Date: December 2012

Journal: Molecular and Cellular Toxicology Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 343-348 , Doi: 10.1007/s13273-012-0042-4

2012 | Screening herbal medicines for the recovery of alpha-synuclein-induced Parkinson's disease model of yeast…

Sohn, S.-H.a, Yoon, M.a, Kim, J.a, Choi, H.-L.b, Shin, M.a, Hong, M.a, Bae, H.a


The goal of this study was quantitatively determine the recovery effects of herbal medicines (HM) on the alpha-synuclein (α-Syn)-induced Parkinson's disease. In the present study, the detoxification effects of 270 HM in a yeast model of Parkinson's disease that had been damaged by α-Syn were evaluated using a growth and CFU assay. After the first round of screening, candidate HMs were selected based on the viability rate. The efficacy of the selected herbs was then determined by viability analysis. Of the extracts evaluated, 12 HM (Oroxylum indicum (OI), Cuscuta chinensis (CC), Pogostemon cablin (PC), Trichosanthis Semen (TS), Ephedrae Herba (EH), Sinapis alba (SA), Prunus japonica (PJ), Houttuynia cordata (HC), Ligustrum japonicum (LJ), Nelumbonis Semen (NS), Perillae Ramulus (PR), and Rehmannia glutinosa (RG)) displayed a detoxification effect on α-Syn-induced damage in a yeast model of Parkinson's disease. Taken together, these results suggest that TS, PJ, PR, PC, and CC are the best candidate HM for the prevention or treatment of α-Syn-induced Parkinson's disease. Therefore, additional studies should be conducted to determine if these HM possess can be used as novel therapeutic agents for the prevention or treatment of Parkinson's disease. © 2012 The Korean Society of Toxicogenomics and Toxicoproteomics and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Author keywords

Alpha-synuclein; Cuscuta chinensis; Herbal medicines; Parkinson's disease; Perillae Ramulus; Pogostemon cablin; Prunus japonica; Trichosanthis Semen

Indexed keywords

EMTREE drug terms: alpha synuclein; antiparkinson agent; Cuscuta chinensis extract; Ephedrae extract; Houttuynia cordata extract; Ligustrum japonicum extract; Nelumbonis extract; Oroxylum indicum extract; Perillae extract; plant extract; Pogostemon cablin extract; Prunus japonica extract; Rehmannia glutinosa extract; Sinapis alba extract; Trichosanthis extract; unclassified drug

EMTREE medical terms: article; colony forming unit; drug efficacy; Ephedrae; Ligustrum; ligustrum japonicum; medicinal plant; nonhuman; Oroxylum; Parkinson disease; Perillae; Pogostemon cablin; Prunus; Sinapis alba; Trichosanthis; yeast

Chemicals and CAS Registry Numbers: alpha synuclein, 154040-18-3

Manufacturers:Drug manufacturer: Sun Ten, Taiwan.

ISSN: 1738642XSource Type: Journal Original language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s13273-012-0042-4 Document Type: Article
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