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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529129/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-36-is-involved-in-icaritin-induced-growth-inhibition-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Xue Wang, Nan Zheng, Jing Dong, Xuming Wang, Lijiang Liu, Jian Huang
A sub-class of ER-negative breast cancer that is negative for ER, PR and HER2 expression known as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is highly malignant and lacks effective treatment. Recently, it has been reported that an isoform of estrogen receptor-alpha ER-α36 is expressed and plays a critical role in development of TNBC. ER-α36 forms a positive regulatory loop with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which promotes malignant growth of TNBC cells. Thus, ER-α36 has been proposed as an important target for development of novel drugs for TNBC...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494419/neuroprotective-effects-of-total-flavonoid-fraction-of-the-epimedium-koreanum-nakai-extract-on-dopaminergic-neurons-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Lin Wu, Zhong-Rui Du, Ai-Li Xu, Zhen Yan, Hui-Hui Xiao, Man-Sau Wong, Xin-Sheng Yao, Wen-Fang Chen
Flavonoids, the active components of Epimedii Genus, have been demonstrated to protect against osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. The present study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effects of total flavonoid (TF) fraction of Epimedium koreanum Nakai on dopaminergic neurons in the cellular and mice models of Parkinson's disease (PD). TF pretreatment could ameliorate the decrease of striatal dopamine (DA) content and the loss of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-immunoreactive neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)...
May 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454423/the-nutritional-herb-epimedium-grandiflorum-inhibits-the-growth-in-a-model-for-the-luminal-a-molecular-subtype-of-breast-cancer
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Nitin T Telang, Gou Li, Meena Katdare, Daniel W Sepkovic, H Leon Bradlow, George Y C Wong
The Luminal A subtype of breast cancer expresses the estrogen receptor (ER)-α and progesterone receptor (PR), but not the human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)-2 oncogene. This subtype of breast cancer responds to endocrine therapy involving the use of selective estrogen receptor modulators and/or inhibitors of estrogen biosynthesis. However, these therapeutic agents are frequently associated with long-term systemic toxicity and acquired tumor resistance, emphasizing the need to identify non-toxic alternative treatments for chemo-endocrine therapy responsive breast cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414103/apoptosis-induction-of-poly-s-nitrosated-human-serum-albumin-in-resistant-solid-tumor-under-hypoxia-can-be-restored-by-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition
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Mayumi Ikeda, Yu Ishima, Victor T G Chuang, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Ryo Kinoshita, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tatsuhiro Ishida, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Poly-S-nitrosated human serum albumin (Poly-SNO-HSA) delivered and accumulated nitric oxide (NO) in tumors and induces apoptosis. Tumor hypoxia is strongly associated with malignant progression and tumor resistance to therapy. In this study, we examined the cytotoxic effect of Poly-SNO-HSA under hypoxia on the murine colon 26 adenocarcinoma (C26) cells in vitro and in vivo. Under hypoxia, at about 4 times LD50 dose of Poly-SNO-HSA in vitro, the reactive oxygen species production was hindered but apoptotic cells were induced via cGMP pathway as the effect was suppressed by a soluble guanylate cyclase inhibitor, NS2028...
April 13, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382688/epimedii-herba-a-promising-herbal-medicine-for-neuroplasticity
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Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Beom-Joon Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Jae-Woo Park, Youngmin Bu
Epimedii Herba (EH) is an herbal medicine originating from several plants of the genus Epimedium. It is a major therapeutic option for kidney yang deficiency syndrome, which is closely related to androgen hormones and also has been used to treat hemiplegia following a stroke in traditional medicine of Korea and PR China. To date, many clinical and basic researches of EH have shown the activities on functional recovery from brain diseases. Recently, neuroplasticity, which is the spontaneous reaction of the brain in response to diseases, has been shown to accelerate functional recovery...
April 6, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370226/total-flavonoids-of-epimedium-reduce-ageing-related-oxidative-dna-damage-in-testis-of-rats-via-p53-dependent-pathway
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H Zhao, L Song, W Huang, J Liu, D Yuan, Y Wang, C Zhang
Increased DNA damage in testis is considered as a major factor for ageing-related dysfunction. Total flavonoids of Epimedium (TFE), the main active compositions of Epimedium, have been used to treat sexual dysfunction and delay ageing. However, whether TFE could improve ageing-related testicular dysfunction remains unknown. Therefore, we investigated the protection effects of TFE and its mechanisms of action in a naturally ageing rat model. Eighteen-month-old SD rats were randomised to receive either vehicle or TFE (10 and 20 mg/kg)...
