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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539730/near-infrared-spectroscopy-as-a-process-analytical-technology-tool-for-monitoring-the-parching-process-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-based-on-two-kinds-of-chemical-indicators
#1
Kaiyue Li, Weiying Wang, Yanping Liu, Su Jiang, Guo Huang, Liming Ye
BACKGROUND: The active ingredients and thus pharmacological efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at different degrees of parching process vary greatly. OBJECTIVE: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) was used to develop a new method for rapid online analysis of TCM parching process, using two kinds of chemical indicators (5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural [5-HMF] content and 420 nm absorbance) as reference values which were obviously observed and changed in most TCM parching process...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539729/anti-fatigue-effect-of-green-tea-polyphenols-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-egcg
#2
Yu-Song Teng, Di Wu
BACKGROUND: (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant of the green tea polyphenols that exhibit a variety of bioactivities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the anti-fatigue effect of EGCG by forced swimming exercise. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The mice were divided into one control group and three EGCG-treated groups. The control group was administered with distilled water and EGCG-treated groups were administered with different dose of EGCG (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg) by oral gavage for 28 days...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539728/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-forsythia-suspense-on-chromobacterium-violaceum-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#3
An Zhang, Wei-Hua Chu
BACKGROUND: Quorum sensing (QS) plays an important role in the production of virulence factors and pathogenicity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and the interruption of QS will be a hopeful pathway to combat bacterial infection. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we selected Forsythia suspense (Thunb.) Vahl from traditional Chinese herbal medicines for its anti-QS activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anti-QS of F. suspense extracts (FSE) was monitored using the Chromobacterium violaceum 12472 bioassay...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539727/bioassay-guided-isolation-and-identification-of-antioxidant-flavonoids-from-cyclotrichium-origanifolium-labill-manden-and-scheng
#4
Abdussamat Guzel, Huseyin Aksit, Mahfuz Elmastas, Ramazan Erenler
BACKGROUND: Medicinal and aromatic plants play a significant role in drug discovery and development process. Flavonoids, revealing a wide spectrum of biological activities, extensively found in plants are important secondary metabolites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aerial parts of Cyclotrichium origanifolium were collected, dried, and boiled in water then extracted with hexane, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol. Total phenolic content, DPPH(•) scavenging activity, reducing power (FRAP) activity, and ABTS(•+) scavenging activity assays were applied for all extracts...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539726/development-and-validation-of-a-simultaneous-rp-hplcuv-dad-method-for-determination-of-polyphenols-in-gels-containing-s-terebinthifolius-raddi-anacardiaceae
#5
Melina G Carvalho, Cícero F S Aragão, Fernanda N Raffin, Túlio F A de L Moura
Topical gels containing extracts of Schinus terebinthifolius have been used to treat bacterial vaginosis. It has been reported that this species has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcerogenic properties, which can be attributed to the presence of phenolic compounds. In this work, a sensitive and selective reversed-phase HPLC-UV/DAD method for the simultaneous assay of six polyphenols that could be present in S. terebinthifolius was developed. The method was shown to be accurate and precise. Peak purity and similarity index both exceeded 0...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539725/inhibition-of-cytochrome-p450-cyp3a4-activity-by-extracts-from-57-plants-used-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm
#6
Mohamed L Ashour, Fadia S Youssef, Haidy A Gad, Michael Wink
BACKGROUND: Herbal medicine is widely used all over the world for treating various health disorders. It is employed either alone or in combination with synthetic drugs or plants to be more effective. OBJECTIVE: The assessment of the effect of both water and methanol extracts of 57 widely used plants from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) against the main phase I metabolizing enzyme CYP3A4 in vitro for the first time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The inhibition of cytochrome P450 activity was evaluated using a luminescence assay...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539724/anti-differentiation-effect-of-b-d-seco-limonoids-of-swietenia-mahogani
#7
Heejung Yang, Mina Choi, Dong Young Lee, Sang Hyun Sung
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a pathological state caused by abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat. Swietenia mahogani JACQ., known as West Indian mahogany, is a medium-sized semi-evergreen tree belonging to Meliaceae. Their seeds are used in Indonesian folk medicine as a treatment for hypertension, diabetes, malaria, and it also has anti-feedant activities. The major components of S. mahogani are B, D-seco limonoids, a type of irregular triterpenes are well known. OBJECTIVE: We tried to find the bioactive components, which have the inhibitory activity on adipocyte differentiation from the seeds of S...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539723/antimicrobial-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ethanol-extract-of-corylopsis-coreana-uyeki-flos
