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Jialiang Pan, Yang Yang, Rui Zhang, Hanwen Yao, Kangkang Ge, Manyin Zhang, Ling Ma
Chelidonium majus L. (greater celandine) has been used as an herbal medicine for several centuries. This study investigated an efficient method to purify chelidonine from the extract of C. majus L. using macroporous adsorption resins and evaluated the antifungal activity of chelidonine against Botryosphaeria dothidea as a model strain. Static adsorption and desorption tests revealed that D101 was the optimal resin for chelidonine purification. Pseudo-second-order kinetics model and Freundlich equation model were the most suitable for evaluating the endothermic and spontaneous adsorption processes of chelidonine on D101...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
F Pantano, G Mannocchi, E Marinelli, S Gentili, S Graziano, F P Busardò, N M di Luca
The available literature assessing Chelidonium majus L. (CM) hepatotoxicity potential, and its risk to benefit assessment has been reviewed in this paper. Identification of significant scientific literature was performed via the following research databases: Cochrane Central, Google Scholar, EMBASE, Medline, Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science, using the following keywords: "Chelidonium majus", "greater celandine", "Hepatotoxicity", "Liver" "Injury", "Toxicity" individually investigated and then again in association...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Jia Yang, Zhihong Fang, Jianchun Wu, Xiaoling Yin, Yuan Fang, Fanchen Zhao, Shiguo Zhu, Yan Li
Lung cancer is a neoplasm with a 5-year survival rate of less than 15 % and a leading cause of death worldwide, despite recent progress in treatment and diagnostic methods. Lung cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) are pivotal in lung cancer metastasis and drug resistance. This study aimed to develop lung CSCs that stably express stem cell properties through transfection to further screen traditional Chinese herbal compounds. Lung adenocarcinoma stem cells, which include various phenotypic subgroups, are normally characterized by high expression levels of pluripotent stem cell genes, particularly Nanog and OCT4...
October 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Xu-fang Yang, Xiu-hai Wang, Wei-rong Bai, Xiao-dong Kang, Jun-chao Liu, Yun Wu, Wei Xiao
In order to effectively remove the invalid impurities in Tongan injection, optimize the optimal parameters of the impurity removal technology of liquid mixing process, in this paper, taking Tongan injection as the research object, with the contents of celandine alkali, and sinomenine, solids reduction efficiency, and related substances inspection as the evaluation indexes, the removal of impurities and related substances by the combined process of refrigeration, coction and activated carbon adsorption were investigated, the feasibility of the impurity removal method was definited and the process parameters were optimized...
August 2015: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Cengiz Kocak, Fatma Emel Kocak, Raziye Akcilar, Aydin Akcilar, Bircan Savran, Sezgin Zeren, Zulfu Bayhan, Zeynep Bayat
Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) causes severe destruction in remote organs. Lung damage is a frequently seen complication after intestinal I/R. Ukrain (NSC 631570) is a synthetic thiophosphate derivative of alkaloids from the extract of the celandine (Chelidonium majus L.) plant. We investigated the effect of Ukrain in animals with lung injury induced by intestinal I/R. Adult male Spraque-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: control, Ukrain, I/R, I/R with Ukrain. Before intestinal I/R was induced, Ukrain was administered intraperitoneally at a dose of 7...
January 15, 2016: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Wioleta Jesionek, Emilia Fornal, Barbara Majer-Dziedzic, Ágnes M Móricz, Wassil Nowicky, Irena M Choma
The greater celandine (Chelidonium majus L.) has been known for the centuries as a medicinal plant. One of the therapeutic agents based on C. majus is anticancer drug Ukrain™ known as a semi-synthetic C. majus alkaloid derivative. Although there are no doubts about antitumor properties of the drug, there is still controversy about its composition. In this study, Ukrain™ was subjected to TLC and LC-MS/MS analyses to compare it with C. majus alkaloid root extract and to determine its composition. Moreover, microbiological activity of both Ukrain™ and the alkaloid extract were tested against Bacillus subtilis strains using TLC-direct bioautography...
January 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Rica Capistrano I, An Wouters, Filip Lardon, Claudia Gravekamp, Sandra Apers, Luc Pieters
BACKGROUND: Chelidonium majus L. (Papaveraceae) (greater celandine) is a medicinal herb that is widely spread in Europe. Antitumoural activity has been reported for C. majus extracts. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: To investigate the antitumour activity of a C. majus extract in vitro and in vivo. STUDY DESIGN: Cytotoxic effects of C. majus extracts were evaluated on human cancer cell lines, i.e. PANC-1 (pancreas cancer), HT-29 (colon cancer), MDA-MB-231 (breast cancer), PC-EM005 and PC-EM002 (primary endometrium cancer cells), and PANC02 (murine pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells)...
