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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912940/panax-ginseng-and-salvia-miltiorrhiza-supplementation-during-eccentric-resistance-training-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-control-trial
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Hsin-Fu Lin, Chun-Chung Chou, Hsiao-Han Chao, Hirofumi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Muscle damage induced by an acute bout of eccentric exercise results in transient arterial stiffening. In this study, we sought to determine the effects of progressive eccentric resistance exercise training on vascular functions, and whether herb supplementation would enhance training adaptation by ameliorating the arterial stiffening effects. METHODS: By using a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled design, older adults were randomly assigned to either the Panax ginseng and Salvia miltiorrhiza supplementation group (N=12) or the placebo group (N=11)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910952/protective-effects-of-ginsenoside-rg1-on-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-via-activation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#2
Guo Zu, Jing Guo, Ningwei Che, Tingting Zhou, Xiangwen Zhang
Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) is one of the major bioactive ingredients in Panax ginseng, and it attenuates inflammation and apoptosis. The aims of our study were to explore the potential of Rg1 for the treatment of intestinal I/R injury and to determine whether the protective effects of Rg1 were exerted through the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. In this study, Rg1 treatment ameliorated inflammatory factors, ROS and apoptosis that were induced by intestinal I/R injury. Cell viability was increased and cell apoptosis was decreased with Rg1 pretreatment following hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) in the in vitro study...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900468/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-variant-of-maize-associated-totivirus-from-ecuador
#3
Robert A Alvarez-Quinto, Rodrigo F Espinoza-Lozano, Carlos A Mora-Pinargote, Diego F Quito-Avila
The complete genomic sequence of a variant of the recently reported maize-associated totivirus (MATV) from China was obtained from commercial maize in Ecuador. The genome of MATV-Ec (Ecuador) (4,998 bp) is considerably longer than that of MATV-Ch (China) (3,956 bp), the main difference due to a ≈ 1-kb-long capsid-protein-encoding fragment that is completely absent from the Chinese genome. Sequence alignments between MATV-Ec and MATV-Ch showed an overall identity of 82% at the nucleotide level, whereas at the amino acid level, the viruses exhibited 95% and 94% identity for the putative capsid protein and the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), respectively...
November 30, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899249/ginsenoside-20-s-rg3-induced-autophagy-to-inhibit-migration-and-invasion-of-ovarian-cancer
#4
Xia Zheng, Wei Chen, Huilian Hou, Jie Li, Huijin Li, Xiaomin Sun, Le Zhao, Xu Li
BACKGROUND: Autophagy maintains cellular homeostasis through engulfing cytoplasmic proteins and organelles, and plays an important role in cancer initiation and progression. Ginsenoside 20(S)-Rg3, an active ingredient of Panax ginseng, exerts anti-cancer functions in various cancers. However, its molecular mechanisms, including its effect on autophagy, are not fully elucidated in tumor models. METHODS: Ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3 was treated by various concentrations of 20(S)-Rg3...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893436/carbon-nanotubes-as-carriers-of-panax-ginseng-metabolites-and-enhancers-of-ginsenosides-rb1-and-rg1-anti-cancer-activity
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Mohamed H Lahiani, Souzan Eassa, Charlette Parnell, Zeid Nima, Anindya Ghosh, Alexandru S Biris, Mariya V Khodakovskaya
A major benefit to nanomaterial based-medicine is the ability to provide nanosized vehicles for sporadic metabolites. Here, we describe how the conjugation of valuable ginseng secondary metabolites (ginsenoside Rb1 or Rg1) with carbon nanotubes (CNT) can enhance their anti-proliferative and anti-cancer effects. Ginsenoside-CNT conjugate (Rb-CNT or Rg-CNT) permitted the ginsenosides to be used at a low dose, yet achieve a higher incidence of cancer killing. We were able to demonstrate that the ginsenoside-CNT conjugate can decrease cell viability up to 62% in breast cancer cells (MCF-7) and enhance antiproliferation of drug-resistant pancreatic cancer cells (PANC-1) by 61%...
