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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. The hepatoprotective potential of Phellinus linteus polysaccharide (PLP) extracts has been described. However, the molecular mechanism of PLP for the inhibition of liver fibrosis is unclear. This study aims to in...

    Authors: Hualin Wang, Guang Wu, Hyoung Jin Park, Ping Ping Jiang, Wai-Hung Sit, Leo JLD van Griensven and Jennifer Man-Fan Wan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:23

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  4. Some Chinese herbs contain several kinds of phytoestrogens, and these herbs are commonly prescribed in Taiwan. Phytoestrogens may influence the effects of estrogen in females, although their activities are wea...

    Authors: Chien-Tung Wu, Jeng-Nan Tzeng, Jung-Nien Lai, Shun-Hua Tsan and Jung-Der Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:22

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  5. Cichorium glandulosum Boiss. et Huet is used for treatment of liver disorders, and its effects are attributed to sesquiterpenes. This study aims to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of a sesquiterpene-rich...

    Authors: Wei-Jun Yang, Yu-Qin Luo, Haji Akber Aisa, Xue-Lei Xin, Z Totahon, Yan Mao, Meng-Ying Hu, Lei Xu and Rui-Ping Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:21

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  6. α-Mangostin (α-MG) is a main constituent of the fruit hull of the mangosteen. Previous studies have shown that α-MG has pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antiallergi...

    Authors: Szu-Hsiu Liu, Lain-Tze Lee, Nai-Yun Hu, Kuo-Kuei Huange, Ying-Chu Shih, Iinuma Munekazu, Jen-Ming Li, Ting-Yu Chou, Wei-Hsin Wang and Ting-Shou Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:19

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  7. An efficient method for the identification of medicinal plant products is now a priority as the global demand increases. This study aims to develop a DNA-based method for the identification and authentication ...

    Authors: Caroline Howard, Eleni Socratous, Sarah Williams, Eleanor Graham, Mark R Fowler, Nigel W Scott, Paul D Bremner and Adrian Slater

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:18

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  8. Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used to treat inflammatory diseases. Alternatively activated macrophages (AAMo) stimulated by cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-4, IL-10 and IL-13 are anti-inflammatory and mi...

    Authors: Danillo N Aguiar, Mayara M Silva, Walki V Parreira, Fernanda D Tome, Lucas F Batista, Clayson M Gomes and Milton AP Oliveira

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:17

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  9. Qiangji Jianli Fang (QJF) has been used for treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) in China. However, our understanding of the effects of QJF against MG at the molecular level is limited. This study aims to investig...

    Authors: Chunmei Wang, Yonghai Lu, Zhixi Chen, Xiaobin Liu, Huangquan Lin, Hui Zhao, Jinyan Chen, Yiuwa Kwan and Saiming Ngai

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:16

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  10. Six herbs in the Plant Genetics Conservation Project that have been used as complementary medicines were chosen on the basis of their medicinal value, namely Terminalia mucronata, Diospyros winitii, Bridelia insu...

    Authors: Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Apiyada Nonpunya, Sahapat Barusrux, Thaweesak Thitimetharoch and Bungorn Sripanidkulchai

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:15

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  11. Transcutaneous electric acupoint stimulation (TEAS) avoids the use of needles, and instead delivers a mild electric current at traditional acupoints. This technique has been used for treating heroin addiction,...

    Authors: David M Penetar, Anthony Burgos-Robles, George H Trksak, Robert R MacLean, Steven Dunlap, David Y-W Lee and Scott E Lukas

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:14

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  12. The density of presynaptic markers of synaptic communication and plasticity, especially synaptophysin (SYP), is significantly correlated with cognitive decline and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), ...

    Authors: Jing Shi, Jinzhou Tian, Xuekai Zhang, Mingqing Wei, Long Yin, Pengwen Wang and Yongyan Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:13

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  13. Non–small cell lung cancer is associated with high expression of multidrug resistance (MDR) proteins and low production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Coptis extract (COP), a Chinese medicinal herb, and its ma...

    Authors: Chengwei He, Rong Rong, Jing Liu, Jianbo Wan, Keyuan Zhou and Jing X Kang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:11

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  14. Flavonoids, a group of compounds mainly derived from vegetables and herbal medicines, chemically resemble estrogen and some have been used as estrogen substitutes. Kaempferol, a flavonol derived from the rhizo...

