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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541831/genotoxicity-and-antigenotoxicity-assessments-of-the-flavonoid-vitexin-by-the-drosophila-melanogaster-somatic-mutation-and-recombination-test
#1
Liliane Menezes Fernandes, Zaira da Rosa Guterres, Igor Vivian Almeida, Veronica Elisa Pimenta Vicentini
Vitexin is a C-glycosylated flavone found in various medicinal plants with several proven biological properties such as anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, and antioxidant activities. Considering that the human population consumes many foods that contain this flavonoid, the objective of this study was to investigate the genotoxic and the antigenotoxic potentials of vitexin by the SMART (Somatic Mutation and Recombination Test) in Drosophila melanogaster wings, in vivo. To evaluate the genotoxic activity, larvae obtained from standard (ST) and high bioactivation (HB) crosses were chronically treated with different concentrations of vitexin (0...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537781/blood-pressure-lowering-effects-of-alacalase-hydrolyzed-camellia-seed-hull-in-vitro-and-in-spontaneous-hypertensive-rats
#2
Ho-Jeong Lim, Mi-So Kim, Da-Som Kim, Young Jun Kim, Jin Hyup Lee, Jeong Hoon Pan, Eui-Cheol Shin, Jae Kyeom Kim
High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for various diseases and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) plays a critical role in blood pressure regulation. In our study, the responsive surface methodology was adopted to establish optimal Alcalase-hydrolysis conditions of camellia seed hull against ACE activity. The optimum conditions are hydrolysis temperature of 50.98°C, enzyme/substrate ratio of 2.85%, and hydrolysis pH of 7.12. In an animal feeding study, spontaneously hypertensive rats were treated with either a low or high dose of hydrolyzed Camellia japonica seed cake over 5 weeks...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514198/piceatannol-reduces-fat-accumulation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#3
Peiyi Shen, Yiren Yue, Kee-Hong Kim, Yeonhwa Park
Excess fat accumulation and abnormal metabolism are involved in numerous diseases and thus the research on identification of compounds that can regulate energy homeostasis could significantly facilitate the current effort to prevent and/or treat metabolic disorders. Piceatannol, one of the natural stilbenes, was previously found to decrease lipid accumulation of 3T3-L1 adipocytes. However, its role in fat metabolism in vivo is not known. Thus, Caenorhabditis elegans as an animal model was used in the current study to determine the effect of piceatannol on fat accumulation and its underlying mechanisms...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486011/acteoside-and-acyl-migrated-acteoside-compounds-in-chinese-kudingcha-tea-inhibit-%C3%AE-amylase-in-vitro
#4
Yuqin Lu, Wenyu Zhou, Yue Feng, Yao Li, Ke Liu, Lizhong Liu, Dongxu Lin, Zhendan He, Xuli Wu
Acteoside, the predominant polyphenol of small-leaved kudingcha, the Chinese tea, has various biological activities. In this study, we examined the acyl migration of acteoside to isoacteoside with high-temperature treatment of acteoside. The inhibitory effects of acyl-migrated acteoside and acteoside on α-amylase were investigated, as were their binding interaction with α-amylase. The binding of acteoside and isoacteoside to α-amylase was investigated by using the fluorescence spectra assay, circular dichroism, and protein-ligand docking studies...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472605/total-flavonoid-extract-from-abelmoschus-manihot-l-medic-flowers-attenuates-d-galactose-induced-oxidative-stress-in-mouse-liver-through-the-nrf2-pathway
#5
Yan Qiu, Peng-Fei Ai, Jian-Jun Song, Chang Liu, Zhi-Wei Li
Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medic is an edible hibiscus that is rich in flavonoids, and its use as Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of diseases and health maintenance dates back to ancient times. The chemical compositions of total flavonoid of A. manihot (L.) Medic flower extract (TFAE) were identified and determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The effects of TFAE on antioxidative activities in a d-galactose (d-gal)-induced mouse model and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant responses were evaluated...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472600/glucomannan-or-glucomannan-plus-spirulina-enriched-squid-surimi-diets-reduce-histological-damage-to-liver-and-heart-in-zucker-fa-fa-rats-fed-a-cholesterol-enriched-and-non-cholesterol-enriched-atherogenic-diet
#6
Miguel Vázquez-Velasco, Laura González-Torres, Rosa A García-Fernández, María Teresa Méndez, Sara Bastida, Juana Benedí, María José González-Muñoz, Francisco J Sánchez-Muniz