November 28, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884675/molecular-cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-squalene-synthase-ss-in-panax-notoginseng
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Dan Jiang, Qixian Rong, Yijun Chen, Qingjun Yuan, Ye Shen, Juan Guo, Yirui Yang, Liangping Zha, Huixiao Wu, Luqi Huang, Chunsheng Liu
Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen, which is a used traditional Chinese medicine known as Sanqi or Tianqi in China, is widely studied for its ability to accumulate the triterpene saponins. Squalene synthase (SS: EC 2.5.1.21) catalyzes the first enzymatic step from the central isoprenoid pathway toward sterol and triterpenoid biosynthesis. In this study, SS from P. notoginseng was cloned and investigated followed by its recombinant expression and preliminary enzyme activity. The nucleotide sequence of the ORF contains 1 248 nucleotides and encodes 415 amino acid residues with molecular weight of 47...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876840/transcriptome-profiling-shows-gene-regulation-patterns-in-ginsenoside-pathway-in-response-to-methyl-jasmonate-in-panax-quinquefolium-adventitious-root
#7
Juan Wang, Jinxin Li, Jianli Li, Shujie Liu, Xiaolei Wu, Jing Li, Wenyuan Gao
Here, we combine elicitors and transcriptomics to investigate the inducible biosynthesis of the ginsenoside from the Panax quinquefolium. Treatment of P. quinquefolium adventitious root with methyl jasmonate (MJ) results in an increase in ginsenoside content (43.66 mg/g compared to 8.32 mg/g in control group). Therefore, we sequenced the transcriptome of native and MJ treated adventitious root in order to elucidate the key differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the ginsenoside biosynthetic pathway. Through DEG analysis, we found that 5,759 unigenes were up-regulated and 6,389 unigenes down-regulated in response to MJ treatment...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864798/pharmacokinetic-drug-interactions-with-panax-ginseng
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REVIEW
Meenakshi R Ramanathan, Scott R Penzak
Panax ginseng is widely used as an adaptogen throughout the world. The major active constituents of P. ginseng are ginsenosides. Most naturally occurring ginsenosides are deglycosylated by colonic bacteria to intestinal metabolites. Ginsenosides along with these metabolites are widely accepted as being responsible for the pharmacologic activity and drug interaction potential of ginseng. Numerous preclinical studies have assessed the influence of various ginseng components on cytochrome P450 (CYP), glucuronidation, and drug transport activity...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863345/suppression-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-free-radicals-reduces-systematic-inflammatory-and-metabolic-disorders-radioprotective-effects-of-ginseng-oligopeptides-on-intestinal-barrier-function-and-antioxidant-defense
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Li-Xia He, Jun-Bo Wang, Bin Sun, Jian Zhao, Lin Li, Teng Xu, Hui Li, Jing-Qin Sun, Jinwei Ren, Rui Liu, Qi-He Chen, Zhao-Feng Zhang, Yong Li
Irradiation therapy is markedly associated with intestinal injure and oxidant stress. This study aimed to investigate the effects of ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Mey.) oligopeptides (GOP) on irradiation-induced intestinal injury and antioxidant defense in mice. BALB/c mice (8 weeks old) were randomly divided into six groups: vehicle control, irradiation control (IR), IR+whey protein [0.30 g/kg body weight (BW)], IR+GOP 0.15 g/kg BW, IR+GOP 0.30 g/kg BW and IR+GOP 0.60 g/kg BW. Postirradiation 30-day survival trial, white blood cells count and bone marrow hematopoietic system damage were performed to identify the injury degree induced by irradiation...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860473/use-of-plant-extracts-as-an-efficient-alternative-therapy-of-respiratory-tract-infections
#10
Karel Šmejkal, Veronika Rjašková
Medicinal plants are advantageously used in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases. Upper respiratory tract catarrh is one of the diseases associated with seasonal weakening of immunity, and therefore, plant drugs with a non-specific immunomodulation effect are often used. Such plants include, but are not limited to, Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). In combination with medicinal plants having antibacterial and antiseptic effects, such as thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and pelargonium (Pelargonium sidoides), they can constitute efficient help in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases, shorten the duration of the disease and reduce the need of antibiotic therapy...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855495/pharmacological-importance-characterization-and-applications-of-gold-and-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-panax-ginseng-fresh-leaves
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Priyanka Singh, Hina Singh, Sungeun Ahn, Verónica Castro-Aceituno, Zuly Jiménez, Shakina Yesmin Simu, Yeon Ju Kim, Deok Chun Yang
Previously, we showed the rapid and eco-friendly synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles within 3 and 45 min by fresh leaves extract of herbal medicinal plant Panax ginseng. In addition, we characterized the nanoparticles in terms of shape, size, morphology and stability by FE-TEM, EDX, elemental mapping, SEAD, XRD and particles size analysis. In addition of this, we showed their antimicrobial, anti-coagulant, and biofilm inhibition activity of nanoparticles. Continuing our previous study, here we highlight the further characterization and biomedical applications of P...
November 18, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846268/application-of-rad-sequencing-for-evaluating-the-genetic-diversity-of-domesticated-panax-notoginseng-araliaceae
#12
Yuezhi Pan, Xueqin Wang, Guiling Sun, Fusheng Li, Xun Gong
Panax notoginseng, a traditional Chinese medicinal plant, has been cultivated and domesticated for approximately 400 years, mainly in Yunnan and Guangxi, two provinces in southwest China. This species was named according to cultivated rather than wild individuals, and no wild populations had been found until now. The genetic resources available on farms are important for both breeding practices and resource conservation. In the present study, the recently developed technology RADseq, which is based on next-generation sequencing, was used to analyze the genetic variation and differentiation of P...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843725/development-of-highly-transferable-microsatellites-for-panax-ginseng-araliaceae-using-whole-genome-data
#13
Peng Jiang, Feng-Xue Shi, Ya-Ling Li, Bao Liu, Lin-Feng Li
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Highly transferable expressed sequence tag (EST) microsatellites were developed for Panax ginseng (Araliaceae), one of the most celebrated traditional Chinese medicines and an endangered species in East Asia, using whole-genome data. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one EST microsatellites were characterized from next-generation sequencing and were composed of di- and trinucleotide repeats. Polymorphisms and genetic diversity were evaluated for 45 accessions of three ginseng landraces...
