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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219948/asperosaponin-vi-promotes-angiogenesis-and-accelerates-wound-healing-in-rats-via-up-regulating-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-signaling
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Cheng-Gui Wang, Yi-Ting Lou, Min-Ji Tong, Li-Lian Zhang, Zeng-Jie Zhang, Yong-Zeng Feng, Shi Li, Hua-Zi Xu, Cong Mao
Wound therapy remains a clinical challenge due to the complexity of healing pathology and high demand of achieving functional and aesthetically satisfactory scars. Newly formed blood vessels are essential for tissue repair since they can support cells at the wound site with nutrition and oxygen. In this study, we investigated the effects of Asperosaponin VI (ASA VI) isolated from a traditional Chinese medicine, the root of Dipsacus asper Wall, in promoting angiogenesis, as well as its function in wound therapeutics...
December 7, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214584/personalized-medicine-what-s-in-it-for-rare-diseases
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Sebastian Schee Genannt Halfmann, Laura Mählmann, Lada Leyens, Matthias Reumann, Angela Brand
Personalised Medicine has become a reality over the last years. The emergence of 'omics' and big data has started revolutionizing healthcare. New 'omics' technologies lead to a better molecular characterization of diseases and a new understanding of the complexity of diseases. The approach of PM is already successfully applied in different healthcare areas such as oncology, cardiology, nutrition and for rare diseases. However, health systems across the EU are often still promoting the 'one-size fits all' approach, even if it is known that patients do greatly vary in their molecular characteristics and response to drugs and other interventions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214130/measuring-adherence-to-a-nutrition-and-exercise-lifestyle-intervention-is-program-adherence-related-to-excessive-gestational-weight-gain
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Taniya S Nagpal, Harry Prapavessis, Christina Campbell, Michelle F Mottola
To identify adherence required to achieve target health outcome(s) in nutrition and/or exercise interventions, a measurement tool that tracks objective and self-reported measures of adherence is necessary. The purpose of this study was to design an adherence measurement tool and test it retrospectively on the Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP; Ruchat et al., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(8), 1419-1426, 2012; Mottola et al., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(2), 265-272, 2010), designed to prevent excessive gestational weight gain (EGWG)...
December 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209213/traditional-and-current-food-use-of-wild-plants-listed-in-the-russian-pharmacopoeia
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REVIEW
Alexander N Shikov, Andrey N Tsitsilin, Olga N Pozharitskaya, Valery G Makarov, Michael Heinrich
Historically Russia can be regarded as a "herbophilious" society. For centuries the multinational population of Russia has used plants in daily diet and for self-medication. The specificity of dietary uptake of medicinal plants (especially those in the unique and highly developed Russian herbal medical tradition) has remained mostly unknown in other regions. Based on 11th edition of the State Pharmacopoeia of the USSR, we selected 70 wild plant species which have been used in food by local Russian populations...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204983/phyllanthus-emblica-linn-fruit-extract-potentiates-the-anticancer-efficacy-of-mitomycin-c-and-cisplatin-and-reduces-their-genotoxicity-to-normal-cells-in-vitro
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Xi-Han Guo, Juan Ni, Jing-Lun Xue, Xu Wang
OBJECTIVE: Fruit of Phyllanthus emblica Linn. (PE) is widely consumed as a functional food and used as a folk medicine due to its remarkable nutritional and pharmacological effects. Mitomycin C (MMC) and cisplatin (cDDP) are the most widely used forms of chemotherapeutic drug, but their clinical use is limited by their genotoxicity to normal cells. We aimed to determine whether PE has potential to reduce the genotoxicity, while improving the anticancer effect, of MMC and cDDP. METHODS: Cell proliferation was evaluated using the trypan blue exclusion assay and colony-forming assay...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204909/nano-se-assimilation-and-action-in-poultry-and-other-monogastric-animals-is-gut-microbiota-an-answer
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Peter F Surai, Ivan I Kochish, Oksana A Velichko
Recently, a comprehensive review paper devoted to roles of nano-Se in livestock and fish nutrition has been published in the Nanoscale Research Letters. The authors described in great details an issue related to nano-Se production and its possible applications in animal industry and medicine. However, molecular mechanisms of nano-Se action were not described and the question of how nano-Se is converted into active selenoproteins is not resolved. It seems likely that the gut microbiota can convert nano-Se into selenite, H2Se or Se-phosphate with the following synthesis of selenoproteins...
