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A. hierchuntica Extract Exacerbates Genotoxic, Cytotoxic, Apoptotic and Oxidant Effects in B16F10 Melanoma Cells.

Toxicon 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Istanbul, Turkey.

Melanoma is a highly malignant tumor caused by melanocytes. Even though melanoma represents just 3% of all skin malignancies, it represents 75% of deaths. Extracts of A. Read More

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Zingiber roseum Rosc. rhizome: A rich source of hepatoprotective polyphenols.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 May 6;139:111673. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali 3814, Bangladesh. Electronic address:

Zingiber roseum is native to Bangladesh and widely used in folk medicine. This present study was designed to assess the ameliorative potential of Zingiber roseum rhizome extract in carbon tetrachloride (CCl) induced hepatotoxicity in mice model. Seven phenolic compounds were identified and quantified by HPLC analysis in the plant extract, including quercetin, myricetin, catechin hydrate, trans-ferulic acid, trans-cinnamic acid, (-) epicatechin, and rosmarinic acid. Read More

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Syzygium samarangense leaf extract mitigates indomethacin-induced gastropathy via the NF-κB signaling pathway in rats.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 May 6;139:111675. Epub 2021 May 6.

AgroBioSciences, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben-Guerir 43150, Morocco. Electronic address:

We previously profiled the chemical composition of wax apple, Syzygium samarangense, leaf extract using HR-LC-MS/MS and reported its antioxidant, hepatoprotective and antitrypanosomal activities. The plant is widely used in traditional medicine to cure several ailments like bronchitis, asthma, diabetes, fever, pathogenic infections, gut spasms, as well as renal diseases. However, neither the gastroprotective effects nor the underlying mechanisms were explored. Read More

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Astaxanthin and Nrf2 signaling pathway: a novel target for new therapeutic approaches.

Mini Rev Med Chem 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Applied Biomedical Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Astaxanthin (AST) is a naturally occurring compound isolated from various sources such as fungi, plants, salmon, and crab. However, Haematococcus Pluvialis, a green alga, is the primary source of this beta carotenoid compound. AST has several favourable biological and pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-diabetes, hepatoprotective and neuroprotective. Read More

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UGT1A1 dysfunction increases liver burden and aggravates hepatocyte damage caused by long-term bilirubin metabolism disorder.

Biochem Pharmacol 2021 May 4:114592. Epub 2021 May 4.

Guangdong Key Laboratory for Translational Cancer Research of Chinese Medicine, Joint Laboratory for Translational Cancer Research of Chinese Medicine of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, International Institute for Translational Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510006, China. Electronic address:

UGT1A1 is the only enzyme that can metabolize bilirubin, and its encoding gene is frequently mutated. UGT1A1*6 (G71R) is a common mutant in Asia which leads to the decrease of UGT1A1 activity and abnormal bilirubin metabolism. However, it is not clear whether low UGT1A1 activity-induced bilirubin metabolism disorder increases hepatocyte fragility. Read More

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Tandem mass tag-based proteomics for studying the effects of a biotechnologically produced oyster mushroom against hepatic steatosis in obese Zucker rats.

J Proteomics 2021 May 4;242:104255. Epub 2021 May 4.

Protein Analytics, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 24, 35392 Giessen, Germany.

Hepatic steatosis is a very common response to liver injury and often attributed to metabolic disorders. Prior studies have demonstrated the efficacy of a biotechnologically produced oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju, PSC) in alleviating hepatic steatosis in obese Zucker rats. This study aims to elucidate molecular events underlying the anti-steatotic effects of PSC. Read More

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Integrating Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology of and : What Predictions can be Made for the European Smoketree?

Front Pharmacol 2021 19;12:662852. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania.

The smoketree () is a historically known medicinal plant from Southeast Europe. Its ethnomedicinal use in skin and mucosal lesions is commonly accepted across countries. Other utilizations reported locally include fever reduction, cardiac diseases, hypertension, urinary diseases, cough, asthma, hemorrhoids, diabetes, numbness of arm, liver disease, and cancer. Read More

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Irisin ameliorates endoplasmic reticulum stress and liver fibrosis through inhibiting PERK-mediated destabilization of HNRNPA1 in hepatic stellate cells.