November 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837549/purification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-ginsenoside-rc-hydrolyzing-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-armillaria-mellea-mycelia
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Jitendra Upadhyaya, Min-Sun Yoon, Min-Ji Kim, Nam-Soo Ryu, Young-Eun Song, Young-Hoi Kim, Myung-Kon Kim
Ginsenosides are the principal compounds responsible for the pharmacological effects and health benefits of Panax ginseng root. Among protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenosides, minor ginsenosides such as ginsenoside (G)-F2, G-Rh2, compound (C)-Mc1, C-Mc, C-O, C-Y, and C-K are known to be more pharmacologically active constituents than major ginsenosides such as G-Rb1, G-Rb2, G-Rc, and G-Rd. A novel ginsenoside Rc-hydrolyzing β-glucosidase (BG-1) from Armillaria mellea mycelia was purified as a single protein band with molecular weight of 121...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831475/pglox6-encoding-a-lipoxygenase-contributes-to-jasmonic-acid-biosynthesis-and-ginsenoside-production-in-panax-ginseng
#15
Shadi Rahimi, Yu-Jin Kim, Johan Sukweenadhi, Dabing Zhang, Deok-Chun Yang
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November 9, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828760/ginseng-stem-and-leaf-saponins-gsls-enhanced-protective-immune-responses-induced-by-toxoplasma-gondii-heat-shocked-protein-70-hsp70-against-toxoplasmosis-in-mice
#16
Xunhui Zhuo, Hongchao Sun, Suhua Wang, Xiaolu Guo, Haojie Ding, Yi Yang, Ying Shan, Aifang Du
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite and is able to infect birds and mammals including humans. In order to find effective antigen-adjuvant combinations that can boost the immunogenicity and protection of antigen vaccines against toxoplasmosis, we examined the protective efficacy in mice immunized with recombinant protein HSP70 when co-administered with ginseng stem-and-leaf saponins (GSLS) isolated from Panax ginseng. All immunized mice produced significantly high levels of specific antibodies against rTgHSP70 and splenocytes from mice presented strong proliferative immune responses...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827951/soil-plant-metal-relations-in-panax-notoginseng-an-ecosystem-health-risk-assessment
#17
Xiaohong Ou, Li Wang, Lanping Guo, Xiuming Cui, Dahui Liu, Ye Yang
This study features a survey of the content of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Hg and Cu) in root and cultivation soils of Panax notoginseng (P. notoginseng), carried out in China's Yunnan Province. The average contents of Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Hg, and Cu in the soil were 61.6, 0.4, 102.4, 57.1, 0.3, and 35.1 mg·kg(-1), respectively. The heavy metals' pollution indexes can be ranked as follows: As > Cd > Hg > Cu > Cr > Pb. The proportion of soil samples at slight, middle, strong, very strong, and extremely strong levels of potential environmental risk had values of 5...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825116/ginsenoside-rb1-targets-chemotherapy-resistant-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells-via-simultaneous-inhibition-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#18
Shan Deng, Chris Kong Chu Wong, Hung-Cheng Lai, Alice Sze Tsai Wong
Chemoresistance is a major clinical problem compromising the successful treatment of cancer. One exciting approach is the eradication of cancer stem/tumor-initiating cells (jointly CSCs), which account for tumor initiation, progression, and drug resistance. Here we show for the first time, with mechanism-based evidence, that ginsenoside-Rb1, a natural saponin isolated from the rhizome of Panax quinquefolius and notoginseng, exhibits potent cytotoxicity on CSCs. Rb1 and its metabolite compound K could effectively suppress CSC self-renewal without regrowth...
November 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818924/identification-and-differentiation-of-panax-ginseng-panax-quinquefolium-and-panax-notoginseng-by-monitoring-multiple-diagnostic-chemical-markers
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Wenzhi Yang, Xue Qiao, Kai Li, Jingran Fan, Tao Bo, De-An Guo, Min Ye
To differentiate traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) derived from congeneric species in TCM compound preparations is usually challenging. The roots of Panax ginseng (PG), Panax quinquefolium (PQ) and Panax notoginseng (PN) are used as popular TCM. They contain similar triterpenoid saponins (ginsenosides) as the major bioactive constituents. Thus far, only a few chemical markers have been discovered to differentiate these three species. Herein we present a multiple marker detection approach to effectively differentiate the three Panax species, and to identify them in compound preparations...
November 2016: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818238/saponins-from-panax-bipinnatifidus-seem-new-strategy-of-extraction-isolation-and-evaluation-of-tyrosinase-inhibitory-activity-based-on-mathematical-calculations
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Yuchi Zhang, Chong Shi, Chunming Liu, Min Yu, Yanjuan Qi, Sainan Li
A hyphenated accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) technique coupled with centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC), ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), and mass spectrometry (MS) was established. The CPC fractions were prepared using the hyphenated technique. Subsequently, tyrosinase inhibitory activities of the CPC fractions were experimentally evaluated, and the activities of individual components were calculated theoretically. This new approach was applied to saponin fractions obtained from 10...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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