Lan Shen

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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    ABSTRACT: In the area of injectable long-acting formulations, the in situ forming system (ISFS) is an attractive alternative for its various superiorities. In this study, both hydrophilic and hydrophobic in situ forming systems, using Poloxamer and sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB) or poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer (PLGA) as carrier, respectively, were investigated for Radix Ophiopogonis polysaccharide (ROP), a natural anti-myocardial ischemic fructan. A reasonable and applicable range of formulations were selected from each carrier for in vivo study by investigating their rheological property. The results from in vivo evaluation show that relatively promising sustained behaviors were achieved by formulations 24% P407/10% P188, 40% PLGA30k/NMP, and 30% PLGA50k/NMP. Significant differences of drug release kinetics were observed between in situ thermally-induced Poloxamer-based hydrogels and in situ solvent exchange-induced hydrophobic PLGA depots. This suggests that different ISFS could be chosen to provide different application purpose for polysaccharide drugs. In the case of ROP, Poloxamer-based ISFS is promising for short-term acute therapies; however, PLGA-based ISFS might be promising for long-term precaution or/and cure of myocardial ischemia.
    International journal of biological macromolecules. 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate in vivo pharmacokinetics of Ophiopogonis Radix polysaccharide MDG-1 oily suspension injection prepared with different prescriptions in rats, and explore the feasibility of the long-acting drug delivery of MDG-1 Injection by using the oily suspension drug release system.
    07/2014; 39(13):2489-94.
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract This study is aimed to investigate the applicability of poloxamer 407 (P407) and 188 (P188)-based temperature-sensitive in situ hydrogel (TSHG) in sustained delivery of hydrophilic macromolecules following intramuscular administration. Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) with molecular weight of 5-, 20-, and 40-kDa were used as model drugs, which can represent the common size range of hydrophilic macromolecular drugs using TSHG. The correlation between the level of poloxamers and thermogelling transition temperatures (Tsol-gel) was established and two formulations "20% P407/10% P188" and "24% P407/10% P188" were chosen for further study. The results showed that the release kinetics of PEGs was close to zero order. Sustained in vivo behaviors were achieved by both of the two formulations for all the PEGs though variations were seen. Lower molecular weight PEG showed more remarkable pharmacokinetic improvements. No significant differences in pharmacokinetics were observed between the two formulations for the same PEG. This suggested that 20-24% P407/10% P188 formulations, with accordingly Tsol-gel in the range of 24.6 °C-31.7 °C, might be freely chosen to achieve comparable pharmacokinetics for hydrophilic macromolecular drugs after intramuscular injection.
    Drug Delivery 03/2014; · 2.02 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Radix Ophiopogonis polysaccharide (ROP), a highly hydrophilic macromolecule, has a unique anti-ischemic action in the myocardium. One of the main problems with its use is its relatively short half-life in vivo. To solve this problem, injectable long-acting drug delivery systems, which combine mono-PEGylation (PEG, polyethylene glycol) with the in situ formation of poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) copolymer (PLGA) depots, were tested in this study. Through a moderate coupling reaction between 20 kDa amino-terminated methoxy-PEG and excessive ROP with activated hydroxyls, a long-circulating and bioactive mono-PEGylated ROP was prepared and characterized. A reasonable and applicable range of PLGA formulations loaded with the mono-PEGylated ROP were prepared, characterized, and evaluated in vivo. Relative to ROP, the half-life of which was only 0.5 hours, the conjugate alone, following subcutaneous administration, showed markedly prolonged retention in the systemic circulation, with a mean residence time in vivo of approximately 2.76 days. In combination with in situ-forming PLGA depots, the residence time of the conjugate in vivo was prolonged further. In particular, a long-lasting and steady plasma exposure for nearly a month was achieved by the formulation comprising 40% 30 kDa PLGA in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone. Long-lasting and steady drug exposure could be achieved using mono-PEGylation in combination with in situ formation of PLGA depots. Such a combination with ROP would be promising for long-term prophylaxis and/or treatment of myocardial ischemia. For high-dose and highly hydrophilic macromolecular drugs like ROP, more than one preparation technology might be needed to achieve week-long or month-long delivery per dosing.
