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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813475/evaluation-of-the-adaptogenic-potential-exerted-by-ginsenosides-rb1-and-rg1-against-oxidative-stress-mediated-neurotoxicity-in-an-in-vitro-neuronal-model
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Carlos Fernández-Moriano, Elena González-Burgos, Irene Iglesias, Rafael Lozano, M Pilar Gómez-Serranillos
BACKGROUND: Ginseng (Panax sp.) is a drug with multiple pharmacological actions that has been largely used in traditional medicines for the treatment of many health problems. In the therapy of neurodegenerative disorders, it has been employed due to its capacity to strengthen mental processes by enhancing cognitive performance and psychological function. Current work aimed at evaluating the adaptogenic potential of Rb1 and Rg1 against oxidative-stress mediated degeneration in a model of nervous cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778038/application-of-magnetically-immobilized-edible-fungus-for-the-biotransformation-of-panax-notoginseng-saponin-rb1-to-rd-and-rg3
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Yuping Zang, Na Guo, Jiao Jiao, Xiqing Wang, Qingyan Gai, Wenjing Xu, Yujie Fu
In this study, we developed a new magnetically immobilized edible fungus for the biotransformation of panax notoginseng saponins Rb1 to Rd and Rg3. The optimum biotransformation conditions were as follows: temperature 32°C, pH 6.5, time 48h and liquid-solid ratio 25:1(mL/g). The yields of Rd and Rg3 reached 41.35±0.12mg/g and 6.35±0.08mg/g which increased 6.97-fold and 3.23-fold to that of untreated control, respectively. Additionally, SEM demonstrated that vestured pits and cell walls of samples were destroyed obviously which was beneficial to the Rb1 biotransformation and target Rd and Rg3 release...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769947/heterologous-expression-of-panax-ginseng-pgtip1-confers-enhanced-salt-tolerance-of-soybean-cotyledon-hairy-roots-composite-and-whole-plants
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Jing An, Zhenmin Hu, Benning Che, Haiying Chen, Bingjun Yu, Weiming Cai
The Panax ginseng TIP gene PgTIP1 was previously demonstrated to have high water channel activity by its heterologous expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes and in yeast; it also plays a significant role in growth of PgTIP1-transgenic Arabidopsis plants under favorable conditions and has enhanced tolerance toward salt and drought treatment. In this work, we first investigated the physiological effects of heterologous PgTIP1 expression in soybean cotyledon hairy roots or composite plants mediated by Agrobacterium rhizogenes toward enhanced salt tolerance...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763831/preparation-related-structural-diversity-and-medical-potential-in-the-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus-with-ginseng-pectins
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REVIEW
Qilei Chen, Lin Zhu, Yina Tang, Zhongzhen Zhao, Tao Yi, Hubiao Chen
Pectins isolated from Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer are potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, a global health challenge. Soil-to-bench procedures of ginseng pectin preparation significantly affect the polysaccharide structures. Various forms of ginseng pectins rich in homogalacturonan, rhamnogalacturonan-I, rhamnogalacturonan-II, and arabinogalactan have demonstrated independent or collaborative effects on hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, immunological dysfunction, and neoplasms. Monosaccharide compositions, peptide contents, degrees of esterification and methylation, and inter- and intramolecular linkages all influence pectin bioactivity...
August 1, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763802/ginsenoside-rg1-attenuates-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats-via-modulation-of-ppar-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathway
#5
Leiming Zhang, Maojing Zhu, Minmin Li, Yuan Du, Sijin Duan, Yanan Huang, Yongying Lu, Jianqiao Zhang, Tian Wang, Fenghua Fu
Ginsenoside Rg1, the main active compound in Panax ginseng, has already been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, the protective effects of Rg1 on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of Rg1 on adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) in rats. AIA rats were given Rg1 at doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg intraperitoneally for 14 days to observe the anti-arthritic effects. The results showed that Rg1 significantly alleviated joint swelling and injuries...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762191/inhibition-of-autophagy-is-involved-in-the-protective-effects-of-ginsenoside-rb1-on-spinal-cord-injury
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Peng Wang, Chaowei Lin, Shiyang Wu, Kelun Huang, Yu Wang, Xiaomei Bao, Fan Zhang, Zhihui Huang, Honglin Teng
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological disorder. Autophagy is induced and plays a crucial role in SCI. Ginsenoside Rb1 (Rb1), one of the major active components extracted from Panax Ginseng CA Meyer, has exhibited neuroprotective effects in various neurodegenerative diseases. However, it remains unknown whether autophagy is involved in the neuroprotection of Rb1 on SCI. In this study, we examined the regulation of autophagy following Rb1 treatment and its involvement in the Rb1-induced neuroprotection in SCI and in vitro injury model...
