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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218725/treating-cancer-by-targeting-telomeres-and-telomerase
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Marko Ivancich, Zachary Schrank, Luke Wojdyla, Brandon Leviskas, Adijan Kuckovic, Ankita Sanjali, Neelu Puri
Telomerase is expressed in more than 85% of cancer cells. Tumor cells with metastatic potential may have a high telomerase activity, allowing cells to escape from the inhibition of cell proliferation due to shortened telomeres. Human telomerase primarily consists of two main components: hTERT, a catalytic subunit, and hTR, an RNA template whose sequence is complimentary to the telomeric 5'-dTTAGGG-3' repeat. In humans, telomerase activity is typically restricted to renewing tissues, such as germ cells and stem cells, and is generally absent in normal cells...
February 19, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212297/inorganic-reactive-sulfur-nitrogen-species-intricate-release-mechanisms-or-cacophony-in-yellow-blue-and-red
#2
Marian Grman, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Roman Leontiev, Anton Misak, Veronika Jakusova, Karol Ondrias, Claus Jacob
Since the heydays of Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS) research during the first decade of the Millennium, numerous sulfur species involved in cellular regulation and signalling have been discovered. Yet despite the general predominance of organic species in organisms, recent years have also seen the emergence of inorganic reactive sulfur species, ranging from inorganic polysulfides (HSx(-)/Sx(2-)) to thionitrous acid (HSNO) and nitrosopersulfide (SSNO(-)). These inorganic species engage in a complex interplay of reactions in vitro and possibly also in vivo...
February 15, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216602/selenium-and-tellurium-based-antioxidants-for-modulating-inflammation-and-effects-on-osteoblastic-activity
#3
Xi Lu, Gemma Mestres, Vijay Pal Singh, Pedram Effati, Jia-Fei Poon, Lars Engman, Marjam Karlsson Ott
Increased oxidative stress plays a significant role in the etiology of bone diseases. Heightened levels of H2O2 disrupt bone homeostasis, leading to greater bone resorption than bone formation. Organochalcogen compounds could act as free radical trapping agents or glutathione peroxidase mimetics, reducing oxidative stress in inflammatory diseases. In this report, we synthesized and screened a library of organoselenium and organotellurium compounds for hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity, using macrophagic cell lines RAW264...
February 14, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165396/proanthocyanidin-characterization-and-bioactivity-of-extracts-from-different-parts-of-uncaria-tomentosa-l-cat-s-claw
#4
Mirtha Navarro-Hoyos, Rosa Lebrón-Aguilar, Jesús E Quintanilla-López, Carolina Cueva, David Hevia, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, M Victoria Moreno-Arribas, María Monagas, Begoña Bartolomé
Apart from alkaloids, bioactive properties of Uncaria tomentosa L. have been attributed to its phenolic constituents. Although there are some reports concerning low-molecular-weight polyphenols in U. tomentosa, its polymeric phenolic composition has been scarcely studied. In this study, phenolic-rich extracts from leaves, stems, bark and wood (n = 14) of Uncaria tomentosa plants from several regions of Costa Rica were obtained and analysed in respect to their proanthocyanidin profile determined by a quadrupole-time-of-flight analyser (ESI-QTOF MS)...
February 4, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165379/in-vitro-lipophilic-antioxidant-capacity-antidiabetic-and-antibacterial-activity-of-citrus-fruits-extracts-from-aceh-indonesia
#5
Ernawita, Ruri Agung Wahyuono, Jana Hesse, Uta-Christina Hipler, Peter Elsner, Volker Böhm
This study reports in vitro lipophilic antioxidant, inhibition of α-amylase and antibacterial activities of extracts of peel and pulp of citrus samples from Aceh, Indonesia. HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography), phytochemical, and FTIR (fourier transform infrared) analysis detected carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolic acids and terpenoids, contributing to the biological potencies. Most peel and pulp extracts contained lutein and lower concentrations of zeaxanthin, α-carotene, β-carotene and β-cryptoxanthin...
February 3, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134834/hydroxybenzoic-acids-are-significant-contributors-to-the-antioxidant-effect-of-borututu-bark-cochlospermum-angolensis-welw-ex-oliv
#6
Ehab A Abourashed, Hao Wen Fu
Borututu (Cochlospermum angolensis) is an African tree whose bark has recently emerged as a herbal dietary supplement with claims for antioxidant activity. In order to substantiate the claimed activity of borututu supplements, we performed an activity-guided fractionation of the total extract utilizing a 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay. Subsequent flash and centrifugal chromatography resulted in the isolation of gallic acid (1) and protocatechuic acid (2) as the main antioxidant constituents...
