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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332768/separation-of-caffeoylquinic-acids-and-flavonoids-from-asteris-souliei-by-high-performance-counter-current-chromatography-and-their-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-vitro
#1
Qiang Zhang, He-Ying Pei, Kai Chen, Huan Tang, Bo Wu, Ming-Hai Tang, Ai-Hua Peng, Hao-Yu Ye, Li-Juan Chen
Eleven compounds were successfully separated from Asteris souliei by using a two-step high-performance counter-current chromatography method. The first step involved a reversed phase isocratic counter-current chromatography separation using hexane/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:0.8:1:1 v/v), which produced three fractions, the first two of which were mixtures. The second step used step-gradient reversed-phase counter-current chromatography with hexane/butanol/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:0.5:3.5:1:4 v/v) initially followed by hexane/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:2:1:2 v/v) to separate Fraction 1 into seven compounds; and hexane/ethyl acetate/methanol/water (1:1:1:1...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326319/inhibitory-activities-of-stauntonia-hexaphylla-leaf-constituents-on-rat-lens-aldose-reductase-and-formation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-antioxidant
#2
Seung Hwan Hwang, Shin Hwa Kwon, Set Byeol Kim, Soon Sung Lim
Stauntonia hexaphylla (Thunb.) Decne. (Lardizabalaceae) leaves (SHL) have been used traditionally as analgesics, sedatives, diuretics, and so on, in China. To date, no data have been reported on the inhibitory effect of SHL and its constituents on rat lens aldose reductase (RLAR) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Therefore, the inhibitory effect of compounds isolated from SHL extract on RLAR and AGEs was investigated to evaluate potential treatments of diabetic complications. The ethyl acetate (EtOAC) fraction of SHL extract showed strong inhibitory activity on RLAR and AGEs; therefore, EtOAc fraction (3...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317253/correlation-between-the-potency-of-flavonoids-for-cytochrome-c-reduction-and-inhibition-of-cardiolipin-induced-peroxidase-activity
#3
Ricardo Lagoa, Alejandro K Samhan-Arias, Carlos Gutierrez-Merino
There are large differences between flavonoids to protect against apoptosis, a process in which cytochrome c (Cyt c) plays a key role. In this work, we show that 7 of 13 flavonoids studied have a capacity to reduce Cyt c similar or higher than ascorbate, the flavonols quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin, flavanol epigallocatechin-gallate, anthocyanidins cyanidin and malvidin, and the flavone luteolin. In contrast, the kaempferol 3(O)- and 3,4'(O)-methylated forms, the flavanone naringenin, and also apigenin and chrysin, had a negligible reducing capacity...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314999/genetic-diversity-and-metabolic-profile-of-salvia-officinalis-populations-implications-for-advanced-breeding-strategies
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Eirini Sarrou, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Aliki Xanthopoulou, Domenico Masuero, Stefan Martens, Panagiotis Madesis, Athanasios Mavromatis, Paschalina Chatzopoulou
As a result of this work, we were able to characterize seven indigenous to Greece Salvia officinalis populations using genetic and metabolomic tools. These tools can be used to select the most promising genotypes, capable to design future breeding programs for high valuable varieties. An initial investigation was carried out to compare the genetic and metabolic diversity in S. officinalis grown in Greece and to discern the relationship between the two sets of data. Analysis of inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) revealed significant genetic differences among seven sage populations, which were grouped into three main clusters according to an UPGMA ISSR data-based dendrogram and Principle Coordinate Analysis...
