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Editor's picks of 2012

Dr Siu-wai Leung

  1. With the gaining popularity of commercially prepared decoctions of herbal medicines on the market, an objective and efficient way to reveal the authenticity of such products is urgently needed. Previous attemp...

    Authors: Pui Hei Chan, Ken YZ Zheng, Karl WK Tsim and Henry Lam
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:25
  2. The hepatoprotective potential of Phellinus linteus polysaccharide (PLP) extracts has been described. However, the molecular mechanism of PLP for the inhibition of liver fibrosis is unclear. This study aims to in...

    Authors: Hualin Wang, Guang Wu, Hyoung Jin Park, Ping Ping Jiang, Wai-Hung Sit, Leo JLD van Griensven and Jennifer Man-Fan Wan
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:23
  3. Cichorium glandulosum Boiss. et Huet is used for treatment of liver disorders, and its effects are attributed to sesquiterpenes. This study aims to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of a sesquiterpene-rich...

    Authors: Wei-Jun Yang, Yu-Qin Luo, Haji Akber Aisa, Xue-Lei Xin, Z Totahon, Yan Mao, Meng-Ying Hu, Lei Xu and Rui-Ping Zhang
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:21
  4. α-Mangostin (α-MG) is a main constituent of the fruit hull of the mangosteen. Previous studies have shown that α-MG has pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antiallergi...

    Authors: Szu-Hsiu Liu, Lain-Tze Lee, Nai-Yun Hu, Kuo-Kuei Huange, Ying-Chu Shih, Iinuma Munekazu, Jen-Ming Li, Ting-Yu Chou, Wei-Hsin Wang and Ting-Shou Chen
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:19
  5. Flavonoids, a group of compounds mainly derived from vegetables and herbal medicines, chemically resemble estrogen and some have been used as estrogen substitutes. Kaempferol, a flavonol derived from the rhizo...

    Authors: Ava Jiangyang Guo, Roy Chiyan Choi, Ken Yuzhong Zheng, Vicky Ping Chen, Tina Tingxia Dong, Zheng-Tao Wang, Günter Vollmer, David Taiwai Lau and Karl Wah-keung Tsim
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:10
  6. Red yeast rice (i.e., rice fermented with Monascus spp.), as a food supplement, is claimed to be blood cholesterol-lowering. The red yeast rice constituent monacolin K, also known as lovastatin, is an inhibitor o...

    Authors: Dirk W Lachenmeier, Yulia B Monakhova, Thomas Kuballa, Sigrid Löbell-Behrends, Sibylle Maixner, Matthias Kohl-Himmelseher, Asja Waldner and Christian Steffen
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:8
  7. The studies on the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) in treating liver fibrosis (LF) were not consistent. This study aims to systematically review the effectiveness of CHM on treating LF patients.

    Authors: Fan Cheung, Yibin Feng, Ning Wang, Man-Fung Yuen, Yao Tong and Vivian Taam Wong
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:5
  8. The existence of point specificity in acupuncture is controversial, because many acupuncture studies using this principle to select control points have found that sham acupoints have similar effects to those o...

    Authors: Emma M Choi, Fang Jiang and John C Longhurst
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:4
  9. Two active compounds, baicalein and its glycoside baicalin were found in the dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, and reported to be neuroprotective in vitro and in vivo. This study aims to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Ju-Xian Song, Mandy Yuen-Man Choi, Kavin Chun-Kit Wong, Winkie Wing-Yan Chung, Stephen Cho-Wing Sze, Tzi-Bun Ng and Kalin Yan-Bo Zhang
    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2012 7:1