#8
Da-Eon Park, In-Soo Yoon, Jung-Eun Kim, Ji-Hye Seo, Jin-Cheol Yoo, Chun-Sik Bae, Chang-Dai Lee, Dae-Hun Park, Seung-Sik Cho
BACKGROUND: Corylopsis coreana Uyeki (Hamamelidaceae) is a medicinal plant cultivated in Northeast Asia. Previously, we have reported that an ethanol extract of Corylopsis coreana Uyeki flos (ECCF) contains four active compounds with antioxidant activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial spectrum against infectious bacteria and anti-inflammatory effect of ECCF in a mouse model of acute local inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility was evaluated using standard plate assay technique...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539722/effect-of-helix-aspersa-extract-on-tnf%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-some-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-breast-cancer-cell-line-hs578t
#9
Ibtissem El Ouar, Cornelia Braicu, Dalila Naimi, Alexendru Irimie, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe
BACKGROUND: The garden snail, Helix aspersa, is a big land snail widely found in the Mediterranean countries. It is one of the most consumed species and widely used in zootherapy. OBJECTIVE: The present study was carried out to investigate for the first time the first time the antitumor activity of an aqueous extract from Helix aspersa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of H. aspersa extract was studied on a triple negative breast cancer cell line Hs578T...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539721/phytochemical-and-biological-evaluations-of-arum-hygrophilum-boiss-araceae
#10
Fatma U Afifi, Violet Kasabri, Simona Litescu, Ismail F Abaza, Khalid Tawaha
BACKGROUND: Arum hygrophilum is a traditional medicinal plant indigenous to Jordan. The present study explores its phytochemistry, antioxidative, antidiabesity, and antiproliferative potentialities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Column chromatography and HPLC-MS analysis were used for its phytochemical evaluation. Using leaf crude water and ethanol extracts, the antioxidative capacities, their modulation of pancreatic β-cell proliferation, and insulin secretion as well as glucose diffusion and enzymatic bioassays were evaluated...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539720/comparison-of-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-and-dynamic-maceration-over-content-of-tagitinin-c-obtained-from-tithonia-diversifolia-hemsl-a-gray-leaves-using-factorial-design
#11
Aline M R Silva, Nayara L O Ferreira, Anselmo E Oliveira, Leonardo L Borges, Edemilson C Conceição
BACKGROUND: Tithonia diversifolia belongs to the Asteraceae family. The leaves of T. diversifolia have been studied lately because of the presence of tagitinin C. OBJECTIVE: Looking for an easy and inexpensive method to extract tagitinin C from T. diversifolia leaves, this work aims to conduct a screening to evaluate the influence of different experimental factors using the dynamic maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction methods with 2(3) factorial design based on response surface methodology in enhancing this chemical marker extraction...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539719/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-ursolic-acid-from-the-flowers-of-ixora-coccinia-linn-rubiaceae-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-ursolic-acid-and-synthesized-derivatives
#12
Silvana Amadeu Ferreira Alves Monteath, Maria Aparecida M Maciel, Raquel Garcia Vega, Heloisa de Mello, Carollina de Araújo Martins, Andressa Esteves-Souza, Cerli Rocha Gattass, Aurea Echevarria
BACKGROUND: Ixora coccinea Linn (Rubiaceae) is an evergreen shrub with bright scarlet colored flowers found in several tropical and subtropical countries. It is used as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Phytochemical studies revealed that its major special metabolites are triterpene acids, such as ursolic and oleanolic acid. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the isolation of ursolic acid (UA) (1) from methanol extracts of I. coccinea flowers through two methodologies, to prepare four derivatives, and to evaluate the cytotoxic effect against six cancer cell lines...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539718/azorella-compacta-infusion-activates-human-immune-cells-and-scavenges-free-radicals-in-vitro
#13
Lenka Tůmová, Zuzana Dučaiová, José Cheel, Ivan Vokřál, Beatriz Sepúlveda, Doris Vokurková
BACKGROUND: Azorella compacta is traditionally used in the form of tea (infusion), in the Andean region of South America, to treat various chronic diseases. However, the health-promoting properties of this herbal tea have not yet been extensively explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The free radical scavenging activity of A. compacta infusion (ACI) was evaluated by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical and superoxide anion radical assays. The activation of immune cells by ACI, as determined by cell surface cluster of differentiation 69 expression, was measured by flow cytometry...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539717/caspase-mediated-apoptotic-effects-of-ebenus-boissieri-barbey-extracts-on-human-cervical-cancer-cell-line-hela
