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Potential for Dependence on Lisdexamfetamine - In vivo and In vitro Aspects

Yun J, Lee KW, Eom JH, Kim YH, Shin J, Han K, Park HK, Kim HS, Cha HJ

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):659-664.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2016.080
Although lisdexamfetamine is used as a recreational drug, little research exists regarding its potential for dependence or its precise mechanisms of action. This study aims to evaluate the psychoactivity and...
Calculation of a First-In-Man Dose of 7-O-Succinyl Macrolactin A Based on Allometric Scaling of Data from Mice, Rats, and Dogs

Noh K, Kang W

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):648-658.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2016.192
7-O-Succinyl macrolactin A (SMA) exerts several pharmacological effects including anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation, and anti-cancer activities. Recently, SMA has been extensively evaluated as an anti-cancer drug. Thus, the objectives of the present...
Galangin Suppresses Pro-Inflammatory Gene Expression in Polyinosinic-Polycytidylic Acid-Stimulated Microglial Cells

Choi MJ, Park JS, Park JE, Kim HS, Kim HS

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):641-647.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.173
Galangin (3,5,7-trihydroxyflavone) is a polyphenolic compound abundant in honey and medicinal herbs, such as Alpinia officinarum. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of galangin under in vitro and...
Rifampicin Alleviates Atopic Dermatitis-Like Response in vivo and in vitro

Kim SH, Lee KM, Lee GS, Seong JW, Kang TJ

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):634-640.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.147
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disorder mediated by inflammatory cells, such as macrophages and mast cells. Rifampicin is mainly used for the treatment of tuberculosis. Recently, it...
Sphingosylphosphorylcholine Induces Thrombospondin-1 Secretion in MCF10A Cells via ERK2

Kang JH, Kim HJ, Park MK, Lee CH

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):625-633.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2016.228
Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) is one of the bioactive phospholipids that has many cellular functions such as cell migration, adhesion, proliferation, angiogenesis, and Ca²⁺ signaling. Recent studies have reported that SPC induces...
Induction of Cell Death by Betulinic Acid through Induction of Apoptosis and Inhibition of Autophagic Flux in Microglia BV-2 Cells

Seo J, Jung J, Jang DS, Kim J, Kim JH

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):618-624.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2016.255
Betulinic acid (BA), a natural pentacyclic triterpene found in many medicinal plants is known to have various biological activity including tumor suppression and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, the cell-death...
α, γ-Mangostins Induce Autophagy and Show Synergistic Effect with Gemcitabine in Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines

Kim M, Chin YW, Lee EJ

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):609-617.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.074
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal and aggressive cancers in the world. However, no effective treatment is currently available for pancreatic cancer. The objective of this study was...
Tanshinone IIA Protects Endothelial Cells from Hâ‚‚Oâ‚‚-Induced Injuries via PXR Activation

Zhu H, Chen Z, Ma Z, Tan H, Xiao C, Tang X, Zhang B, Wang Y, Gao Y

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):599-608.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2016.179
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) is a pharmacologically active substance extracted from the rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (also known as the Chinese herb Danshen), and is widely used to treat...
Sustained Intracellular Acidosis Triggers the Na⁺/H⁺ Exchager-1 Activation in Glutamate Excitotoxicity

Lee BK, Jung YS

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):593-598.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.018
The Na⁺/H⁺ exchanger-1 (NHE-1) is a ubiquitously expressed pH-regulatory membrane protein that functions in the brain, heart, and other organs. It is increased by intracellular acidosis through the interaction of...
Sinomenine, an Alkaloid Derived from Sinomenium acutum Potentiates Pentobarbital-Induced Sleep Behaviors and Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) Sleep in Rodents

Yoo JH, Ha TW, Hong JT, Oh KW

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):586-592.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.157
Sinomenium acutum has been long used in the preparations of traditional medicine in Japan, China and Korea for the treatment of various disorders including rheumatism, fever, pulmonary diseases and mood...
Evaluation of the Abuse Potential of Novel Amphetamine Derivatives with Modifications on the Amine (NBNA) and Phenyl (EDA, PMEA, 2-APN) Sites

Custodio R, Botanas CJ, Yoon SS, de la Peña JB, dela Peña IJ, Kim M, Woo T, Seo JW, Jang CG, Kwon YH, Kim NY, Lee YS, Kim HJ, Cheong JH

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):578-585.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.141
Recently, there has been a rise in the number of amphetamine derivatives that serve as substitutes for controlled substances (e.g. amphetamine and methamphetamine) on the global illegal drug market. These...
Potential Immunotherapeutics for Immunosuppression in Sepsis

Shin J, Jin M

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):569-577.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.193
Sepsis is a syndrome characterized by systemic inflammatory responses to a severe infection. Acute hyper-inflammatory reactions in the acute phase of sepsis have been considered as a primary reason for...
Application of Metabolomics to Quality Control of Natural Product Derived Medicines

Lee KM, Jeon JY, Lee BJ, Lee H, Choi HK

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2017 Nov;25(6):559-568.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2016.249
Metabolomics has been used as a powerful tool for the analysis and quality assessment of the natural product (NP)-derived medicines. It is increasingly being used in the quality control and...

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