March 30, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361161/steroids-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-what-is-the-evidence
#7
Foon Yin Fung, Yeh Ching Linn
Local healthcare providers often question the possible steroidal activity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs or herbal products and implicate them as a cause for adrenal insufficiency or Cushing's syndrome in patients with a history of TCM intake. We conducted a comprehensive database search for evidence of potential glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid, androgenic or oestrogenic activity of herbs or herbal products. Overall, there are not many herbs whose steroidal activity is well established; among these, most cases were based on preclinical studies...
March 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278623/anti-inflammatory-neolignans-from-epimedium-pseudowushanese
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Huihui Ti, Ping Wu, Liangxiong Xu, Xiaoyi Wei
One new 8-O-4' neolignan has been isolated from Epimedium pseudowushanese B. L. Guo, together with nine other known neolignans. The structures of these neolignans were elucidated using spectroscopic and chemical techniques, and their anti-inflammatory activities were also evaluated. The results of these experiments revealed that compound 6 was the most potent of the 10 different compounds tested in the current study, with a maximal inhibitory ratio of 79% for its in vitro anti-inflammatory activity towards lipopolysaccharide-induced tumour necrosis factor alpha secretion in RAW264...
March 2, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243204/icariin-inhibits-ampk-dependent-autophagy-and-adipogenesis-in-adipocytes-in-vitro-and-in-a-model-of-graves-orbitopathy-in-vivo
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Hong Li, Yifei Yuan, Yali Zhang, Xia Zhang, Long Gao, Rongjuan Xu
Graves' orbitopathy (GO), an extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease, is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the orbit that involves the differentiation of precursor cells into mature adipocytes and retro-orbital adipose tissue accumulation. Here, we examined the involvement of autophagy in adipogenesis and explored the effects of icariin, a flavonoid isolated from the genus Epimedium with a wide range of biological and pharmacological effects, on autophagy and adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and in a mouse model of GO...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211089/icariin-promotes-mouse-hair-follicle-growth-by-increasing-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-expression-in-dermal-papillary-cells
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Y-S Su, Z-X Fan, S-E Xiao, B-J Lin, Y Miao, Z-Q Hu, H Liu
BACKGROUND: Icariin is a major flavonoid isolated from Epimedium spp. leaves (Epimedium Herba), and has multiple pharmacological functions, including anti-angiogenesis, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunoprotective effects. AIM: To investigate whether icariin can stimulate growth of hair follicles in mice and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: In vitro, the effect of icariin on hair growth was assessed by using a vibrissae hair follicle (VHF) organ-culture model...
February 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210222/icariside-ii-a-broad-spectrum-anti-cancer-agent-reverses-beta-amyloid-induced-cognitive-impairment-through-reducing-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Yuanyuan Deng, Long Long, Keke Wang, Jiayin Zhou, Lingrong Zeng, Lianzi He, Qihai Gong
Beta-amyloid (Aβ) deposition, associated neuronal apoptosis and neuroinflammation are considered as the important factors which lead to cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Icariside II (ICS II), an active flavonoid compound derived from Epimedium brevicornum Maxim, has been extensively used to treat erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis and dementia in traditional Chinese medicine. Recently, ICS II attracts great interest due to its broad-spectrum anti-cancer property. ICS II shows an anti-inflammatory potential both in cancer treatment and cerebral ischemia-reperfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190476/neuroprotective-properties-of-icariin-in-mptp-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-involvement-of-pi3k-akt-and-mek-erk-signaling-pathways
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Wen-Fang Chen, Lin Wu, Zhong-Rui Du, Lei Chen, Ai-Li Xu, Xiao-Han Chen, Ji-Jun Teng, Man-Sau Wong
BACKGROUND: Epimedium sagittatum is a traditional Chinese herb normally which is used to treat the osteoporosis, cardiovascular dysfunction, and to improve neurological and sexual function in China, Korea and Japan. Icariin is the major active ingredient in Epimedium sagittatum. In the present research, we examined the neuroprotective effects of icariin on dopaminergic neurons and the possible mechanisms in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Ovariectomized PD mice were treated with vehicle or icariin (3 days before MPTP injections) with or without the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 or mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) inhibitor PD98059...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140748/the-effects-of-icariin-on-the-expression-of-hif-1%C3%AE-hsp-60-and-hsp-70-in-pc12-cells-suffered-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-injury
