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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734162/extraction-and-in-vitro-screening-of-potential-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-from-the-leaves-of-panax-japonicus
#1
Sainan Li, Chengyu Liu, Chunming Liu, Yuchi Zhang
Ultrafiltration liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UFLC-MS) is an efficient method that can be applied to rapidly screen and identify ligands for acetylcholinesterase (AChE) from the leaves of Panax japonicus. Using this method, we identified 5 major compounds, chikusetsusaponins V, Ib, IV, IVa, and IVa ethyl ester, as potent AChE inhibitors, which were assessed for anti-Alzheimer disease activity using the PC12 cell model. A continuous online method, which consisted of microwave-assisted extraction, a solvent concentration tank, and centrifugal partition chromatography (MAE-SCT-CPC), was newly developed for scaled up production of these compounds with high purity and efficiency...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731262/nephroprotective-effects-of-anthocyanin-from-the-fruits-of-panax-ginseng-gfa-on-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
#2
Zhen-Lan Qi, Zi Wang, Wei Li, Jin-Gang Hou, Ying Liu, Xin-Dian Li, Hui-Ping Li, Ying-Ping Wang
Cisplatin is an effective anticancer chemotherapeutic agent, but the use of cisplatin in the clinic is severely limited by side effects. Nephrotoxicity is a major factor that contributes to the side effects of cisplatin chemotherapy. The aim of this research was to survey the nephroprotective effects of anthocyanin from the fruits of Panax ginseng (GFA) in a murine model of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury. We observed that pretreatment with GFA attenuated cisplatin-induced elevations in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels and histopathological injury induced by cisplatin...
July 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730971/apoptosis-and-anti-cancer-drug-discovery-the-power-of-medicinal-fungi-and-plants
#3
Jack Ho Wong, Stephen Cho Wing Sze, Tzi Bun Ng, Randy Chi Fai Cheung, Chit Tam, Kalin Yanbo Zhang, Xiuli Dan, Yau Sang Chan, William Chi Shing Cho, Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng, Mary Miu Yee Waye, Weicheng Liang, Jinfang Zhang, Jie Yang, Xiuyun Ye, Juan Lin, Xiujuan Ye, Hexiang Wang, Fang Liu, David Wai Chan, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, Ou Sha, Guohui Li, Ryan Tse, Tak Fu Tse, Helen Chan
The purpose of this account is to review the compounds capable of eliciting mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in cancer cells produced by medicinal fungi and plants. The medicinal fungi discussed encompass Cordyceps, Ganoderma species, Coriolus versicolor and Hypsizygus marmoreus. The medicinal plants discussed comprise Astragalus complanatus , Dendrobium spp,Dioscorea spp, Glycyrrhiza spp, Panax notoginseng, Panax ginseng, and Momordica charantia. These compounds have the potential of development into anticancer drugs...
July 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729651/combination-of-ginsenoside-rb1-and-rd-protects-the-retina-against-bright-light-induced-degeneration
#4
Minjuan Bian, Xiaoye Du, Peiwei Wang, Jingang Cui, Jing Xu, Jiangping Gu, Teng Zhang, Yu Chen
Photoreceptor degeneration is a central pathology of various retinal degenerative diseases which currently lack effective therapies. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities are noted for Panax notoginsenoside saponins (PNS) and related saponin compound(s). However, the photoreceptor protective potentials of PNS or related saponin compound(s) remain unknown. The current study revealed that PNS protected against photoreceptor loss in bright light-exposed BALB/c mice. Combination of ginsenoside Rb1 and Rd, two major saponin compounds of PNS, recapitulated the retinal protection of PNS and attenuated retinal oxidative stress and inflammatory changes...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727829/functional-differentiation-and-spatial-temporal-co-expression-networks-of-the-nbs-encoding-gene-family-in-jilin-ginseng-panax-ginseng-c-a-meyer
#5
Rui Yin, Mingzhu Zhao, Kangyu Wang, Yanping Lin, Yanfang Wang, Chunyu Sun, Yi Wang, Meiping Zhang
