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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202328/discovery-of-hyaluronidase-inhibitors-from-natural-products-and-their-mechanistic-characterization-under-dmso-perturbed-assay-conditions
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Keisuke Tomohara, Tomohiro Ito, Saika Onikata, Atsushi Kato, Isao Adachi
The present study discovered four novel hyaluronan-degrading enzyme (hyaluronidase) inhibitors including chikusetsusaponins and catechins through the activity-guided separation of Panax japonicus and Prunus salicina, respectively. Although the discovery resulted in identification of usual frequent hitters, subsequent mechanistic characterizations under our DMSO-perturbed assay conditions and related protocols revealed that chikusetusaponin IV would serve as an aggregating and non-specific binding inhibitor, while (-)-epicatechin would interact specifically with enzyme at the catalytic site or more likely at a kind of catechin-binding site with a relatively week inhibitory activity...
January 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167883/enhancement-of-seed-dehiscence-by-seed-treatment-with-talaromyces-flavus-gg01-and-gg04-in-ginseng-panax-ginseng
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Min-Jeong Kim, Chang-Ki Shim, Yong-Ki Kim, Sung-Jun Hong, Jong-Ho Park, Eun-Jung Han, Seok-Cheol Kim
Seed dehiscence of ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Mayer) is affected by moisture, temperature, storage conditions and microbes. Several microbes were isolated from completely dehisced seed coat of ginseng cultivars, Chunpoong and Younpoong at Gumsan, Korea. We investigated the potential of five Talaromyces flavus isolates from the dehiscence of ginseng seed in four traditional stratification facilities. The isolates showed antagonistic activities against fungal plant pathogens, such as Cylindrocarpon destructans, Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotinia nivalis, Botrytis cinerea, and Phytophthora capsici...
February 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165424/changbai-mountain-ginseng-panax-ginseng-c-a-mey-extract-supplementation-improves-exercise-performance-and-energy-utilization-and-decreases-fatigue-associated-parameters-in-mice
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Guo-Dong Ma, Chun-Hui Chiu, Yi-Ju Hsu, Chien-Wen Hou, Yi-Ming Chen, Chi-Chang Huang
Changbai Mountain Ginseng (CMG, Panax ginseng C.A. Mey) is a traditional medicine commonly found in Northeast China and grows at elevations of 2000 m or higher in the Changbai Mountain Range. CMG, considered to be a "buried treasure medicine", is priced higher than other types of ginseng. However, few studies have demonstrated the effects of CMG supplementation on exercise performance, physical fatigue, and the biochemical profile. The major compound of CMG extract was characterized by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS/MS)...
February 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164352/simultaneous-determination-of-tanshinol-protocatechuic-aldehyde-protocatechuic-acid-notoginsenoside-r1-ginsenoside-rg1-and-rb1-in-rat-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-and-its-application
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Tingyang Li, Yang Chu, Kaijing Yan, Shuming Li, Xiangyang Wang, Ying Wang, Wei Li, Xiaohui Ma, Jin Yang, Changxiao Liu
Dantonic pill, consisting of Salviae miltiorrhize, Panax notoginseng and Borneol, is a widely used compound Chinese medicine for preventing and treating ischemic cardiovascular diseases in China. In the present study, an original and sensitive method for simultaneous determination of tanshinol (i.e. danshensu), protocatechuic aldehyde, protocatechuic acid, notoginsenoside R1, ginsenoside Rg1 and Rb1 in rat plasma by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry operated in positive/negative ion switching mode was established and validated...