December 4, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204733/comparative-nutritional-and-mycochemical-contents-biological-activities-and-lc-ms-screening-of-tuber-from-new-recipe-cultivation-technique-with-wild-type-tuber-of-tiger-s-milk-mushroom-of-species-lignosus-rhinocerus
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Nor Azreen Mohd Jamil, Noraswati Mohd Nor Rashid, Mohamad Hasril Abd Hamid, Norasfaliza Rahmad, Jameel R Al-Obaidi
Tiger's milk mushroom is known for its valuable medicinal properties, especially the tuber part. However, wild tuber is very hard to obtain as it grows underground. This study first aimed to cultivate tiger's milk mushroom tuber through a cultivation technique, and second to compare nutritional and mycochemical contents, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities and compound screening of the cultivated tuber with the wild tuber. Results showed an increase in carbohydrate content by 45.81% and protein content by 123...
December 4, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199568/lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-inhibits-candida-biofilms-a-metabolomic-approach
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Anuja Bhardwaj, Payal Gupta, Navin Kumar, Jigni Mishra, Ajai Kumar, Rajput Rakhee, Kshipra Misra
This article presents a comparative gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomic analysis of mycelia and fruiting bodies of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum. Three aqueous extracts-mycelia, fruiting bodies, and a mixture of them-and their sequential fractions (methanolic and ethyl acetate), prepared using an accelerated solvent extractor, were characterized by GC-MS to determine volatile organic compounds and by high-performance thin-layer chromatography to quantify ascorbic acid, a potent antioxidant...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199557/nutritional-requirements-for-mycelial-growth-of-milk-white-toothed-mushroom-irpex-lacteus-agaricomycetes-in-submerged-culture
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Xiaoming Dong, Xinhua Song, Caihong Dong
Irpex lacteus, a medicinal fungus, is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat chronic glomerulonephritis. In this work, a strain of I. lacteus was isolated from the fruiting body of a wild specimen and identified by ITS-5.8S ribosomal DNA sequencing analysis. Then the nutritional requirements and culture conditions for mycelial growth of I. lacteus in semisynthetic liquid media were investigated using the one-factor-at-a-time and orthogonal matrix methods. Optimum growth occurred at 30°C and 35°C. I...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197188/genipin-alleviates-high-fat-diet-induced-hyperlipidemia-and-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-mice-via-mir-142a-5p-srebp-1c-axis
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Hong Zhong, Ke Chen, Mengyang Feng, Wei Shao, Jun Wu, Kun Chen, Tingming Liang, Chang Liu
Hyperlipidemia is a chronic disorder which plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Genipin is a metabolite from genipioside, which is an active component of the traditional Chinese medicine Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, and has been recognized as a beneficial compound against metabolic disorders. However, whether it can correct over-nutrition-induced dyslipidemia is still unknown. In this study, the effects of genipin on attenuating hyperlipidemia and hepatic lipid accumulation were investigated using normal and obese mice induced by a high-fat diet and primary hepatocytes treated by free fatty acids...
December 2, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189865/-the-fight-against-malnutrition-of-the-medical-community-between-1860-and-1940
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Juan Carlos Yáñez Andrade
The aim of this manuscript is to highlight the contribution of the first two generations of physicians who faced malnutrition in Chile, between the end of nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. In the history of Chilean medicine, there is a paucity of research about the role of these physicians in the fight against malnutrition. The main interest was centered in the forties of the twentieth century and the first policies and actions for the working class feeding have been overlooked...
August 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189365/using-integrative-medicine-in-pain-management-an-evaluation-of-current-evidence
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Yuan-Chi Lin, Limeng Wan, Robert N Jamison
Complementary medicine therapies are frequently used to treat pain conditions such as headaches and neck, back, and joint pain. Chronic pain, described as pain lasting longer than 3-6 months, can be a debilitating condition that has a significant socioeconomic impact. Pharmacologic approaches are often used for alleviating chronic pain, but recently there has been a reluctance to prescribe opioids for chronic noncancer pain because of concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction. As a result, there has been increased interest in integrative medicine strategies to help manage pain and to reduce reliance on prescription opioids to manage pain...