January 28, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134785/a-comparative-study-of-the-phenolic-and-technological-maturities-of-red-grapes-grown-in-lebanon
#7
Hiba N Rajha, Nada El Darra, Sally El Kantar, Zeina Hobaika, Nicolas Louka, Richard G Maroun
Grape harvest date is determined according to the technological and phenolic maturities. These parameters were calculated for different red grape (Vitis vinifera L.) varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc) over four years (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) (642 samples). Titratable acidity and sugar content of the grapes were used to determine the technological maturity, whereas Glories (1 and 2) and ITV (Institut Technique de la Vigne et du Vin) methods were used to monitor their phenolic maturity...
January 26, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106822/red-fruits-extraction-of-antioxidants-phenolic-content-and-radical-scavenging-determination-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Gádor-Indra Hidalgo, María Pilar Almajano
Red fruits, as rich antioxidant foods, have gained over recent years capital importance for consumers and manufacturers. The industrial extraction of the phenolic molecules from this source has been taking place with the conventional solvent extraction method. New non-conventional extraction methods have been devised as environmentally friendly alternatives to the former method, such as ultrasound, microwave, and pressure assisted extractions. The aim of this review is to compile the results of recent studies using different extraction methodologies, identify the red fruits with higher antioxidant activity, and give a global overview of the research trends regarding this topic...
January 19, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106721/exercise-induced-oxidative-stress-responses-in-the-pediatric-population
#9
REVIEW
Alexandra Avloniti, Athanasios Chatzinikolaou, Chariklia K Deli, Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Luis Gracia-Marco, Diamanda Leontsini, Dimitrios Draganidis, Athanasios Z Jamurtas, George Mastorakos, Ioannis G Fatouros
Adults demonstrate an upregulation of their pro- and anti-oxidant mechanisms in response to acute exercise while systematic exercise training enhances their antioxidant capacity, thereby leading to a reduced generation of free radicals both at rest and in response to exercise stress. However, less information exists regarding oxidative stress responses and the underlying mechanisms in the pediatric population. Evidence suggests that exercise-induced redox perturbations may be valuable in order to monitor exercise-induced inflammatory responses and as such training overload in children and adolescents as well as monitor optimal growth and development...
January 17, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085082/use-of-saliva-biomarkers-to-monitor-efficacy-of-vitamin-c-in-exercise-induced-oxidative-stress
#10
REVIEW
Levi W Evans, Stanley T Omaye
Saliva is easily obtainable for medical research and requires little effort or training for collection. Because saliva contains a variety of biological compounds, including vitamin C, malondialdehyde, amylase, and proteomes, it has been successfully used as a biospecimen for the reflection of health status. A popular topic of discussion in medical research is the potential association between oxidative stress and negative outcomes. Systemic biomarkers that represent oxidative stress can be found in saliva. It is unclear, however, if saliva is an accurate biospecimen as is blood and/or plasma...
January 12, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085029/acknowledgement-to-reviewers-of-antioxidants-in-2016
#11
EDITORIAL
Antioxidants Editorial Office
The editors of Antioxidants would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2016.[...].
January 11, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042817/think-yellow-and-keep-green-role-of-sulfanes-from-garlic-in-agriculture
#12
REVIEW
Awais Anwar, Emma Gould, Ryan Tinson, Murree Groom, Chris J Hamilton
Reactive sulfur species from garlic have long been renowned for their health benefits and antimicrobial properties. In agriculture the subject matter is now gathering momentum in the search for new bio-pesticides to addressing emerging environmental concerns and tighter restrictions on the use of many conventional chemical pesticides. Although the precise modes of action of these garlic-derived bioactives is complex, recent research has provided a number of new insights that deepen our understanding of garlic-derived products, such as garlic extracts and oils...
December 30, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036057/green-tea-and-other-tea-polyphenols-effects-on-sebum-production-and-acne-vulgaris
#13
REVIEW
Suzana Saric, Manisha Notay, Raja K Sivamani
Polyphenols are antioxidant molecules found in many foods including nuts, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, wine, and tea. Polyphenols have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antineoplastic properties. Recent studies suggest that tea polyphenols may be used for reducing sebum production in the skin and for treatment of acne vulgaris. This review examines the evidence for use of topically and orally ingested tea polyphenols against sebum production and for acne treatment and prevention. The PubMed database was searched for studies on tea polyphenols, sebum secretion, and acne vulgaris...
