Yan-xiang Wang

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Berberine (BBR) is a drug with multiple effects on cellular energy metabolism. The present study explored answers to the question of which CYP450 (Cytochrome P450) isoenzymes execute the phase-I transformation for BBR, and what are the bioactivities of its metabolites on energy pathways. BBR metabolites were detected using LC-MS/MS. Computer-assistant(More)
Twenty-nine derivatives of berberine (1) or pseudoberberine (2) were designed, semisynthesized, and evaluated for their up-regulatory activity on the low-density-lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) expression. SAR analysis revealed that (i) the methylenedioxy group at the 2- and 3-position is an essential element to keep the activity, (ii) the 7-position quaternary(More)
Berberine (BBR, 1) is a novel cholesterol-lowering agent that up-regulates low-density-lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) expression through a mechanism different from that of statins. Because of the unique mode of action and good safety record, BBR provoked our interest to do structure modification at different domains for its cholesterol-lowering activity.(More)
OBJECTIVE Cellular efflux transporters, especially P-glycoprotein (P-gp), impel berberine (BBR) out of cells, and therefore reduce bioavailability of the compound. This study was designed to overcome efflux of BBR using P-gp as a target. MATERIALS/METHODS Molecular docking study was done to identify BBR analogues that were with low affinity to P-gp. Flow(More)
Currently there is no approved medicine for the treatment of metabolic syndrome. A series of new derivatives of berberine (BBR) or pseudoberberine (1) was synthesized and evaluated for their activity on AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation and up-regulatory low-density-lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) gene expression, respectively. In addition, the(More)
A series of new 1,13-cycloprotoberberine derivatives defined through variations at the 9-position were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxicities in human HepG2 (hepatoma), HT1080 (fibrosarcoma) and HCT116 (colon cancer) cells. The preliminary structure-activity relationship (SAR) revealed that the replacement of 9-methoxyl with an ester(More)
This study was designed to improve the absorption and hypoglycemic efficacy of berberine (BBR), which is a substrate of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), by combination with a P-gp inhibitor tetrandrine (Tet). Flow cytometry and LC-MS/MS were used to determine the cellular efflux or retention of chemicals. Pharmacokinetic study was performed in ICR mice following oral(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the common TCM syndrome types of fatty liver by way of epidemic questionnaire, their occurrence ratio, and the correlation between various syndrome types and objective indexes. METHODS A total of national wide 503 subjects with fatty liver were enrolled, the TCM syndromes, body mass index (BMI), abdominal perimeter/hip(More)
The cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) is a membrane protein related to lipid metabolism. We show that HCV infection in vitro increased CD36 expression in either surface or soluble form. HCV attachment was facilitated through a direct interaction between CD36 and HCV E1 protein, causing enhanced entry and replication. The HCV co-receptor effect of CD36(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic effects of plum-blossom needle therapy with cupping and laser irradiation in the treatment of acute facial paralysis with ipsilateral peri-auricular pain. METHODS Sixty outpatients with acute facial paralysis and ipsilateral peri-auricular pain were divided into plum-blossom needle (treatment) group (n = 28) and(More)