    International Journal of Nanomedicine 01/2014; 9:5555-63. · 4.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder with systemic complications and has been a worldwide epidemic. Ophiopogon japonicus is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat diabetes for thousands of years. From our previous work, we know that MDG-1, a water-soluble β-d-fructan polysaccharide from O. japonicas could treat T2DM experimentally. However, MDG-1 is poorly absorbed and its mechanism of action is still unknown. Therefore, a GC TOF/MS-based metabonomic approach in combination with multivariate statistical analysis was performed to investigate the mechanism of MDG-1 in a spontaneous diabetic model. Female diabetic KKay mice (21 weeks old) were randomly divided into a diabetic group (n = 6, gavaged with distilled water) and a MDG-1-Diabetic group (n = 7, gavaged with MDG-1, 300 mg kg(-1)) and female C57BL/6 mice (21 weeks old) were set as controls (n = 6, gavaged with distilled water). After 8-weeks of treatment, feces samples were collected for GC-TOF/MS analysis. Consequently, 12 potential biomarkers were identified, including monosugars (d-tagatose, d-lyxose, d-erythrose, xylo-hexos-5-ulose, 2-deoxy-galactose), butanedioic acid, amino acids (phenylalanine, l-lysine, l-methionine, l-aspartic acid) and purine derivatives (7H-purine, 2'-deoxyinosine). We assume the monosugars and butanedioic acid were the fermentation products of MDG-1 by intestinal microbes and MDG-1 actions against diabetes might be accomplished through the absorbable monosugars and butanedioic acid via suppressing intestinal glucose absorption, enhancing liver glycogenesis, inhibiting glycogenolysis and promoting GLP-1 secretion. Besides, MDG-1 might alleviate diabetes and diabetic nephropathy by reducing 7H-purine and 2'-deoxyinosine. Further omics-driven studies including genomics, proteomics and metabonomics were considered to be carried out to provide direct evidence of gut microbiome contribution to MDG-1 actions.
    Molecular BioSystems 11/2013; · 3.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Breviscapine, one of cardiovascular drugs extracted from a Chinese herb Erigeron breviscapinus, has been frequently used to treat cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, angina pectoris, coronary heart disease and stroke. However, its poor water solubility and low bioavailability in vivo severely restrict the clinical application. To overcome these drawbacks, breviscapine solid dispersion tablets consisting of breviscapine, polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (PVP K30), microcrystalline cellulose and crospovidone were appropriately prepared. In vitro dissolution profiles showed that breviscapine released percentage of solid dispersion tablets reached 90 %, whereas it was only 40 % for commercial breviscapine tablets. Comparative pharmacokinetic study between solid dispersion tablets and commercial products was investigated on the normal beagle dogs after oral administration. Results showed that the bioavailability of breviscapine was greatly increased by 3.45-fold for solid dispersion tablets. The greatly improved dissolution rate and bioavailability might be attributed to intermolecular hydrogen bonding reactions between PVP K30 and scutellarin. These findings suggest that our solid dispersion tablets can greatly improve the bioavailability as well as the dissolution rate of breviscapine.
    European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 09/2013; · 1.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Preparative HPLC was used to prepare ferulic acid, senkyunolide I and senkyunolide H from Ligusticum chuanxiong. The separation was conducted on a Shim-Pack Prep-ODS (20.0 mm x 250 mm, 5 microm) column with the mobile phase of methanol-0.2% glacial acetic acid (50:50)at the flow rate of 5 mL x min(-1). The detection wavelength was 278 nm, and the purity of each compound was detected by HPLC analysis. Spectral data analyses including UV, ESI-MS and NMR were used to identify their structures. This method is simple, fast, which is suitable for preparation of standard reference of ferulic acid, senkyunolide I and senkyunolide H from L. chuanxiong and can meet the requirement of new drug research and development.
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 06/2013; 38(12):1947-50.