Glucomannan-enriched squid surimi improves cholesterolemia and liver antioxidant status. The effect of squid surimi enriched with glucomannan or glucomannan plus spirulina on liver and heart structures and cell damage markers was tested in fa/fa rats fed highly saturated-hyper-energetic diets. Animals were fed 70% AIN-93M rodent diet plus six versions of 30% squid surimi for 7 weeks: control (C), glucomannan (G), and glucomannan plus spirulina (GS). The cholesterol-control (HC), cholesterol-glucomannan (HG), and cholesterol-glucomannan plus spirulina (HGS) groups were given similar diets that were enriched with 2% cholesterol and 0...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459647/effect-of-gymnema-sylvestre-administration-on-metabolic-syndrome-insulin-sensitivity-and-insulin-secretion
#7
Laura Y Zuñiga, Manuel González-Ortiz, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis
Gymnema sylvestre is a medicinal plant whose consumption has demonstrated benefits on lipid and glucose levels, blood pressure, and body weight (BWt). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of G. sylvestre administration on metabolic syndrome (MetS), insulin secretion, and insulin sensitivity. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out in 24 patients (without pharmacological treatment), 30-60 years old, with diagnosis of MetS in accordance with the modified International Diabetes Federation criteria...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459610/3-3-diindolylmethane-suppresses-adipogenesis-using-ampk%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-caenorhabditis-elegans
#8
Jihye Lee, Yiren Yue, Yeonhwa Park, Seong-Ho Lee
3,3'-diindolylmethane is a major in vivo metabolite of indole-3-carbinol, a bioactive compound found in cruciferous vegetables. Although 3,3'-diindolylmethane has been implicated to possess antitumorigenic and anti-inflammatory properties, the effect of 3,3'-diindolylmethane on adipogenesis has not been explored previously. Thus, the present study was conducted to determine if 3,3'-diindolylmethane affects adipogenesis using 3T3-L1 adipocytes and Caenorhabditis elegans. Treatment of 3,3'-diindolylmethane significantly reduced fat accumulation without affecting viability in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459609/hypolipidemic-effect-of-moringa-oleifera-lam-leaf-powder-and-its-extract-in-diet-induced-hypercholesterolemic-rats
#9
Shahinaz A Helmy, Nashwa F S Morsy, Shahenda M Elaby, Mohammed A A Ghaly
The leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam possess some potential medicinal value. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of M. oleifera leaf powder and its extract against hyperlipidemia in rats. Adult male albino rats were divided into six groups. The first group was fed on a basal diet that served as a negative control, whereas the others were fed on a high-fat diet (HFD) containing moringa leaf powder at 0.737% or 1.475% or administered daily with 200 or 400 mg dry moringa leaf extract/kg bw for 60 days...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445075/dried-plum-ingestion-increases-the-osteoblastogenic-capacity-of-human-serum
#10
Paulina Delgado Cuenca, Lama Almaiman, Simon Schenk, Mark Kern, Shirin Hooshmand
In cell culture studies, dried plum (Prunus domestica L.) polyphenols increased osteoblast alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, mineralized nodule formation, and the expression of the bone marker genes runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) and osterix. The purpose of this study was to determine whether human serum collected 1 and 2 h after dried plum ingestion influenced osteoblast cell activity and gene expression. Five healthy women ingested 100 g of dried plum, and serum samples were collected at baseline (before dried plum ingestion) and 1 and 2 h postingestion of dried plum...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422543/newer-insights-into-the-antidiarrheal-effects-of-acacia-catechu-willd-extract-in-guinea-pig
#11
Matteo Micucci, Roberto Gotti, Ivan Corazza, Gabriella Tocci, Alberto Chiarini, Marta De Giorgio, Luca Camarda, Maria Frosini, Carla Marzetti, Monica Cevenini, Roberta Budriesi
Acacia catechu Willd. is a plant diffused in India and other Asian countries, where it is used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of several ailments including diarrhea, one of the most common pathologies worldwide. In this study, we determined the chemical composition of Acacia catechu Willd. extract (AC) and evaluated its effect on spontaneous and induced contractility in isolated guinea pig ileum and proximal colon. Preliminary data about its antimicrobial effect against some pathogen agents versus some microbiota intestinal strain have been also reported...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410455/diallyl-polysulfides-from-allium-sativum-as-immunomodulators-hepatoprotectors-and-antimycobacterial-agents