Biol Chem 2021 May 20;402(6):703-715. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Department of Pathophysiology, Guizhou Medical University, No. 9 Beijing Road, Yunyan District, Guiyang City550004, Guizhou Province, China.

Liver fibrosis is a common consequence of chronic liver diseases involved with the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Irisin is a small polypeptide hormone that shows beneficial effects on metabolic disorders. The current study aimed to investigate the biological function of irisin on hepatic fibrosis. Read More

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Nicotinamide improves NAD levels to protect against acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury in mice.

Hum Exp Toxicol 2021 May 5:9603271211014573. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pathophysiology, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose causes acute liver injury (ALI). Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is an essential coenzyme, and NAD is oxidized type which synthesized from nicotinamide (NAM). The present study aimed to investigate the role of NAD in ALI and protective property of NAM. Read More

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20-Hydroxyecdysone, from Plant Extracts to Clinical Use: Therapeutic Potential for the Treatment of Neuromuscular, Cardio-Metabolic and Respiratory Diseases.

Biomedicines 2021 Apr 29;9(5). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Biophytis, Sorbonne Université, BC9, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.

There is growing interest in the pharmaceutical and medical applications of 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), a polyhydroxylated steroid which naturally occurs in low but very significant amounts in invertebrates, where it has hormonal roles, and in certain plant species, where it is believed to contribute to the deterrence of invertebrate predators. Studies in vivo and in vitro have revealed beneficial effects in mammals: anabolic, hypolipidemic, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, etc. The possible mode of action in mammals has been determined recently, with the main mechanism involving the activation of the Mas1 receptor, a key component of the renin-angiotensin system, which would explain many of the pleiotropic effects observed in the different animal models. Read More

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Hemistepsin a Induces Apoptosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells by Downregulating STAT3.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 29;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Gyeongsan 38610, Korea.

(Bunge) Bunge is a biennial medicinal plant possessing beneficial effects including anti-inflammation, and hemistepsin A (HsA) isolated from has been known as a hepatoprotective sesquiterpene lactone. In this report, we explored the cytotoxic effects of on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and investigated the associated bioactive compounds and their relevant mechanisms. From the viability results of HCC cells treated with various extracts, HsA was identified as the major compound contributing to the -mediated cytotoxicity. Read More

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Untargeted lipidomics analysis of Mori Fructus polysaccharide on acute alcoholic liver injury in mice using ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-orbitrap-high resolution mass spectrometry.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 May 1;97:107521. Epub 2021 May 1.

Key Laboratory for Information System of Mountainous Areas and Protection of Ecological Environment, Guizhou Engineering Laboratory for Quality Control and Evaluation Technology of Medicine, Research Center for Quality Control of Natural Medicine, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001, China. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Mori Fructus (MF) is a traditional Chinese medicine with long application history, which has protective effects on liver diseases. Mori Fructus polysaccharide (MFP) is one of the active ingredients of MF and possesses therapeutic effects against acute alcoholic liver injury. Recent researches have reported that the therapeutic effects of MFP might be related to the regulation of several lipid metabolic pathways. Read More

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Phytochemical properties, biological activities and medicinal use of Centaurium erythraea Rafn.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 Apr 30;276:114171. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Laboratory of Human Pathologies Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, And Genomic Center of Human Pathologies, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Centaurium erythraea is an important medicinal plant in many countries, e.g. Morocco, Algeria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and countries of Balkan Peninsula. Read More

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Sevoflurane Postconditioning Attenuates Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Limiting HMGB1/TLR4/NF-κB Pathway Modulating microRNA-142 .

Front Pharmacol 2021 16;12:646307. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Anesthesiology, Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Preconditioning of sevoflurane (Sevo) has been demonstrated to protect the liver from ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, it is unknown whether it has hepatoprotective when given at the onset of reperfusion (postconditioning), a protocol with more clinical impact. The present study aimed to explore the hepatoprotective effects of Sevo postconditioning against hepatic IR injury and and the possible mechanisms. Read More

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Significant immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective impacts of Silymarin in MS patients: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinicaltrial.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Apr 29;97:107715. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Isfahan 81744, Iran; Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81744, Iran. Electronic address:

Interferon beta (IFN-β) has successfully been experimented with to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). However, patients sometimes do not respond effectively to treatment, and ‌adverse effects, including liver toxicity, accompany this therapy. ‌Accordingly, we decided to treat MS patients simultaneously with Silymarin (SM) as an immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective agent and IFN-β in a clinical trial study. Read More

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Wheat embryo globulin protects against acute alcohol-induced liver injury in mice.