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    ABSTRACT: This work aimed to improve the clinical application of Radix Ophiopogonis polysaccharide (ROP), a natural anti-myocardial ischemic fructan with Mw of 4.80 kDa, by mono-PEGylation. Three mono-PEGylated ROPs were prepared by a moderate coupling reaction between amino-terminated methoxy-PEG (20-, 30-, or 40-kDa) and excessive hydroxyl-activated ROP. After being fully characterized by proton nuclear magnetic resonance as well as high-performance gel permeation chromatography and anthrone-sulfuric acid colorimetry coupled assay, they were evaluated for pharmacokinetics and anti-myocardial ischemic activities in rats with coronary artery ligation. The results showed that mono-PEGylated ROPs were successfully and effectively prepared. Compared with ROP, the three mono-PEGylated ROPs showed approximately 32-, 85-, and 100-fold prolonged retention in systemic circulation with plasma half-lives reaching 16.1, 42.4, and 49.8 h, respectively. Studies on anti-myocardial ischemic effects of the conjugates showed that administrated at the same molar dose of 4 μmol/kg per injection as ROP, they could achieve comparable or even better therapeutic effects although their administration intervals were 2- to 6-fold longer than that of ROP. These findings confirm that PEGylation would be a promising approach to markedly reducing the injection-administered frequency of ROP and hence patient compliance without sacrifice of the therapeutic efficacy by significantly improving its pharmacokinetics.
    European journal of pharmaceutical sciences: official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences 05/2013; · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. (Umbelliferae) has been widely prescribed to treat cardiovascular disease in China for centuries. Senkyunolide I is one of the major bioactive components in L. chuanxiong, which shows pharmacological activities against migraines and oxidative damage. In this paper, ultra performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole-time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS) was applied for the rapid analysis of senkyunolide I metabolites in rats after its intravenous administration. The non-metabolized parent compound and eighteen metabolites from drug-treated samples in rat plasma, urine and bile were identified. Our analysis indicated that methylation, hydration, epoxidation, glucuronidation and glutathione conjugation were the major pathways of senkyunolide I metabolism in vivo. This study provides important information regarding the metabolism of senkyunolide I, which will be helpful for understanding its mechanism of action. Furthermore, this work demonstrates the potential of using UPLC/Q-TOF-MS for the rapid and reliable characterization of the metabolites of natural products.
    Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 04/2013; 81-82C:178-186. · 2.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A combinative method using HPLC fingerprinting and quantitative analysis was developed and validated for manufacturer-to-manufacturer quality consistency evaluation of Liuwei Dihuang pills (LDP). Seven bioactive constituents of LDP, including gallic acid, 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, morroniside, paeoniflorin, sweroside, loganin and paeonal, were selected as markers to evaluate the similarities of 20 samples from 16 manufacturers. The similarity values for the 20 LDP samples were all greater than 0.92, indicating that there is a general quality consistency for different manufacturers. Additionally, the 7 selected bioactive compounds were in accordance with the compatibility principle of “the monarch drug, the ministerial drug, the adjunctive drug and the messenger drug” of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) prescription and the multi components quality evaluation requirements of TCM as well. The detection and quantification limits for these 7 bioactive components were all less than 0.11 μg mL−1 and 0.38 μg mL−1, respectively. The mean recovery for all the investigated constituents was acceptable with an accuracy of 98–102%. The intra- and inter-day precisions of this method were less than 4.73%, and stability and repeatability were less than 3.23%. This method is simple and reliable, and also shows that the combination of the chromatographic fingerprint and quantitative analysis offers an efficient solution to quality consistency evaluation of herbal preparations.
