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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1213090, 8 pages
Research Article

Effect of Dendrobium officinale Extraction on Gastric Carcinogenesis in Rats

1Research Center for Differentiation and Development of Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang 330004, China
2Jiangxi Province Key Laboratory of TCM Etiopathogenisis, Nanchang 330004, China
3School of Basic Medical Sciences, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang 330004, China
4State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China

Received 3 July 2016; Revised 28 October 2016; Accepted 31 October 2016

Academic Editor: Caigan Du

Copyright © 2016 Yi Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dendrobium officinale (Tie Pi Shi Hu in Chinese) has been widely used to treat different diseases in China. Anticancer effect is one of the important effects of Dendrobium officinale. However, the molecular mechanism of its anticancer effect remains unclear. In the present study, gastric carcinogenesis in rats was used to evaluate the effect of Dendrobium officinale on cancer, and its pharmacological mechanism was explored. Dendrobium officinale extracts (4.8 and 2.4 g/kg) were orally administered to the rats of the gastric carcinogenesis model. Compared with the cancer model group, the high dose of Dendrobium officinale extracts significantly inhibited the rate of carcinogenesis. Further analysis revealed that Dendrobium officinale extracts could regulate the DNA damage, oxidative stress, and cytokines related with carcinogenesis and induce cell apoptosis in order to prevent gastric cancer.