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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918611/anti-melanogenic-activity-and-cytotoxicity-of-pistacia-vera-hull-on-human-melanoma-skmel-3-cells
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Parisa Sarkhail, Mona Salimi, Pantea Sarkheil, Hirsa Mostafapour Kandelous
Pistacia vera seed is a common food and medicinal seed in Iran. It's hull (outer skin) as a significant byproduct of pistachio, is traditionally used as tonic, sedative and antidiarrheal and has been shown to be a rich source of antioxidants. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the anti-melanogenic activity of the pistachio hulls in order to discover a new alternative herbal agent to treat skin hyperpigmentation disorders. In this work, antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase activity of MeOH extract from Pistacia vera hull (MPH) were evaluated in vitro, respectively, by DPPH radical scavenging and mushroom tyrosinase activity assays...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918484/drug-herb-interactions-in-the-elderly-patient-with-ibd-a-growing-concern
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REVIEW
Haider Rahman, Marina Kim, Galen Leung, Jesse A Green, Seymour Katz
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is becoming more prevalent with the elderly being the fastest growing group. Parallel to this, there is an increasing interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Nearly half of patients with IBD have used CAM at one time. The elderly patients, however, are burdened by comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and altered functional status. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine in our elderly patients with IBD, it is vital for the provider to provide counsel on drug-herb potential interactions...
September 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918324/simultaneous-determination-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-twelve-bioactive-compounds-in-rat-plasma-after-intravenous-administration-of-xuebijing-injection-by-uhplc-q-orbitrap-hrms
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Lihua Zuo, Qiuyue Zhong, Zhenhui Wang, Zhi Sun, Lin Zhou, Zhuolun Li, Tanye Xu, Yingying Shi, Jinfa Tang, Shuzhang Du, Xiaojian Zhang
Xuebijing injection (XBJ) is a traditional Chinese herbal prescription widely used in the treatment of sepsis. Extensive studies revealed that the major bioactive constituents of XBJ injection, including phenolic acids, flavonoids, monoterpene glycosides, lactones and organic acids, play an important role in the treatment. In this study, a rapid, sensitive and accurate ultra high performance liquid chromatography - Q Exactive hybrid quadrupole - orbitrap high-resolution accurate mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap HRMS) method was developed for simultaneous determination of twelve bioactive compounds in rat plasma after intravenous administration of XBJ injection...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917973/inhibitory-effects-of-dianthi-herba-ethanolic-extract-on-inflammatory-and-nociceptive-responses-in-murine-macrophages-and-mouse-models-of-abdominal-writhing-and-ear-edema
#4
You-Chang Oh, Yun Hee Jeong, Won-Kyung Cho, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dianthi Herba is a traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory-related diseases including acute pyelonephritis, cystitis, laryngopharyngitis, and urethritis. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the effects of Dianthi Herba ethanolic extract (DH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated inflammatory responses in murine macrophages as well as nociceptive and edema mouse models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The biological effects of DH on inflammatory cytokine, mediator, and related protein production were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Western blotting, and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915268/large-scale-cross-species-chemogenomic-platform-proposes-a-new-drug-discovery-strategy-of-veterinary-drug-from-herbal-medicines
#5
Chao Huang, Yang Yang, Xuetong Chen, Chao Wang, Yan Li, Chunli Zheng, Yonghua Wang
Veterinary Herbal Medicine (VHM) is a comprehensive, current, and informative discipline on the utilization of herbs in veterinary practice. Driven by chemistry but progressively directed by pharmacology and the clinical sciences, drug research has contributed more to address the needs for innovative veterinary medicine for curing animal diseases. However, research into veterinary medicine of vegetal origin in the pharmaceutical industry has reduced, owing to questions such as the short of compatibility of traditional natural-product extract libraries with high-throughput screening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914810/an-nmr-based-metabolomic-approach-to-unravel-the-preventive-effect-of-water-soluble-extract-from-dendrobium-officinale-kimura-migo-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-mice
#6
Hong Zheng, Linlin Pan, Pengtao Xu, Jianjun Zhu, Ruohan Wang, Wenzong Zhu, Yongsheng Hu, Hongchang Gao
Dendrobium officinale Kimura & Migo (D. officinale) is a precious herbal medicine. In this study, we investigated metabolic mechanism underlying the effect of D. officinale water extract (DOWE) on diabetes prevention in mice after streptozotocin (STZ) exposure using NMR-based metabolomics. Interestingly, we found a decrease in blood glucose and an increase in liver glycogen in mice pretreated with DOWE after STZ exposure. The DOWE pretreatment significantly increased citrate and glutamine in the serum as well as creatine, alanine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, glutamine, glutathione and taurine in the liver of STZ-treated mice...
