Wenqing Wang

Tongji Hospital, Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China

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    ABSTRACT: An analytical procedure was developed for the determination of four volatile components with anti-inflammatory biological activity in Houttuynia cordata Thunb. by gas chromatography and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Four compounds (α-pinene, β-myrcene, 1-decanol and 2-undecanone) were selected as analytes because they are common major constituents in volatile compositions of Houttuynia cordata Thunb Anti-inflammatory efficacy in vivo suggested that the four compounds provided inhibitory effects on xylene-induced ear edema formation in a dose-dependent manner. The four compounds were determined by gas chromatography in mouse serum after oral administration of volatile oil and water distillate liquid of Houttuynia cordata Thunb Related chromatographic conditions were investigated and selected. A good separation of the four compounds and internal standard was achieved. The method reflected the quality of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. and its preparations.
    Analytical Letters 03/2014; 47(5). · 0.98 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Houttuynia cordata Thunb. (H. cordata) is an anti-inflammatory herbal drug that is clinically used in Asia. The essential oil obtained from H. cordata is known to contain 2-undecanone (2-methyl nonyl ketone). In addition, sodium houttuyfonate is a compound that can be derived from H. cordata and has important clinical uses as an anti-inflammatory agent. Sodium houttuyfonate can be converted to decanoyl acetaldehyde (houttuynin) and then to 2-undecanone. Therefore, the experiments described here explore the comparative anti-inflammatory activities of these compounds. Sodium houttuyfonate showed more potent anti-inflammatory activities than that of 2-undecanone at the same dosage, both in vitro and in vivo, although both compounds significantly inhibited the production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and the expression of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), but increased the secretion of interleukin-10 (IL-10) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. In addition, both compounds showed dose-dependent inhibitory effects on xylene-induced mouse ear edema. In a previous study, we found sodium houttuyfonate to be transformed to 2-undecanone during steam distillation (SD). Optimum therapeutic effects are related to the stability and pharmacological activity of the drugs. Consequently, we studied the stability of sodium houttuyfonate under a simulated gastrointestinal environment with the main influencing factors being solvent, temperature and pH effects. For the first time, sodium houttuyfonate and 2-undecanone were detected simultaneously in the mouse serum and the gastrointestinal tissue after oral administration. Sodium houttuyfonate is detected within a short period of time in the systemic circulation and tissues without conversion to 2-undecanone.
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 01/2014; 15(12):22978-22994. · 2.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Radix Isatidis (Banlangen in Chinese), used to clearing away heat and toxic material, is a traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) herb. It is frequently used for preventing and treating infectious diseases caused by viruses. To provide scientific basis for the effect of Radix Isatidis on infectious diseases, the traditional effect and new research development on pharmacological activities are summarized in the review. According to the existed problems in the clinical application, the weak links and shortages of quality research and industrialized production of Radix Isatidis are discussed. It could present the new ideas for improving the technology of Radix Isatidis preparation, and promoting the rational use of the preparation in the clinical treatment.
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 12/2009; 34(24):3169-72.
  • Wenqing Wang, Jianguo Fang, Yunhai Liu, Wei Xie
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    ABSTRACT: To find a component with the strongest anti-endotoxin effect from the four components (F021, F022, F023, and F024) of chloroform extract (F02) of Radix Isatidis, the protective effects of the five components on endotoxin-challenged mice and their effects on the production of TNFalpha and IL-6 by macrophages from the endotoxin-challenged mice were compared. It was found that the five components all had protective effects on endotoxin-challenged mice in terms of mortality. The mortalities of the mice challenged by 2.42 mg/kg endotoxin were 30 %, 50 %, 20 %, 50 % and 60 % after treatment with F02, F021, F022, F023, and F024. The 5 components all had inhibitory effects on the production of TNFalpha and IL-6 by macrophages from the mice. At a concentration of LPS of 50 ng/mL, the inhibitory rates of F02 , F021 1, F022, F023, and F024 for the production of TNFalpha and IL-6 were 76.54 %, 30.86 %, 78.60 %, 36.63 %, 2.06 % and 75.85 %, 18.45 %, 77.68 %, 24.41 %, 3.64% and at the dose of 100 ng/mL, the inhibitory rates were 49.65 Y, 16.86 %, 66.97 %, 13.39 %, 7.16 % and 59.78 %, 1.28 %, 61.86 %, 2.08 %, 1.44 %, respectively. It is concluded that the component F022 of Radix Isatidis has the strongest anti-endotoxin effect.
    Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology 02/2006; 26(2):261-4. · 0.78 Impact Factor
  • Jianguo Fang, Wenqing Wang, Ya Hu, Dan Feng, Jie Tang
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    ABSTRACT: The effects of active antiendotoxin chemical fraction isolated from Radix Isatidis (fraction D) on TNF-alpha and IL-8 secretion in HL-60 cells induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were studied. The appropriate densities of cell suspension and fraction D solution were determined by MTT colorimetric method. Fraction D and LPS were added to HL-60 cell suspension with three different methods respectively. The contents of TNF-alpha and IL-8 in the cultured supernatant induced by LPS were detected by using ELISA method. The results showed that the absorbance (A) was directly proportional to the number of cells and the linearity was good in the range from 0.25 x 10(5) to 2 x 10(5) cell/mL cell suspension. The fraction D significantly inhibited the oversecretion of TNF-alpha and IL-8 in HL-60 cells induced by LPS at the concentration of 7.812 mg/mL which had no cytotoxicity. It was indicated that the antiendotoxin mechanism of the active fraction from Radix Isatidis was contributed to the inhibition of the oversecretion of cytokines induced by LPS.
    Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology 02/2005; 25(5):546-8. · 0.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The anti-endotoxic effect of syringic acid (SA) isolated from Radix Isatidis (Banlangen, BLG) was studied. SA was extracted and isolated from BLG and diluted into 1% solution. The content of SA-pretreated endotoxin (ET) was quantitatively determined using Limulus test. The ability of fever induction of ET pretreated with SA was measured using endotoxin-induced fever test in rabbits. The LPS-induced death in mice pretreated with and without SA was compared. Results showed that after pretreatment with SA, 83.16% of ET was destroyed, the ET-induced fever in rabbits relieved markedly and the LPS-induced death rate in mice dropped from 68% to 20%. It was concluded that SA isolated from BLG had anti-endotoxic effects.
    Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology 02/2003; 23(2):206-8. · 0.78 Impact Factor