December 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184647/medicinal-plants-effective-plant-compounds-compositions-and-their-effects-on-stomach-cancer
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REVIEW
Elahe Aleebrahim-Dehkordy, Hamid Nasri, Azar Baradaran, Parto Nasri, Mohammad Reza Tamadon, Mahrang Hedaiaty, Sara Beigrezaei, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
Medicinal plants have special importance around the world. Further, they have been noticed for nutrition and illness treatment such as preparation of anticancer new drugs. Therefore, a wide range of studies have been done on different plants, and their anticancer effects have been investigated. Nowadays, cancer is the most important factor of death rate in the developed and developing countries. Among them, stomach cancer is one of the most common malignancies around the world. At present, it is recognized as the fourth common cancer and the second factor of death rate due to cancer...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181006/protective-effect-of-panax-notoginseng-root-water-extract-against-influenza-a-virus-infection-by-enhancing-antiviral-interferon-mediated-immune-responses-and-natural-killer-cell-activity
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Jang-Gi Choi, Young-Hee Jin, Heeeun Lee, Tae Woo Oh, Nam-Hui Yim, Won-Kyung Cho, Jin Yeul Ma
Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza A virus, which causes economic losses and social disruption mainly by increasing hospitalization and mortality rates among the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Influenza vaccines are the most effective means of preventing seasonal influenza, but can be completely ineffective if there is an antigenic mismatch between the seasonal vaccine virus and the virus circulating in the community. In addition, influenza viruses resistant to antiviral drugs are emerging worldwide...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178904/nutritional-supplements-and-herbal-medicines-for-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Susan Arentz, Caroline A Smith, Jason Abbott, Alan Bensoussan
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, reproductive endocrinopathy associated with serious short and long term health risks. Many women with PCOS use ingestible complementary medicines. This systematic review examined the effect on menstrual regulation and adverse effects from randomised controlled trials. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared herbal or nutritional supplements to placebo or active controls in women with PCOS were eligible for inclusion...
November 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177637/inappropriate-claims-from-non-equivalent-medications-in-osteoarthritis-a-position-paper-endorsed-by-the-european-society-for-clinical-and-economic-aspects-of-osteoporosis-osteoarthritis-and-musculoskeletal-diseases-esceo
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REVIEW
Olivier Bruyère, Cyrus Cooper, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Elaine M Dennison, René Rizzoli, Jean-Yves Reginster
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive joint disease, that occurs frequently in the aging population and is a major cause of disability worldwide. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are biologically active molecules that are substrates for proteoglycan, an essential component of the cartilage matrix. Evidence supports the use of glucosamine and chondroitin as symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) with impact on OA symptoms and disease-modifying effects in the long term. Glucosamine and chondroitin are administered in exogenous form as a sulfate salt and multiple formulations of these agents are available, both as prescription-grade products and nutritional supplements...
November 24, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173483/assessing-the-boron-nutritional-status-by-analyzing-its-cummulative-frequency-distribution-in-the-hair-and-whole-blood
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Juraj Prejac, Andrey A Skalny, Andrei R Grabeklis, Suzana Uzun, Ninoslav Mimica, Berislav Momčilović
Boron is a non-essential ubiquitous trace element in the human body. The aim of this study was to assess boron nutritional status by analyzing boron frequency distribution in the long-term biological indicator tissue of hair and the short-term biological indicator of whole blood. Hair samples were analyzed in 727 apparently healthy subjects (263 ♂ and 464 ♀) and the whole blood boron was analyzed in the random subsample of them (80 ♂ and 152 ♀). Samples were analyzed by the ICP-MS at the Center for Biotic Medicine, Moscow, Russia...
January 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171643/nutritional-supplements-in-psychotic-disorders
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Vicent Balanzá Martínez
There is growing interest about the potential of diet and nutrients to improve the mental health of the population and for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. In the case of schizophrenia, the limitations of antipsychotic drugs to achieve adequate rates of clinical remission and functional recovery have promoted the search for complementary approaches. This narrative review approaches the dietary patterns and interventions in schizophrenia, efficacy of specific nutrients and therapeutic modulation of the gut microflora by probiotics...
September 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168866/chemical-composition-and-bioactive-properties-of-the-wild-mushroom-polyporus-squamosus-huds-fr-a-study-with-samples-from-romania
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Andrei Mocan, Ângela Fernandes, Lillian Barros, Gianina Crişan, Marija Smiljković, Marina Soković, Isabel C F R Ferreira
In Eastern Europe, wild mushrooms are widely collected in mountain areas and used for their medicinal properties or as healthy foods. This study aimed at determining the chemical composition (nutritional value, free sugars, organic acids, phenolic compounds, fatty acids and tocopherols) and bioactive properties (antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiquorum sensing) of wild Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr from Romania. The results indicate that the fruiting bodies of P. squamosus are rich in carbohydrates (74.22 g per 100 g dw) and proteins (18...
November 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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