Food Chem Toxicol 2021 Apr 28;153:112240. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

School of Biological Engineering, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, 450001, PR China; Henan Provincial Key Laboratory of Biological Processing and Nutritional Function of Wheat, Zhengzhou, 450001, PR China; Henan Cooperativity Medical Science and Technology Research Institute Co., LTD, Luoyang, 471000, PR China. Electronic address:

Wheat Embryo Globulin (WEG) is a high-quality plant-derived protein with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunity enhancement effects. WEG was prepared and characterized using free amino acid analysis, circular dichroism (CD), and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The liver protection effect of WEG on mice after acute alcohol stimulation was also investigated. Read More

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Ferulic acid-mediated modulation of apoptotic signaling pathways in cancer.

Adv Protein Chem Struct Biol 2021 9;125:215-257. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL, United States. Electronic address:

Ferulic acid (4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid, FA), a hydroxycinnamic acid derived from various seeds, nuts, leaves, and fruits, exists in a free form as well as is covalently conjugated with polysaccharides, glycoproteins, polyamines, lignin, and hydroxy fatty acids of plant cell walls. It exhibits a variety of pharmacological effects, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, vasodilatory, antithrombotic, antimicrobial, anti-allergic, antiviral, hepatoprotective, and anticancer activities. FA induces the expression of cell cycle-related proteins, such as p53 and p21, and reduces cyclin D1 and cyclin E levels. Read More

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February 2021

(Tarragon): A Review of Its Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology.

Front Pharmacol 2021 13;12:653993. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Chair and Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Kraków, Poland.

L. (tarragon), Asteraceae, is a species that has long been used in traditional Asian medicine, mainly in Iran, Pakistan, Azerbaijan and India. It is known as a spice species in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Read More

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Roxb. Ethanol Extract Has Anti-Inflammatory and Hepatoprotective Effects In Vitro and In Vivo by Targeting the IRAK1/AP-1 Pathway.

Molecules 2021 Apr 26;26(9). Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Integrative Biotechnology, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea.

Roxb. has been used traditionally as a remedy for many diseases, especially inflammation. Therefore, we analyzed and explored the mechanism of the anti-inflammatory effect of a Roxb. Read More

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Effect of on the Liver Protection of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Based on In Vitro and In Vivo Models.

Curr Issues Mol Biol 2021 Apr 28;43(1). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Food and Nutrition, College of BioNano Technology, Gachon University, Gyeonggi-do 13120, Korea.

Edible insects, (silkworm; SW), which feed on mulberry leaves, have been consumed by humans for a long time as supplements or traditional medication. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a liver metabolic disorder that affects many people worldwide. We examined the hepatoprotective effects of SW using in vitro and high-fat and high-fructose (HFHF) diet-induced obese in vivo model mice by real-time PCR, immunoblot analysis, and fecal microbiota analysis. Read More

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Enhanced Bioavailability and Efficacy of Silymarin Solid Dispersion in Rats with Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatotoxicity.

Pharmaceutics 2021 Apr 28;13(5). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

College of Pharmacy, Dankook University, Cheon-an 31116, Korea.

We evaluated the bioavailability, liver distribution, and efficacy of silymarin-D-α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) solid dispersion (silymarin-SD) in rats with acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity (APAP) compared with silymarin alone. The solubility of silybin, the major and active component of silymarin, in the silymarin-SD group increased 23-fold compared with the silymarin group. The absorptive permeability of silybin increased by 4. Read More

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Pro-Apoptotic Activity of Artichoke Leaf Extracts in Human HT-29 and RKO Colon Cancer Cells.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 15;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Unit of Public Health, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, via del Giochetto, 06122 Perugia, Italy.

(1) Background: L. subsp. (L. Read More

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Custard Apple ( L.) Leaves: Nutritional Composition, Phytochemical Profile, and Health-Promoting Biological Activities.

Biomolecules 2021 Apr 21;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Clinic for Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Christian-Albrecht's University, 24105 Kiel, Germany.