March 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303043/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-polyphenols-and-their-distribution-in-whole-mung-bean-hull-and-cotyledon
#5
Barinderjit Singh, Narpinder Singh, Sheetal Thakur, Amritpal Kaur
In this study, extraction of polyphenols using different solvents (acetone, ethanol, methanol and water) with ultrasound and conventional method from whole mung bean (WMB), hull and cotyledon was conducted. Total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoids content (TFC), total antioxidant activities (TAA), ferric reducing power (FRP) and DPPH radical scavenging activity were determined. Ultrasound treated extracts exhibited higher TPC, TFC, TAA, FRP and DPPH in different mung bean fractions than CSE. Among the solvents, acetone showed better TPC, TFC, TAA, FRP and DPPH...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301955/bioactive-compounds-and-antioxidants-from-a-mediterranean-garland-harvested-at-two-stages-of-maturity
#6
Leonardo Sulas, Giacomo L Petretto, Giorgio Pintore, Giovanna Piluzza
Chrysanthemum coronarium L. (garland) is an herbaceous plant rich in bioactive compounds. The chemical composition, bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties of a Mediterranean garland population were investigated in different organs at two phenological stages. Antioxidant capacity varied from 7.9 (vegetative) to 14.4 (flowering) mmol Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity 100 g(-1) dry weight (DW). A significant correlation between antioxidant capacity and total phenolics and total flavonoids was found at flowering stage...
March 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292195/phytotoxic-activity-and-chemical-composition-of-cassia-absus-seeds-and-aerial-parts
#7
I Zribi, H Sbai, N Ghezal, G Richard, D Trisman, M L Fauconnier, R Haouala
The present study was conducted to assess the phytotoxic potential and the phytochemical composition of Cassia absus. Aqueous extracts caused significant reduction in root growth of Lactuca sativa. Seed extract was more effective than aerial part extract. Successive extractions of this plant were performed using solvents with increasing polarities. The methanolic seed extract exerted strong phytotoxic effect on seedling growth, followed by petroleum ether extract of the aerial part. The phytochemical investigation showed that among the organic extracts, methanol extracts of seeds and aerial parts contained the highest amounts of total phenolics and proanthocyanidins...
March 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288826/evaluation-of-acute-and-subacute-toxicity-of-hydroethanolic-extract-of-dolichandra-unguis-cati-l-leaves-in-rats
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Juliana Calil Brondani, Fernanda Ziegler Reginato, Evelyne da Silva Brum, Marina de Souza Vencato, Cibele Lima Lhamas, Carine Viana Silva, Maria Izabel Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Liliane de Freitas Bauermann, Melânia Palermo Manfron
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dolichandra unguis-cati L. is a native climbing plant of Brazil, popularly known as "unha de gato". It has been traditionally used mainly as an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor agent, yet little toxicological information is found in the literature. AIM OF THE STUDY: To identify the chemical composition of the hydroethanolic extract obtained from the leaves of Dolichandra uniguis-cati and to evaluate the acute and subacute toxicity in male and female rats, in order to assess the safety profile of this plant...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288492/correlating-in-vitro-target-oriented-screening-and-docking-inhibition-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-activities-by-flavonoids
#9
Lucia Crascì, Livia Basile, Annamaria Panico, Carmelo Puglia, Francesco P Bonina, Pierluigi Maria Basile, Luisa Rizza, Salvatore Guccione
Metalloproteases are a family of zinc-containing endopeptidases involved in a variety of pathological disorders. The use of flavonoid derivatives as potential metalloprotease inhibitors has recently increased.Particular plants growing in Sicily are an excellent yielder of the flavonoids luteolin, apigenin, and their respective glycoside derivatives (7-O-rutinoside, 7-O-glucoside, and 7-O-glucuronide).The inhibitory activity of luteolin, apigenin, and their respective glycoside derivatives on the metalloproteases MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-13, MMP-8, and MMP-9 was assessed and rationalized correlating in vitro target-oriented screening and in silico docking...