    Analytical methods 04/2013; 5(9):2384-2390. · 1.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a structured protocol for the classification of wet mass in extrusion-spheronization was developed to predict formation and pellet quality. The wet masses of 120 formulae were prepared taking microcrystalline celluloses as pelletization aid and lactose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose grades, herbal medicines as model drugs. Physical properties of the wet masses such as hardness, adhesiveness, springiness, cohesiveness, chewiness, and resilience were tested respectively using a texture analyzer. Particles were produced by spheronization process and the quality of spherical pellets was also evaluated. Data were analyzed by principal component analysis, factor analysis and classification analysis. The wet masses could be classified into five groups taking the ratio of hardness to springiness (Ha/Sp) as the first classification index and chewiness, resilience as the second and the third classification index. The wet masses of different classification could correspondingly form the different shapes. So a new protocol could be devised, for example, if the range of Ha/Sp of the wet masses was 30,992-47,689 g, at the same time the value of chewiness was less than 4,842 and the value of resilience was no more than 0.139, it would form spherical pellets under the experimental condition. These results demonstrate that the proposed protocol could be a valuable asset in a formulation development project to assess the physical properties of wet masses and to predict formation and pellet quality. So the tedious and expensive pre-production (pre-formulation and optimization) work could be considerably reduced.
    European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics: official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V 04/2013; · 3.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To provide a mathematical set-based method for evaluating drug release kinetics of multi-component traditional Chinese medicine preparations. With Fuzheng Huayu prescription as the study model, a mathematical set-based method for evaluating drug release kinetics was established to guide the preparation of drug release system of Fuzheng Huayu prescription, and a quantitative evaluation was made for its multi-component drug release characteristics. Its accuracy was verified by Kalman filtering method. The comparison between the two showed that the sample No. 4 of Fuzheng Huayu drug release system showed synchronized drug release with its reference preparation Fuzheng Huayu capsules. The results verified the accuracy and rationality of the evaluation method based on mathematics set. Meanwhile, it displayed the release of target preparations according to asynchronous coefficient (k) and other parameters, and found the orientation of regulating and improving the unit drug release dosage from relevant error parameters of various characteristic peak information, in order to purposefully regulate relevant components, and enable target preparations to meet the synchronized drug release requirements of the reference preparation. Meanwhile, it provided an effective measure for evaluating the quantitative characterization and synchronized release behavior of multi-component traditional Chinese medicines.
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 04/2013; 38(8):1165-71.
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    ABSTRACT: Obesity is becoming a health concern worldwide and metformin, a first line anti-diabetic drug, was associated with weight loss under different backgrounds. However, most researches focused on the anti-diabetic mechanism and less attention has been paid on the mechanism of weight loss of metformin. Therefore, we established a metabonomic method to evaluate metformin action in preventing obesity in a high fat diet-induced-obesity (DIO) mice model. 36 male C57BL/6 mice (8-week old) were randomly divided into control group (n=12, normal chow), model group (n=12, high fat chow) and metformin group (n=12, high fat chow and dosed with metformin) over 16 weeks. A urinary metabonomic study using UPLC-TOF/MS was performed in combination with multivariate statistical analysis. In addition, indices of body weight and food intake as well as fasting blood glucose, fed blood glucose, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and plasma insulin were collected. Significant weight loss in metformin-treated mice was achieved and 21 potential biomarkers were identified. Decreased glucose, myristic acid, stearidonic acid, lysoPC (16:0), lysoPC (18:0), l-glutamic acid, l-methionine, l-threonine, l-phenylalanine, l-histidine, l-carnitine, l-malic acid and pantothenic acid in urine indicated that metformin may have exerted effects on energy metabolism. Further, based on the biomarkers, we cautiously propose that tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA) may have been compromised by metformin and might contribute to the activation of adenosine monophosphate kinase (AMPK), then AMPK activation led to more ß-oxidation of certain fatty acids and augmented lipolysis and thus induced weight loss. Related cellular and molecular studies are being considered to further investigate the underlying mechanism.
    Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences 03/2013; 925C:110-116. · 2.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Due to the limitation of science and technology in ancient times, traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) could have prepared only in traditional dosage forms, such as pills, powders, ointments and pellets. Though studies on multi-component TCMs have become one of major development orientations of TCM, the druggability of their preparations has always been neglected. On the basis of two key difficulties--the integration of studies on multi-component TCMs and TCM theory as well as the evaluation on their druggability, the essay proposes methods and technologies that can be adopted in studies on multi-component TCM preparations, including the characteristic physicochemical property of multi-component TCMs and its correlation with forming process, the release-modified micro pill preparation technology based on prescription-symptom-dosage, and the evaluation technology on release of release-modified micro pill components based on mathematical set model.