December 15, 2015: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Shady Allam, Dagmar Krueger, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Gueralp Ceyhan, Florian Zeller, Michael Schemann
AIM: The herbal preparation STW 5 contains fresh plant extracts from bitter candytuft whole plant, extracts from greater celandine herb, angelica root, lemon balm leaves, peppermint leaves, caraway fruit, liquorice root, chamomile flower and milk thistle fruit. We recently reported that STW 5 increased intestinal chloride secretion and proposed that this action may be involved in its clinical efficacy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. The aim of this study was to identify the extracts responsible for the secretory action in order to provide the basis to develop novel target oriented herbal combinations...
November 15, 2015: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Sergey O Tcherniuk, Olga Chesnokova, Irina V Oleinikov, Anatoly I Potopalsky, Andrew V Oleinikov
BACKGROUND: Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent form of malaria, leading to approximately a half million deaths per year. Chemotherapy continues to be a key approach in malaria prevention and treatment. Due to widespread parasite drug resistance, identification and development of new anti-malarial compounds remains an important task of malarial parasitology. The semi-synthetic drug amitozyn, obtained through alkylation of major celandine (Chelidonium majus) alkaloids with N,N'N'-triethylenethiophosphoramide (ThioTEPA), is a widely used Eastern European folk medicine for the treatment of various tumours...
October 29, 2015: Malaria Journal
Bulent Yilmaz, Barış Yilmaz, Bora Aktaş, Ozan Unlu, Emir Charles Roach
Lesser celandine, also known as Ranunculus ficaria, is a herbaceous perennial plant that commonly utilizes piles and is taken either internally or used externally. The causality assessment of several reports provided evidence for the existence of Greater Celandine hepatotoxicity. However, there hasn't been any case report published thus far, about lesser celandine induced liver injury. Here, we present a case of 36-year-old woman admitted to the hospital with acute hepatitis and jaundice on her sclera with no history of drug abuse or alcohol consumption...
February 27, 2015: World Journal of Hepatology
Jana Paulsen, Mahdi Yahyazadeh, Sophie Hänsel, Maik Kleinwächter, Kerstin Ibrom, Dirk Selmar
The genuine major benzylisoquinoline alkaloid occurring in the traditional medicinal plant greater celandine (Chelidonium majus L.) is 13,14-dihydrocoptisine and not - as described previously - coptisine. Structure of 13,14-dihydrocoptisine was elucidated. The discrepancy between the alkaloid pattern of the living plants and that of detached and dried leaves is due to the rapid and prompt conversion of 13,14-dihydrocoptisine to coptisine in the course of tissue injuries. Indeed, apart from the major alkaloid, some minor alkaloids might also be converted; this however is not in the centre of focus of this paper...
March 2015: Phytochemistry
Péter Orvos, László Virág, László Tálosi, Zsuzsanna Hajdú, Dezső Csupor, Nikoletta Jedlinszki, Tamás Szél, András Varró, Judit Hohmann
Chelidonium majus or greater celandine is spread throughout the world, and it is a very common and frequent component of modern phytotherapy. Although C. majus contains alkaloids with remarkable physiological effect, moreover, safety pharmacology properties of this plant are not widely clarified, medications prepared from this plant are often used internally. In our study the inhibitory effects of C. majus herb extracts and alkaloids on hERG potassium current as well as on cardiac action potential were investigated...
January 2015: Fitoterapia
Rolf Teschke, Alexander Genthner, Albrecht Wolff, Christian Frenzel, Johannes Schulze, Axel Eickhoff
BACKGROUND: Positive re-exposure tests are diagnostic hallmarks for hepatotoxicity. OBJECTIVE: To test validity of positive re-exposures in herb induced liver injury. METHODS: We searched Medline database for cases of herb induced liver injury with positive re-exposures and analysed 34 cases for positive re-exposure test criteria of baseline alanine aminotransferase< 5N before re-exposure, and re-exposure alanine aminotransferase ≥ 2× baseline alanine aminotransferase...
