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  1. Content type: Research

    Panax ginseng (Ren shen) has been used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This article aims to present a study protocol and pilot trial comparing P. ginseng with placebo for treating moderate ...

    Authors: Lei Wu, Anthony Lin Zhang, Yuan Ming Di, Johannah Linda Shergis, Yuanbin Chen, Xinfeng Guo, Zehuai Wen, Francis Thien, Christopher Worsnop, Lin Lin and Charlie Changli Xue

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:20

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  2. Content type: Review

    Some protein pharmaceuticals from Chinese medicine have been developed to treat cardiovascular diseases, genetic diseases, and cancer. Bioactive proteins with various pharmacological properties have been succe...

    Authors: Kam Lok Wong, Ricky Ngok Shun Wong, Liang Zhang, Wing Keung Liu, Tzi Bun NG, Pang Chui Shaw, Philip Chi Lip Kwok, Yau Ming Lai, Zhang Jin Zhang, Yanbo Zhang, Yao Tong, Ho-Pan Cheung, Jia Lu and Stephen Cho Wing Sze

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:19

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    Frankincense (Boswellia carterii, known as Ru Xiang in Chinese) and sandalwood (Santalum album, known as Tan Xiang in Chinese) are cancer preventive and therapeutic agents in Chinese medicine. Their biologically ...

    Authors: Mikhail G Dozmorov, Qing Yang, Weijuan Wu, Jonathan Wren, Mahmoud M Suhail, Cole L Woolley, D Gary Young, Kar-Ming Fung and Hsueh-Kung Lin

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:18

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  4. Content type: Research

    It has been demonstrated that platycodin D (PD) exhibits anti-cancer activities. This study aims to investigate the anti-proliferative effects of the combination of PD and doxorubicin (DOX) on human breast can...

    Authors: Zheng-Hai Tang, Ting Li, Hong-Wei Gao, Wen Sun, Xiu-Ping Chen, Yi-Tao Wang and Jin-Jian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:16

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  5. Content type: Research

    Cordyceps cicadae is a medicinal fungus that is often used for treating cancer. However, the anticancer mechanisms of C. cicadae are largely unknown. This study aims to investigate the anticancer mechanisms of C....

    Authors: Hualin Wang, Jing Zhang, Wai-Hung Sit, Chung-Yung Jetty Lee and Jennifer Man-Fan Wan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:15

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  6. Content type: Research

    Isodeoxyelephantopin (IDOE) isolated from Elephantopus scaber L. (Didancao) is used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of some types of cancer. The anti-cancer mechanism of IDOE remains unclear. This study aim...

    Authors: Farha Arakkaveettil Kabeer, Geetha Balakrishnan Sreedevi, Mangalam Sivasankaran Nair, Dhanya Sethumadhavannair Rajalekshmi, Latha Panickaparambil Gopalakrishnan and Remani Prathapan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:14

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  7. Content type: Review

    Some Chinese herbs are anti-thrombolysis, and anti-inflammatory, improves brain RNA content, promotes brain protein synthesis, enhances dopamine function, regulates brain hormones, and improves microcirculatio...

    Authors: Yin-chu Si, Qiang Li, Chun-e Xie, Xin Niu, Xiao-hui Xia and Chang-yuan Yu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:13

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  8. Content type: Research

    Cratoxylum formosum (Jack) Dyer ssp. pruniflorum (Kurz) Gogel. (Hóng yá mù) (CF) has been used for treatment of fever, cough, and peptic ulcer. Previously, a 50% ethanol-water extract from twigs of CF was shown h...

    Authors: Apiyada Nonpunya, Natthida Weerapreeyakul and Sahapat Barusrux

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:12

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  9. Content type: Research

    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has a high incidence rate in Southern China. Although there are conventional therapies, the side effects and toxicities are not always tolerable for patients. Recently, the tumor...

    Authors: Carmen Ka-Man Law, Hoi-Hin Kwok, Po-Ying Poon, Chi-Chiu Lau, Zhi-Hong Jiang, William Chi-Shing Tai, Wendy Wen-Luan Hsiao, Nai-Ki Mak, Patrick Ying-Kit Yue and Ricky Ngok-Shun Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:11

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    The fruits and seeds of Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd., Alpinia katsumadai Hayata, Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) Burtt. & Smith, Amomum kravanh Pierre ex Gagnep., Amomum subulatum Roxb., Amomum tsao-ko Crevost et Lemaire...

    Authors: Meng-hua Wu, Wei Zhang, Ping Guo and Zhong-zhen Zhao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    Tree bark of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., (commonly well-known as “Du-zhong” in China), has been used to treat hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, hepatic fibrosis and renal injury. This study aims to ...

    Authors: Zhen-yu Li, Xiao-lan Deng, Wei-hua Huang, Ling Li, Hui Li, Xian Jing, Ying-ying Tian, Pei-yu Lv, Tian-lun Yang, Hong-hao Zhou and Dong-sheng Ouyang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    Bupleurum marginatum Wall. ex DC (Apiaceae) is a perennial herb widely used in traditional Chinese and Kampo medicine for the treatment of various infectious diseases. The biological activities of B. marginatum h...

