urolithiasis were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were subdivided into two groups according to treatment. A five-year follow-up study was conducted with 95.7% (198/207) of the children...
July 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705271/molecular-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-infant-botulism-in-beijing-china
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Yin Ping Dong, Wei Wang, Tao Jiang, Jin Xu, Chun Hui Han, Shao Fei Yan, Séamus Fanning, Ying Li, Xiao Chen Ma, Di Zhang, Yao Zhao, Biao Zeng, Feng Qin Li
Laboratory-based pathogen isolation, identification, and toxicity determination were performed on samples from a suspected case of infant botulism. Mice injected with cultures generated from the enema sample and ingested Powered infant formula (PIF) presented typical signs of botulism. Antitoxins to polyvalent botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) and monovalent BoNT type B antitoxin had protective effects. Clostridium botulinum isolated from the enema and residual PIF samples were positive for type B toxin. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) revealed that the two strains of C...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690663/huangqin-tang-and-ingredients-in-modulating-the-pathogenesis-of-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Chunyan Wang, Xudong Tang, Li Zhang
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is the most common inflammatory bowel disease worldwide. Current therapies in UC cause limitations, and herb medicine provides an important choice for UC treatment. Huangqin-Tang (HQT) is a well-known classical traditional Chinese herbal formula and has been used in China for thousands of years. A large number of pharmacological studies demonstrated HQT and its ingredients to be effective in treating UC. Though the therapeutic effect has been evaluated, comprehensive up-to-date reviews in this field are not yet available...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679380/a-novel-botanical-formula-prevents-diabetes-by-improving-insulin-resistance
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Juntao Kan, Rodney A Velliquette, Kerry Grann, Charlie R Burns, Jeff Scholten, Feng Tian, Qi Zhang, Min Gui
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the prevalence has increased significantly in recent decades to epidemic proportions in China. Individually, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seed, mulberry (Morus alba L.) leaf and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) root can improve glycemia in various animal models and humans with impaired glucose metabolism and T2DM. The aim of this study was to design an optimized botanical formula containing these herbal extracts as a nutritional strategy for the prevention of insulin resistance and T2DM...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664761/hydrogeochemistry-and-%C3%AE-13-cdic-and-%C3%AE-18-oh2o-composition-of-three-chinese-tibetan-plateau-lakes
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Xiaodan Wang, Shijie Li, Cong-Qiang Liu, Khan M G Mostofa, Zhiqi Zhao, Rongqin Luo
This study established the hydrochemistry and stable isotope variations in three lakes, namely brackish Zigetang Co, freshwater Cona and Ranwu lakes located in the central and southeastern Tibetan Plateau of China. Vertical profile fluctuations in the water column, such as temperature and dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration, displayed significant differences which were linked to the thermocline. The hydrochemistry of the three lakes showed that [Formula: see text] as the dominant anion, whereas Na(+) is the main cation in Zigetang Co and Cona lake and Ca(2+) is the prevailing cation in Ranwu lake...
