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The seed of the Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen Stapf seed (CLMS) extract has been prescribed to alleviate obesity by practitioners of traditional Korean medicine. Here, we investigated the effect of CLMS extract on PPARγ 2 and c/EBPα and obesity responses in C57BL/6J obese mice fed on a high fat diet. The mouse body index, blood profile, and fat(More)
Asthma is a complex chronic inflammatory disorder in the airway accompanying airway hyperresponsiveness, airway obstruction and airway wall remodeling. Alisma canaliculatum (AC) is a constituent of Cheong-Sang-Bo-Ha-Tang (CSBHT) which had been frequently prescribed to treat the respiratory disease in traditional Korean medicine. Here, we investigated the(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of smoking on teenagers' internal oblique (IO) and transverses abdominis (TrA) expiratory muscles and their pulmonary function. [Subjects] A total of 30 healthy teenagers (15 smokers; 15 nonsmokers) voluntarily participated in the study. [Methods] The subjects were instructed to maintain an(More)
Bupleurum falcatum L. has been used traditionally as a medicinal herb in Korean medicine. The hexane fraction of BF (HFBF), which was profiled with Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS), activates the secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in NCI-H716 cells significantly. We performed a microarray analysis and GLP-1 ELISA assay, as(More)
Ginsenosides can be classified on the basis of the skeleton of their aglycones. Here, we hypothesized that the sugar moieties attached to the dammarane backbone enable binding of the ginsenosides to the sweet taste receptor, eliciting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion in the enteroendocrine L cells. Using the human enteroendocrine NCI-H716 cells, we(More)
Prediabetes, Diabetes and obesity are the metabolic diseases which are closely linked each other to its properties such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and abdominal obesity. Many studies tried to find single therapeutic target for treatment of the metabolic syndrome but failed because of its side effects. Therefore, many investigations focus on the(More)
Lonicera japonica Thunb. (LJT) and Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch. (RGL) have been used traditionally as a herbal medicine in Korean medicine. Using LC/Q-TOF was performed to profile the two herbal medicines and the mixture of LJR and RGL (JAL2, ratio 1 : 1). We performed oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and plasma GLP-1 and insulin secretion by multiplex(More)
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a cutaneous inflammatory response that is characterized skin lesion, increased cytokines secretion and splenomegaly. Baekho-tang (BHT) has been clinically used for the treatment of heat-related illnesses in Korea. Recently, it was reported that has an effect on epidemics such as hepatitis B, pneumonia, epidemic(More)
Objective. There is limited information of the anti-inflammatory effects of Rg3 on inflamed lung cells and tissues. Therefore, we confirmed the anti-inflammatory mechanism of ginsenoside Rg3 in inflamed human airway epithelial cells (A549) and tissues whether Rg3 regulates nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activity. Methods. To induce the inflammation, IL-1β(More)
BACKGROUND Liver steatosis was caused by lipid accumulation in the liver. Alisma orientale (AO) is recognized as a promising candidate with therapeutic efficacy for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). HepG2 hepatocyte cell line is commonly used for liver disease cell model. METHOD The HepG2 cells were cultured with the NEFAs mixture(More)
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