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 03/2013; 38(5):629-32.
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    ABSTRACT: To establish an accurate and simple qualitative analytical method in vivo in the study on HPLC characteristic fingerprint of active components of dachuanxiong fang in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid, in order to lay a foundation for studies on components found in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid and provide basis for compatible regularity of initiators. HPLC characteristic fingerprint of active components of dachuanxiong fang in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid was established. The similarity of fingerprints of all of six batches of samples was above 0.85, RSD of their relative retention times in common peaks was less than 2. 0%. The fingerprints of active components of dachuanxiong fang in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid were stable and accurate that they can be used in qualitative analysis on in vivo components.
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 07/2012; 37(13):2017-21.
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    ABSTRACT: The paper is to report the establishment of an HPLC specific chromatogram of Glycyrrhiza in Sini decoctions and the influence of combination on the specific chromatogram. The RP-HPLC method was used with a Phenomenex Gemini C18 column (250 mm x 4.6 mm ID, 5 microm), and acetonitrile-0.05% trifluoroacetic acid (gradient elution) as mobile phase. Flow rate was 0.8 mL x min(-1) and the detection wavelength was set at 232 nm. The temperature of column was 30 degrees C. The method is stable and reliable with a good reproducibility, it can be used to determine the specific chromatogram of Glycyrrhiza in Sini Decoctions. Twenty peaks were selected as specific peaks in Sini Decoction with liquiritin peak as the reference peak. Six of them were from Glycyrrhiza and the other 6 peaks were from both Glycyrrhiza and Ganjiangfuzi Decoction. The areas of specific peaks of Sini Decoctions were smaller than those in the chromatogram of Glycyrrhiza. The specific chromatogram of Glycyrrhiza in Sini Decoctions is markedly influenced by Radix Aconiti Carmichaeli and Rhizoma Zingiberis. The areas of the specific peaks in Sini Decoctions were reduced obviously. The method is stable and reliable with a good reproducibility, it can be used to determine the specific chromatogram of Glycyrrhiza in Sini Decoctions.
    Yao xue xue bao = Acta pharmaceutica Sinica 04/2012; 47(4):508-11.
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    ABSTRACT: Senkyunolide I is an active ingredient of Rhizoma Chuanxiong, a Chinese medicinal herb commonly used for the treatment of cardiovascular ailments. In the present paper, we describe the isolation and elucidation of senkyunolide I from the ethanol extract of Rhizoma Chuanxiong and its pharmacokinetic behavior after intravenous and oral administration to normal and migrainous rats. After intravenous administration, senkyunolide I was rapidly distributed (V ( z )/F 2.07 ± 0.43 L/kg) and eliminated from the plasma (CL( z ) 2.56 ± 0.29 L/h/kg and t (1/2z ) 0.56 ± 0.13 h). After administration orally to normal rats at two dosages (20 and 72 mg/kg), the pharmacokinetic parameters of senkyunolide I were as follows: T (max) 0.25 ± 0.06 and 0.38 ± 0.11 h, C (max) 5,236.3 ± 802.8 and 22,071.9 ± 3,456.1 mg/L, Area under the curve(AUC)((0-t)) 5,217.5 ± 1,029.5 and 21,480.2 ± 3,003.1 μg h/L, respectively. Its oral absolute bioavailability at the two dosages was 67.2 and 76.9%, respectively. Intriguingly, migraine caused some significant changes in its pharmacokinetic parameter. For example, when compared with its pharmacokinetic behavior in normal rats at the two dosages, on average, its clearance decreased by 68% and volume of distribution increased by 342% in migrainous rats, both of which contributed to its several-fold increase in t (1/2z) and AUC. C (max) and AUC of senkyunolide I increased almost proportionally with dose between 20 and 72 mg/kg and the pharmacokinetics fit linear kinetic feature. The pharmacokinetic parameters of senkyunolide I were significantly different in normal and migrainous rats, which should be taken into account during the design of a clinical dosage regimen for senkyunolide I.