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Zhen-Tao Mo, Wen-Na Li, Yu-Rong Zhai, Shu-Ying Gao
CONTEXT: The effects of icariin, a chief constituent of flavonoids from Epimedium brevicornum Maxim (Berberidaceae), on the levels of HIF-1α, HSP-60 and HSP-70 remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of icariin on the levels of HSP-60, HIF-1α and HSP-70 neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and cell viability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PC12 cells were treated with icariin (10(-7), 10(-6) or 10(-5 )mol/L) for 3 h (1 h before oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) plus 2 h OGD)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122556/therapeutic-effects-of-qian-yu-decoction-and-its-three-extracts-on-carrageenan-induced-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-in-rats
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Keda Zhang, Xiaobin Zeng, Yonggang Chen, Rong Zhao, Hui Wang, Jinhu Wu
BACKGROUND: Qian-Yu decoction (QYD) is a traditional Chinese medicinal recipe composed of Radix astragali (Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge var. mongholicus (Bunge) P.K. Hsiao, Fabaceae ), Herba epimedii (Epimedium brevicornum Maxim., Berberidaceae), Herba leonuri (Leonurus japonicus Houtt., Lamiaceae), Cortex phellodendri (Phellodendron chinense Schneid., Rutaceae) and Radix achyranthis bidentatae (Achyranthes bidentata Bl., Amaranthaceae). This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic activity of QYD against carrageenan-induced chronic prostatic/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) in rats and further elucidate its effective components...
January 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107963/chromatographic-fingerprinting-as-a-strategy-to-identify-regulated-plants-in-illegal-herbal-supplements
#15
D Custers, N Van Praag, P Courselle, S Apers, E Deconinck
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain a sufficiently rigid erection. Despite the availability of non-invasive oral treatment options, many patients turn to herbal alternatives. Furthermore, herbal supplements are increasingly gaining popularity in industrialized countries and, as a consequence, quality control is a highly important issue. Unfortunately, this is not a simple task since plants are often crushed and mixed with other plants, which complicates their identification by usage of classical approaches such as microscopy...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097088/icariin-ameliorates-iga-nephropathy-by-inhibition-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nlrp3-pathway
#16
Lei Zhang, Xing-Zhi Wang, Yu-Shu Li, Lei Zhang, Li-Rong Hao
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most frequent form of glomerulonephritis, which is characterized by glomerular proliferation and renal inflammation. Icariin is a flavonoid from the Chinese herb Epimedium, and its anti-inflammatory effect has been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects of icariin on the renal damage in IgAN rats and the mechanisms behind these effects. IgAN model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats by oral and intravenous immunization with bovine gamma-globulin for 12 weeks, and rats were treated with icariin from 12 to 18 weeks...
January 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975816/inhibitory-effects-of-epimedium-herb-water-extract-on-the-inflammatory-response-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#17
Y C Oh, Y H Jeong, W K Cho, S J Lee, J Y Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975793/antiviral-effect-of-epimedium-koreanum-extract
#18
W K Cho, J S Lee, J Y Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959402/effects-of-herbal-epimedium-on-the-improvement-of-bone-metabolic-disorder-through-the-induction-of-osteogenic-differentiation-from-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Do Rim Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Kyung Jun Shim, Jin Hyoung Cho, Ho Chul Lee, Seong Kyu Park, Mun Seog Chang
Herbal Epimedium (HE) has been commonly used as a tonic, antirheumatic agent and in the treatment of bone‑associated diseases including osteoporosis. Treatment for osteoporosis is important to increase bone mass density and maintain to balance of bone remodeling. The present study was performed to investigate the effects of HE on mouse bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (mBMMSC) proliferation and osteogenic differentiation, using MTT assays, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) detection and apoptosis and differentiation assays...
January 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916587/genetic-toxicity-of-epimedium-koreanum-nakai
#20
Youn-Hwan Hwang, Hey Jin Yang, Nam-Hui Yim, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Eastern Asia, E. koreanum Nakai (EKN) has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac herbal medicine. However, there was no available information for its genotoxicity. This study was conducted to evaluate the genotoxic potentials of EKN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phytochemicals of EKN were identified using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Three standard battery of genotoxicity assay for bacterial reverse mutation, mammalian chromosomal aberration and in vivo micronuclei formation was employed...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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