    Authors: Mohamed L Ashour, Mahmoud Z El-Readi, Razan Hamoud, Safaa Y Eid, Sherweit H El Ahmady, Endalkachew Nibret, Florian Herrmann, Mahmoud Youns, Ahmed Tahrani, Dorothea Kaufmann and Michael Wink

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    Hyperglycemia induces activation of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway, which suppresses insulin gene expression and reduces DNA binding of pancreatic and duodenal homeobox factor (PDX)-1. This study ai...

    Authors: MohammedTalaat Abdel Aziz, Mohammed Farid El-Asmar, Ameen Mahmoud Rezq, MohammedAbdel Aziz Wassef, Hanan Fouad, Nagwa Kamal Roshdy, Hanan Hosni Ahmed, Laila Ahmed Rashed, Dina Sabry, Fatma Mohammed Taha and Amira Hassouna

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:3

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  14. Content type: Research

    This study aims to establish a diagnostic scoring scheme for Shanghuo (Heatiness) and to evaluate whether Shanghuo is associated with biochemical parameters of salivary lysozyme (LYZ), salivary secreted immunoglo...

    Authors: Sijun Liu, Zhaosheng Huang, Qingguang Wu, Zhangjie Huang, Lirong Wu, Wenli Yan, David Lungpao Chang, Zheng Yang and Zongwei Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:2

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  15. Content type: Research

    There are approximately five Zhengs reported in psoriatic patients. Systematic data collection and proper analysis for the classification of psoriasis have been lacking. This study aims to cluster the Zhengs in p...

    Authors: Xuesong Yang, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Sanguan Lerkiatbundit, Jianzhou Ye, Xiaoyong Ouyang, Enpin Yang and Hutcha Sriplung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2014 9:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    The differentiation resp. death of human monocytic THP-1 cells induced by polysaccharide extracts of the medicinal mushrooms Phellinus linteus, Agaricus bisporus and Agaricus brasiliensis have been studied. This ...

    Authors: Leo JLD van Griensven and Harrie A Verhoeven

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:25

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  17. Content type: Research

    Analysis of the relationship between the nervous system anatomy and the therapeutic characteristics of all acupuncture points in the channel network may provide new insights on the physiological mechanisms und...

    Authors: Arthur S Ferreira and Alexandre B Luiz

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:24

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  18. Content type: Research

    Adenosine triphosphate-cassette binding protein (ABC) type G is considered as a part of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) process in modification and metabolism of plasma and tissue cholesterol. This study a...

    Authors: Abbass Ghanbari-Niaki and Saleh Rahmati-Ahmadabad

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:23

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  19. Content type: Research

    Bacterial conversion of ginsenosides is crucial for the health-promoting effects of ginsenosides. Previous studies on the biotransformation of ginsenoside Rb1 (Rb1) by gut bacteria have focused on the ginsenos...

    Authors: Hong Shen, Weng-Im Leung, Jian-Qing Ruan, Song-Lin Li, JackyPui-Cheong Lei, Yi-Tao Wang and Ru Yan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:22

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  20. Content type: Review

    Antrodia cinnamomea (AC) is an endemic mushroom species of Taiwan, and has been demonstrated to possess diverse biological and pharmacological activities, such as anti-hypertension, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-infl...

    Authors: PatrickYing-Kit Yue, Yi-Yi Wong, KayYuen-Ki Wong, Yeuk-Ki Tsoi and KelvinSze-Yin Leung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:21

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study aims to isolate the α-glucosidase inhibitory compounds from mulberry leaves (Morus atropurpurea Roxb., Moraceae) and to develop an analytical method for quantification of the compounds.

    Authors: Hin-Chu Hong, Song-Lin Li, Xiao-Qi Zhang, Wen-Cai Ye and Qing-Wen Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:19

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  22. Content type: Research

    Asaronaldehyde (2, 4, 5-trimethoxybeznaldehyde) is an active component of Acorus gramineus rhizome. This study aims to evaluate the anti-Candida efficacy of asaronaldehyde and its three structural isomers, namely...

    Authors: Sandeep B Rajput, Ravikumar B Shinde, Madhushree M Routh and Sankunny M Karuppayil

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:18

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  23. Content type: Research

    Species identification of living organisms by standard DNA sequences has been well-accepted. Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) recommends chloroplast regions rbcL and matK as the DNA barcodes for the land...

    Authors: Ka-Lok Wong, PaulPui-Hay But and Pang-Chui Shaw

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    Many cancer patients seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) including acupuncture to manage their cancer-related symptoms or side effects of treatments. Acupuncture is used to manage cancer pain and...

    Authors: Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, Ju-Tzu Li, Eric Hsiao, Calen Huang, Cheryl Hawk, Judith Miller and Yuhong Huang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    Zedoary (Curcumae Rhizoma, Ezhu), a Chinese medicinal herb, has been reported to show anticancer activity. This study aims to investigate the effect of zedoary oil (Ezhu You) on the proliferation of AGS cells whi...

