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  1. Content type: Review

    Traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) have a long history of use because of its potential complementary therapy and fewer adverse effects. However, the toxicity and safety issues of TCM have drawn considerable a...

    Authors: Li Duan, Long Guo, Lei Wang, Qiang Yin, Chen-Meng Zhang, Yu-Guang Zheng and E.-Hu Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:60

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  2. Content type: Research

    Diosgenin, mainly extracted from wild diosgenin-contained Dioscorea species, is a well-known starting material of steroidal and contraceptive drugs. However, due to large market demand and increasingly ecological...

    Authors: Liang Shen, Jiang Xu, Lu Luo, Haoyu Hu, Xiangxiao Meng, Xiwen Li and Shilin Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:58

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  3. Content type: Review

    Modern studies have shown that adaptogens can non-specifically enhance the resistance of human body under a wide range of external stress conditions with a multi-targeted and multi-channel network-like manner,...

    Authors: Lian-ying Liao, Yi-fan He, Li Li, Hong Meng, Yin-mao Dong, Fan Yi and Pei-gen Xiao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:57

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  4. Content type: Research

    Microbial fermentation has been widely applied in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years in China. Various beneficial effects of fermentation for applications in TCM or herbals have been rep...

    Authors: Yan Yan, Chenhui Du, Zhenyu Li, Min Zhang, Jin Li, Jinping Jia, Aiping Li, Xuemei Qin and Qiang Song

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:54

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  5. Content type: Research

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly heterogeneous disease. Further classification may characterize its heterogeneity. The purpose of this study was to examine whether metabolomic variables could differ...

    Authors: Lan-Ying Liu, Hong-Jian Zhang, Li-Yuan Luo, Jin-Bao Pu, Wei-Qing Liang, Chun-Qin Zhu, Ya-Ping Li, Pei-Rong Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Chun-Yu Yang and Zhang-Jin Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:53

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  6. Content type: Review

    Plants are providing reliable therapy since time immemorial. Pakistan has a great diversity in medicinal flora and people use these ethno-medicines to deal with many skin problems. This review explores the fun...

    Authors: Alamgeer, Amber Sharif, Hira Asif, Waqas Younis, Humayun Riaz, Ishfaq Ali Bukhari and Asaad Mohamed Assiri

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:52

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  7. Content type: Research

    Compounds with the ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inhibit tyrosinase may be useful for the treatment and prevention from ROS-related diseases. The number and location of phenolic hydroxy...

    Authors: Ai-Ren Zuo, Huan-Huan Dong, Yan-Ying Yu, Qing-Long Shu, Li-Xiang Zheng, Xiong-Ying Yu and Shu-Wen Cao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:51

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  8. Content type: Review

    Internationalization of Traditional/Complementary Medicine (T&CM) products is important for initiating and sustaining developments in this field. Particularly for traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), the glob...

    Authors: Jiatong Li, Jianfan Zhu, Hao Hu, Joanna E. Harnett, Chi Ieong Lei, Ka Yin Chau, Ging Chan and Carolina Oi Lam Ung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:50

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  9. Content type: Research

    San-ao decoction (SAD) has been widely used in Chinese medicine against respiratory diseases, such as asthma and rhinallergosis. The bioactive compounds for such pharmacological action remain unknown.

    Authors: Fuhuan Fei, Huanmei Sun, Xixi Cheng, Jiajun Liu, Jing Wang, Qian Li and Yajun Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:49

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  10. Content type: Review

    Respiratory disorders are a common cause of malady and demise in Pakistan due to its remoteness, cold and harsh climatic conditions as well as scarce health care facilities. The people rely upon the indigenous...

    Authors: Alamgeer, Waqas Younis, Hira Asif, Amber Sharif, Humayun Riaz, Ishfaq Ali Bukhari and Asaad Mohamed Assiri

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:48

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  11. Content type: Research

    Polysaccharides are carbohydrate chains composed of linked monosaccharide units. Accumulating studies report that polysaccharides isolated from Dendrobium officinale have a variety of functions. However, the comp...

    Authors: Yuan Wei, Linwei Wang, Dujun Wang, Dan Wang, Chongwei Wen, Bangxin Han and Zhen Ouyang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:47

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  12. Content type: Research

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) significantly affects women’s health and well-being. To explore the pharmacological basis of the Erxian decoction (EXD) action in PCOS therapy, a network interaction analysis w...

