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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147670
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cat's Claw: Mechanism of Action
Abstract:
Cat's Claw: Mechanism of Action
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hardin, Sonya R., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Title:Associate Professor
[Symposium scientific presentation] Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianesis) is an herbal medicine historically utilized by indigenous people of the rainforest for centuries to treat arthritis, ulcers, sexually transmitted diseases, fevers, and cancer. Cat's claw is typically prescribed to treat inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, viral diseases, gastrointestinal disease, gastric ulcers, and cancer. Evidence for the use of cat's claw has been supported by few scientific studies. However the results of the small number of studies with a limited sample size have indicated that cat's claw increased white blood cell counts, and reducted knee pain in osteoarthritis. This presentation will explain the physiological mechanisms underlying the usefulness of cat?s =claw in increasing immunity and decreasing inflammation. The mechanisms of inhibiting TNFa, nitrite production, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression through suppression of NF-kB, as well as antioxidant properties against the free radical DPPH will be reviewed. Research studies supporting the use of cat?s claw, direction for prescribing, precautions and possible interactions will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCat's Claw: Mechanism of Actionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147670-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cat's Claw: Mechanism of Action</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hardin, Sonya R., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Charlotte</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">srhardin@email.uncc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium scientific presentation] Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianesis) is an herbal medicine historically utilized by indigenous people of the rainforest for centuries to treat arthritis, ulcers, sexually transmitted diseases, fevers, and cancer. Cat's claw is typically prescribed to treat inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, viral diseases, gastrointestinal disease, gastric ulcers, and cancer. Evidence for the use of cat's claw has been supported by few scientific studies. However the results of the small number of studies with a limited sample size have indicated that cat's claw increased white blood cell counts, and&nbsp;reducted knee pain in osteoarthritis. This presentation will explain the physiological mechanisms underlying the usefulness of cat?s =claw in increasing immunity and decreasing inflammation. The mechanisms of inhibiting TNFa, nitrite production, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression through suppression of NF-kB,&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;antioxidant properties against the free radical DPPH will be reviewed. Research studies supporting the use of cat?s claw, direction for prescribing, precautions and possible interactions will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:34:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:34:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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