November 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156612/effects-of-high-dose-asian-ginseng-panax-ginseng-to-improve-cancer-related-fatigue-results-of-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nizar M Tannir, Janet L Williams, Kenneth R Hess, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Helen L House, Frank V Fossella, Zita Dubauskas Lim, Gabriel Lopez, Akhila Sunkepally Reddy, Ahsan Azhar, Angelique Wong, Sunil M Patel, Ahmed Omar Kaseb, Wen-Jen Hwu, Zhanni Lu, Lorenzo Cohen, Eduardo Bruera
: 209 Background: Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and disabling symptom in cancer.Panax ginseng extract (PG) is frequently used as a nutraceutical treatment for fatigue. There are no well-powered placebo-controlled trials that used validated CRF outcome measures to investigate of PG effects in cancer patients. The primary objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects oral PG versus Placebo (PL) for CRF. METHODS: Patients with cancer fatigue ≥ 4/10 on Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) were eligible...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154963/cytological-analysis-of-ginseng-carpel-development
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Jeniffer Silva, Yu-Jin Kim, Dexin Xiao, Johan Sukweenadhi, Tingting Hu, Woo-Saeng Kwon, Jianping Hu, Deok-Chun Yang, Dabing Zhang
Panax ginseng Meyer, commonly known as ginseng, is considered one of the most important herbs with pharmaceutical values due to the presence of ginsenosides and is cultivated for its highly valued root for medicinal purposes. Recently, it has been recognized that ginseng fruit contains high contents of triterpene such as ginsenoside Re as pharmaceutical compounds. However, it is unclear how carpel, the female reproductive tissue of flowers, is formed during the three-year-old growth before fruit is formed in ginseng plants...
February 2, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128417/construction-and-transformation-of-expression-vector-containing-panax-japonicus-ss-gene
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L Zhang, T T Wang
Panax japonicus C.A. Meyer, a perennial herb belonging to the Araliaceae ginseng genus, is one of the seven rare and endangered Chinese medical herbs. By cloning the SS segment, the expression vectors pCXSN-PjSS and pCXSN-antiPjSS were constructed and introduced into Agrobactria LBA4404, which is used for engineering bacteria. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showed that the PjSS, antiPjSS, and Hyg were integrated in Nicotiana tabacum. Reverse transcription-PCR indicated that the PjSS was transcribed into mRNA in N...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126553/korean-red-ginseng-improves-testicular-ineffectiveness-in-aging-rats-by-modulating-spermatogenesis-related-molecules
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Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Kyu-Min Cha, Ji-Hoon Ryu, Sang-Ho Lee, Min-Sik Jeong, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Young-Joo Lee, Hee-Won Song, Su-Nam Kim, Jin-Chul Kim, Si-Kwan Kim
Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) is known to rejuvenate testicular effectiveness and the sperm maturation process by regulating redox proteins in aged rats. This study was performed to investigate the effect of Korean red ginseng water extract (KRG-WE) on the expression level of spermatogenesis-related key biomolecules and sex hormone receptors as well as enzymes regulating oxidation, histone deacetylation, and growth-related activities in aged rat testis. KRG-WE (200mg/kg) mixed with a regular pellet diet was administered to 12-month-old rats for 6months (KRG-AC), whereas the young (YC, 2months) and aged (AC, 12months) controls received the vehicle only...
January 23, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123327/the-inhibitory-activity-of-ginsenoside-rp4-in-adenosine-diphosphate-induced-platelet-aggregation
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Young-Min Son, Da-Hye Jeong, Hwa-Jin Park, Man-Hee Rhee
BACKGROUND: Korean ginseng, Panax ginseng Meyer, has been used as a traditional oriental medicine to treat illness and promote health for several thousand years. Ginsenosides are the main constituents for the pharmacological effects of P. ginseng. Since several ginsenosides, including ginsenoside (G)-Rg3 and G-Rp1, have reported antiplatelet activity, here we investigate the ability of G-Rp4 to modulate adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced platelet aggregation. The ginsenoside Rp4, a similar chemical structure of G-Rp1, was prepared from G-Rg1 by chemical modification...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123326/discrimination-of-american-ginseng-and-asian-ginseng-using-electronic-nose-and-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-chemometrics
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Shaoqing Cui, Jianfeng Wu, Jun Wang, Xinlei Wang