    Authors: Hailian Shi, Bao Tan, Guang Ji, Lan Lu, Aili Cao, Songshan Shi and Jianqun Xie

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    Angelicae Sinensis Radix (ASR) and Chuanxiong Rhizoma (CR) can be treated with wine to promote their biological functions in Chinese medicine. Both ASR and CR contain similar volatile chemicals that could be a...

    Authors: Janis Ya-xian Zhan, Wendy Li Zhang, Ken Yu-zhong Zheng, Kevin Yue Zhu, Jian-ping Chen, Pui-Hei Chan, Tina Ting-xia Dong, Roy Chi-yan Choi, Henry Lam, Karl Wah-keung Tsim and David Tai-wai Lau

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:12

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  27. Content type: Research

    Swietenia macrophylla King (Meliaceae) is used to treat diabetes mellitus in Malaysia. This study aims to evaluate the anti-hyperglycaemic potential of petroleum ether (PE), chloroform (CE) and methanol (ME) extr...

    Authors: Mohd Akmal Hashim, Mun Fei Yam, Sook Yee Hor, Chung Pin Pin Lim, Mohd Zaini Asmawi and Amirin Sadikun

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:11

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  28. Content type: Research

    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a genetic basis. Its ill-defined causes make it difficult to diagnose. This study aims to develop a diagnostic checklist for psoriasis classification in th...

    Authors: Xuesong Yang, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Edward McNeil, Jianzhou Ye, Xiaoyong Ouyang, Enpin Yang and Hutcha Sriplung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:10

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  29. Content type: Research

    Apigenin (4′,5,7-trihydroxyflavone, AP), an active component of many medicinal Chinese herbs, exhibits anticancer properties in vitro and in vivo. This study aims to investigate the genotoxic, cytostatic, and cyt...

    Authors: Fotini Papachristou, Ekaterini Chatzaki, Athanasios Petrou, Ioanna Kougioumtzi, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Alexandros Papalambros, Grigorios Tripsianis, Constantinos Simopoulos and Alexandra K Tsaroucha

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:9

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  30. Content type: Research

    Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs) play an important part in rural and regional Australian healthcare. A survey was conducted to investigate referral practices between Chinese medicine (CM) and conventional...

    Authors: Jonathan L Wardle, David W Sibbritt and Jon Adams

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:8

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  31. Content type: Research

    Siwu decoction categorized formulae (SWDCF) are widely used for treating gynecological diseases. This study aims to elucidate the differences of bioactive constituents in SWDCF by ultra-high performance liquid...

    Authors: Shulan Su, Wenxia Cui, Wei Zhou, Jin-ao Duan, Erxin Shang and Yuping Tang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:5

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  32. Content type: Research

    Tienchi (Panax notoginseng) has been used in conservative treatments for back pain as a major ingredient of many herbal medicines. This study aims to investigate the effects of a herbal medicine containing tiench...

    Authors: Daniel H K Chow, Alon Lai, Fuk-Hay Tang and Mason C P Leung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:4

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    Conducting clinical trials of Chinese medicines (CM) in hospitals presents challenges for researchers. The success of hospital-based CM clinical trials may be influenced by the protocol design, including the m...

    Authors: Johannah L Shergis, Shefton Parker, Meaghan E Coyle, Anthony L Zhang and Charlie C Xue

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:3

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  34. Content type: Research

    The therapeutic activities of Andrographis paniculata are attributed to four major active diterpenoids: andrographolide (AP1), 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographolide (AP3), neoandrographolide (AP4), and 14-deoxy...

    Authors: Nanthanit Pholphana, Nuchanart Rangkadilok, Jittra Saehun, Supachai Ritruechai and Jutamaad Satayavivad

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2013 8:2

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  35. Content type: Research

    KOB03 is a polyherbal medicine that originated from the oriental prescription for the treatment of chronic allergic diseases such as rhinitis and asthma. This study aims to evaluate the effect of KOB03 on oval...

    Authors: Hyo Won Jung, Jin Ki Jung, Young Ho Kim, Jong-Seong Kang and Yong-Ki Park

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    This study aims to determine the relationship between the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of the thirteen herbs and two fungi extracts, and their total phenolic and flavonoid contents.

    Authors: Patricia Diaz, Sang Chul Jeong, Samiuela Lee, Cheang Khoo and Sundar Rao Koyyalamudi

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:26

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  37. Content type: Research

    With the gaining popularity of commercially prepared decoctions of herbal medicines on the market, an objective and efficient way to reveal the authenticity of such products is urgently needed. Previous attemp...

    Authors: Pui Hei Chan, Ken YZ Zheng, Karl WK Tsim and Henry Lam

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:25

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  38. Content type: Research

    Xiao-Yao-San (XYS) is a Chinese medicinal formula for treating anxiety and depression. This study aims to evaluate the use of a room-temperature super-extraction system (RTSES) to extract the major active compone...

    Authors: Shih-Hsi Yin, Ching-Cheng Wang, Tain-Junn Cheng, Chia-Yu Chang, Kao-Chang Lin, Wei-Chih Kan, Hsien-Yi Wang, Wenny Mei-Wen Kao, Yen-Liang Kuo, Jian-Chyi Chen, Shun-Lai Li, Chia-Hui Cheng and Jiunn-Jye Chuu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:24

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