March 13, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282295/effects-of-luteolin-and-luteolin-morphine-co-administration-on-acute-and-chronic-pain-and-sciatic-nerve-ligated-induced-neuropathy-in-mice
#10
Mahmoud Hashemzaei, Mina Abdollahzadeh, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Ebrahim Golmakani, Ramin Rezaee, Kaveh Tabrizian
Background Neuropathic pain (NP) is a common condition accompanied by nerve injury. To date, there is no definite treatment approved for this disorder. In addition, many drugs that are used for NP cause adverse reactions. Luteolin is a naturally occurring flavonoid with diverse pharmacological properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer. We sought to investigate luteolin effects on chronic, acute and neuropathic pain as well as its potential to increase morphine anti-nociceptive effects in mice...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281364/chemical-composition-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities-of-tamarix-balansae-j-gay-aerial-parts
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Abbes Benmerache, Mounira Benteldjoune, Abdulmagid Alabdul Magid, Amin Abedini, Djemaa Berrehal, Ahmed Kabouche, Sophie C Gangloff, Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko, Zahia Kabouche
A previously undescribed phenolic sulphate ester, potassium 34-dihydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid methyl ester-5-sulphate (1), along with nine known flavonoids, kaempferol-3-O-potassium sulphate-4',7-dimethyl ether (2), kaempferol-4',7-dimethyl ether (3), rhamnocitrin-3-O-potassium sulphate (4), rhamnocitrin (5), kaempferol (6), quercetin (7), afzelin (8), quercetin-3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (9) and luteolin-3'-O-potassium sulphate (10) were isolated from the aerial parts of Tamarix balansae. Structures elucidation was performed by comprehensive 1D and 2D NMR analyses, mass spectrometry and by comparison with literature data...
March 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278651/pollination-effects-on-antioxidant-content-of-perilla-frutescens-seeds-analysed-by-nmr-spectroscopy
#12
Paola Ferrazzi, Monica Vercelli, Amina Chakir, Abderrahmane Romane, Monica Mattana, Roberto Consonni
The effects of Perilla frutescens pollination on the content of seed antioxidants were analysed by agronomical and pollination trials, comparing seeds produced from bagged plants in 2013 (A) to prevent access to pollinating insects, and seeds from open-pollinated plants in 2013 (B) and 2015 (C). The seeds of open-pollinated plants were significantly more numerous and heavier than those of self-pollinated plants. (1)H NMR seed analysis showed a higher presence of phenolic compounds in open-pollinated seeds, mainly rosmarinic acid and flavonoids, apigenin and luteolin...
February 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278619/evaluation-of-antioxidant-and-tyrosinase-inhibitory-activities-of%C3%A2-the-extracts-of-sarcopoterium-spinosum-l-spach-fruits
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Alessandra Piras, Benedetta Era, Amalia Di Petrillo, Ana María González Paramás, Andrea Maxia, Alfredo Maccioni, Silvia Porcedda, Danilo Falconieri, Antonella Rosa
Sarcopoterium spinosum fruits have been used to get extracts of different nature; two fixed oils were obtained by means of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with CO2 at 250 bar and 40°C and using n-hexane in a Soxhlet extraction (SE) apparatus. Aqueous solutions: an aromatic water (AW) and a residual water (RW) were obtained by hydrodistillation (HD). In the RW, following have been identified: quercetin glucuronide, luteolin 7-O-glucuronide, isorhamnetin 3-O-glucuronide, quercetin sulfate and quercetin...
March 6, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277581/dietary-flavonoids-luteolin-and-quercetin-inhibit-invasion-of-cervical-cancer-by-reduction-of-ube2s-through-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-signaling
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Tsung-Han Lin, Wen-Hsien Hsu, Pei-Hsun Tsai, Ying-Tang Huang, Cheng-Wei Lin, Ku-Chung Chen, Inn-Ho Tsai, Chithan C Kandaswami, Chang-Jen Huang, Geen-Dong Chang, Ming-Ting Lee, Chia-Hsiung Cheng
We previously reported that the dietary flavonoids, luteolin and quercetin, might inhibit the invasiveness of cervical cancer by reversing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) signaling. However, the regulatory mechanism exerted by luteolin and quercetin is still unclear. This study analyzed the invasiveness activation by ubiquitin E2S ligase (UBE2S) through EMT signaling and inhibition by luteolin and quercetin. We found that UBE2S expression was significantly higher in highly invasive A431 subgroup III (A431-III) than A431-parental (A431-P) cells...
