|Herbal medicines for the prevention of alcoholic liver disease: A review|
|Ding, Ren-Bo1; Tian, Ke2; Huang, Li-Li3; He, Cheng-Wei1; Jiang, Yun1,4; Wang, Yi-Tao1; Wan, Jian-Bo1|
|关键词||Herbal medicine Alcoholic liver disease Antioxidation Anti-inflammation Fatty acid synthesis|
|刊名||JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Plant Sciences ; Chemistry, Medicinal ; Integrative & Complementary Medicine ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy|
|研究领域[WOS]||Plant Sciences ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy ; Integrative & Complementary Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||INDUCED FATTY LIVER ; ELEMENT-BINDING PROTEIN-1C ; GINKGO-BILOBA EXTRACT ; GREEN TEA EXTRACT ; OXIDATIVE STRESS ; RAT-LIVER ; HEPATOCELLULAR-CARCINOMA ; MOLECULAR-MECHANISMS ; VIRAL-HEPATITIS ; LEAF EXTRACT|
Ethnopharmacological relevance: Long-term excess alcohol exposure leads to alcoholic liver disease (ALD)-a global health problem without effective therapeutic approach. ALD is increasingly considered as a complex and multifaceted pathological process, involving oxidative stress, inflammation and excessive fatty acid synthesis. Over the past decade, herbal medicines have attracted much attention as potential therapeutic agents in the prevention and treatment of ALD, due to their multiple targets and less toxic side effects. Several herbs, such as Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson (Apiaceae), Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) and Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi (Leguminosae), etc., have been shown to be quite effective and are being widely used in China today for the treatment of ALD when used alone or in combination.
Aim of the review: To review current available knowledge on herbal medicines used to prevent or treat ALD and their underlying mechanisms.
Materials and methods: We used the pre-set searching syntax and inclusion criteria to retrieve available published literature from PUBMED and Web of Science databases, all herbal medicines and their active compounds tested on ALD induced by both acute and chronic alcohol ingestion were included.
Results: A total of 40 experimental studies involving 34 herbal medicines and (or) active compounds were retrieved and reviewed. We found that all reported extracts and individual compounds from herbal medicines/natural plants could be beneficial to ALD, which might be attributed to regulate multiple critical targets involved in the pathways of oxidation, inflammation and lipid metabolism.
Conclusions: Screening chemical candidate from herbal medicine might be a promising approach to drug discovery for the prevention or treatment of ALD. However, further studies remain to be done on the systematic assessment of herbal medicines against ALD and the underlying mechanisms, as well as their quality control studies. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
|项目编号||SRG009-ICMS12 ; MYRG123-ICMS12|
|资助机构||Research Committee of the University of Macau|
|作者单位||1.Univ Macau, Inst Chinese Med Sci, State Key Lab Qual Res Chinese Med, Macao, Peoples R China|
2.Peking Univ, Peoples Hosp, Dept Gastroenterol, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
3.Sun Yat Sen Mem Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Natl Engn Res Ctr Proc Procedures Prepare, Chengdu, Peoples R China
|Ding, Ren-Bo,Tian, Ke,Huang, Li-Li,et al. Herbal medicines for the prevention of alcoholic liver disease: A review[J]. JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY,2012,144(3):457-465.|
|APA||Ding, Ren-Bo.,Tian, Ke.,Huang, Li-Li.,He, Cheng-Wei.,Jiang, Yun.,...&Wan, Jian-Bo.(2012).Herbal medicines for the prevention of alcoholic liver disease: A review.JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY,144(3),457-465.|
|MLA||Ding, Ren-Bo,et al."Herbal medicines for the prevention of alcoholic liver disease: A review".JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY 144.3(2012):457-465.|