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OBJECTIVE To study the quality changes in pre- and post-processed pieces of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. METHODS The changes of the content of pinoresinol diglucoside, extract and fingerprint were studied. RESULTS Pinoresinol diglucoside contents in post-processed pieces were lower than those in pre-processed and alcohol extract had different changes because(More)
Osthole, a major component isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. We developed and validated a rapid and sensitive LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of osthole in rat plasma. Sample preparation involved simple liquid-liquid extraction by ethyl acetate after addition of imperatorin(More)
The active ingredients of salvia (dried root of Salvia miltiorrhiza) include both lipophilic (e.g., tanshinone IIA, tanshinone I, cryptotanshinone and dihydrotanshinone I) and hydrophilic (e.g., danshensu and salvianolic acid B) constituents. The low oral bioavailability of these constituents may limit their efficacy. A solid self-microemulsifying drug(More)
AIM To investigate the mechanisms underlying the intestinal absorption of the major bioactive component forsythoside A (FTA) extracted from Forsythiae fructus. METHODS An in vitro Caco-2 cell model and a single-pass intestinal perfusion in situ model in SD rats were used. RESULTS In the in vitro Caco-2 cell model, the mean apparent permeability value(More)
Oral drug bioavailability depends on gastrointestinal absorption, intestinal transporters and metabolism enzymes are the important factors in drug gastrointestinal absorption and they can also be induced or inhibited by the active ingredients of Chinese materia medica. This article presents important application of intestinal transporters and metabolism(More)
AIM OF THIS STUDY Daphnetin was regarded as the mark compound for quality control of Zushima-Pian, a traditional Chinese medicine tablet for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, no in vivo study on the therapeutic effects of daphnetin for RA has been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS The adjuvant arthritic (AA) rat model was developed to evaluate(More)
Salviae miltiorrhizae is one of the most commonly used herbal plants in the treatment of numerous ailments including cardiovascular diseases for hundreds of years. According to the theory of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, S. miltiorrhizae is always used in combination with borneol to obtain better pharmacological effects. The purpose of this study was(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effects of concentration, intestinal section and borneol on the intestinal absorption of salvianolic acids. The experiment not only studied the intestinal absorption properties of three concentrations of rosmarinic acid, salvianolic acid B and salvianolic acid A at duodenum, jejunum and ileum, but also of salvianolic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of solid dispersion to improve the dissolution rate and bioavailability of osthole (Ost), a coumarin derivative with various pharmacological activities but with poor aqueous solubility. In present studies, the Ost solid dispersions were prepared with various polymers including Plasdone S-630, HPMC-E5,(More)
The current study aims to investigate the pharmacokinetic study of eight caffeic acid derivatives (forsythoside A, isoforsythoside, forsythoside B, neochlorogenic acid, chlorogenic acid, cryptochlorogenic acid, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid and 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid) following oral administration of Flos Lonicerae-Fructus Forsythiae herb combination in(More)