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Md Moniruzzaman, Young-Won Chin, Jungsook Cho
Physalis alkekengi var. francheti is an indigenous herb well known for its anti-inflammatory, sedative, antipyretic, and expectorant properties. However, the information regarding the impacts of P. alkekengi fruits (PAF) in modulation of oxidative stress and learning memory are still unknown. This study therefore evaluated the antioxidant properties of ethyl acetate (EA) fraction of PAF and its impacts on learning and memory. The antioxidant activities of PAF were evaluated in LPS-induced BV2 microglial cells...
March 15, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
Draženka Komes, Arijana Bušić, Ana Belščak-Cvitanović, Mladen Brnčić, Tomislav Bosiljkov, Aleksandra Vojvodić, Filip Dujmić
Regardless of its highly valuable nutritive composition, goat's milk is less preferred by consumers due to its specific sensory characteristics that are very often regarded as undesirable. On the other hand, traditional medicinal plants from Lamiaceae family, due to their rich bioactive composition, especially polyphenols, and desirable aroma profile, can be used to enhance and improve bioactive and sensory properties of food. In the present study nutritively valuable beverages were produced by enrichment of goat's milk with medicinal plant extracts derived from the Lamiaceae family and stabilized by homogenization with high intensity ultrasound treatment...
December 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
Teng Liu, Juan Xu, Hong Li Yan, Feng Chun Cheng, Xi Jie Liu
Luteolin, which was discovered in plant foods, has out range of therapeutic actions. In order to examine the potentialeffects of luteolin in ovarian teratocarcinoma, the human ovarian teratocarcinoma cell line PA-1 was used as in vitro and in vivo model. It was confirmed that the luteolin could inhibit the proliferation and colony formation of PA-1 cells in vitro. The flow cytometry results suggested that the luteolin could induce the apoptosis of PA-1 cells and in a dose-dependent manner. Immunofluorescence and PCR results showed the expanded expression of apoptosis was related to Bcl-2 and Bax proteins, which was also heightened in luteolin treated cells than control groups...
March 14, 2018: Oncology Research
Huijun Wang, Mark Fowler, David Messenge, Leon A Terry, Xuelan Gu, Luxian Zhou, Ruimin Liu, Juan Su, Songshan Shi, Jos Eacute Ordaz-Ortiz, Guoping Lian, Mark Berry, Shunchun Wang
Foods of high carbohydrate content such as sucrose or starch increase postprandial blood glucose concentrations. The glucose absorption system in the intestine comprises two components: sodium-dependent glucose transporter-1 (SGLT1) and glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2). Here five sappanin-type (SAP) homoisoflavonoids were identified as novel potent GLUT2 inhibitors, with three of them isolated from the fibrous roots of Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce. SAP homoisolflavonoids had a stronger inhibitory effect on 25 mM glucose transport (41...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Jinan Tuma Sabah, Razauden Mohamed Zulkifli, Shafinaz Shahir, Farediah Ahmed, Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir, Zarita Zakaria
Distinctive bioactivities possessed by luteolin (3', 4', 5, 7-tetrahydroxy-flavone) are advantageous for sundry practical applications. This paper reports the in vitro selection and characterization of single stranded-DNA (ssDNA) aptamers, specific for luteolin (LUT). 76-mer library containing 1015 randomized ssDNA were screened via systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX). The recovered ssDNA pool from the 8th round was amplified with unlabeled primers and cloned into PSTBlue-1 vector prior to sequencing...
March 6, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
Jing Xu, Hong Xu, Yang Yu, Yi He, Qi Liu, Bo Yang
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of luteolin and solifenacin on diabetic cystopathy (DCP) and to investigate the mechanism of action. A novel link between the overexpression of c-Kit in the bladder and voiding dysfunction was identified in rats with DCP. MATERIAL AND METHODS A rat model of DCP was successfully established by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin and a diet high in glucose and lipids, and animals were treated with luteolin and solifenacin. The effect of luteolin and solifenacin on urinary dysfunction in DCP rats was investigated by assessing bladder pressure and performing a volume test...
