Rats, Sprague-Dawley

Publication Title: 
Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research

Acupuncture has been used for treatment of female reproductive disorders dated back at least 2000 years. It has been known to promote homeostasis, modulate hormonal disturbance and induce ovulation. While the increasing popularity of acupuncture therapy demands a serious debate about its scientific documentation. This article is intended to present the experimental data about the effects of electroacupuncture at Guanyuan (RN 4), bilateral Zhongji (RN 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and bilateral Zigong (EXCA 1) in the ovariectomized rats.

Author(s): 
Zhao, Hong
Chen, Bo-Ying
Publication Title: 
Journal of Biomedical Science

BACKGROUND: Asthma has become an important public health issue and approximately 300 million people have suffered from the disease worldwide. Nowadays, the use of acupuncture in asthma is increasing. This study intended to systematically analyze and compare the gene expression profiles between the asthmatic and acupuncture-treated asthmatic rat lung, and tried to gain insight into the molecular mechanism underlying the early airway response (EAR) phase of asthma treated by acupuncture.

Author(s): 
Yin, Lei-Miao
Jiang, Gong-Hao
Wang, Yu
Wang, Yan
Liu, Yan-Yan
Jin, Wei-Rong
Xu, Yu-Dong
Zhang, Qing-hua
Yang, Yong-Qing
Publication Title: 
Journal of Biomedical Science

BACKGROUND: Asthma has become an important public health issue and approximately 300 million people have suffered from the disease worldwide. Nowadays, the use of acupuncture in asthma is increasing. This study intended to systematically analyze and compare the gene expression profiles between the asthmatic and acupuncture-treated asthmatic rat lung, and tried to gain insight into the molecular mechanism underlying the early airway response (EAR) phase of asthma treated by acupuncture.

Author(s): 
Yin, Lei-Miao
Jiang, Gong-Hao
Wang, Yu
Wang, Yan
Liu, Yan-Yan
Jin, Wei-Rong
Xu, Yu-Dong
Zhang, Qing-hua
Yang, Yong-Qing
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

We investigated the effects of the water soluble fraction of Terminalia chebula (Combretaceae) (WFTC) on systemic and local anaphylaxis. WFTC administered 1h before compound 48/80 injection inhibited compound 48/80-induced anaphylactic shock 100% with doses of 0.01-1.0 g/kg. When WFTC was administered 5 or 10 min after compound 48/80 injection, the mortality also decreased in a dose-dependent manner. Passive cutaneous anaphylaxis was inhibited by 63.5+/-7.8% by oral administration of WFTC (1.0 g/kg).

Author(s): 
Shin, T. Y.
Jeong, H. J.
Kim, D. K.
Kim, S. H.
Lee, J. K.
Kim, D. K.
Chae, B. S.
Kim, J. H.
Kang, H. W.
Lee, C. M.
Lee, K. C.
Park, S. T.
Lee, E. J.
Lim, J. P.
Kim, H. M.
Lee, Y. M.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences

Thirty-seven plant organs, traditionally used as drugs, collected in Pakistan, were extracted with 70% acetone and analyzed for their total phenolics concentration and antioxidant potential. Seven extracts showed more than 85% inhibition of lipid peroxidation in vitro as compared with blank. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) (IC50 = 233.6 microg/l +/- 28.3) was the strongest antioxidant in our test system. The IC50 results indicate that the extracts of Nymphaea lotus L. flowers, Acacia nilotica (Linn.) Delile beans, Terminalia belerica Roxb. fruits, and Terminalia chebula Retz.

Author(s): 
Saleem, A.
Ahotupa, M.
Pihlaja, K.
Publication Title: 
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

The ripe fruit of Terminalia chebula RETZIUS (T. chebula RETZ) (Combretsceae), which is a native plant in India and Southeast Asia, has traditionally been used as a popular folk medicine for homeostatic, antitussive, laxative, diuretic, and cardiotonic treatments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of an aqueous extract of fruit of T. chebula on the tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced oxidative injury observed in cultured rat primary hepatocytes and rat liver. Both treatment and pretreatment of the hepatocytes with the T.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hyun-Sun
Won, Nam Hee
Kim, Kyoung Heon
Lee, Hojoung
Jun, Woojin
Lee, Kwang-Won
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Terminalia chebula (Combretaceae) has been widely used in Ayurveda for the treatment of diabetes. In the present investigation, the chloroform extract of T. chebula seed powder was investigated for its antidiabetic activity in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats using short term and long term study protocols. The efficacy of the extract was also evaluated for protection of renal functions in diabetic rats.

Author(s): 
Rao, Nalamolu Koteswara
Nammi, Srinivas
Publication Title: 
Archives of Toxicology

A hepatoprotective compound was isolated from the ethanolic extract of the fruits of Terminalia chebula Retz. by consecutive solvent partitioning, followed by silica gel and Sephadex LH-20 column chromatographies. The purified compound was identified as a mixture of chebulic acid and its minor isomer, neochebulic acid, with a ratio of 2:1 by spectroscopic analysis including 1D and 2D NMR and MS spectroscopy. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the protection of rat hepatocytes against oxidative toxicity by chebulic acid obtained from T. chebula Retz.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hyun-Sun
Jung, Sung-Hoon
Yun, Bong-Sik
Lee, Kwang-Won
Publication Title: 
Reproductive Toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.)

Our interest in development of hyaluronidase inhibitors as male antifertility agents led to identification of Terminalia chebula (T. chebula) plant with hyaluronidase (HAase) inhibitory activity of human spermatozoa ( approximately 93% inhibition) and rat caudal epididymal spermatozoa ( approximately 86% inhibition) in vitro at 30 mg/ml.

Author(s): 
Srivastav, Archana
Chandra, Abhishek
Singh, Madhulika
Jamal, Farrukh
Rastogi, Preeti
Rajendran, Siron Mani
Bansode, Falgun Wanganuji
Lakshmi, Vijai
Publication Title: 
Pharmaceutical Biology

OBJECTIVES: To investigate transdermal absorption enhancement of gel containing elastic niosomes loaded with gallic acid in the semipurified fraction isolated from Terminalia chebula Retz. (Combretaceae) galls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nonelastic and elastic niosomes loaded with gallic acid in pure form or in the semipurified fraction were developed. Rat skin permeation by vertical Franz diffusion cells of gallic acid from various gel formulations containing elastic niosomes loaded with gallic acid or the semipurified fraction was performed.

Author(s): 
Manosroi, Aranya
Jantrawut, Pensak
Akazawa, Hiroyuki
Akihisa, Toshihiro
Manosroi, Worapaka
Manosroi, Jiradej

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