September 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912773/hirsutine-an-indole-alkaloid-of-uncaria-rhynchophylla-inhibits-late-step-in-dengue-virus-lifecycle
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Takayuki Hishiki, Fumihiro Kato, Shigeru Tajima, Kazufumi Toume, Masahito Umezaki, Tomohiko Takasaki, Tomoyuki Miura
Dengue virus (DENV) is transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes and is a public health issue worldwide. No antiviral drugs specific for treating dengue infection are currently available. To identify novel DENV inhibitors, we analyzed a library of 95 compounds and 120 extracts derived from crude drugs (herbal medicines). In the primary screening, A549 cells infected with DENV-1 were cultured in the presence of each compound and extract at a final concentration of 10 μM (compound) and 100 μg/mL (extract), and reduction of viral focus formation was assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911686/development-of-validated-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-for-quantification-of-aristolochic-acid-in-different-species-of-the-aristolochiaceae-family
#8
Poonam Agrawal, Kirti Laddha
This study was undertaken to isolate and quantify aristolochic acid in Aristolochia indica stem and Apama siliquosa root. Aristolochic acid is an important biomarker component present in the Aristolochiaceae family. The isolation method involved simple solvent extraction, precipitation and further purification, using recrystallization. The structure of the compound was confirmed using infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance. A specific and rapid high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method was developed for analysis of aristolochic acid...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911672/rapid-investigation-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activity-of-phaleria-macrocarpa-extracts-using-ftir-atr-based-fingerprinting
#9
Sabina Easmin, Md Zaidul Islam Sarker, Kashif Ghafoor, Sahena Ferdosh, Juliana Jaffri, Md Eaqub Ali, Hamed Mirhosseini, Fahad Y Al-Juhaimi, Vikneswari Perumal, Alfi Khatib
Phaleria macrocarpa, known as "Mahkota Dewa", is a widely used medicinal plant in Malaysia. This study focused on the characterization of α-glucosidase inhibitory activity of P. macrocarpa extracts using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)-based metabolomics. P. macrocarpa and its extracts contain thousands of compounds having synergistic effect. Generally, their variability exists, and there are many active components in meager amounts. Thus, the conventional measurement methods of a single component for the quality control are time consuming, laborious, expensive, and unreliable...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910661/describing-the-holistic-toxicokinetics-of-hepatotoxic-chinese-herbal-medicines-by-a-novel-integrated-strategy-dioscorea-bulbifera-rhizome-as-a-case-study
#10
Ling-Li Wang, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Wei Shi, Zhuo-Qing Li, Zi-Tian Wu, Ping Li, Hui-Jun Li
It is vital to monitor the holistic toxicokinetics of toxic Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) for safety. Although an integrated strategy based on the area under the curve (AUC) has been proposed to characterize the pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic properties of CHMs, improvement is still needed. This study attempted to use 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) as weighting coefficient to investigate holistic toxicokinetics of the major diosbulbins i.e. diosbulbin A (DA), diosbulbin B (DB), and diosbulbin C (DC) after oral administration of Dioscorea bulbifera rhizome (DBR) extract...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903860/a-review-of-synthetic-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-pde-5i-found-as-adulterants-in-dietary-supplements
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REVIEW
Chee-Leong Kee, Xiaowei Ge, Véronique Gilard, Myriam Malet-Martino, Min-Yong Low
To date, there are 80 synthetic PDE-5i found as adulterants in dietary supplements. Analogues of sildenafil remain as the top list with 50 (62%) and are followed by analogues of tadalafil, 21 (26%), analogues of vardenafil, 7 (9%) and others, 2 (3%). The sildenafil group can be sub-categorized into sulphonamide-bonded (24, 48%), acetyl-bonded (11, 22%), carbonyl or thiocarbonyl-bonded (8, 16%) and other types (7, 14%) based on the functional group linked to pyrazolopyrimidine-one moieties. Meanwhile, analogues of tadalafil have become popularly found as adulterants in dietary supplements like beverages and herbal extracts from 2015 to 2016...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899515/the-water-extract-of-liuwei-dihuang-possesses-multi-protective-properties-on-neurons-and-muscle-tissue-against-deficiency-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein
#12
Yu-Ting Tseng, Yuh-Jyh Jong, Wei-Fang Liang, Fang-Rong Chang, Yi-Ching Lo
BACKGROUND: Deficiency of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein, which is encoded by the SMN1 and SMN2 genes, induces widespread splicing defects mainly in spinal motor neurons, and leads to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Currently, there is no effective treatment for SMA. Liuwei dihuang (LWDH), a traditional Chinese herbal formula, possesses multiple therapeutic benefits against various diseases via modulation of the nervous, immune and endocrine systems. Previously, we demonstrated water extract of LWDH (LWDH-WE) protects dopaminergic neurons and improves motor activity in models of Parkinson's disease...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899509/a-standardized-humulus-lupulus-l-ethanol-extract-partially-prevents-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-in-the-rat-without-induction-of-adverse-effects-in-the-uterus
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Annekathrin M Keiler, Janina Helle, Manuela I Bader, Tino Ehrhardt, Kristin Nestler, Georg Kretzschmar, Ricardo Bernhardt, Günter Vollmer, Dejan Nikolić, Judy L Bolton, Guido F Pauli, Shao-Nong Chen, Birgit M Dietz, Richard B van Breemen, Oliver Zierau
