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The purpose of this study is to explore depression metabolic markers in rat hippocampus and to investigate the anti-depressant effect of genipin and its mechanisms using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabonomics. Chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) procedure was conducted to establish the depressive rat model. At the beginning of the third week,(More)
ETHNOPHAMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Xiaoyaosan (XYS), one of the best-known traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions with a long history of use, is composed of Bupleurum chinense DC., Paeonia lactiflora Pall., Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf, Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, Zingiber officinale Rosc., Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz., Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch., and(More)
Xiaoyaosan, one of the best-known traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions, has been widely used in China for the treatment of mental disorders such as depression. Although both clinical application and animal experiments indicate that Xiaoyaosan has an obvious antidepressant effect, the mechanism still remains unclarified, and there are few studies(More)
Depression is one of the prevalent and serious mental disorders and the number of depressed patients has been on the rise globally during the recent decades. Sea buckthorn seed oil from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is edible and has been widely used for treatment of different diseases for a long time. However, there are few published reports on the(More)
Depression is one of the prevalent and persistent psychiatric illnesses. It brings heavy socioeconomic burden such as healthcare expenditures and even higher suicide rates. Despite many hypotheses about its mechanism have been put forward, so far it is still unclear, not to mention the precise and effective diagnostic or therapeutic methods. In this paper,(More)
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