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Inhibition of intestinal and renal Na+-glucose cotransporter by naringenin.
Reduction in glucose uptake constitutes a possible means of controlling diabetic hyperglycemia. Using purified intestinal brush border membrane vesicles and everted intestinal sleeves, we haveExpand
Evaluation of the anti-proliferative properties of selected psoriasis-treating Chinese medicines on cultured HaCaT cells.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, which affects approximately 2-3% of the population worldwide. The current conventional therapy cannot offer satisfactory clinical results for mostExpand
Oleanane saponins from Gymnema sylvestre.
Six oleanane-type saponins, along with two known triterpene saponins, were isolated from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestre. The structures of the oleanane triterpene glycosides were characterized asExpand
Anti-depressant-like effect of peony: a mini-review
Context: Depression is a common psychiatric disorder, yet the clinical efficacy of antidepression therapies is unsatisfactory. Thus, the search for new anti-depressants continues, and naturalExpand
Anti-proliferative effect of ginseng saponins on human prostate cancer cell line.
Ginseng is a medicinal herb widely used in Asian countries, and many of its pharmacological actions are attributed to the ginsenosides. In a study of the anti-proliferative activity of ginsenosidesExpand
Peony glycosides produce antidepressant-like action in mice exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress: Effects on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function and brain-derived neurotrophic factor
The root part of Paeonia lactiflora Pall. (Ranunculaceae), commonly known as peony, is a commonly used Chinese herb for the treatment of depression-like disorders. Previous studies in our laboratoryExpand
Effect of a lignan-enriched fructus schisandrae extract on hepatic glutathione status in rats: protection against carbon tetrachloride toxicity.
The effect of a lignan-enriched extract of the fruits of Schisandra chinensis (FS) on hepatic glutathione (GSH) status was examined in both control and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated rats. FSExpand
Jolkinolide B induces neuroendocrine differentiation of human prostate LNCaP cancer cell line.
Euphorbia fischeriana is a Chinese herbal medicine which has been reported to possess chemotherapeutic effects, yet the underlying mechanism is unclear. In order to understand its possible anti-tumorExpand
Uncaria rhynchophylla ameliorates cognitive deficits induced by D-galactose in mice.
The stem with hooks of Uncaria rhynchophylla is a component herb of many traditional formulae for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. However, scientific evidence of the efficacy of UncariaExpand
DNA as an affinity probe useful in the detection and isolation of biologically active natural products.
A simplified hplc system is described for the detection of compounds capable of binding to DNA. Compounds known to interact with DNA were found to invoke a positive response with this system, and theExpand