BACKGROUND: Hops (Humulus lupulus (L.)) dietary supplements are of interest as herbal remedies to alleviate menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, depression and anxiety. So far, the evidence regarding estrogenic and related properties of hops preparations has been considered insufficient for a market authorization for menopausal indications. PURPOSE: The study aims to investigate a chemically standardized hops extract regarding its safety in the uterus, as wells as its efficacy to prevent bone loss in the ovariectomized rat model...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898764/sensitive-analysis-of-bioactive-secondary-metabolites-in-lichen-species-using-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#14
Syed Ghulam Musharraf, Fareeha Siddiqi, Arslan Ali, Vinitha Moolchand Thadhani
Lichens are a large group of valuable lower plants with unique features and diverse applications worldwide such as in medicine, cosmetics, food, and textile industries. They are also well known for their potential in observing climate and environmental monitoring. Their successful exploitations require reliable analytical methods to check and maintain quality and efficacy of the products based on them. This study focuses on the development of a sensitive and reliable quantification method for the analysis of important depsides, depsidones, dibenzofuran and monocyclic phenols inseven known and an unidentified lichen species...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894633/establishment-of-application-guidance-for-otc-non-kampo-crude-drug-extract-products-in-japan
#15
REVIEW
Layla Somekawa, Hikoichiro Maegawa, Shinsuke Tsukada, Takatoshi Nakamura
Currently, there are no standardized regulatory systems for herbal medicinal products worldwide. Communication and sharing of knowledge between different regulatory systems will lead to mutual understanding and might help identify topics which deserve further discussion in the establishment of common standards. Regulatory information on traditional herbal medicinal products in Japan is updated by the establishment of Application Guidance for over-the-counter non-Kampo Crude Drug Extract Products. We would like to report on updated regulatory information on the new Application Guidance...
July 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894626/ultraviolet-light-assisted-extraction-of-flavonoids-and-allantoin-from-aqueous-and-alcoholic-extracts-of-symphytum-officinale
#16
Marwan S M Al-Nimer, Zainab Wahbee
AIM: Symphytum officinale (comfrey) is a medicinal plant commonly used in decoction and to treat ailments. It protects the skin against ultraviolet (UV)-irradiation. UV irradiation may induce variable effects on the constituents of herbal extracts and thereby may limit or improve the advantages of using these extracts as medicinal supplements. This study aimed to assess the effect of UV radiations including UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C on the constituents of S. officinale aqueous and alcoholic extracts...
July 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893570/phytoestrogenic-effect-of-inula-racemosa-hook-f-a-cardioprotective-root-drug-in-traditional-medicine
#17
Kalachaveedu Mangathayaru, Divya Raghavan, Srivani Telapolu, Sarah Kuruvilla, Kedike Balakrishna
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Roots of Inula racemosa are used as a cardio protective in Ayurveda in India, being prescribed as a medicine for precordial chest pain, cough and dyspnoea, both singly and as a poly herbal. AIM: Evaluation of Phytoestrogenic activity of the root extracts of Inula racemosa and compounds isolated therefrom in vivo, in silico and in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Alcohol (IrA) and hexane (IrH) extracts characterized by HPTLC/GC-MS analysis respectively and processed for compound isolation were evaluated for estrogenic activity (100 &250mg/kg bw) by the Immature rat uterotrophic assay using ethinylestradiol (EE -30µg/kg bw) as standard drug...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893216/antimalarial-efficacy-of-pongamia-pinnata-l-pierre-against-plasmodium-falciparum-3d7-strain-and-plasmodium-berghei-anka
#18
P V V Satish, K Sunita
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to assess the in vitro antiplasmodial activities of leaf, bark, flower, and the root of Pongamia pinnata against chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain), cytotoxicity against Brine shrimp larvae and THP-1 cell line. For in vivo study, the plant extract which has shown potent in vitro antimalarial activity was tested against Plasmodium berghei (ANKA strain). METHODS: The plant Pongamia pinnata was collected from the herbal garden of Acharya Nagarjuna University of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892000/development-of-a-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-extraction-combined-with-uplc-q-tof-ms-for-determination-of-phenolics-and-terpenoids-from-the-euphorbia-fischeriana
#19
Wenjing Li, Yu Lin, Yuchun Wang, Bo Hong
A method based on a simplified extraction by matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) followed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with the quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS) determination is validated for analysis of two phenolics and three terpenoids in Euphorbia fischeriana. The optimized experimental parameters of MSPD including dispersing sorbent (silica gel), ratio of sample to dispersing sorbent (1:2), elution solvent (water-ethanol: 30-70) and volume of the elution solvent (10 mL) were examined and set down...
September 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891983/protective-effects-of-ethanolic-extracts-from-artichoke-an-edible-herbal-medicine-against-acute-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#20
Xuchong Tang, Ruofan Wei, Aihua Deng, Tingping Lei
Oxidative stress and inflammation are well-documented pathological factors in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is a healthy food and folk medicine with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of ethanolic extract from artichoke against acute alcohol-induced liver injury in mice. Male Institute of Cancer Research mice were treated with an ethanolic extract of artichoke (0.4, 0.8, and 1.6 g/kg body weight) by gavage once daily...
September 11, 2017: Nutrients
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