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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect of cryptotanshinone (CTS), one of active ingredients of Salvia miltiorrhiza root, on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat due to inhibition of some inflammatory events that occur by NF-kappaB-activation during ischemia and reperfusion. Myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury was(More)
Glycyrrhizin is the major active component extracted from licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) roots, one of the most widely used herbal preparations for the treatment of liver disorders. This study evaluated the potential beneficial effect of glycyrrhizin in a mouse model of carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced liver injury. The mice were treated(More)
The extracts or constituents from the bark of Magnolia (M.) obovata are known to have many pharmacological activities. 4-Methoxyhonokiol, a neolignan compound isolated from the stem bark of M. obovata, was found to exhibit a potent anti-inflammatory effect in different experimental models. Pretreatment with 4-methoxyhonokiol (i.p.) dose-dependently(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect of palmatine, one of active ingredients of Coptidis rhizoma, against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Adult male rats were subjected to 30 min of ischemia and 6 or 24h of reperfusion. Rats were randomized to receive vehicle(More)
Recently, we demonstrated that myricetin exhibits cytoprotective effects against H(2)O(2)-induced cell damage via its antioxidant properties. In the present study, myricetin was found to inhibit H(2)O(2)-induced apoptosis in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast (V79-4) cells, as shown by decreased apoptotic bodies, nuclear fragmentation, sub-G(1) cell(More)
In inflammatory responses, induction of cytokines and other immune regulator genes in macrophages by pathogen-associated signal such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plays a crucial role. In this study, the gene expression profile changes by LPS treatment in the macrophage/monocyte lineage cell line RAW264.7 was investigated. A 60-mer oligonucleotide microarray(More)
Four flavonoid glycosides, flavaprin (7), evodioside B (8), vitexin (11), and hesperidin (12), as well as the coumarins bergapten (1), xanthotoxin (2), and isopimpinellin (3), the lignan simplexoside (10), the steroids beta-sitosterol (4) and daucosterol (5), the limonoids isolimonexic acid (6) and limonin (9), and uracil (13) and myo-inositol (14) have(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of paeoniflorin (PF) and paeonol (PN), the main active compounds of the Paeonia albiflora Pallas, on myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R)-induced injury in Sprague-Dawley rats IN VIVO. Under anesthesia, the rats were subjected to 25 min of ischemia by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary(More)
The fruits of Poncirus trifoliata (L.) are widely used in Oriental medicine to treat allergic inflammation. Recently, several active compounds including hesperidin, hesperidin methyl chalone and phellopterin from P. trifoliata (Rutaceae) were isolated and characterized. The goal of this study was to investigate the differential effect of hesperidin,(More)
Forsythiae Fructus is known to have diuretic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities. This study examined the hepatoprotective effects of pinoresinol, a lignan isolated from Forsythiae Fructus, against carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced liver injury. Mice were treated intraperitoneally with vehicle or pinoresinol (25, 50, 100, and 200 mg/kg) 30(More)