BACKGROUND: American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) products, such as slices, have a similar appearance, but they have significantly different prices, leading to widespread adulteration in the commercial market. Their aroma characteristics are attracting increasing attention and are supposed to be effective and nondestructive markers to determine adulteration. METHODS: The aroma characteristics of American and Asian ginseng were investigated using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(GC-MS) and an electronic nose (E-nose)...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123324/antiaging-effects-of-the-mixture-of-panax-ginseng-and-crataegus-pinnatifida-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-and-healthy-human-skin
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Eunson Hwang, Sang-Yong Park, Chang Shik Yin, Hee-Taek Kim, Yong Min Kim, Tae Hoo Yi
BACKGROUND: Human skin undergoes distinct changes throughout the aging process, based on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. In a process called photoaging, UVB irradiation leads to upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-1, which then causes collagen degradation and premature aging. Mixtures of medicinal plants have traditionally been used as drugs in oriental medicine. Based on the previously reported antioxidant properties of Panax ginseng Meyer and Crataegus pinnatifida, we hypothesized that the mixture of P...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123323/comparative-analysis-of-the-transcriptomes-and-primary-metabolite-profiles-of-adventitious-roots-of-five-panax-ginseng-cultivars
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Yun Sun Lee, Hyun-Seung Park, Dong-Kyu Lee, Murukarthick Jayakodi, Nam-Hoon Kim, Sang-Choon Lee, Atreyee Kundu, Dong-Yup Lee, Young Chang Kim, Jun Gyo In, Sung Won Kwon, Tae-Jin Yang
BACKGROUND: Various Panax ginseng cultivars exhibit a range of diversity for morphological and physiological traits. However, there are few studies on diversity of metabolic profiles and genetic background to understand the complex metabolic pathway in ginseng. METHODS: To understand the complex metabolic pathway and related genes in ginseng, we tried to conduct integrated analysis of primary metabolite profiles and related gene expression using five ginseng cultivars showing different morphology...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123322/the-effect-of-korean-red-ginseng-extract-on-rosiglitazone-induced-improvement-of-glucose-regulation-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Mi-Jeong Oh, Hyun-Ju Kim, Eun-Young Park, Na-Hee Ha, Mun-Gyu Song, Sang-Hyun Choi, Boe-Gwun Chun, Dong-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Korean Red Ginseng extract (KRG, Panax ginseng Meyer) and its constituents have been used for treating diabetes. However, in diet-induced obese mice, it is unclear whether KRG can enhance the glucose-lowering action of rosiglitazone (ROSI), a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma synthetic activator. METHODS: Oral glucose tolerance tests (oGTTs) were performed after 4 days of treatment with a vehicle (CON), KRG [500 mg/kg body weight (b.w...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123321/in%C3%A2-vitro-antioxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-the-compound-k-rich-fraction-biogf1k-prepared-from-panax-ginseng
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Muhammad Jahangir Hossen, Yong Deog Hong, Kwang-Soo Baek, Sulgi Yoo, Yo Han Hong, Ji Hye Kim, Jeong-Oog Lee, Donghyun Kim, Junseong Park, Jae Youl Cho
BACKGROUND: BIOGF1K, a compound K-rich fraction prepared from the root of Panax ginseng, is widely used for cosmetic purposes in Korea. We investigated the functional mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative activities of BIOGF1K by discovering target enzymes through various molecular studies. METHODS: We explored the inhibitory mechanisms of BIOGF1K using lipopolysaccharide-mediated inflammatory responses, reporter gene assays involving overexpression of toll-like receptor adaptor molecules, and immunoblotting analysis...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123319/development-of-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-marker-for-specific-authentication-of-korean-ginseng-panax-ginseng-meyer-new-cultivar-g-1
#15
Dong-Uk Yang, Min-Kyeoung Kim, Padmanaban Mohanan, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Kwang-Hoon Seo, Woo-Saeng Kwon, Deok-Chun Yang
BACKGROUND: Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) is a well-known medicinal plant of Oriental medicine that is still in practice today. Until now, a total of 11 Korean ginseng cultivars with unique features to Korean ginseng have been developed based on the pure-line-selection method. Among them, a new cultivar namely G-1 with different agricultural traits related to yield and content of ginsenosides, was developed in 2012. METHODS: The aim of this study was to distinguish the new ginseng cultivar G-1 by identifying the unique single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at its 45S ribosomal DNA and Panax quinquefolius region than other Korean ginseng cultivars using multiplex amplification-refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction (ARMS-PCR)...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123318/ginsenoside-rg1-suppresses-early-stage-of-adipocyte-development-via-activation-of-c-ebp-homologous-protein-10-in-3t3-l1-and-attenuates-fat-accumulation-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-zebrafish