March 10, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Yan Lin, Pei-Gang Liu, Wei-Qing Liang, Yi-Juan Hu, Pan Xu, Jie Zhou, Jin-Bao Pu, Hong-Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Gnaphalium affine D. Don is a folk medicine of China believed to be efficacious in the treatment of many ailments, including hyperuricemia and gout. PURPOSE: Based on a previous study, we isolated two flavones, luteolin and luteolin-4'-O-glucoside, from G. affine. Our aim was to assess the potential beneficial effects of treatment and mechanisms of these two flavones on hyperuricemia and acute gouty arthritis. METHODS: The model of potassium oxonate (PO)-induced hyperuricemia and monosodium urate (MSU) crystal-induced inflammation in mice has been established...
March 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Hanumanth Srikanth Cheruvu, Navneet K Yadav, Guru R Valicherla, Rakesh K Arya, Zakir Hussain, Chetan Sharma, Kamal R Arya, Rama K Singh, Dipak Datta, Jiaur R Gayen
Eclipta alba (Bhringraj) in ayurveda has been widely used as a traditional medicine for its multi-therapeutic properties for ages. Luteolin (LTL), wedelolactone (WDL) and apigenin (APG) are the three main bioactive phytochemicals present in Eclipta alba extract. However there was a lack of sensitive bioanalytical method for the pharmacokinetics of these free compounds in plasma which majorly contributes for their activities after oral administration of Eclipta alba. The present study aims to develop a sensitive, rapid and reliable liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous estimation of mice plasma concentrations of LTL, WDL and APG using quercetin as an internal standard for the pharmacokinetic analysis...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Vachirapong Sompakdee, Auemduan Prawan, Laddawan Senggunprai, Upa Kukongviriyapan, Papavee Samathiwat, Jaroon Wandee, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan
AIMS: Transcription factor Nrf2, which regulates the expression of cytoprotective and antioxidant enzymes, contributes to proliferation and resistance to chemotherapy in cancer. The inhibition of Nrf2 can sensitize cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cells to the cytotoxicity of several chemotherapeutic agents. In this study, we investigated the mechanism of this chemosensitizing effect. MAIN METHODS: KKU-100 cells were used in the study. Nrf2 expression was knocked down by siRNA and expression was validated by reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Katarzyna Bilska, Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Tomasz Kulik, Maciej Buśko, Dariusz Załuski, Sebastian Jurczak, Juliusz Perkowski
Flavonoids are a group of hydroxylated polyphenolic compounds widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Biosynthesis of these compounds involves type III PKSs, whose presence has been recently predicted in some fungal species through genome sequencing efforts. In this study, for the first time it was found that Fusaria produce flavonoids on solid YES medium. Naringenin, as the central precursor of all flavonoids, was produced at highest quantities, followed by quercetin, kaempferol, apigenin and luteolin. In plants, flavonoids are involved in the protection of cereals to a wide range of stresses, including host defense against Fusaria...
March 5, 2018: Toxins
Sheng Wu, Li Tian
A new flavone glucoside tricetin 4'-O-β-glucopyranoside (1) and four known ellagitannins and flavones tricetin (2), luteolin (3), ellagic acid (4), and granatin B (5) were isolated from the flowers of Punica granatum L. (Lythraceae). Their structures were established by 1D and 2D NMR as well as mass spectrometry analyses. Among all tested compounds, tricetin (2) exhibited the strongest α-glucosidase inhibitory activity that was comparable to the anti-diabetic drug acarbose. Comparative structure-function analysis of tri-, tetra-, and pentahydroxy flavones [apigenin, luteolin (3), and tricetin (2), respectively] suggested that a greater number of hydroxyl groups on the flavone molecule enhanced its suppression of α-glucosidase, α-amylase, and lipase activities...
March 3, 2018: Natural Product Research
Eun Jung Park, Young Min Kim, Hye Jung Kim, Ki Churl Chang
OBJECTIVE: Although luteolin has shown to have anti-inflammatory action, no report is available whether luteolin inhibits HMGB1 and protects acute lung injury (ALI) in endotoxin rodents. We hypothesized that HO-1 induction by luteolin might play a crucial role for inhibition of pro-inflammatory mediators including HMGB1 through MAPK signaling in LPS-induced RAW264.7 cells, and it ameliorates ALI of endotoxin mice. METHODS: The effects of luteolin on the production of pro-inflammatory mediators in LPS-activated RAW264...
March 1, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
S Sarshar, J Sendker, X Qin, F M Goycoolea, M R Asadi Karam, M Habibi, S Bouzari, U Dobrindt, A Hensel
Fruits from Apium graveolens (Celery) are used traditionally in Persian and European medicine for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. No data are available on A. graveolens extract on the interplay between uropathogenic E. coli and the eukaryotic host cells and on quorum sensing of the bacteria. The present study aimed to characterize an antiadhesive and anti quorum sensing effect of a characterized A. graveolens extract by specific in vitro assays and to correlate these effects with in vivo data obtained by an animal infection model...