    Authors: Lihong Liu, Bo Du, Haiying Zhang, Xiaofei Guo, Zheng Zhou, Aihui Xiu, Chang Liu, Shiyu Su and Hao Ai

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:46

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  13. Content type: Research

    Bushen Huoxue decoction (BHD) has a significant effect on fracture rehabilitation, yet its underlying mechanism is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore whether BHD promotes bone marrow mese...

    Authors: Wei Shen, Hui Luo, Liangliang Xu, Zhifang Wu, Hongtai Chen, Yamei Liu, Lijuan Yu, Liuchao Hu, Bin Wang and Yiwen Luo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:45

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  14. Content type: Research

    Based on the principle of tradition Chinese medicine, the processing refers to various techniques that alter the overall properties of herbal materials to meet the requirements of therapeutic applications. How...

    Authors: Mengmeng Sun, Wen-Te Chang, Eduard Van Wijk, Min He, Roeland Van Wijk and Mei Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:43

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  15. Content type: Research

    Influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes influenza in humans and animals. About 600 million people around the world suffer from influenza every year. Upon recognizing viral RNA molecules, TLR...

    Authors: Ying-Jie Fu, Yu-Qi Yan, Hong-Qiong Qin, Sha Wu, Shan-Shan Shi, Xiao Zheng, Peng-Cheng Wang, Xiao-Yin Chen, Xiao-Long Tang and Zhen-You Jiang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:42

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  16. Content type: Research

    Bacterial endophytes are widespread inhabitants inside plant tissues that play crucial roles in plant growth and biotransformation. This study aimed to offer information for the exploitation of endophytes by a...

    Authors: Linlin Dong, Ruiyang Cheng, Lina Xiao, Fugang Wei, Guangfei Wei, Jiang Xu, Yong Wang, Xiaotong Guo, Zhongjian Chen and Shilin Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:41

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  17. Content type: Research

    Cordyceps sinensis (C. sinensis) is a famous and precious Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), while frequent reports of heavy metals, especially arsenic, exceeding standards in C. sinensis in recent years have ra...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Sheng Wang, Qingxiu Hao, Liping Kang, Chuanzhi Kang, Jian Yang, Wanzhen Yang, Jingyi Jiang, Lu-Qi Huang and Lanping Guo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:40

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  18. Content type: Research

    The traditional Chinese formula Da-Cheng-Qi-decoction (DCQD) has been used to treat acute pancreatitis for decades. DCQD could ameliorate the disease severity and the complications of organ injuries, including...

    Authors: Ling Yuan, Lv Zhu, Yumei Zhang, Huan Chen, Hongxin Kang, Juan Li, Xianlin Zhao, Meihua Wan, Yifan Miao and Wenfu Tang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:38

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  19. Content type: Research

    Siegesbeckia pubescens Makino (SP) is one of the important plant origins for the anti-inflammatory Chinese herbal medicine of Siegesbeckiae Herba. The current investigations indicated that the anti-inflammatory e...

    Authors: Wei Sang, Zhangfeng Zhong, Kegang Linghu, Wei Xiong, Anfernee Kai Wing Tse, Wai San Cheang, Hua Yu and Yitao Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:37

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  20. Content type: Research

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic, progressive, fibrosing interstitial lung disease, is associated with extremely poor prognosis, and lacks effective treatment. The frequently used immunosuppressi...

    Authors: Chengliang Huang, Xu Wu, Shengpeng Wang, Wenjun Wang, Fang Guo, Yuanyuan Chen, Bi Pan, Ming Zhang and Xianming Fan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:36

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  21. Content type: Review

    Cancer is still presenting a serious threat to human health worldwide. The understanding of the complex biology of cancer and the development of oncotherapy have led to increasing treatment approaches such as ...

    Authors: Mu-Yang Huang, Le-Le Zhang, Jian Ding and Jin-Jian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:35

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  22. Content type: Research

    Human placenta is used to make the medicinal product Placenta Hominis in Asian countries. With its therapeutic benefits and limited supply, intentional or inadvertent adulteration is found in the market. In or...

    Authors: Yat-Tung Lo, Mavis Hong-Yu Yik and Pang-Chui Shaw

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:32

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  23. Content type: Research

    Complicated with the impact of aging population and urbanization, coronary heart disease (CHD) incurs more and more disease burdens in China. Salvianolate injection is a Chinese patent drug widely used for tre...

