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Anti-depression effects of Danggui-Shaoyao-San (DSS, 1.8-7.2g/kg, orally), a famous Chinese compound prescription with a fixed combination, on forced swimming test (FST) and chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model were investigated. DSS (7.2g/kg, orally, 7 days) shortened immobility time in FST model and DSS (3.6 or 7.2g/kg, orally, 21 days)(More)
A series of novel derivatives of gambogic acid (GA) were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro cytotoxicity against human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. All derivatives showed better aqueous solubility than GA, and compounds 3a, 3e, and 3f displayed potent inhibition of HCC cell proliferation (IC(50): 0.045-0.59 μM on Bel-7402 cells and(More)
Human herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 causes oral, ocular, or genital infections, which remains a significant health problem worldwide. HSV-1 and -2 infections in humans range from localized skin infections of the oral, ocular, and genital regions to severe and often disseminated infections in immunocompromised hosts. Epitope based vaccination is a(More)
Because Rhodiola plants are known to have a protective effect on diabetic nephropathy, this study aimed to investigate the inhibitory effect of salidroside, the main active component of Rhodiola plants, on high glucose-induced mesangial cell proliferation and its possible mechanism. Salidroside (1 approximately 100 microM) dose dependently inhibited high(More)
Sinomenine hydrochloride-loaded dissolving microneedles (SH-DM) were fabricated by maltose and poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid using a casting method. The mechanical strength of SH-DM was investigated by an insertion test. In vivo transdermal absorption experiment was performed to evaluate the percutaneous absorption of SH-DM, sinomenine hydrochloride gel(More)
Twenty B candidate epitopes of glycoproteins B (gB2), C (gC2), E (gE2), G (gG2), and I (gI2) of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) were predicted using DNAstar, Biosun, and Antheprot methods combined with the polynomial method. Subsequently, the biological functions of the peptides were tested via experiments in vitro. Among the 20 epitope peptides, 17(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Danshen Injection, the aqueous extracts of Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza (S. miltiorrhiza), is one of the most commonly used traditional Chinese herbs in chronic renal failure treatment. In present study, the mechanism of the renoprotective effect of Danshen Injection was analyzed on streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. (More)
Galactosylated chitosan-polycaprolactone (Gal-CH-PCL) copolymers with a galactosylation degree of around 10% and varied PCL percentages less than 40 wt% were synthesized and used to produce nanoparticles for delivering curcumin. Some nanoparticles with encapsulation efficiency of 70% or higher and sizes changing from 100 to 250 nm were able to deliver(More)
Chitosan-polycaprolactone (CH-PCL) copolymers with various PCL percentages less than 45 wt% were synthesized. Different CH-PCLs were respectively blended with Type-II collagen at prescribed ratios to fabricate a type of layered porous scaffolds with some biomimetic features while using sodium tripolyphosphate as a crosslinker. The compositions of different(More)
Tao-Hong-Si-Wu decoction (TSD) is a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and widely used for ischemic disease in China. TSD medicated serum was prepared after oral administration of TSD (1.6 g/kg) twice a day for 3 days in rats. TSD medicated serum induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) proliferation, VEGF secretion, and nitric oxide(More)