    Authors: Ava Jiangyang Guo, Roy Chiyan Choi, Ken Yuzhong Zheng, Vicky Ping Chen, Tina Tingxia Dong, Zheng-Tao Wang, Günter Vollmer, David Taiwai Lau and Karl Wah-keung Tsim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:10

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  15. There is a long history of coronary heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and treatment in Chinese medicine (CM), but a formalized description of CM knowledge is still unavailable. This study aims to analyze a set of ...

    Authors: Guo-Zheng Li, Sheng Sun, Mingyu You, Ya-Lei Wang and Guo-Ping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:9

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  16. Red yeast rice (i.e., rice fermented with Monascus spp.), as a food supplement, is claimed to be blood cholesterol-lowering. The red yeast rice constituent monacolin K, also known as lovastatin, is an inhibitor o...

    Authors: Dirk W Lachenmeier, Yulia B Monakhova, Thomas Kuballa, Sigrid Löbell-Behrends, Sibylle Maixner, Matthias Kohl-Himmelseher, Asja Waldner and Christian Steffen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:8

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  17. Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) has been used as a principal herb in treating cardiovascular diseases in Chinese medicine. Salvianolic acid B (SA-B), a water-soluble active component of Danshen, was found to ...

    Authors: Yonghai Lu, Yue Zheng, Xinru Liu, Xu Liang, Saiming Ngai, Tiejun Li and Weidong Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:6

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  18. The studies on the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) in treating liver fibrosis (LF) were not consistent. This study aims to systematically review the effectiveness of CHM on treating LF patients.

    Authors: Fan Cheung, Yibin Feng, Ning Wang, Man-Fung Yuen, Yao Tong and Vivian Taam Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:5

    Content type: Review

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  19. The existence of point specificity in acupuncture is controversial, because many acupuncture studies using this principle to select control points have found that sham acupoints have similar effects to those o...

    Authors: Emma M Choi, Fang Jiang and John C Longhurst

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:4

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  20. The stimulation of acupoints along the meridians, but not the non-acupoints outside of the meridians, produces analgesia. Although the acupoint is defined at the body surface, the exact location of the acupoin...

    Authors: Marcelo L Silva, Josie RT Silva and Wiliam A Prado

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:3

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  21. Ginsenosides, the bioactive components of ginseng, can be divided into two major groups, namely 20(S)-protopanaxatriol (e.g. Re, Rg1, Rg2, and Rb3) and 20(S)-protopanaxadiol (e.g. Rb1, Rb2, Rc, and Rd). Biologica...

    Authors: Dacheng Peng, Huashan Wang, Chenling Qu, Laihua Xie, Sheila M Wicks and Jingtian Xie

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:2

    Content type: Review

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  22. Two active compounds, baicalein and its glycoside baicalin were found in the dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, and reported to be neuroprotective in vitro and in vivo. This study aims to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Ju-Xian Song, Mandy Yuen-Man Choi, Kavin Chun-Kit Wong, Winkie Wing-Yan Chung, Stephen Cho-Wing Sze, Tzi-Bun Ng and Kalin Yan-Bo Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:1

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  23. Chinese medicinal materials may be authenticated by molecular identification. As a definitive approach to molecular identification of medicinal materials, forensically informative nucleotide sequencing (FINS) ...

    Authors: Ming Li, Kalin Yan-Bo Zhang, Paul Pui-Hay But and Pang-Chui Shaw

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:42

    Content type: Review

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  24. The prevalence and risk of cardiovascular disease increase after menopause in correlation with the progression of abnormality in the serum lipid profile and the deprivation of estrogen. Erxian decoction (EXD), a ...

    Authors: Stephen CW Sze, Ho-Pan Cheung, Tzi-Bun Ng, Zhang-Jing Zhang, Kam-Lok Wong, Hei-Kiu Wong, Yong-Mei Hu, Christine MN Yow and Yao Tong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:40

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  25. Six plants from Thailand were evaluated for their cytotoxicity and apoptosis induction in human hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) as compared to normal African green monkey kidney epithelial cell lines.

    Authors: Sasipawan Machana, Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Sahapat Barusrux, Apiyada Nonpunya, Bungorn Sripanidkulchai and Thaweesak Thitimetharoch

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:39

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  26. Panax notoginseng is commonly used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in China. The present study investigates the effects of three different saponin fractions (ie total saponins, PNS; protopanaxadiol-t...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Jian-Bo Wan, Shun-Wan Chan, Yan-Hui Deng, Nan Yu, Qing-Wen Zhang, Yi-Tao Wang and Simon Ming-Yuen Lee

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:37

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  27. Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by an altered cellular composition of the alveolar region with excessive deposition of collagen. Lung inflammation is also common in pulmonary fibrosis. This st...