Ginseng, Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, is one of the most important medicinal plants for human health and medicine. It has been documented that over 80% of genes conferring resistance to bacteria, viruses, fungi and nematodes are contributed by the nucleotide binding site (NBS)-encoding gene family. Therefore, identification and characterization of NBS genes expressed in ginseng are paramount to its genetic improvement and breeding. However, little is known about the NBS-encoding genes in ginseng. Here we report genome-wide identification and systems analysis of the NBS genes actively expressed in ginseng (PgNBS genes)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725154/new-constituents-triterpene-ester-and-sugar-derivatives-from-panax-ginseng-meyer-and-their-evaluation-of-antioxidant-activities
#6
Ill-Min Chung, Nasir Ali Siddiqui, Seung Hyun Kim, Praveen Nagella, Azmat Ali Khan, Mohd Ali, Ateeque Ahmad
Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer (Araliaceae), is a well-known herb and used in the old established system of Oriental remedy, especially in Japan, China and Korea. Four new compounds characterized as (cis)- 7β,11α,19,21-tetra-O-decanoyl-18, 22β-dihydroxy-dammar-1-en-3-one (1), 3β,4α,12β-trihydroxystigmast-5-en-21-yl octadecan-9',12'-dienoate (2), dammar-12, 24-dien-3α, 6β, 15α-triol-3α-D-arabinopyranosyl-6β-L-arabinopyranoside (3) and dammar-24-en-3α, 6β, 16α, 20β-tetraol-3α-D-arabinopyranosyl-6β-D-arabinopyranoside (4) were isolated and established from the ethyl acetate and butanol extracts of the roots of P...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714761/gamma-irradiation-of-medicinally-important-plants-and-the-enhancement-of-secondary-metabolite-production
#7
P Vivek Vardhan, Lata I Shukla
PURPOSE: The profitable production of some important plant-based secondary metabolites (ginsenosides, saponins, camptothecin, shikonins etc.) in vitro by gamma irradiation is a current area of interest. We reviewed different types of secondary metabolites, their mode of synthesis and effect of γ-radiation on their yield for different plants, organs and in vitro cultures (callus, suspension, hairy root). Special effort has been made to review the biochemical mechanisms underlying the increase in secondary metabolites...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714027/enhanced-anticancer-effects-of-a-mixture-of-low-dose-mushrooms-and-panax-ginseng-root-extracts-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#8
Mi So Lee, Mi-Sook Kim, Jae Kuk Yoo, Ji Young Lee, Jae Eun Ju, Youn Kyoung Jeong
Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common in women. As conventional colorectal cancer therapies result in various side effects, there is a need for adjuvant therapy that can enhance the conventional therapies without complications. In this study, we investigated the anticancer effects of combined mixture of the several medicinal mushrooms and Panax ginseng root extracts (also called Amex7) as an adjuvant compound in the treatment of human colorectal cancer...
July 7, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713942/ginsenoside-rc-protects-against-uvb%C3%A2-induced-photooxidative-damage-in-epidermal-keratinocytes
#9
Yuri Oh, Hye-Won Lim, Kwang Hark Park, Yu-Hua Huang, Ji-Young Yoon, Kyunghoon Kim, Chang-Jin Lim
Ginsenoside Rc (Rc) is a major ginsenoside isolated from Panax ginseng, and has exhibited pharmacological effects on skin cells. The present study aimed to investigate the putative skin‑protective properties of Rc, including its anti‑photoaging and barrier function‑protective effects, in human HaCaT keratinocytes exposed to UVB radiation. The protective properties of Rc were evaluated through the assessment of keratinocyte viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, total glutathione (GSH) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, caspase‑14, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑2 and ‑9 activity, and MMP‑2, MMP‑9 and filament aggregating protein (filaggrin) expression following UVB irradiation...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705808/molecular-basis-of-altered-herg1-channel-gating-induced-by-ginsenoside-rg3
#10
Alison Gardner, Wei Wu, Steven Thomson, Eva-Maria Zangerl-Plessl, Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Michael Sanguinetti
Outward current conducted by human ether-a-g-go-related gene type 1 (hERG1) channels is a major determinant of action potential repolarization in the human ventricle. Ginsenoside 20(S)-Rg3 (Rg3), an alkaloid isolated from the root of Panax ginseng slows the rate of hERG1 deactivation, induces channels to open at more negative potentials than normal and increases current magnitude. The onset of Rg3 action is extremely fast, suggesting that it binds to an extracellular accessible site on the channel to alter its gating...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701885/panax-ginseng-total-protein-promotes-proliferation-and-secretion-of%C3%A2-collagen-in-nih-3t3-cells-by-activating-extracellular-signal-related-kinase-pathway
