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Recent progress in pharmacological research of propolis
Propolis is a resinous hive product collected by honeybees from various plant sources. It is a popular folk medicine possessing a broad spectrum of biological activities. It has also been used as aExpand
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Schisandra fruit, a Schisandraceae family herb, is used as a component in Kampo medicines (developed from Chinese medicines, but established in Japan). It can act as a sedative and antitussive,Expand
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Cytotoxic constituents from Brazilian red propolis and their structure-activity relationship.
Several classes of flavonoids [flavanoids (1-10), flavonol (11), isoflavones (12-18), isoflavanones (19-22), isoflavans (23-26), chalcones (27-30), auronol (31), pterocarpans (32-37),Expand
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Identification of arctigenin as an antitumor agent having the ability to eliminate the tolerance of cancer cells to nutrient starvation.
Tumor cells generally proliferate rapidly and the demand for essential nutrients as well as oxygen always exceeds the supply due to the unregulated growth and the insufficient and inappropriateExpand
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Constituents of Brazilian red propolis and their preferential cytotoxic activity against human pancreatic PANC-1 cancer cell line in nutrient-deprived condition.
Human pancreatic cancer cells such as PANC-1 are known to exhibit marked tolerance to nutrition starvation that enables them to survive for prolonged period of time even under extremelyExpand
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Pervanadate [peroxide(s) of vanadate] mimics insulin action in rat adipocytes via activation of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase.
Both vanadate and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are known to have insulin-mimetic effects. We previously reported that the mixture of vanadate plus H2O2 results in the generation of a peroxide(s) ofExpand
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Cytotoxic, hepatoprotective and free radical scavenging effects of propolis from Brazil, Peru, the Netherlands and China.
Propolis is a resinous hive product collected by honeybees from various plant sources. The composition of the propolis depends upon the time, vegetation and the area of collection. Thus, qualityExpand
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Sulfation of environmental estrogens by cytosolic human sulfotransferases.
It is known that in humans taking soy food, the phytoestrogens, daidzein (DZ) and genistein (GS), exist as sulfates and glucuronides in the plasma and are excreted as conjugates in urine. ToExpand
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Chemical constituents of Brazilian propolis and their cytotoxic activities.
The EtOAc-soluble fraction of the MeOH extract of propolis afforded a new prenylated chromane derivative, 3-hydroxy-2, 2-dimethyl-8-prenylchromane-6-propenoic acid (1), along with 22 known compounds,Expand
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Constituents of the Vietnamese medicinal plant Orthosiphon stamineus.
From the MeOH extract of the aerial part of Vietnamese Orthosiphon stamineus, five new isopimarane-type diterpenes [orthosiphols F-J (1-5)] and two new diterpenes [staminols A (6) and B (7)] with aExpand
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