L. (custard apple) belongs to the family Annonaceae and is an important tropical fruit cultivated in the West Indies, South and Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, Mexico, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Egypt. Leaves of custard apple plants have been studied for their health benefits, which are attributed to a considerable diversity of phytochemicals. Read More

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Anti-Neuroinflammatory Effects and Mechanism of Action of Extract in BV2 Microglia.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Apr 2;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 2.

College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University, Goyang 10326, Korea.

For centuries, (FLL; the fruit of Aiton or Thunb.) has been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating hepatitis and aging-related symptoms and in traditional Korean medicine to detoxify kidneys and the liver. Pharmacological research has shown FLL has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-osteoporosis, and hepatoprotective activities. Read More

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Evaluating the protective effects of individual or combined ginsenoside compound K and the downregulation of soluble epoxide hydrolase expression against sodium valproate-induced liver cell damage.

Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2021 Apr 26:115555. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Hunan Key Laboratory for Bioanalysis of Complex Matrix Samples, Changsha 410000, PR China. Electronic address:

Sodium valproate (SVP) is one of the most commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs. However, SVP is known to induce hepatotoxicity, which limits its clinical application for treating various neurological disorders. Previously, we found that ginsenoside compound K (G-CK) demonstrated protective effects against SVP-induced hepatotoxicity by mitigating oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage, as well as downregulating the expression of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) in rats. Read More

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Ameliorative effects of colostrum against DMBA hepatotoxicity in rats.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2021 Apr 23;28(4):2254-2266. Epub 2021 Jan 23.

Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

Colostrum, the sole diet for newborns, is an emerging nutraceutical. To date, the chemopreventive effect of Bovine Colostrum against liver injury induced by the potent carcinogen, 7,12-dimethyl-Benz[a]anthracene (DMBA) is unexplored. Humans are daily exposed to DMBA which is a highly lipophilic environmental organic pollutant. Read More

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A polysaccharide of PFP-1 from attenuates alcoholic liver diseases Nrf2 and NF-κB signaling pathways.

Food Funct 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

College of Life Science, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, 271018, PR China.

A polysaccharide named PFP-1 was isolated from the Pleurotus geesteranus fruiting body, and potential investigations on ameliorating oxidative stress and liver injury against alcoholic liver disease (ALD) were performed in mice. The animal studies demonstrated that PFP-1 had hepatoprotective effects by improving hepatocellular histopathology, modulating alcohol metabolisms and restoring the serum lipid levels. Besides, PFP-1 could attenuate oxidative stress and inflammatory responses by activating the Nrf2-mediated signal pathways and regulating the TLR4-mediated NF-κB signal pathways. Read More

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UPLC-PDA-ESI/MS metabolic profiling of dill shoots bioactive fraction; evidence of its antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects in vitro and in vivo.

J Food Biochem 2021 Apr 26:e13741. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Hydroxyl radical ( OH) scavenging capacity of aqueous dill (Anethum graveolens L.) shoot (ADSh) extract was assessed using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. ADSh extract (at concentrations of 0. Read More

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Tannins in inhibit hepatocellular carcinoma growth by regulating EGFR-signaling and tumor immunity.

Food Funct 2021 Apr;12(8):3720-3739

School of Chinese Pharmacy, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102488, P. R. China.

The fruits of Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. (TB) are used as a multi-use therapeutic herbal product in the Tibetan medicinal system and are prescribed as a general health tonic in the traditional Ayurvedic medicinal system. Read More

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Ammonia Removal by Metabolic Scavengers for the Prevention and Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Cirrhosis.

Drugs R D 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Medicine, University of Montreal, 45143 Cabot Trail, Englishtown, NS, B0C 1H0, Canada.

Effective lowering of circulating ammonia is the mainstay strategy in the prevention and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis and there is increasing interest in agents with the metabolic potential for the active removal of ammonia by the liver and skeletal muscle by agents including L-ornithine L-aspartate, branched-chain amino acids, as well as the re-purposing of benzoate and phenylacetate currently employed for the control of hyperammonaemia in congenital urea-cycle enzymopathies. Based upon results of multiple systematic reviews with meta-analyses, L-ornithine L-aspartate demonstrably lowers circulating ammonia in patients with cirrhosis with concomitantly improved mental status. Distinct mechanisms responsible include optimisation of hepatic metabolic pathways for ammonia removal as well as direct hepatoprotective effects involving the release of glutathione and of nitric oxide with beneficial effects on hepatic microcirculation. Read More

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