February 26, 2018: Fitoterapia
Yan-Mei Gou, Shi-Hong Zhong, Rui Gu, Can Zhao, Chun-Sheng Yang
To establish a method for simultaneous determination of the contents of sesamoside, menthyl chloride, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, 8-O-acetyl-phloridzin methyl ester, forsythiaside B, luteolin, and ergosterol, the LIPLC analysis was performed on a Kinetex XB-C₁₈ (4.6 mm×50 mm,2.6 μm)column with acetonitrile (A)-0.1% phosphoric acid solution (B) as the mobile phase. The flow rate is 1.0 mL min⁻¹. The detection wavelength was 238, 320 and 350 nm and column temperature was 30 ℃. The results showed that the eight components could be completely separated with good linear relationships (r≥0...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Sarra Kefi, Rym Essid, Khawla Mkadmini, Asma Kefi, Faouzia Mahjoub Haddada, Olfa Tabbene, Ferid Limam
The present work was developed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant, antibacterial, antileishmanial and cytotoxic activities of Echium arenarium (Guss) extracts, and to analyze their phytochemical composition. The highest content of total phenolic compounds was obtained in the ethyl acetate extract which showed the best DPPH scavenging activity and β-carotene bleaching inhibition (IC50  = 1.1 and 9.94 μg/mL respectively). It also exhibited the highest antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria (L...
February 24, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Ewa Witkowska-Banaszczak
OBJECTIVES: This article describes the flavonoid composition of the flowers of Trollius europaeus and the method of isolation thereof and provides an attempt at investigating the antioxidant activity of the isolated flavonoids and the antityrosinase activity of the extracts from the investigated material. METHODS: The compositional data were acquired by combining results of nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet spectroscopy, electrospray ionisation-tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) analyses and those of an analysis of the products of acid hydrolysis of the compounds...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Krzysztof Dziedzic, Danuta Górecka, Artur Szwengiel, Hanna Sulewska, Ivan Kreft, Elżbieta Gujska, Jarosław Walkowiak
In this report, we presented the profile of polyphenolic substances in flowers, leaves, stalk and roots of Fagopyrum tataricum estimated by using RP-UHPLC-ESI-MS equipment (reversed-phase ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry). The neutral detergent fibre, acid detergent fibre, acid detergent lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose were also determined. Flowers, leaves, stalk and roots showed varying levels of dietary fibre and polyphenols. The highest content of neutral and acid detergent fibre were found in the roots (63...
February 12, 2018: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Zhicheng Chen, Bo Zhang, Feng Gao, Renjie Shi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of the potent cell cycle inhibition and apoptotic effect of luteolin on LoVo human colon cancer cells. In the present study, Cell Counting kit-8 assay revealed that luteolin exerted notable cytotoxicity on LoVo cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner, with a 50% inhibitory concentration value of 66.70 and 30.47 µmol/l at the time points of 24 and 72 h, respectively. Flow cytometric analysis confirmed that luteolin promoted cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase, and subsequently induced cell apoptosis...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Verena B Oliveira, Raquel L B Araújo, Thomas Eidenberger, Maria G L Brandão
Brazil has the greatest vegetal biodiversity in the world, but products derived from native species are not optimally utilized. Oxalis cordata and Xylopia aromatica are two underutilized species whose leaves and fruits, respectively, have been used as food in the 19th century. In this study, we used chemical and in vitro assays to evaluate the potential of these species as functional foods. The inhibitory activity on pancreatic lipase and DPP-IV were evaluated using the crude extracts and fractions ethyl acetate, butanol and water of these two species...
March 2018: Food Research International
Yi Tao, Dandan Su, Weidong Li, Baochang Cai
A sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS approach was developed and validated for the quantification of genkwanin, 3'-hydroxygenkwanin, apigenin, luteolin, yuanhuacine and genkwadaphnin in biological samples after oral administration of raw and vinegar-processed Daphne genkwa. Liquiritin and glycyrrhetinic acid were employed as internal standards. Six components were extracted by using protein precipitation with acetonitrile. Chromatographic separation was achieved on a Waters BEH C 18 column (50 mm × 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) by using a mobile phase composed of water (containing 0...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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