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Salvianolic acid B

Khaled S Abdelkawy, Kelsey Lack, Fawzy Elbarbry
Up-regulation of arginase activity in several chronic disease conditions, including cancer and hypertension, may suggest new targets for treatment. Recently, the number of new arginase inhibitors with promising therapeutic effects for asthma, cancer, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and erectile dysfunction has shown a remarkable increase. Arginase inhibitors may be chemical substances, such as boron-based amino acid derivatives, α-difluoromethylornithine (DMFO), and Nω-hydroxy-nor-L-arginine (nor-NOHA) or, of plant origin such as sauchinone, salvianolic acid B (SAB), piceatannol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (PG) and obacunone...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Jinyu Li, Qin Wang, Wei Zhi, Jianxin Wang, Bo Feng, Shuxin Qu, Yandong Mu, Jie Weng
Porous hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffolds combined with a drug delivery system have attracted much attention for bone tissue engineering. In this study, an easy and highly efficient method was developed to immobilize salvianolic acid B (Sal B)-loaded chitosan (CS) microspheres three dimensionally and homogeneously on the surface of HA scaffolds pre-coated with alginate. Porous HA scaffolds were prepared via a template-leaching process and CS microspheres (used as drug carriers) were fabricated by an emulsion method...
October 7, 2016: Biomedical Materials
Qi Li, Yiqi Liu, Lingfei Han, Jiazhuo Liu, Wenyuan Liu, Feng Feng, Jie Zhang, Ning Xie
Two similar Dracocephalum species, namely, Dracocephalum tanguticum Maxim and Dracocephalum moldavica L, are commonly used as ethnic medicines in China. Here we describe a strategy of combining high-performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, as well as fingerprints and chemometrics for characterization and discrimination of chemical constituents on the two herbs. A total of 49 compounds including 33 flavonoids, 5 phenylethanol glycosides, 1 coumarin glycoside, 8 organic acids, and 2 other types of compounds were unambiguously or tentatively identified from the two Dracocephalum species...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
Huaizhi Li, Yan Cheng, Hongjing Dong, Xiao Wang, Jia Li, Qianshan Gao
Salvianolic acid A is the major bioactive compound in Danshen, however, due to the chemical instability and low content in Danshen, it is difficult to extract amount of salvianolic acid A. Therefore, this study was to establish an effective strategy for obtaining adequate amount of salvianolic acid A, subcritical water extraction was used to degrade salvianolic acid B and prepare salvianolic acid A. Different reaction conditions including temperature, time, concentration and pH value in subcritical water were investigated...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Chun-Yan Shen, Jian-Guo Jiang, Li Yang, Da-Wei Wang, Wei Zhu
Aging, a puzzling question in the medical field, is a multifactorial process that results in a progressive functional decline at cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Although it is impossible to prevent aging, slowing down the pace of aging is entirely possible to achieve. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is characterized by the nourishing of life, its role in anti-aging is getting more and more attention. This article summarizes the natural products from TCM that are reported to have anti-aging effects in the past two decades...
September 23, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Hong-Jin Tang, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Lin Yang, Wei Li, Jia-Huang Li, Jin-Xin Wang, Jun Chen
Xanthine oxidase (XO) is the key enzyme in humans which is related to a variety of diseases such as gout, hyperuricemia and cardiovascular diseases. In this work, a series of 2-arylbenzo[b]furan derivatives were synthesized based on salvianolic acid C, and they were evaluated for xanthine oxidase inhibitory and antioxidant activities. Compounds 5b, 6a, 6e and 6f showed potent xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities with IC50 values ranging from 3.99 to 6.36 μM, which were comparable with that of allopurinol...
August 31, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Younan Ren, Shanjun Tao, Shuguo Zheng, Mengqiu Zhao, Yuanmei Zhu, Jieren Yang, Yuanjie Wu
Vascular endothelial cell injury is an initial event in atherosclerosis. Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a main bioactive component in the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza, has vascular protective effect in diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The present study investigated the effect of Sal B on vascular endothelial function in diabetic rats with blood glucose fluctuations and the possible mechanisms implicated. The results showed that diabetic rats developed marked endothelial dysfunction as exhibited by impaired acetylcholine induced vasodilation...
