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The ethanolic extracts of eight traditional Chinese medicines and four antibiotics were investigated for their combined effects on the resistance of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in vitro. Methicillin resistant S. aureus, which was isolated from patient and a standard strain, were used. Our results showed that there are differences in the effects of(More)
Silk fibroin from the silkworm, Bombyx mori, has excellent properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradation, non-toxicity, adsorption properties, etc. As a kind of ideal biomaterial, silk fibroin has been widely used since it was first utilized for sutures a long time ago. The degradation behavior of silk biomaterials is obviously important for medical(More)
To select rabbiteye blueberry leaves from an appropriate harvest season to develop functional foods, this paper studied the bioactive secondary metabolites and the antioxidant capacity of rabbiteye blueberry leaves from May, September, and November. The results showed the leaves from May had the highest content of total flavonoids (114.21 mg/g) and the(More)
The interaction of a quercetin nickel(II) complex with DNA was investigated using UV-vis spectra, fluorescence measurements, viscosity measurements, agarose gel electrophoresis and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances assay. The results indicate that the quercetin nickel(II) complex can intercalate into the stacked base pairs of DNA, and compete with the(More)
A method of the transformed hairy roots cultures of Echinacea purpurea was established by infecting different types of explants with three type strains of Agrobacterium rhizogenes (A4, R1601 and R1000) in this paper. We obtained that the transformed percentage of E. purpurea leaves with A4, R1601 and R1000 were 80%, 60%, 40%, respectively and that of E.(More)
BACKGROUND In Chinese traditional medicine, Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb (APL) exhibits great effect on treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), however its mechanism is still unknown. Considering that T2DM are correlated with postprandial hyperglycemia and oxidative stress, we investigated the α-glucosidase inhibitory activity and the antioxidant activity(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), is a disorder that causes significant morbidity and mortality. Studies on the pathological mechanisms of DN reveal that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of DN through interacting with receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), which activate a series of intracellular(More)
The tetrazolium salt 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) is used to determine cell viability in assays of cell proliferation and cytotoxicity. MTT is reduced in metabolically active cells to yield an insoluble purple formazan product. However, in this study, using a colorimetric method with MTT, we demonstrated that luteolin(More)
DNA cleavage activity of quercetin zinc(II) complex has been studied, but little attention has been devoted to the relationship between antitumor activity of this complex and DNA-binding properties. DNA-binding properties of quercetin zinc(II) complex were studied using UV-vis spectra, fluorescence measurements, and viscosity measurements. The results(More)
In this study, a novel emulsion diffusion method was used to prepare enteric Eudragit L100-55 nanoparticles by ultrasonic dispersion and diffusion solidification. Omeprazole was selected as the model drug. The prepared nanoparticles were in spherical shape and exhibited negative zeta potential. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy results indicated(More)