    Authors: Eman Noaman Ali and Somaya Zakaria Mansour

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:36

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  28. Peanut allergy is characterized by increased levels of peanut-specific IgE in the serum of most patients. Thus, the most logical therapy would be to inhibit the IgE production by committed B-cells. This study ...

    Authors: Iván López-Expósito, Alexandra Castillo, Nan Yang, Banghao Liang and Xiu-Min Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:35

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  29. Chotosan (CTS, Diaoteng San), a Kampo medicine (ie Chinese medicine) formula, is reportedly effective in the treatment of patients with cerebral ischemic insults. This study aims to evaluate the therapeutic poten...

    Authors: Qi Zhao, Takako Yokozawa, Koichi Tsuneyama, Ken Tanaka, Takeshi Miyata, Notoshi Shibahara and Kinzo Matsumoto

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:33

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  30. Curcumin has attracted great attention in the therapeutic arsenal in clinical oncology due to its chemopreventive, antitumoral, radiosensibilizing and chemosensibilizing activities against various types of agg...

    Authors: Murielle Mimeault and Surinder K Batra

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:31

    Content type: Review

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  31. Infantile colic is a common painful clinical condition associated with signs of distended intestines and an increase in colon peristalsis. However, clinical documentation of observed gastrointestinal functions...

    Authors: Marianne Reinthal, Iréne Lund, Dacil Ullman and Thomas Lundeberg

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:28

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  32. In recent years, a number of natural products isolated from Chinese herbs have been found to inhibit proliferation, induce apoptosis, suppress angiogenesis, retard metastasis and enhance chemotherapy, exhibiti...

    Authors: Wen Tan, Jinjian Lu, Mingqing Huang, Yingbo Li, Meiwan Chen, Guosheng Wu, Jian Gong, Zhangfeng Zhong, Zengtao Xu, Yuanye Dang, Jiajie Guo, Xiuping Chen and Yitao Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:27

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  33. Since oxidative stress has been implicated in a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), natural antioxidants are promising candidates of chemopreventive agents. This study examines antioxid...

    Authors: Chang-Ho Jeong, Hee Rok Jeong, Gwi Nam Choi, Dae-Ok Kim, Uk Lee and Ho Jin Heo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:25

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  34. While evidence supports efficacy of acupuncture and/or dry needling in treating musculoskeletal pain, it is unclear which needling method is most effective. This study aims to determine the effects of depth of...

    Authors: Kazunori Itoh, Yoichi Minakawa and Hiroshi Kitakoji

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:24

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  35. Hypertension is a clinical condition that manifests target-organ damage (TOD) with symptoms. This study investigates the association between Zangfu patterns and symptomatic manifestations of TOD.

    Authors: Alexandre Bastos Luiz, Ivan Cordovil, José Barbosa Filho and Arthur Sá Ferreira

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:23

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  36. Immuno-modulatory effects of ginseng, including both immuno-stimulatory and immuno-suppressive effects, have been widely reported. This study aims to determine whether the paradoxical immuno-modulatory effect ...

    Authors: Chike Godwin Azike, Paul Abrahams Charpentier, Jirui Hou, Hua Pei and Edmund Man King Lui

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:21

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  37. Oleanolic acid (OA) is a natural triterpenoid possessing anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiviral, hepatoprotective and antihyperlipidemic effects. Research on the pharmacological activities and clinical applic...

    Authors: Meiwan Chen, Zhangfeng Zhong, Wen Tan, Shengpeng Wang and Yitao Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:20

    Content type: Review

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  38. The present study investigates the effects of ginsenosides Rh1 and Rg2 against 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), a neurotoxin on SH-SY5Y cells and PC-12 cells. The effects of these two ginsenosides on neuronal differen...

    Authors: Xiao-Fan Li, Cathy Nga-Ping Lui, Zhi-Hong Jiang and Yung Kin-Lam Ken

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:19

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  39. Poor quality control of medicinal herbs has led to instances of toxicity, poisoning and even deaths. The fundamental step in quality control of herbal medicine is accurate identification of herbs. Array-based ...

    Authors: Linhai Niu, Nitin Mantri, Chun Guang Li, Charlie Xue and Edwin Pang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:18

    Content type: Review

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