#14
Ece Simsek, Nilufer Imir, Esra Arslan Aydemir, Ramazan Suleyman Gokturk, Erdem Yesilada, Kayahan Fiskin
BACKGROUND: Ebenus boissieri Barbey is an Antalya, Turkey-endemic plant belonging to Fabaceae family. The aerial parts and the roots of E. boissieri Barbey were used in this study. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we have examined the apoptotic effects of hydroalcoholic extracts of E. boissieri Barbey in human cervical cancer cell line HeLa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To determine the cytotoxic effect, cells were treated with various concentrations of extracts for 24, 48, and 72 h incubation periods...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539716/prevention-mechanism-of-2-3-5-4-tetrahydroxy-stilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-on-lipid-accumulation-in-steatosis-hepatic-l-02-cell
#15
Pei Lin, Jian-Mei Lu, Yan-Fang Wang, Wen Gu, Rong-Hua Zhao, Jie Yu
AIM: 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxy-stilbene-2-O-β-d-glucoside (TSG), a natural stilbene, shows great activities in hepatic lipid regulation, especially for hepatic triglyceride lowering. However, information about its mechanisms on biosynthesis and degradation of triglyceride is still limited. This research pays close attention to clarify the mechanism of TSG on prevention of hepatic lipid accumulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TSG was given to steatosis hepatocyte L-02 cell induced by fat emulsion incubation...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539715/antiprotozoal-antibacterial-and-antidiarrheal-properties-from-the-flowers-of-chiranthodendron-pentadactylon-and-isolated-flavonoids
#16
Fernando Calzada, Teresa Juárez, Normand García-Hernández, Miguel Valdes, Oscar Ávila, Lilian Yepez Mulia, Claudia Velázquez
BACKGROUND: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Larreat. (Sterculiaceae) is a Mexican plant used in traditional medicine for the treatment of heart disease symptoms and infectious diarrhea. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in vitro antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities and in vivo antidiarrheal activity from the flowers of C. pentadactylon using the extract, fractions, and major isolated flavonoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol extract of C...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539714/evaluation-of-herb-drug-interactions-of-hovenia-dulcis-fruit-extracts
#17
Jong Suk Park, Shaheed Ur Rehman, In Sook Kim, Min Sun Choi, Chun-Soo Na, Hye Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND: Hovenia dulcis (Rhamnaceae) fruits are popularly used as herbal medicines or dietary supplements in Asian countries due to functions such as liver protection and detoxification from alcohol poisoning. Accordingly, it is very likely for dietary supplemental products, including H. dulcis fruit extracts, to be taken with prescription drugs. OBJECTIVE: In this study, possible food-drug interactions involving H. dulcis fruit extracts were evaluated based on the inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme activity...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539713/content-determination-of-phenylpropanoids-and-enhancing-exercise-ability-of-effective-fractions-in-pedicularis-densispica
#18
Hongbiao Chu, Zhihua Zhang, Dong Chen, Xi Wang, Qilong Tu
BACKGROUND: Most researches were focused on chemical constituents and bioactivities of Pedicularis. However, there were a few reports on simultaneous determination of the series phenylpropanoids compounds in Pedicularis by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). OBJECTIVE: To establish an HPLC method for simultaneous determination of salidroside, verbascoside, iso-verbascoside, leucoseptoside A, jionoside D and martynoside in Pedicularis densispica (PD), and to assess the enhancing exercise ability of effective fractions of phenylpropanoids (EFP)...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539712/betulinic-acid-from-zizyphus-joazeiro-bark-using-focused-microwave-assisted-extraction-and-response-surface-methodology
#19
Fernanda Carolina Sousa Fonseca, Letícia Caribé Batista Reis, Jener David Gonçalves Dos Santos, Carla Rodrigues Cardoso Branco, Sergio Luis da Costa Ferreira, Jorge Mauricio David, Alexsandro Branco
BACKGROUND: The effect of the extraction time (min) and temperature (°C) on the yield of betulinic acid (BA) from Zizyphus joazeiro barks using focused microwave-assisted extraction was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethyl acetate was used as extractor solvent because it was shown to provide a betulinic acid-clean extract. A full two-level statistical factorial design was applied to determine the important effects and interactions of these independent variables upon the yield of BA...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539711/flavonoids-isolated-from-the-flowers-of-limonium-bicolor-and-their-in-vitro-antitumor-evaluation
#20
Jian Chen, Jiehui Teng, Li Ma, Haiying Tong, Bingru Ren, Linshan Wang, Weilin Li
BACKGROUND: Limonium bicolor, a halophytic species, can grow in saline or saline-alkali soil, is well known as a traditional Chinese medicine. Recently it attracted much attention for its treatment for cancer. OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to evaluate this species from the phytochemical standpoint and the possible relationship between the antitumor activity and its natural products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chemical constituents from the flowers of L...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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