Pengyuan Sun

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The vascular effects of an aqueous extract prepared from the leaves of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. (ELE), a medicinal herb commonly used in antihypertensive herbal prescriptions in China, were investigated in rat mesenteric resistance arteries. The mesenteric vascular bed was perfused with Krebs solution and the perfusion pressure was measured with a pressure(More)
We investigated whether entecavir is a substrate of the oligopeptide transporter 2 (PEPT2) and whether reabsorption of entecavir is mediated by PEPT2 as well as what is the contribution of PEPT2 to entecavir reabsorption during urinary excretion. Entecavir uptake in transfected cells and rat kidney slices, changes in urine entecavir concentrations following(More)
To investigate protective effects of alisol B 23-acetate (AB23A) against hepatotoxity and cholestasis induced by 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE) in association with farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation in vivo and in vitro. The cholestatic liver injury model was established by subcutaneous injections of EE in C57BL/6 mice. Serum biomarkers, bile flow assay and(More)
To clarify the pharmacokinetic interaction and its possible mechanism, mutual effects between methotrexate (MTX) and bestatin in oral absorption and renal excretion in rats were examined in vivo and in vitro. A sensitive, quick and high performance method (LC-MS/MS) was used to determine concentrations of MTX and bestatin in biological samples. Plasma(More)
A novel histamine receptor subtype, histamine H(3) receptor, mediates inhibition of peripheral autonomic neurotransmission. The present study was designed to examine vascular effects of histamine H(3) receptor by using a selective histamine H(3) receptor agonist, R-(-)-alpha methylhistamine (alpha-methylhistamine), in rat mesenteric resistance arteries. The(More)
To conduct in vivo and in vitro experiments to investigate puerarin (PUR), an isoflavone C-glyoside, and elucidate its ability to alter methotrexate (MTX) transport and pharmacokinetics. In vivo absorption studies, in vitro everted intestinal sac preparation, kidney slices in rats and bi-directional transport assay with mock-/MDCK-MDR1 cells, uptake studies(More)
Liver resection has become a common treatment for liver tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma over the past decades. However, after surgery, the remnant livers in some patients fail to regenerate. Therefore, there is an urgent medical need to develop drugs that can promote liver regeneration. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the promotive(More)
The purpose of present study was to assess the enhancing effect of resveratrol (Res) on the absorption of bestatin and clarify the related molecular mechanism. Res facilitated bestatin absorption by down-regulating both protein and gene levels of multidrug resistance 1 (Mdr1) and Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2), and up-regulating(More)
Peptidomimetic drugs have favorable bioavailability owing to H(+)/peptide transporter 1 (PEPT1) located in the intestine. Sartans are commonly used and likely coadministered with peptidomimetic drugs in the clinic; however, in vivo interactions between sartans and peptidomimetic drugs have not been systemically understood. Herein, the effect and mechanism(More)
Investigating the hepatoprotective effect of calycosin against acute liver injury in association with FXR activation and STAT3 phosphorylation. The acute liver injury model was established by intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 in C57BL/6 mice. Serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, HE staining and TUNEL assay were used to identify the(More)