#11
Xuenan Chen, Manying Wang, Xiaohao Xu, Jianzeng Liu, Bing Mei, Pingping Fu, Daqing Zhao, Liwei Sun
BACKGROUND: Recently, protein from ginseng was studied and used for the treatment of several kinds of diseases. However, the effect of ginseng total protein (GTP) on proliferation and wound healing in fibroblast cells remains unclear. METHODS: In this study, cell viability was analyzed using the MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] assay. Cell cycle distribution was analyzed by flow cytometer. The levels of transforming growth factor β1, vascular endothelial growth factor, and collagens were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunofluorescence staining...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701884/cis-prenyltransferase-interacts-with-a-nogo-b-receptor-homolog-for-dolichol-biosynthesis-in-panax-ginseng-meyer
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Ngoc Quy Nguyen, Sang-Choon Lee, Tae-Jin Yang, Ok Ran Lee
BACKGROUND: Prenyltransferases catalyze the sequential addition of isopentenyl diphosphate units to allylic prenyl diphosphate acceptors and are classified as either trans-prenyltransferases (TPTs) or cis-prenyltransferases (CPTs). The functions of CPTs have been well characterized in bacteria, yeast, and mammals compared to plants. The characterization of CPTs also has been less studied than TPTs. In the present study, molecular cloning and functional characterization of a CPT from a medicinal plant, Panax ginseng Mayer were addressed...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701880/discovery-semisynthesis-biological-activities-and-metabolism-of-ocotillol-type-saponins
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Juan Liu, Yangrong Xu, Jingjing Yang, Wenzhi Wang, Jianqiang Zhang, Renmei Zhang, Qingguo Meng
Ocotillol-type saponins are one kind of tetracyclic triterpenoids, sharing a tetrahydrofuran ring. Natural ocotillol-type saponins have been discovered in Panax quinquefolius L., Panax japonicus, Hana mina, and Vietnamese ginseng. In recent years, the semisynthesis of 20(S/R)-ocotillol-type saponins has been reported. The biological activities of ocotillol-type saponins include neuroprotective effect, antimyocardial ischemia, antiinflammatory, antibacterial, and antitumor activities. Owing to their chemical structure, pharmacological actions, and the stereoselective activity on antimyocardial ischemia, ocotillol-type saponins are subjected to extensive consideration...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701878/in-situ-analysis-of-chemical-components-induced-by-steaming-between-fresh-ginseng-steamed-ginseng-and-red-ginseng
#14
Gyo In, Nam-Geun Ahn, Bong-Seok Bae, Myoung-Woo Lee, Hee-Won Park, Kyoung Hwa Jang, Byung-Goo Cho, Chang Kyun Han, Chae Kyu Park, Yi-Seong Kwak
BACKGROUND: The chemical constituents of Panax ginseng are changed by processing methods such as steaming or sun drying. In the present study, the chemical change of Panax ginseng induced by steaming was monitored in situ. METHODS: Samples were separated from the same ginseng root by incision during the steaming process, for in situ monitoring. Sampling was sequentially performed in three stages; FG (fresh ginseng) → SG (steamed ginseng) → RG (red ginseng) and 60 samples were prepared and freeze dried...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701877/endophytic-fungi-harbored-in-panax-notoginseng-diversity-and-potential-as-biological-control-agents-against-host-plant-pathogens-of%C3%A2-root-rot-disease
#15
You-Kun Zheng, Cui-Ping Miao, Hua-Hong Chen, Fang-Fang Huang, Yu-Mei Xia, You-Wei Chen, Li-Xing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Endophytic fungi play an important role in balancing the ecosystem and boosting host growth. In the present study, we investigated the endophytic fungal diversity of healthy Panax notoginseng and evaluated its potential antimicrobial activity against five major phytopathogens causing root-rot of P. notoginseng. METHODS: A culture-dependent technique, combining morphological and molecular methods, was used to analyze endophytic fungal diversity. A double-layer agar technique was used to challenge the phytopathogens of P...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701876/effects-of-panax-ginseng-extracts-prepared-at-different-steaming-times-on-thermogenesis-in-rats