    Authors: Pengxin Dong, Hao Hu, Xiaodong Guan, Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Luwen Shi, Sheng Han and Shuwen Yu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:28

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  24. Content type: Commentary

    Houzao (bezoar) is a valuable imported Chinese medicine that is commonly used as a pediatric medicine to transform phlegm. There are mainly two types of Houzao, “Southeast Asian Houzao” and “Indian Houzao”. “I...

    Authors: Zhongzhen Zhao, Eric Brand, Hiu Yee Kwan, Quanbin Han and Mengjia Zhou

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:25

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  25. Content type: Research

    Urera aurantiaca is an Argentinean species that has been traditionally used to treat symptoms of inflammation. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of t...

    Authors: Carla Marrassini, Ignacio Peralta and Claudia Anesini

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    Eosinophils (EOS) is one of the most important cells involved in the pathogenesis of chronic airway inflammation in asthma, and its apoptosis is part of the mechanisms of asthma. Therefore, this study aimed to...

    Authors: Yue Yan, Hai-Peng Bao, Chun-Lei Li, Qi Shi, Yan-Hua Kong, Ting Yao and You-Lin Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:21

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  27. Content type: Research

    Cordyceps sinensis, one of the most valued traditional herbal medicines in China, contains high amount of arsenic. Considering the adverse health effects of arsenic, this is of particular concern. The aim of this...

    Authors: Tian-Tian Zuo, Yao-Lei Li, Hong-Yu Jin, Fei Gao, Qi Wang, Ya-Dan Wang and Shuang-Cheng Ma

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:19

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  28. Content type: Review

    Books that record the sources and applications of medicinal materials are commonly known as bencao (materia medica) in China. Bencao (materia medica) literature review is the very first step in the standard authe...

    Authors: Zhongzhen Zhao, Ping Guo and Eric Brand

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:18

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  29. Content type: Research

    Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. So far, no Western medicine treatment can completely inhibit or reverse the progress of SSc, while a...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Wenhua Zang, Li Han, Lei Yang, Songshan Ye, Jingfeng Ouyang, Chaoyun Zhang, Yuefeng Bi, Cuiyue Zhang and Hua Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:17

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  30. Content type: Review

    Psoriasis is a chronic, painful, disfiguring and non-contagious skin disease that has globally affected at least 200 million patients. In general, mild to moderate psoriasis patients will be treated by chemica...

    Authors: Shikang Meng, Zibei Lin, Yan Wang, Zhenping Wang, Ping Li and Ying Zheng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:16

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  31. Content type: Review

    Investigating the pharmacology is key to the modernization of Chinese Medicine (CM) formulas. However, identifying which are the active compound(s) of CM formulas, which biological entities they target, and th...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Linda L. D. Zhong, Chen-Yuan Lin, Ling Zhao, Zi-Wan Ning, Dong-Dong Hu, Man Zhang, Ke Tian, Chung-Wah Cheng and Zhao-Xiang Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:15

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  32. Content type: Research

    Cerebral hypoperfusion is a pivotal risk factor for vascular dementia (VD), for which effective therapy remains inadequate. Persistent inflammatory responses and excessive chemotaxis of microglia/macrophages i...

    Authors: Xian-Qin Luo, Ao Li, Xue Yang, Xiao Xiao, Rong Hu, Tian-Wen Wang, Xiao-Yun Dou, Da-Jian Yang and Zhi Dong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:14

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  33. Content type: Review

    Coptidis rhizoma (CR) is the dried rhizome of Coptis chinensis Franch., C. deltoidea C. Y. Cheng et Hsiao or C. teeta Wall. (Ranunculaceae) and is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment o...

    Authors: Fan-Cheng Meng, Zheng-Feng Wu, Zhi-Qi Yin, Li-Gen Lin, Ruibing Wang and Qing-Wen Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:13

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  34. Content type: Research

    Action (“gongxiao” in Chinese) of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the high recapitulation for therapeutic and health-preserving effects under the guidance of TCM theory. TCM-defined herbal properties (“yaox...

    Authors: Zhao Chen, Yanfeng Cao, Shuaibing He and Yanjiang Qiao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    Melanoma is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and SMI-4a and G-Rh2 exert anti-tumor activity in multiple cancer. However, SMI-4a as well as a synergistic relationship between SMI-4a and G-Rh2 in anti-...

    Authors: Da-lun Lv, Lei Chen, Wei Ding, Wei Zhang, He–li Wang, Shuai Wang and Wen-bei Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2018 13:11

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