#16
Eun-Jeong Koh, Kui-Jin Kim, Jia Choi, Hui Jeon Jeon, Min-Jung Seo, Boo-Yong Lee
BACKGROUND: Ginsenoside Rg1 is a class of steroid glycoside and triterpene saponin in Panax ginseng. Many studies suggest that Rg1 suppresses adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1. However, the detail molecular mechanism of Rg1 on adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 is still not fully understood. METHODS: 3T3-L1 preadipocyte was used to evaluate the effect of Rg1 on adipocyte development in the differentiation in a stage-dependent manner in vitro. Oil Red O staining and Nile red staining were conducted to measure intracellular lipid accumulation and superoxide production, respectively...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123316/animal-lectins-potential-receptors-for-ginseng-polysaccharides
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So Hee Loh, Jin-Yeon Park, Eun Hee Cho, Seung-Yeol Nah, Young-Sun Kang
Panax ginseng Meyer, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae, is known for its human immune system-related effects, such as immune-boosting effects. Ginseng polysaccharides (GPs) are the responsible ingredient of ginseng in immunomodulation, and are classified as acidic and neutral GPs. Although GPs participate in various immune reactions including the stimulation of immune cells and production of cytokines, the precise function of GPs together with its potential receptor(s) and their signal transduction pathways have remained largely unknown...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114983/panaxatriol-saponins-promotes-angiogenesis-and-enhances-cerebral-perfusion-after-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
#18
Zhen Hui, Du-Juan Sha, Su-Lei Wang, Chao-Sheng Li, Jian Qian, Jing-Qing Wang, Yang Zhao, Jing-Hua Zhang, Hong-Yu Cheng, Hui Yang, Lin-Jie Yu, Yun Xu
BACKGROUND: Panaxatriol saponins (PTS), an extract from the traditional Chinese herb Panax notoginseng, which has been used to treat ischemic stroke for many years in China. However, the mechanism underlying the effects of PTS remains unclear. This study aimed to determine whether PTS can protect against ischemic brain injury by promoting angiogenesis and to explore the possible mechanism by which it promotes angiogenesis. METHODS: Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was induced in rats, and neurological deficit scores and brain infarct volumes were assessed...
January 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112228/hormetic-effect-of-panaxatriol-saponins-confers-neuroprotection-in-pc12-cells-and-zebrafish-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-ampk-sirt1-foxo3-pathways
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Chao Zhang, Chuwen Li, Shenghui Chen, Zhiping Li, Lijuan Ma, Xuejing Jia, Kai Wang, Jiaolin Bao, Yeer Liang, Meiwan Chen, Peng Li, Huanxing Su, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Kechun Liu, Jian-Bo Wan, Chengwei He
Hormesis is an adaptive response of living organisms to a moderate stress. However, its biomedical implication and molecular mechanisms remain to be intensively investigated. Panaxatriol saponins (PTS) is the major bioactive components extracted from Panax notoginseng, a widely used herbal medicine for cerebrovascular diseases. This study aims to examine the hormetic and neuroprotective effects of PTS in PC12 cells and zebrafish Parkinson's disease (PD) models. Our results demonstrated that PTS stimulated PC12 cell growth by about 30% at low doses, while PTS at high doses inhibited cell growth, which is a typical hormetic effect...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106137/ameliorative-effects-of-compound-k-and-ginsenoside-rh1-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rats
#20
Xu-Jia Chen, Wen-Jing Liu, Meng-Liang Wen, Hong Liang, Shao-Mei Wu, Yun-Zhen Zhu, Jiang-Yuan Zhao, Xiang-Qian Dong, Ming-Gang Li, Li Bian, Cheng-Gang Zou, Lan-Qing Ma
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver disease, which has no standard treatment available. Panax notoginseng saponines (PNS) have recently been reported to protect liver against hepatocyte injury induced by ethanol or high fat diet (HFD) in rats. Compound K and ginsenoside Rh1 are the main metabolites of PNS. In this study, we evaluated the effects of CK and Rh1 on NAFLD. Rats fed HFD showed significant elevations in liver function markers, lipids, glucose tolerance, and insulin resistance...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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