September 8, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Zhengjun Wang, Qian Ge, Chen Chen, Xinxin Jin, Xiaoyan Cao, Zhezhi Wang
In this study, we cloned a full-length cDNA and the genomic DNA sequence of SmCCoAOMT (GenBank ID JQ007585) from Salvia miltiorrhiza. The 744-bp open-reading frame encodes a protein of 247 amino acids that shares 95 % similarity with one in Vitis vinifera. Real-time quantitative PCR analysis revealed that SmCCoAOMT is most highly expressed in the stems and can be induced by methyl jasmonate (MeJA) and XC-1 treatment. To evaluate its function in vivo, we generated RNA interference transgenic plants through Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer...
September 9, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Mei-Yin Chien, Cheng-Hung Chuang, Chang-Ming Chern, Kou-Tong Liou, Der-Zen Liu, Yu-Chang Hou, Yuh-Chiang Shen
Salvianolic acid A (SalA), a chemical type of caffeic acid trimer, has drawn great attention for its potent bioactivities against ischemia-induced injury both in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we evaluated SalA's protective effects against acute ischemic stroke by inducing middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion (MCAO) injuries in mice. Treatment of the mice with SalA (50 and 100μg/kg, i.v.) at 2h after MCAO enhanced their survival rate, improved their moving activity, and ameliorated the severity of brain infarction and apoptosis seen in the mice by diminishing pathological changes such as the extensive breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), nitrosative stress, and the activation of an inflammatory transcriptional factor p65 nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and a pro-apoptotic kinase p25/Cdk5...
September 5, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Kai-Jing Yan, Yang Chu, Jian-Hua Huang, Miao-Miao Jiang, Wei Li, Yue-Fei Wang, Hui-Yong Huang, Yu-Hui Qin, Xiao-Hui Ma, Shui-Ping Zhou, Henry Sun, Wei Wang
In this study, a new approach using (1)H NMR spectroscopy combined with chemometrics method was developed for qualitative and quantitative analyses of extracts of Compound Danshen Dripping Pills (CDDP). For the qualitative analysis, some metabolites presented in Compound Danshen extract (CDE, extraction intermediate of CDDP) were detected, including phenolic acids, saponins, saccharides, organic acids and amino acids, by the proposed (1)H NMR method, and metabolites profiles were further analyzed by selected chemometrics algorithms to define the threshold values for product quality evaluation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Kai Liang, Shuiting Zhai, Zhidong Zhang, Guoquan Wang, Xiaoyang Fu, Tianxiao Li
In order to provide scientific basis for clinical selection of drugs, to compare and analyze the effective constitutes and the intestinal absorption in vivo in rats of the compound salvia tablets and compound salvia dropping pills (taken as the representatives). Determine the contents of tanshinol, protocatechuic aldehyde, salvianolic acid B and tanshinone II A, cryptotanshinone, ginseng saponin Rg1 and Rb1 in the compound salvia tablets and compound salvia dropping pills by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dan Li, Jun Wang, Jincai Hou, Jianhua Fu, Jianxun Liu, Ruichao Lin
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a novel class of powerful, endogenous regulators of gene expression. This study was designed to ascertain if miR-30a is involved in the cardioprotective actions of salvianolic acid B (Sal B) against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury through suppression of autophagy. METHODS: Murine myocardial cells that had undergone primary culture were induced by I-R and incubated with Sal B (25, 50, 100 μM) in the presence of a miR-30a mimic or miR-30a inhibitor...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Shi-Ying Luo, Jing-Feng Chen, Zhi-Guo Zhong, Xiao-Hua Lv, Ya-Jun Yang, Jing-Jing Zhang, Liao Cui
AIM: Our previous studies show that salvianolic acid B (Sal B) promotes osteoblast differentiation and matrix mineralization. In this study, we evaluated the protective effects of Sal B on the osteogenesis in dexamethasone (Dex)-treated larval zebrafish, and elucidated the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: At 3 d post fertilization, wild-type AB zebrafish larvae or bone transgenic tg (sp7:egfp) zebrafish larvae were exposed to Sal B, Dex, or a mixture of Dex+Sal B for 6 d...
