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Conference Paper: Cardiovascular effects of danshen extract and its magnesium tanshinoate B enriched form

TitleCardiovascular effects of danshen extract and its magnesium tanshinoate B enriched form
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmcc
Citation
The 18th World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR 2004), Brisbane, QLD., Australia, 7-11 August 2004. In Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 2004, v. 37 n. 1, p. 280, abstract no. C66 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Chinese medicine, danshen, is the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Labiatae) and has been used as a health supplement to protect against the development of hypertension and myocardial infarction. One of its major active water-soluble components is magnesium tanshinoate B (MTB). The present study examines and compares the cardiovascular effects of the water-soluble extract of danshen (SME) and its MTB enriched form containing 70% of MTB (MTB70) in anaesthetized rats. Rats were subjected to intravenous infusion of saline and phenylephrine to produce a basal state of normal and elevated blood pressure, respectively. Different doses of SME, MTB70 or its vehicle were then injected intravenously in rats and their effects on blood pressure were monitored. Our results indicate that both SME and MTB70 transiently reduce blood pressure in a dose-dependent manner. Independent of the initial blood pressure state, SME caused a smaller reduction in blood pressure than MTB70. While the effect of SME was similar in rats infused with saline or phenylephrine, MTB70 reduced blood pressure to a greater extent in rats infused with phenylephrine compared to those infused with saline. From these findings, it appears that MTB is one of the major components responsible for the cardiovascular effects of danshen, and its beneficial cardiovascular effect is enhanced in conditions with elevated blood pressure. In view of the highly variable content of danshen extract, standardization of danshen preparation is essential to ensure consistent pharmacological actions. Therefore, our data suggests that the amount of MTB might be employed as a standard reference for the preparation of danshen as a therapeutic agent, especially in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.
DescriptionPP. 161-375 of this journal issue entitled: 2004 ISHR World Congress Meeting
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/106886
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.874
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.522

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, SWS-
dc.contributor.authorMan, RYK-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T23:34:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T23:34:34Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationThe 18th World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR 2004), Brisbane, QLD., Australia, 7-11 August 2004. In Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 2004, v. 37 n. 1, p. 280, abstract no. C66-
dc.identifier.issn0022-2828-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/106886-
dc.descriptionPP. 161-375 of this journal issue entitled: 2004 ISHR World Congress Meeting-
dc.description.abstractThe Chinese medicine, danshen, is the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Labiatae) and has been used as a health supplement to protect against the development of hypertension and myocardial infarction. One of its major active water-soluble components is magnesium tanshinoate B (MTB). The present study examines and compares the cardiovascular effects of the water-soluble extract of danshen (SME) and its MTB enriched form containing 70% of MTB (MTB70) in anaesthetized rats. Rats were subjected to intravenous infusion of saline and phenylephrine to produce a basal state of normal and elevated blood pressure, respectively. Different doses of SME, MTB70 or its vehicle were then injected intravenously in rats and their effects on blood pressure were monitored. Our results indicate that both SME and MTB70 transiently reduce blood pressure in a dose-dependent manner. Independent of the initial blood pressure state, SME caused a smaller reduction in blood pressure than MTB70. While the effect of SME was similar in rats infused with saline or phenylephrine, MTB70 reduced blood pressure to a greater extent in rats infused with phenylephrine compared to those infused with saline. From these findings, it appears that MTB is one of the major components responsible for the cardiovascular effects of danshen, and its beneficial cardiovascular effect is enhanced in conditions with elevated blood pressure. In view of the highly variable content of danshen extract, standardization of danshen preparation is essential to ensure consistent pharmacological actions. Therefore, our data suggests that the amount of MTB might be employed as a standard reference for the preparation of danshen as a therapeutic agent, especially in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yjmcc-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology-
dc.rightsPosting accepted manuscript (postprint): © <year>. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.titleCardiovascular effects of danshen extract and its magnesium tanshinoate B enriched form-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, SWS: swsleung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMan, RYK: rykman@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityMan, RYK=rp00236-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.yjmcc.2004.05.003-
dc.identifier.hkuros95719-
dc.identifier.volume37-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage280, abstract no. C66-
dc.identifier.epage280, abstract no. C66-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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