March 2014: Digestive and Liver Disease
Avijit Paul, Jayeeta Das, Sreemanti Das, Asmita Samadder, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
This study evaluates the possible protective potentials of chelidonine and its poly lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) encapsulated nano-form against cadmium chloride (CdCl₂) induced oxidative stress and hepatotoxicity in mice, ex vivo and in vivo. Acute exposure to CdCl₂ (1.0 mg/kg b.w; i.p., twice a week for 30 days) generated oxidative stress in mice through accumulation of reactive oxygen species and increased lipid peroxidation, and levels of certain liver marker enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP) with decrease in levels of GSH and certain other antioxidant enzymes (SOD, CAT, GR) in liver...
November 2013: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
O V Markina, L P Alekseeva, N V Markin, N R Telesmanich
AIM: Study the activity of plant extracts against cholera toxin (CT) of Vibrio cholerae O1. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antitoxic activity of plant extracts was determined by using enzyme immunoassay and CHO-K1 cell culture. RESULTS: 8 water extracts of plants were studied. Extracts of nut, tutsan, milfoil, basil do not have effect on CT activity in EIA or CHO-K1 cell culture. Celandine and rhubarb extracts do not reduce CT immunochemical activity but prevent elongation of CHO-K1 cells...
January 2013: Zhurnal Mikrobiologii, Epidemiologii, i Immunobiologii
Julian Kuenzel, Klaudija Geisler, Olga Strahl, Philipp Grundtner, Matthias W Beckmann, Ralf Dittrich
OBJECTIVE: The herbal agent celandine is thought to have mainly spasmolytic effects, but in the uterus it is regarded as promoting contractions, which can offer promising and innovative options for optimizing artificial reproduction. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of celandine on the uterine muscle, using a perfusion model of swine uteri. STUDY DESIGN: Sixteen swine uteri were perfused with Krebs-Ringer solution. Celandine (Chelidonium, Paverysat; Johannes Bürger Ysatfabrik Ltd...
July 2013: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Rolf Teschke, Johannes Schulze, Alexander Schwarzenboeck, Axel Eickhoff, Christian Frenzel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Alternative explanations are common in suspected drug-induced liver injury (DILI) and account for up to 47.1% of analyzed cases. This raised the question of whether a similar frequency may prevail in cases of assumed herb-induced liver injury (HILI). METHODS: We searched the Medline database for the following terms: herbs, herbal drugs, herbal dietary supplements, hepatotoxic herbs, herbal hepatotoxicity, and herb-induced liver injury...
September 2013: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Bastien Hermant, Bastien Herman, Aldrian Gudrun, Anatoly I Potopalsky, Jadwiga Chroboczek, Sergey O Tcherniuk
Amitozyn (Am) is a semi-synthetic drug produced by the alkylation of major celandine (Chelidonium majus L.) alkaloids with the organophosphorous compound N,N'N'-triethylenethiophosphoramide (ThioTEPA). We show here that the treatment of living cells with Am reversibly perturbs the microtubule cytoskeleton, provoking a dose-dependent cell arrest in the M phase. Am changed the dynamics of tubulin polymerization in vitro, promoted the appearance of aberrant mitotic phenotypes in HeLa cells and induced apoptosis by the activation of caspase-9, caspase-3 and PARP, without inducing DNA breaks...
2013: PloS One
Maria Kulp, Olga Bragina
In this study, the synergistic biological action of five celandine alkaloids in normal and cancer cells was investigated by capillary electrophoresis with light-emitting diode-induced native fluorescence detection. The specific capacity of each alkaloid to penetrate into the cells was estimated by monitoring alkaloid concentration decreases in the cell medium during incubation with murine fibroblast NIH/3T3, mouse melanoma B16F10, and human breast cancer MCF7 cell lines. Mixtures of isoquinoline alkaloids containing protopine, chelidonine, sanguinarine, allocryptopine, and stylopine were applied to cell cultures for 20 and 40 min, and the content of alkaloids in the cell media was measured by capillary electrophoresis (CE)...
April 2013: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
C Bunchorntavakul, K R Reddy
BACKGROUND: Herbal and dietary supplements are commonly used throughout the World. There is a tendency for underreporting their ingestion by patients and the magnitude of their use is underrecognised by Physicians. Herbal hepatotoxicity is not uncommonly encountered, but the precise incidence and manifestations have not been well characterised. AIMS: To review the epidemiology, presentation and diagnosis of herbal hepatotoxicity. This review will mainly discuss single ingredients and complex mixtures of herbs marketed under a single label...
January 2013: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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