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Inhibition of monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) by Chinese herbal medicines.
The 50% aqueous methanol extracts of four active extracts, Arisaema amurense, Lilium brownii var. Expand
Induction of apoptosis by hydrolyzable tannins from Eugenia jambos L. on human leukemia cells.
The results suggest that the cytotoxic mechanism of both antitumor principle constituents might be the induction of apoptosis in HL-60 cells. Expand
Monoamine oxidase B and free radical scavenging activities of natural flavonoids in Melastoma candidum D. Don.
The results suggest that the four flavonoids from M. candidum possess both MAO-B inhibitory and free radical scavenging activities, which may be used for preventing some neurodegenerative diseases in the future. Expand
Cytotoxic effects of cantharidin on the growth of normal and carcinoma cells.
It is demonstrated that cantharidin could inhibit progression of all phases of the Hep 3B cell cycle and could not directly inhibit the activity of nucleic acid biosynthesis by the cellular incorporation of 3H-thymidine,3H-uridine or 3H/M phase. Expand
EBV DNA polymerase inhibition of tannins from Eugenia uniflora.
Eugeniflorins D(1) and D(2) are the potency principles in the inhibition of EBV DNA polymerase from E. uniflora, one of the high population malignant tumors among Chinese in southern China and southeast Asia. Expand
Bioactive constituents of Spatholobus suberectus in regulating tyrosinase-related proteins and mRNA in HEMn cells.
It is concluded that butin is the most active of the components of S. suberectus in inhibiting pigmentation and that this inhibition is exerted through inhibition of transcription of the genes encoding tyrosinase, TRP1 and TRP2. Expand
A pilot study comparing the clinical effects of Jia-Wey Shiau-Yau San, a traditional Chinese herbal prescription, and a continuous combined hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women with
It was suggested that JWSYS was a safe and efficacious therapy and might be an alternative choice for relief of climacteric symptoms in postmenopausal women. Expand
Inducible nitric oxide synthase inhibitors of Chinese herbs. Part 2: naturally occurring furanocoumarins.
The results demonstrate that sphondin may act as a potent inhibitor of NO production under tissue-damaging inflammatory conditions and demonstrate that the NO production inhibitory activity of sphondsin is due to the effect of iNOS expression, but not by direct inhibition ofiNOS enzyme activity. Expand
Pharmacokinetic interactions between carbamazepine and the traditional Chinese medicine Paeoniae Radix.
A significant decrease in protein binding rate was found when CBZ was coadministered with PR, and it is suggested that the faster absorption of CBZ might lead to the rapid onset of its clinical effect. Expand
[New coumarins isolated from the root of Peucedanum formosanum Hayata and Peucedanum japonicum Thunb].