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Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng. (Syn. Randia dumetorum (Retz.) Lam.), belonging to the Rubiaceae family, is distributed in south Asian countries. It is used as a traditional medicine to treat gastrointestinal and hepatic problems and as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. The main aim of this review is to collect and analyze the available scientific information on traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities of C. spinosa. The scientific information related to...
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Background. SHC SH2 domain-binding protein 1 (SHCBP1), one of the members of Src homolog and collagen homolog (Shc) family, has been reported to be overexpressed in several malignant cancers and involved in tumor progression. However, the expression of SHCBP1 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unclear, and its clinical significance remains to be further elucidated. Methods. The expression of SHCBP1 mRNA in 35 pair samples of NPC and adjacent normal tissues of NPC was detected by RT-qPCR. ...
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Background. The most widely used frailty phenotype and frailty indexes are either time-consuming or complicated, thus restricting their generalization in clinical practice; and therefore, an easier and faster screening tool is needed to be developed. Objective. To select sensitive symptoms in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and study whether they can improve the risk prediction of frailty. Methods. This is a cross-sectional study enrolling 2249 Chinese elderly community dwellers. Data were co...
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In the present study, zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were prepared using ZnCl2.2H2O as a precursor, via green route using leaf extract of Rhazya stricta as capping and reducing agent. The prepared ZnO nanoparticles were examined using UV-visible spectrophotometer (UV-Vis), Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction spectrometer (XRD), and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The UV-Vis absorption spectrum at 355 nm showed an absorption peak, which indicates the formation o...
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Objective. To explore the influence of different vascular accesses on dialysis quality and infection risk factors of hemodialysis patients. Methods. A total of 162 patients with end-stage renal disease admitted to our hospital from February 2018 to July 2020 were divided into two groups: cuff tunnel conduit (CTC) group and native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) group. Peripheral blood was collected before and 6 months after dialysis. The incidence of vascular recirculation was measured, and the risk...
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Background. Acupuncture can effectively enhance musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with effects such as reduced pain intensity and muscle tension and decreased disability. Objective. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) compared with sham acupuncture (SA) in explosive force production by the forearm muscles in females. Methods. A total of 32 subjects were included and randomly assigned to two groups: TCA group (n = 16): stimulated specific...
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Heavy metals such as mercury are some of the environmental pollutants and can induce toxicity by bioaccumulation and oxidative damage. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ethanolic extract of Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa) on mercury damage in the kidney and liver of rats. Thirty Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups, the control group, S group (2 mg/kg mercury chloride), and T1, T2, and T3 groups that, in addition to mercury, received doses of 250, 500, and 750 mg/kg of the...
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Tournefortia sarmentosa is a traditional Chinese medicine used to reduce tissue swelling, to exert the antioxidant effect, and to detoxify tissue. T. sarmentosa is also used to promote development in children and treat heart dysfunction. However, many of the mechanisms underlying the effects of T. sarmentosa in the treatment of disease remain unexplored. In this study, we investigated the antioxidant effect of T. sarmentosa on rat H9c2 cardiomyocytes treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). T. sar...
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Camellia nitidissima Chi (CNC) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with anticancer property. However, its underlying mechanisms of anti-colon cancer (CC) remain unknown. Therefore, a systematic approach is proposed in the present study to elucidate the anticancer mechanisms of CNC based on network pharmacology and experimental validation. Initially, the potential active ingredients of CNC were verified via the TCMSP database based on the oral bioavailability (OB) and drug-likeness (DL) terms...
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Vitis amurensis Rupr. “Beibinghong” is abundant in anthocyanins, including malvidin (Mv), malvidin-3-glucoside (Mv3G), and malvidin-3,5-diglucoside (Mv35 G). Anthocyanins offer nutritional and pharmacological effects, but their stability is poor. Interaction of malvid anthocyanins with caffeic acid through ultrahigh pressure technology produces stable anthocyanin derivatives. This study aims to identify the structure of stable mallow-like anthocyanins and to determine the effect of these stable ...
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