#12
Carel Oosthuizen, Miriam Arbach, Debra Meyer, Chris Hamilton, Namrita Lall
Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains one of the world's deadliest killers, with an annual death rate of ∼1.5 million. The medicinal effects of garlic have been well documented, and natural products have been shown to have antimycobacterial activity. The current study evaluated the efficacy of six Allium sativum L. polysulfide mixtures as antimycobacterial agents together with their cytotoxic, immunomodulatory, and hepatoprotective activities. The microtitre PrestoBlue assay was used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384036/impact-of-diet-containing-grape-pomace-on-growth-performance-and-blood-lipid-profile-of-young-rats
#13
Ivy Smith, Jianmei Yu, Steven L Hurley, Tracy Hanner
Grape pomace (GP), the residue of grapes after wine making, is rich in dietary polyphenols and fiber, and it has potential to serve as a functional food ingredient to improve health. However, high polyphenol diets have also been reported to inhibit the growth of young animals and cause liver necrosis. This study investigated the effect of diets containing different amounts of GP on the growth performance and blood lipid profile by using a young rat model. Twenty female Sprague-Dawley rats of age 7 weeks were randomly divided into four groups that were fed AIN-93G diets that were modified by substituting 0%, 10%, 20%, and 30% of carbohydrate with GP for 10 weeks (the diets, thus, obtained contained 0%, 6...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384008/high-dietary-alpha-tocopherol-or-mixed-tocotrienols-have-no-effect-on-bone-mass-density-or-turnover-in-male-rats-during-skeletal-maturation
#14
Katherine G Tennant, Scott W Leonard, Carmen P Wong, Urszula T Iwaniec, Russell T Turner, Maret G Traber
High levels of alpha-tocopherol, the usual vitamin E supplement, are reported to decrease bone mass in rodents; however, the effects of other vitamin E forms on the skeleton are unknown. To test the hypothesis that high intakes of various vitamin E forms or the vitamin E metabolite, carboxyethyl hydroxy chromanol, were detrimental to bone status, Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 6 per group, 11-week males) for 18 weeks consumed semipurified diets that contained adequate alpha-tocopherol, high alpha-tocopherol (500 mg/kg diet), or 50% Tocomin (250 mg mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols/kg diet)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362543/a-botanical-composition-mitigates-cartilage-degradations-and-pain-sensitivity-in-osteoarthritis-disease-model
#15
Mesfin Yimam, Young-Chul Lee, Laura Wright, Ping Jiao, Teresa Horm, Mei Hong, Lidia Brownell, Qi Jia
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by a progressive articular cartilage degradation manifested with significant functional impairment in consort with signs and symptoms of inflammation, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Current OA management is inadequate due to the lack of nominal therapies proven to be effective in hampering disease progression where symptomatic therapy focused intervention masks the primary etiology leading to irreversible structural damage. In this study, we describe the effect of UP1306, a composition containing a proprietary blend of two standardized extracts from the heartwood of Acacia catechu and the root bark of Morus alba, in maintaining joint structural integrity and alleviating OA associated symptoms in monosodium-iodoacetate (MIA)-induced rat OA disease model...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504910/fermented-moringa-oleifera-decreases-hepatic-adiposity-and-ameliorates-glucose-intolerance-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#16
Hyunchae Joung, Bobae Kim, Hyunjoon Park, Kyuyeon Lee, Hee-Hoon Kim, Ho-Cheol Sim, Hyun-Jin Do, Chang-Kee Hyun, Myoung-Sool Do
Metabolic diseases, such as glucose intolerance and nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD), are primary risk factors for life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and hepatic cancer. Extracts from the tropical tree Moringa oleifera show antidiabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects. Fermentation can further improve the safety and nutritional value of certain foods. We investigated the efficacy of fermented M. oleifera extract (FM) against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced glucose intolerance and hepatic lipid accumulation and investigated the underlying mechanisms by analyzing expression of proteins and genes involved in glucose and lipid regulation...