June 30, 2017: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659033/electro-acupuncture-is-beneficial-for-knee-osteoarthritis-the-evidence-from-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Na Chen, Jing Wang, Attilio Mucelli, Xu Zhang, Changqing Wang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common chronic degenerative disease of the elderly. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is considered as a beneficial treatment for KOA, but the conclusion is controversial. This systematic review compiled the evidence from 11 randomized controlled trials to objectively assess the effectiveness and safety of EA for KOA. Eight databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Clinic trials, Foreign Medical Literature Retrial Service (FMRS), Science Direct, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), and Wanfang Data were extensively searched up to 5 July 2016...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659032/epimedin-c-promotes-vascularization-during-bmp2-induced-osteogenesis-and-tumor-associated-angiogenesis
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Yan-Mei Shui, Gui-Yuan Lv, Le-Tian Shan, Chun-Lei Fan, Nan Tian, Li Zhang, Tong-Chuan He, Jian-Li Gao
Epimedin C is one of the chemical markers and major flavonoids in Herba Epimedii (Yinyanghuo), which is traditionally used to treat bone diseases and gonadal dysfunction in China. Our previous study indicated that epimedin C could induce endothelial-like, but not osteogenic differentiation of C3H/10T1/2 cells in vitro. As vasculogenesis plays a pivotal role in bone formation, this study used the bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) induced ectopic bone formation model and mice 4T1 breast cancer cells co-implanted with luciferase labeled C3H/10T1/2 cells (4T1 [Formula: see text] C3H/10T1/2-Luc) model to examine the in vivo effects of Epimedin C on vasculogenesis...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657646/wendan-decoction-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Hongyong Deng, Ji Xu
BACKGROUND: Wendan decoction (WDD) is one of the classical Chinese herb formulas used for psychotic symptoms. It is thought to be safe, accessible and inexpensive. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of WDD for treatment of people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illness compared with placebo, antipsychotic drugs and other interventions for outcomes of clinical importance. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Trials Register (February 2016), which is based on regular searches of CINAHL, BIOSIS, AMED, Embase, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, China biomedical databases group (SinoMed, CNKI, VIP, Wanfang) and clinical trials registries...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655504/early-life-factors-and-dental-caries-in-5-year-old-children-in-china
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Xiangyu Sun, Eduardo Bernabé, Xuenan Liu, Jennifer E Gallagher, Shuguo Zheng
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the association between early life factors and dental caries among 5-year-old Chinese children. METHODS: Data from 9,722 preschool children who participated in the third National Oral Health Survey of China were analysed. Information on early life (birth weight, breastfeeding and age when toothbrushing started), child (sex, ethnicity, birth order and dental behaviours) and family factors (parental education, household income, place of residence, number of children in the family, respondent's age and relation to the child) were obtained from parental questionnaires...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634136/tongxie-formula-reduces-symptoms-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Heng Fan, Liang Zheng, Yaoliang Lai, Weimin Lu, Zhixiang Yan, Qi Xiao, Baiwen Li, Min Tang, Dawei Huang, Yuanyuan Wang, Zhen Li, Yuwei Mei, Zhengyan Jiang, Xingxing Liu, Qing Tang, Dongmei Zuo, Jingyi Ye, Yongqiang Yang, Huisuo Huang, Zongxiang Tang, Jun Xiao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common chronic gastrointestinal disorder, yet few drugs are effective in reducing symptoms. Approximately 50% of patients with IBS attempt herbal therapy at least once. We performed a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of the herb formulation tongxie vs placebo or pinaverium (an antispasmodic agent) in reducing symptoms of IBS. METHODS: We performed a trial of 1044 adult patients with IBS (based on Rome III criteria) at 5 hospitals in China, from August 2012 through January 2015...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630084/maternal-lifestyle-and-nutritional-status-in-relation-to-pregnancy-and-infant-health-outcomes-in-western-china-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Li Tang, Xiong-Fei Pan, Andy H Lee, Colin W Binns, Chun-Xia Yang, Xin Sun
INTRODUCTION: Improving the health and nutrition of women and children is a priority for Western China, where the economy is less developed. Due to the dynamic nature of lifestyle, modern food habits and nutrition, there is a need to update our limited knowledge and understanding of maternal lifestyle and nutritional status and their impact on pregnancy and infant health outcomes. While breast milk is the preferred feeding option, infant formula use is widespread in China. It is thus necessary to examine the effects of formula consumption on growth and morbidity...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629384/involvement-of-the-glutamate-glutamine-cycle-and-glutamate-transporter-glt-1-in-antidepressant-like-effects-of-xiao-yao-san-on-chronically-stressed-mice
