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Clinical and pharmacological studies on liver diseases treated with Kampo herbal medicine.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection frequently causes chronic hepatitis, which is linked to the development of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Most physicians who practice Kampo medicineExpand
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Structural characterization of an anti-complementary pectic polysaccharide from the roots of Bupleurum falcatum L.
An anti-complementary pectic polysaccharide (BR-2-IIb), isolated from the roots of Bupleurum falcatum L., has an average molecular weight of 36,000 (gel filtration), and was subjected to methylationExpand
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Stimulatory effects of ingenols from Euphorbia kansui on the expression of macrophage Fc receptor.
Immune complex binding to macrophages was enhanced by treatment with an E. kansui extract. Systematic fractionation of the extract led to the characterization of 3-O-(2'E,4'Z-decadienoyl)- andExpand
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Pancreatic islet regeneration by ephedrine in mice with streptozotocin-induced diabetes.
In this experiment, we investigated the effects of crude Ephedrae herba, alkaloid extract of Ephedrae herba and 1-ephedrine, a major alkaloid component, on diabetic mice induced by streptozotocinExpand
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Fractionation and characterization of mitogenic and anti-complementary active fractions from kampo (Japanese Herbal) medicine "juzen-taiho-to".
"Juzen-Taiho-To" (TJ-48), which is a kampo (Japanese herbal) medicine prepared by decocting a prescription of ten kinds of herbs, has several immunostimulating activities. In order to characterizeExpand
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Evidence for an essential role of long chain acyl-CoA synthetase in animal cell proliferation. Inhibition of long chain acyl-CoA synthetase by triacsins caused inhibition of Raji cell proliferation.
Triacsins A, B, C, and D are new inhibitors of long chain acyl-CoA synthetase (EC 6.2.1.3) and possess different inhibitory potencies against the enzyme (Tomoda, H., Igarashi, K., and Omura, S.Expand
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Inhibitory effect of baicalein, a flavonoid in Scutellaria Root, on eotaxin production by human dermal fibroblasts.
Eotaxin is an eosinophil-specific chemokine associated with the recruitment of eosinophils to sites of allergic inflammation. "Saiboku-to" (Formula magnoliae et bupleuri) is a kampo herbal medicineExpand
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Asthma-Related Environmental Fungus, Alternaria, Activates Dendritic Cells and Produces Potent Th2 Adjuvant Activity1
Asthma is thought to result from dysregulated Th2-like airway inflammatory responses to the environment. Although the etiology of asthma is not fully understood in humans, clinical andExpand
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Hepatoprotective effects of Inula britannica on hepatic injury in mice
Inula britannica, a Kampo medicine, is prepared from the heads of Compositae plants such as Inula britannica L., which has been used clinically as a remedy for nausea, hiccup and excessive sputum.Expand
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Preventive effect of taraxasteryl acetate from Inula britannica subsp. japonica on experimental hepatitis in vivo.
The survival rate for acute hepatic failure induced by Propionibacterium acnes and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was increased when a hot water extract from the flowers of Inula britannica L. subsp.Expand
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