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Sepsis is the principal cause of fatality in the intensive care units worldwide. It involves uncontrolled inflammatory response resulting in multi-organ failure and even death. Micheliolide (MCL), a sesquiterpene lactone, was reported to inhibit dextran sodium sulphate (DSS)-induced inflammatory intestinal disease, colitis-associated cancer and rheumatic(More)
Background. Huachansu, the sterilized water extract of Bufo bufo gargarizans toad skin, is used in China to alleviate the side-effects and enhance the therapeutic effect of chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We conducted a meta-analysis to assess Huachansu's efficacy. Methods. We extensively searched electronic databases (CENTRAL,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the anti-tumor and immunity activity of toad coat (Chantui), which is a new officinal part of Bufo bufo gargarizans. METHOD The tumor weight of S180, H22, Lewis lung cancer cell inoculated in mice were compared between the groups of mice, fed with toad coat, and those which were not (control group). The average longevity of the mice(More)
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