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Xiu-Fang Ding, Yue-Hua Li, Jia-Xu Chen, Long-Ji Sun, Hai-Yan Jiao, Xin-Xin Wang, Yan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Xiao Yao San (XYS) is an herbal prescription which is used in the treatment of depression for thousands of years from Song dynasty in China (960-1127 A.D.), and is the bestselling and most popular herb formula for treating major depression. This study aimed to assess the chronic antidepressant effects of XYS and fluoxetine in depressed mice induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) and its association with  alterations in glutamate/glutamine cycle and glutamate transporters...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619773/herbal-medicine-hyeolbuchukeo-tang-or-xuefu-zhuyu-decoction-for-treating-primary-dysmenorrhoea-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Junyoung Jo, Jungtae Leem, Jin Moo Lee, Kyoung Sun Park
INTRODUCTION: Primary dysmenorrhoea is menstrual pain without pelvic pathology and is the most common gynaecological condition in women. Xuefu Zhuyudecoction (XZD) or Hyeolbuchukeo-tang, a traditional herbal formula, has been used as a treatment for primary dysmenorrhoea. The purpose of this study is to assess the current published evidence regarding XZD as treatment for primary dysmenorrhoea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The following databases will be searched from their inception until April 2017: MEDLINE (via PubMed), Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, six Korean medical databases (Korean Studies Information Service System, DBPia, Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System, Research Information Service System, Korea Med and the Korean Traditional Knowledge Portal), three Chinese medical databases (China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wan Fang Database and Chinese Scientific Journals Database (VIP)) and one Japanese medical database (CiNii)...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606807/recent-pharmaceutical-evidence-on-the-compatibility-rationality-of-traditional-chinese-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Miaomiao Zhou, Yanlong Hong, Xiao Lin, Lan Shen, Yi Feng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Chinese herbs have been used in China for thousands of years and are also becoming popular in Western medicine. Formulae of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which contain two or more herbs, can often obtain better curative efficacies and fewer side effects than single herbs. Though there are many reports on pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of TCM, there remains a serious lack of summarization and systemic analyses of these reported data to help uncover the compatibility rationale of TCM...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600727/evaluation-of-acidity-in-late-permian-outcrop-coals-and-its-association-with-endemic-fluorosis-in-the-border-area-of-yunnan-guizhou-and-sichuan-in-china
#18
Xiuping Hong, Handong Liang, Yufa Zhang
The junction area of Yunnan, Guizhou, and Sichuan provinces is the heaviest coal-burning endemic fluorosis zones in China. To better understand the pathogenicity of endemic fluorosis in this area, 87 coal samples from the late Permian outcrop or semi-outcrop coal seams were collected in eight counties of the junction area of Yunnan, Guizhou, and Sichuan provinces. The total fluorine and sulfate content, etc. in the coal was determined using combustion-hydrolysis/fluoride-ion-selective electrode method and ion chromatography, respectively...
June 9, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591826/study-on-the-shielding-and-dose-rate-distributions-of-therapeutic-proton-synchrotron-accelerator-based-on-fluka
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Zhen Zhang, Changsong Hou, Dexing Lian, Zhongjian Ma, Junquan Tao, Weiguo Zhu
Some therapeutic proton synchrotron accelerators will be built for cancer treatment in China. The radiation produced by proton must be carefully evaluated and shielded for occupational disease hazard assessment and environmental impact assessment. Adopting the FLUKA code, a therapeutic room model, a synchrotron hall model and a high energy transport line tunnel model are constructed to get the ambient dose equivalent rate distributions. The ambient dose equivalent rates are also calculated with an empirical formula in some regions...
June 7, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586073/effects-of-the-tangningtongluo-formula-as-an-alternative-strategy-for-diabetics-via-upregulation-of-insulin-receptor-substrate-1
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Long Cheng, Junmei Song, Geng Li, Yue Liu, Yuming Wang, Xiangbao Meng, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
Tangningtongluo (TNTL), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used in clinics for decades in southwest China. Its pharmacological properties and underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The main goal of ethnopharmacology is to identify novel bioactive compounds derived from plants for use in indigenous medical practice. This knowledge can be used to develop novel pharmaceuticals. In the present study, hyperglycemic C57BL/KsJ‑db/db (db/db) mice were used to test the effect of TNTL on microvasculature of the retina and hypoglycemia...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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