Madin Darby Canine Kidney Cells

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BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The herb formulation Deva-5 is used in traditional medicine to treat acute infectious diseases. Deva-5 is composed of five herbs: Gentiana decumbens L., Momordica cochinchinensis L., Hypecoum erectum L., Polygonum bistorta L., and Terminalia chebula Retz. Deva-5 and its five components were investigated for in vitro antiviral activity against avian influenza A virus subtype H3N8. METHODS: The water extracts of the herbal parts of G. decumbens, H. erectum and P. bistorta, the seeds of T. chebula and M.

Author(s): 
Oyuntsetseg, Namsrai
Khasnatinov, Maxim A.
Molor-Erdene, Perenlei
Oyunbileg, Janchiv
Liapunov, Aleksander V.
Danchinova, Galina A.
Oldokh, Sanduijav
Baigalmaa, Jigden
Chimedragchaa, Chimedtseren
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: HIV protease inhibitor (PI)-induced inflammatory response in macrophages is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported that berberine (BBR), a traditional herbal medicine, prevents HIV PI-induced inflammatory response through inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in macrophages. We also found that HIV PIs significantly increased the intracellular concentrations of BBR in macrophages. However, the underlying mechanisms of HIV PI-induced BBR accumulation are unknown.

Author(s): 
Zha, Weibin
Wang, Guangji
Xu, Weiren
Liu, Xuyuan
Wang, Yun
Zha, Beth S.
Shi, Jian
Zhao, Qijin
Gerk, Phillip M.
Studer, Elaine
Hylemon, Phillip B.
Pandak, William M.
Zhou, Huiping
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