September 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Zhao Jing, Weiqiang Fei, Jichun Zhou, Lumin Zhang, Liuxi Chen, Xiaomin Zhang, Xiao Liang, Jiansheng Xie, Yong Fang, Xinbing Sui, Weidong Han, Hongming Pan
Salvianolic Acid B (Sal B), an active compound extracted from the Chinese herb Salvia miltiorrhiza, is attracting more and more attention due to its biological activities, including antioxidant, anticoagulant and antitumor effects. However, autophagy induction in cancer cells by Sal B has never been recognized. In this study, we demonstrated that Sal B induced cell death and triggered autophagy in HCT116 and HT29 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Specific inhibition of autophagy by 3-MA or shRNA targeting Atg5 rescued Sal B-induced cell death in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that Sal B-induced autophagy may play a pro-death role and contribute to the cell death of colorectal cancer cell lines...
August 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiang Liu, Yun Liu, Yang Yang, Jiadai Xu, Deshu Dai, Chao Yan, Xiangyang Li, Renxian Tang, Chen Yu, Hongqi Ren
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is a leading cause of puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN)-induced nephrosis. As the inhibition of oxidative stress may improve injury of podocyte, we aimed at examining the effect of total phenolic acid extract of Salvia przewalskii (SPE) on PAN-induced oxidative stress in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: Seventy-two male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into 6 groups (n = 12), PAN alone, tacrolimus (TAC), SPE (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) and normal control group...
August 17, 2016: Nephron
Lijun Chen, Yuan Li, Wenqin Yin, Wenqi Shan, Jinfeng Dai, Ye Yang, Lei Li
Caffeic acid derivatives (CADs) are well-known phytochemicals with multiple physiological and pharmacological activities. This study aimed to investigate the combined protective effects of CADs on PCB126-induced liver damages and oxidative stress in mice. Here, we used chemiluminescence and chose chlorogenic acid (CGA), salvianolic acid B (Sal B) as the best antioxidants. Then, mice were intragastrically administered with 60mg/kg/d CGA, Sal B, and CGA plus Sal B (1:1) for 3 weeks before exposing to 0.05mg/kg/d PCB126 for 2 weeks...
September 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Bin Liu, Bo Cao, Di Zhang, Na Xiao, Hong Chen, Guo-Qiang Li, Shou-Chun Peng, Lu-Qing Wei
The present study was aimed at exploring the protective effects of Salvianolic acid B (SalB) against paraquat (PQ)-induced lung injury in mice. Lung fibrotic injuries were induced in mice by a single intragastrical administration of 300mg/kg PQ, then the mice were administrated with 200mg/kg, 400mg/kg SalB, 100mg/kg vitamin C (Vit C) and dexamethasone (DXM) for 14days. PQ-triggered structure distortion, collagen overproduction, excessive inflammatory infiltration, pro-inflammatory cytokine release, and oxidative stress damages in lung tissues and mortality of mice were attenuated by SalB in a dose-dependent manner...
October 15, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Ming-Chao Yang, Fu-Li You, Zhe Wang, Xiang-Nan Liu, Yan-Feng Wang
The study investigated the roles and mechanisms of Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) on permeability of rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (RBMECs) exposed to high glucose. The results demonstrated that Sal B greatly up-regulated the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins and decreased the permeability of RBMECs compared with the control group. And the increase of reactive oxidative species (ROS) production, the upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) protein induced by high glucose were antagonized by Sal B...
September 6, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Qiao Zhang, Shifeng Wang, Yangyang Yu, Shengnan Sun, Yuxin Zhang, Yanling Zhang, Wei Yang, Shiyou Li, Yanjiang Qiao
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) autocrine and paracrine signaling modulate cell proliferation of tumor cells by activating its receptors, endothelin A receptor (ETAR) and endothelin B receptor (ETBR). Dysregulation of ETAR activation promotes tumor development and progression. The potential of ETAR antagonists and the dual-ETAR and ETBR antagonists as therapeutic approaches are under preclinical and clinical studies. Salvianolic acid A (Sal A) is a hydrophilic polyphenolic derivative isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen), which has been reported as an anti-cancer and cardio-protective herbal medicine...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hongquan Li, Linjun Shi, Jie Wei, Chenping Zhang, Zengtong Zhou, Lan Wu, Wei Liu
Salvianolic acid B (SalB) was demonstrated to be a promising chemopreventive agent for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in the previous studies by our and other research institution, but the properties like low efficacy, poor systemic delivery, and low bioavailability has hampered its clinical applications. To continue our research program focused on the use of natural compounds on cancer chemoprevention, we propose a first example of phospholipid complex loaded nanoparticles (PLC-NPs) encapsulating SalB as a potential carrier for intervention of HNSCC (HN13, HN30) cells and precancer Leuk1 cells in this study...
November 1, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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