    European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 02/2012; 37(2):91-7. · 1.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Shaoyao-Gancao decoction (SGD), a traditional Chinese formulation containing Paeoniae Radix (SY) and Glycyrrhizae Radix (GC), is commonly used to relieve abdominal pain. However, the absorption and metabolites of the characteristic constituents of the two herbs in vivo have been reported rarely. The purpose of this study was to investigate the compatibility rationality and the mechanism of the enhanced efficiency of SGD. A single or a mixed decoction (SG and S+G, respectively) was orally administered to rats. Blood samples were collected at different intervals following treatment and analyzed by liquid LC/MS. A total of fifteen ingredients (denoted as M1 to M15) were found in both rat plasma after treatment with the two decoctions. Furthermore, the proposed structures of the remained twelve ingredients were obtained except M9, M10 and M15. The quality of the ingredients in the rat plasma showed no significant difference between the two decoctions. However, the quantity of twelve ingredients differed greatly, indicating that the absorption of SG was greater than that of S+G except M7, M12 and M15. As the compositions associated with the efficacy of SG and S+G were inconsistent, the degree of the absorption of the 15 ingredients by the gastrointestinal tract were different, which caused a significantly enhanced efficacy of certain ingredients. This study presents an exploration of the mechanism behind the improved efficacy of individual components in traditional Chinese medicine therapies through combination with other components.
    Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin 01/2012; 60(6):712-21. · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To observe the pharmacokinetic effect of Shaoyao Gancao compound on rats using different decocting methods, and to pharmacokinetically detect the the compatibility of the component compounds of the Shaoyao Gancao compound from the pharmacokinetic viewpoint. Based on the established HPLC analytical method of plasma effective constituents, rats were orally administered with a single or mixed decoction of Shaoyao and Gancao. Blood at different times after administering these decoctions were collected, and then variance analysis was made for pharmacokinetic parameters. The results of all six rats indicated that the absorption of the mixed decoction of Shaoyao and Gancao was greater than that of the single decoction. While, the absorption of the characteristic peaks at the retention time of 5.2, 11.0, 12.0, 14.6 min had statistical significance. Shaoyao Gancao compound was proved better than that of the single decoction from the pharmacokinetic viewpoint.
    Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 01/2012; 37(1):52-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Shaoyao-Gancao decoction, a traditional Chinese formulation composed of Paeoniae Radix and Glycyrrhizae Radix, is commonly used to relieve abdominal pain. In this paper, the compatibility rationality of this decoction was investigated. Shaoyao-Gancao decoction, Shaoyao decoction and Gancao decoction were orally administered to rats, respectively. Blood samples were collected at pre-determined times after administration and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The pharmacokinetic parameters of characteristic peaks were analyzed and the statistical significance of the obtained parameters was determined. Paeoniflorin (12.0 min) and compounds at retention times of 4.7 and 5.2 min were all significantly higher in the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction than in the Shaoyao decoction (P < 0.05). In contrast, in the Gancao decoction, the compound at a retention time of 14.6 min was significantly lower than in the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction (P < 0.01). However, the compounds at retention times of 17.1 and 18.1 min were significantly higher in the Gancao decoction than in the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction (P < 0.05). These results indicate that poor compatibility of the compounds in the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction could result in poor absorption. The compatibility of the component compounds of the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction was revealed in the pharmacokinetic characteristics of the decoction. Generally, the absorption of Shaoyao components was increased in the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction, while the absorption of Gancao components was time dependent. In the Shaoyao-Gancao decoction, the increased absorption of some Shaoyao components may be related to a reduction in absorption of some Gancao components.
    European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 10/2011; 37(2):133-40. · 1.31 Impact Factor

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  • 2005–2014
    • Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
      • • College of Chinese Materia Medica
      • • Department of Pharmacy
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2013
    • Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
      Nan-ch’ang-shih, Jiangxi Sheng, China
  • 2010–2013
    • Shanghai University
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China