December 29, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035949/the-effects-of-allicin-a-reactive-sulfur-species-from-garlic-on-a-selection-of-mammalian-cell-lines
#14
Martin C H Gruhlke, Carole Nicco, Frederic Batteux, Alan J Slusarenko
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) has been used as a spice and medicinal plant since ancient times. Garlic produces the thiol-reactive defence substance, allicin, upon wounding. The effects of allicin on human lung epithelium carcinoma (A549), mouse fibroblast (3T3), human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC), human colon carcinoma (HT29) and human breast cancer (MCF7) cell lines were tested. To estimate toxic effects of allicin, we used a standard MTT-test (methylthiazoltetrazolium) for cell viability and ³H-thymidine incorporation for cell proliferation...
December 26, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983587/role-of-redox-signaling-and-inflammation-in-skeletal-muscle-adaptations-to-training
#15
REVIEW
Maria Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Jose Viña, Li Li Ji
The inflammatory response to exercise-induced muscle damage has been extensively described. Exercise has important modulatory effects on immune function. These effects are mediated by diverse factors including pro-inflammatory cytokines, classical stress hormones, and hemodynamic effects leading to cell redistribution. As has been reported regarding oxidative stress, inflammation can have both detrimental and beneficial effects in skeletal muscle. In this review we will address the role of inflammation on protein metabolism in skeletal muscle...
December 13, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973458/silymarin-activates-c-amp-phosphodiesterase-and-stimulates-insulin-secretion-in-a-glucose-dependent-manner-in-hit-t15-cells
#16
Ran Meng, Jana Mahadevan, Elizabeth Oseid, Sara Vallerie, R Paul Robertson
Silymarin (SIL) is a flavonoid extracted from milk thistle seed that has been reported to decrease hyperglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, it is not known whether SIL has direct secretory effects on β-cells. Using the β-cell line HIT-T15, SIL was shown to decrease intracellular peroxide levels and to augment glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). However, the latter was observed using a concentration range of 25-100 µM, which was too low to affect endogenous peroxide levels. The stimulatory effect of SIL dissipated at higher concentrations (100-200 µM), and mild apoptosis was observed...
December 12, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929399/the-effects-of-different-garlic-derived-allyl-sulfides-on-anaerobic-sulfur-metabolism-in-the-mouse-kidney
#17
Małgorzata Iciek, Anna Bilska-Wilkosz, Magdalena Górny, Maria Sokołowska-Jeżewicz, Danuta Kowalczyk-Pachel
Diallyl sulfide (DAS), diallyl disulfide (DADS) and diallyl trisulfide (DATS) are major oil-soluble organosulfur compounds of garlic responsible for most of its pharmacological effects. The present study investigated the influence of repeated intraperitoneally (ip) administration of DAS, DADS and DATS on the total level of sulfane sulfur, bound sulfur (S-sulfhydration) and hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) and on the activity of enzymes, which catalyze sulfane sulfur formation and transfer from a donor to an acceptor in the normal mouse kidney, i...
December 5, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918436/characterization-of-chemical-compounds-with-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-in-bougainvillea-x-buttiana-holttum-and-standl-var-rose-extracts
#18
Rodolfo Abarca-Vargas, Carlos F Peña Malacara, Vera L Petricevich
Bougainvillea is widely used in traditional Mexican medicine to treat several diseases. This study was designed to characterize the chemical constituents of B. x buttiana extracts with antioxidant and cytotoxic activities using different solvents. The extraction solvents used were as follows: distilled water (dH₂O), methanol (MeOH), acetone (DMK), ethanol (EtOH), ethyl acetate (EtOAc), dichloromethane (DCM), and hexane (Hex) (100%) at an extraction temperature of 26 °C. Analysis of bioactive compounds present in the B...
December 2, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916833/blueberries-impact-on-insulin-resistance-and-glucose-intolerance
#19
REVIEW
April J Stull
Blueberries are a rich source of polyphenols, which include anthocyanin bioactive compounds. Epidemiological evidence indicates that incorporating blueberries into the diet may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM). These findings are supported by pre-clinical and clinical studies that have shown improvements in insulin resistance (i.e., increased insulin sensitivity) after obese and insulin-resistant rodents or humans consumed blueberries. Insulin resistance was assessed by homeostatic model assessment-estimated insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), insulin tolerance tests, and hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps...
November 29, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916816/blueberry-consumption-affects-serum-uric-acid-concentrations-in-older-adults-in-a-sex-specific-manner
#20
Carol L Cheatham, Itzel Vazquez-Vidal, Amanda Medlin, V Saroja Voruganti
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and may protect against disease. Uric acid accounts for about 50% of the antioxidant properties in humans. Elevated levels of serum uric acid (SUA) or hyperuricemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim was to determine the effect of blueberries on SUA in older adults. Participants (n = 133, 65-80 years) experiencing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were randomized in a double-blind 6-month clinical trial to either blueberry or placebo. A reference group with no MCI received no treatment...
November 29, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
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