May 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504909/ethanol-extract-of-brassica-rapa-ssp-pekinensis-suppresses-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#17
Hee Kyoung Joo, Sunga Choi, Yu Ran Lee, Eun Ok Lee, Myoung Soo Park, Yong Pyo Lim, Jong-Tae Park, Byeong Hwa Jeon
Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis, commonly known as Chinese cabbage, is a cruciferous vegetable traditionally consumed in east Asia. Although its habitual consumption could account for the low incidence of chronic vascular inflammation, the therapeutic and protective potential of phytochemicals derived from Chinese cabbage has been poorly studied. In this study, we identified the phenolic compounds, kaempferol and quercetin, from the ethanol extract of Chinese cabbage (EtCC). We show for the first time that EtCC contains effective phytochemicals that suppress tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced inflammatory response in human umbilical vein endothelial cells...
May 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504908/mammea-longifolia-planch-and-triana-fruit-extract-induces-cell-death-in-the-human-colon-cancer-cell-line-sw480-via-mitochondria-related-apoptosis-and-activation-of-p53
#18
Chunmei Li, Yoonhwa Jeong, Misook Kim
The methanol extract of Mammea longifolia Planch. and Triana (M. longifolia) fruit was studied for anticancer and apoptotic effects in the SW480 colon cancer cell line. The apoptotic and necrotic effects of M. longifolia were detected by 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2, 5-diphenyl-2H tetrazolium bromide (MTT) and lactate dehydrogenase assays, respectively. One hundred μg/mL of the extract killed ∼82.4% of the cells; however, 2% of the death was related to necrosis. The morphological changes in M. longifolia-stimulated SW480 cells were observed directly by light microscopy...
May 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467233/moringa-oleifera-from-cambodia-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-hyperglycemia-and-kidney-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
#19
Yujiao Tang, Eun-Ju Choi, Weon Cheol Han, Mirae Oh, Jin Kim, Ji-Young Hwang, Pyo-Jam Park, Sang-Ho Moon, Yon-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim
Recent reports have shown the antidiabetic effect of Moringa oleifera from various parts of the world. However, M. oleifera from Cambodia has never determined. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the antidiabetic effect of M. oleifera extract from Cambodia. The leaf ethanolic extract contained flavonoids (31.90 mg/mL), polyphenols (53.03 mg/mL), lycopene (0.042 mg/mL), and ß-carotene (0.170 mg/mL), and possessed 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, hydrogen peroxide, and hydroxyl radical scavenging activities of 92...
May 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452565/administration-of-wasabia-koreana-ameliorates-irritable-bowel-syndrome-like-symptoms-in-a-zymosan-induced-mouse-model
#20
Bo-Kyung Park, Eunho Chun, Jeong June Choi, Younmin Shin, Young Tak Kho, Seung Hyun Oh, Sun Yeou Kim, Taek Hwan Lee, Tae-Wan Kim, Eunju Shin, Seon-Gil Do, Mirim Jin
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disease with complex pathophysiology involving the brain-gut axis. To assess the effects of Wasabia koreana (WK) on IBS, we employed a mouse model of colonic zymosan injection presenting with diarrhea-predominant IBS-like symptoms. Oral WK administration significantly diminished stool score, suppressed colon length and weight change, and minimized body weight loss without affecting food intake. In WK-treated mice, the submucosal thickening and epithelial lining of the colon were inhibited and were similar to those of naïve mice...
May 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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