July 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758911/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-pnbhlh1-transcription-factor-in-panax-notoginseng
#7
Xiang Zhang, Feng Ge, Bing Deng, Taif Shah, Zhuangjia Huang, Diqiu Liu, Chaoyin Chen
Panax notoginseng has been extensively used as a traditional Chinese medicine. In the current study, molecular cloning and characterization of PnbHLH1 transcription factor were explored in Panax notoginseng. The full length of the PnbHLH1 gene obtained by splicing was 1430 bp, encoding 321 amino acids. Prokaryotic expression vector pET-28a-PnbHLH1 was constructed and transferred into the BL21 prokaryotic expression strain. An electrophoretic mobility shift assay of PnbHLH1 protein binding to E-box cis-acting elements verified that PnbHLH1 belonged to the bHLH class transcription factor which could interact with the promoter region of the E-box core sequence...
July 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758425/new-triterpenoid-saponins-from-the-steaming-treated-roots-of-panax-notoginseng
#8
Cheng-Zhen Gu, Yi-Jun Qiao, Dong Wang, Hong-Tao Zhu, Chong-Ren Yang, Min Xu, Ying-Jun Zhang
Further phytochemical investigation of the steaming treated roots of Panax notoginseng (Araliaceae) led to the identification of two new dammarane-type triterpenoid saponins, notoginsenoside SP20 (1) and SP21 (2). In addition, a pair of new phenolic glycosides (3a and 3b) was also isolated together with two known compounds. Their structures were elucidated by HRESIMS, 1D- and 2D-NMR spectra. Compounds 1 and 2 showed no in vitro cytotoxicity against five human cancer cell lines (HL-60, SMMC-7712, A-549, MCF-9 and SW480)...
July 31, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754329/inhibition-of-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-ugt-mediated-glycyrrhetinic-acid-3-o-glucuronidation-by-polyphenols-and-triterpenoids
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Mayuko Koyama, Tatsuya Shirahata, Rika Hirashima, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Tomoo Itoh, Ryoichi Fujiwara
Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) is an active metabolite of glycyrrhizin, which is a main constituent in licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). While GA exhibits a wide variety of pharmacological activities in the body, it is converted to a toxic metabolite GA 3-O-glucuronide by hepatic UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs). To avoid the development of the toxic metabolite-induced pseudohyperaldosteronism (pseudoaldosteronism), there is a limitation in maximum daily dosage of licorice and in combined usage of other glycyrrhizin-containing natural medicine...
May 4, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747975/blood-flow-improving-activity-of-methyl-jasmonate-treated-adventitious-roots-of-mountain-ginseng
#10
Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Jieun Choi, Eun Suk An, Ji Young Lee, Nu Ry Han, Da Woom Seo, Gooyoung Jung, Da-Hye Jeong, Man Hee Rhee, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Ginsenosides from Panax ginseng are well known for their diverse pharmacological effects including antithrombotic activity. Since adventitious roots of mountain ginseng (ARMG) also contain various ginsenosides, blood flow-improving effects of the dried powder and extract of ARMG were investigated. Rats were orally administered with dried powder (PARMG) or ethanol extract (EARMG) of ARMG (125, 250 or 500 mg/kg) or aspirin (30 mg/kg, a reference control) for 3 weeks. Forty min after the final administration, carotid arterial thrombosis was induced by applying a 70% FeCl3-soaked filter paper outside the arterial wall for 5 min, and the blood flow was monitored with a laser Doppler probe...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743642/intercontinental-and-intracontinental-biogeography-of-the-eastern-asian-eastern-north-american-disjunct-panax-the-ginseng-genus-araliaceae-emphasizing-its-diversification-processes-in-eastern-asia
#11
Yun-Juan Zuo, Jun Wen, Shi-Liang Zhou
The intercontinental biogeography between eastern Asia and eastern North America has attracted much attention from evolutionary biologists. Further insights into understanding the evolution of the intercontinental disjunctions have been hampered by the lack of studies on the intracontinental biogeography in eastern Asia, a region with complex geology, geography, climates and habitats. Herein we studied the biogeographic history of the eastern Asian-eastern North American disjunct genus Panax with special emphasis on the investigation of its uneven diversification in Asia...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734162/extraction-and-in-vitro-screening-of-potential-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-from-the-leaves-of-panax-japonicus
#12
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/28732813/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-on-the-anti-haemostatic-effects-of-curcuma-longa-angelica-sinensis-and-panax-ginseng
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Foon Yin Fung, Wan Hui Wong, Seng Kok Ang, Hwee Ling Koh, Mei Ching Kun, Lai Heng Lee, Xiaomei Li, Heng Joo Ng, Chuen Wen Tan, Yan Zhao, Yeh Ching Linn
PURPOSE: Herbs with "blood-activating" properties by traditional medicine theory often raise concerns for their possible anti-platelet or anticoagulation effects based on reports from in vitro studies. Such herbs have been implicated for bleeding manifestations based on only anecdotal reports. In particular, the combination of such herbs with anti-platelet agents is often empirically advised against despite lack of good clinical evidence. Here we studied 3 commonly used herbal preparations Curcuma longa, Angelica sinensis and Panax ginseng on their respective anti-platelet and anticoagulation effect, alone and in combination with aspirin...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
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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
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