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  • H H Aung, C Z Wang, +5 authors C S Yuan
  • Experimental oncology
  • 2007
AIM To investigate the anti-proliferative effects of Crocus sativus extract and its major constituent, crocin, on three colorectal cancer cell lines (HCT-116, SW-480, and HT-29). The cell growth inhibition effect was compared to that of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. In addition, Crocus sativus' effect on non-cancer cells was evaluated. METHODS(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that both ginseng root and ginseng berry possess anti-diabetic activity. However, a direct comparison between the root and the berry under the same experimental conditions has not been conducted. In the present study, we compared anti-hyperglycemic effect between Panax ginseng root and Panax ginseng berry in ob/ob mice, which(More)
Diabetes is a serious chronic metabolic disease and has a significant impact on patients' lives and the health care system. We previously observed that the organic solvent extract of American ginseng berry possessed significant antidiabetic effects in obese diabetic ob/ob mice after intraperitoneal injection. If American ginseng berry is useful as a dietary(More)
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, and is often associated with significant medical, psychological, and social disturbances. Conventional medical treatment for insomnia includes psychological and pharmacological approaches; however, long-term use of frequently prescribed medications can lead to habituation and problematic withdrawal symptoms.(More)
In this study, we evaluated the anti-hyperglycemic effect of a polysaccharides fraction from American ginseng berry extract in diabetic ob/ob mice. All animals received daily intraperitoneal injections of polysaccharides at 150 mg/kg body wt. (n = 5), polysaccharides at 50 mg/kg body wt. (n = 5), or vehicle (n = 5) for 10 consecutive days. On Day 5, as(More)
Chan su (dried toad venom) is a traditional Chinese medicine obtained from the skin venom gland of the toad. Chan su has long been used as a therapeutic agent in China and other Asian countries. Recent reports indicate that Chan su toxicity carries a high mortality rate in the United States. This study focused upon the cardiac electrophysiological and(More)
In this study, we observed anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of Panax ginseng berry in adult C57BL/Ks db/db mice and their lean littermates. Animals received daily intraperitoneal injections of Panax ginseng berry extract at 150 mg/kg body wt. for 12 consecutive days. On Day 5, the extract-treated db/db mice had significantly lower fasting blood(More)
Resibufogenin (RBG) is a single compound isolated from Chansu, a traditional Chinese medicine obtained from the skin venom gland of the toad. Formulations of Chansu have been widely applied in China, Japan, and other Asian countries for a long time and are currently used as alternative medicines. However, there have been several reports about the toxicity(More)
AIM Ganoderma lucidum is a commonly used Chinese herb and an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine herbal formulations for immune dysfunction related illnesses. The effects of this medicinal mushroom on human colorectal cancer cells have not yet been evaluated. In this study, we investigated the effects of Ganoderma lucidum extract using SW(More)
  • C L Li, J T Xie
  • Zhongguo yao li xue bao = Acta pharmacologica…
  • 1992
Monophasic action potential (MAP) of the left ventricular epicardium in vivo in 58 cats were recorded by using a contact electrode. The results showed that early after depolarization, delayed after depolarization, oscillatory afterpotential, and some kinds of triggered arrhythmias were induced by CsCl (iv 0.5 mmol.kg-1), that these afterdepolarizations and(More)