#16
Hyung Taek Cho, Jun Ho Kim, Jin Hyup Lee, Young Jun Kim
BACKGROUND: Panax ginseng (PG) has a long history of use in Asian medicine because of its multiple pharmacological activities. It has been considered that PG in a type of white ginseng may induce undesirable thermogenic effects, but not in a type of red ginseng. However, there is a lack of evidence about the correlation between ginsenoside and thermogenesis. METHODS: We investigated the effects of PG with different ginsenoside compositions on body temperature, blood pressure, and thermogenesis-related factors in rats...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701875/converting-panax-ginseng-dna-and-chemical-fingerprints-into-two-dimensional-barcode
#17
Yong Cai, Peng Li, Xi-Wen Li, Jing Zhao, Hai Chen, Qing Yang, Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated how to convert the Panax ginseng DNA sequence code and chemical fingerprints into a two-dimensional code. In order to improve the compression efficiency, GATC2Bytes and digital merger compression algorithms are proposed. METHODS: HPLC chemical fingerprint data of 10 groups of P. ginseng from Northeast China and the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) sequence code as the DNA sequence code were ready for conversion. In order to convert such data into a two-dimensional code, the following six steps were performed: First, the chemical fingerprint characteristic data sets were obtained through the inflection filtering algorithm...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701872/ginseng-essence-a-medicinal-and-edible-herbal-formulation-ameliorates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-oxidative-stress-and-liver-injury-in-rats
#18
Kuan-Hung Lu, Ching-Yi Weng, Wei-Cheng Chen, Lee-Yan Sheen
BACKGROUND: Ginseng essence (GE) is a formulation comprising four medicinal and edible herbs including ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), lotus seed (Nelumbo nucifera), and lily bulb (Lilium longiflorum). This study was aimed at investigating the hepatoprotective effect of GE against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver injury in rats. METHODS: We treated Wistar rats daily with low, medium, and high [0.625 g/kg body weight (bw), 1...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701871/changes-in-element-accumulation-phenolic-metabolism-and-antioxidative-enzyme-activities-in-the-red-skin-roots-of-panax-ginseng
#19
Ying Zhou, Zhenming Yang, Lingling Gao, Wen Liu, Rongkun Liu, Junting Zhao, Jiangfeng You
BACKGROUND: Red-skin root disease has seriously decreased the quality and production of Panax ginseng (ginseng). METHODS: To explore the disease's origin, comparative analysis was performed in different parts of the plant, particularly the epidermis, cortex, and/or fibrous roots of 5-yr-old healthy and diseased red-skin ginseng. The inorganic element composition, phenolic compound concentration, reactive oxidation system, antioxidant concentrations such as ascorbate and glutathione, activities of enzymes related to phenolic metabolism and oxidation, and antioxidative system particularly the ascorbate-glutathione cycle were examined using conventional methods...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701870/nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-activator-protein-1-mediated-immunostimulatory-activity-of-compound-k-in-monocytes-and-macrophages
#20
Woo Seok Yang, Young-Su Yi, Donghyun Kim, Min Ho Kim, Jae Gwang Park, Eunji Kim, Sang Yeol Lee, Keejung Yoon, Jong-Hoon Kim, Junseong Park, Jae Youl Cho
BACKGROUND: Compound K (CK) is a bioactive derivative of ginsenoside Rb1 in Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng). Its biological and pharmacological activities have been studied in various disease conditions, although its immunomodulatory role in innate immunity mediated by monocytes/macrophages has been poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the regulatory role of CK on cellular events mediated by monocytes and macrophages in innate immune responses. METHODS: The immunomodulatory role of CK was explored by various immunoassays including cell-cell adhesion, fibronectin adhesion, cell migration, phagocytic uptake, costimulatory molecules, reactive oxygen species production, luciferase activity, and by the measurement of mRNA levels of proinflammatory genes...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
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