Publications by authors named "Zhu-Ping Hong"

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Antitumor effects of different Ganoderma lucidum spore powder in cell- and zebrafish-based bioassays.

J Integr Med 2021 03 13;19(2):177-184. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Zhejiang Shouxiangu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Wuyi 321200, Zhejiang Province, China; Pharmaceutical Informatics Institute, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310012, Zhejiang Province, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Ganoderma lucidum spore (GLS) is gaining recognition as a medicinal part of G. lucidum and has been reported to possess various pharmacological properties, such as antitumor activity. In this work, wall-broken GLS powder (BGLSP) and wall-removed GLS powder (RGLSP), two kinds of GLS powder with different manufacturing techniques, were compared in terms of contents of active constituents and in vivo and in vitro antitumor effects.

Methods: The ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometry method was used to determine the contents of polysaccharides and total triterpenoids in BGLSP and RGLSP. Seventeen individual triterpenoids were further quantified using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography and quantitative analysis of multi-components by single marker. The antitumor effects of BGLSP and RGLSP were evaluated using in vitro cell viability assay against human gastric carcinoma SGC-7901, lung carcinoma A549 and lymphoma Ramos and further validated by in vivo zebrafish xenograft models with transplanted SGC-7901, A549 and Ramos.

Results: The results showed that the contents of polysaccharides, total triterpenoids and individual triterpenoids of RGLSP were significantly higher than those of BGLSP. Although both BGLSP and RGLSP inhibited the three tumor cell lines in vitro in a dose-dependent manner, the inhibitory effects of RGLSP were much better than those of BGLSP. In the in vivo zebrafish assay, RGLSP exhibited more potent inhibitory activities against tumors transplanted into the zebrafish compared with BGLSP, and the inhibition rates of RGLSP reached approximately 78%, 31% and 83% on SGC-7901, A549 and Ramos, respectively.

Conclusion: The results indicated that the antitumor effects of GLS were positively correlated with the contents of the polysaccharides and triterpenoids and demonstrated that the wall-removing manufacturing technique could significantly improve the levels of active constituents, and thereby enhance the antitumor activity.
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March 2021

Profiling the mid-adult cecal microbiota associated with host healthy by using herbal formula Kang ShuaiLao Pian treated mid-adult mice.

Chin J Nat Med 2020 Feb;18(2):90-102

Pharmaceutical Informatics Institute, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China. Electronic address:

With the occurrence of aging process, decreased neuron dopamine, disrupted brown adipose tissue (BAT) remodeling and decreased butyrate level all reflect a weak host healthy in certain degree. Nevertheless, the signs of mid-adult gut microbiota, and its association with host healthy are not well understood. In current study, we deemed to illustrate the associations of age, neuron dopamine, BAT remodeling, butyrate and gut microbiota with the aid of traditional herbal formula Kang Shuai Lao Pian (KSLP), which is known for its anti-aging effect. Here, ELISA was performed to detect the production of brain dopamine, the mass of inguinal white adipose tissue versus interscapular brown adipose tissue (iWAT/iBAT) was calculated and considered as a sign of BAT remodeling, 16S rRNA gene sequencing was used to the detection of gut microbiota profiling and gas chromatography was used to measure the butyrate level in mice feces. Our results indicated mid-adult mice already present distinctive gut microbiota profiling compared with young mice, concomitant with which are the lower brain dopamine level and disrupted brown adipose remodeling. KSLP treatment improved the host healthy and regulated gut microbiota with enriched Firmicutes at the expense of Bacteroidetes, particularly increased the relative abundance of bacteria functionally related to dopamine and butyrate productions, which suggest KSLP treatment constructs a healthier gut environment. In conclusion, modulation of gut microbiota and butyrate may connectively regulate dopamine production and BAT remodeling through gut-brain axis and gut-metabolism axis.
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February 2020
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