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Lysimachia clethroides is widely used in traditional herbal medicine for many purposes, especially for blood vessel-related diseases in Korea and East Asia. Experiments were undertaken to determine whether hydro-alcoholic extract obtained from L. clethroides (LCE) has vasorelaxant activity in the rat aorta rings and, if so, to elucidate the underlying(More)
OBJECTIVES In the prediabetic stage, hyperinsulinemia or insulin resistance is thought to be closely associated with oxidative stress, which is also the main contributor of endothelial dysfunction. Clinical studies have indicated that regular intake of green tea reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This study examined whether catechin prevents(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction are closely associated with hypertension and insulin resistance (IR) in metabolic syndrome (MetS). It is still controversial whether green tea extract (GTE) may have blood pressure (BP) lowering effect. Decaffeinated GTE might be presumed to have strong antioxidative effect and BP-lowering effect as(More)
Lindera obtusiloba is a medical herb traditionally used in Asia for the improvement of blood circulation, treatment of inflammation, and prevention of liver damage. The possibility that L. obtusiloba affects vascular reactivity remains to be examined. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate both the in vitro and in vivo vascular effects of(More)
Lindera obtusiloba is a medicinal herb traditionally used in Asia for improvement of blood circulation, treatment of inflammation, and prevention of liver damage. A previous study has shown that an ethanolic extract of Lindera obtusiloba stems (LOE) has vasoprotective and antihypertensive effects. The possibility that Lindera obtusiloba improves endothelial(More)
Novel 3-aminopyrrolidine derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their antagonistic activity against human chemokine receptor 2. Structure-activity studies on 3-aminopyrrolidine incorporating heteroatomic carbocycle moieties led to piperidine compound 19, and piperazine compounds 42, 47 and 49 as highly potent hCCR2 antagonists.
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive malignant brain tumor. Since differentiation can attenuate or halt the growth of tumor cells, an image-based phenotypic screening was performed to find out drugs inducing morphological differentiation of GBMs. Bexarotene, a selective retinoid X receptor agonist, showed strong inhibition of neurospheroidal(More)
Endothelial senescence, characterized by an irreversible cell cycle arrest, oxidative stress, and downregulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), has been shown to promote endothelial dysfunction leading to the development of age-related vascular disorders. This study has assessed the possibility that the local angiotensin system promotes(More)
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