March 9, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274893/akt-targeted-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-the-methanol-extract-of-chrysanthemum-indicum-var-albescens
#15
Woo Seok Yang, Donghyun Kim, Young-Su Yi, Ji Hye Kim, Hye Yoon Jeong, Kyeonghwan Hwang, Jong-Hoon Kim, Junseong Park, Jae Youl Cho
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Wild chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum) is one of well-known medicinal plants traditionally used in Korea and China. As a variant of wild chrysanthemum, white wild chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum var. albescens) is also ethnopharmacologically applied to treat various symptoms such as inflammatory diseases. AIM OF STUDY: Although the anti-inflammatory activity of Chrysanthemum indicum has been reported, the anti-inflammatory activity and underlying molecular mechanism of white wild chrysanthemum are poorly understood...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273367/lc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-flavonoids-and-physalins-in-rat-plasma-application-to-pharmacokinetic-study-after-oral-administration-of-physalis-alkekengi-var-franchetii-chinese-lantern-extract
#16
Yaqing Guo, Hongxia Liu, Liqin Ding, Mahmood Oppong, Guixiang Pan, Feng Qiu
A rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of luteolin, luteolin-7-O-glucopyranoside, physalin A, physalin D and physalin L in rat plasma. Scutellarein and dexamethasone were used as the internal standards (IS). Plasma samples were prepared by liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate. The five constituents were separated on an Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column (100 mm × 2.1 mm, 1.7 µm). A gradient elution procedure was used with acetonitrile(A) - 0...
March 8, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265358/blanching-influences-the-phenolics-composition-antioxidant-activity-and-inhibitory-effect-of-adansonia-digitata-leaves-extract-on-%C3%AE-amylase-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-aldose-reductase
#17
Emmanuel A Irondi, Jacob K Akintunde, Samson O Agboola, Aline A Boligon, Margareth L Athayde
Adansonia digitata (A. digitata) leaves serve as food and has several medicinal uses in many parts of the world. This study evaluated the influence of blanching on the phenolics composition, antioxidant activity, and inhibitory effect of methanol extract of A. digitata leaves on the activities of some key enzymes (α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and aldose reductase) implicated in type 2 diabetes (T2D) in vitro. Reverse-phase HPLC analysis revealed that the leaves had appreciable levels of flavonoids and phenolic acids, including catechin, epicatechin, rutin, quercitrin, quercetin, kaempferol, and luteolin (flavonoids); gallic, chlorogenic, caffeic, and ellagic acids (phenolic acids)...
March 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264627/natural-polyphenolic-inhibitors-against-the-antiapoptotic-bcl-2
#18
Sharad Verma, Aditi Singh, Anchala Kumari, Chetna Tyagi, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Abhinav Grover
The apoptotic mechanism is regulated by the BCL-2 family of proteins, such as BCL-2 or Bcl-xL, which block apoptosis while Bad, Bak, Bax, Bid, Bim or Hrk induce apoptosis. The overexpression of BCL-2 was found to be related to the progression of cancer and also providing resistance towards chemotherapeutic treatments. In the present study, we found that all polyphenols (apigenin, fisetin, galangin and luteolin) bind to the hydrophobic groove of BCL-2 and the interaction is stable throughout MD simulation run...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261101/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-effects-of-flavonoid-combination-from-the-leaves-of-dracontomelon-dao-by-microcalorimetry-and-the-quadratic-rotary-combination-design
#19
Yang Li, Houlin Xia, Mingquan Wu, Jiabo Wang, Xiaohua Lu, Shizhang Wei, Kun Li, Lifu Wang, Ruilin Wang, Pan Zhao, Yanling Zhao, Xiaohe Xiao
Skin infectious disease is a common public health problem due to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria caused by the antibiotic misuse. Dracontomelon dao (Blanco) Merr. et Rolfe, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for the treatment of various skin infectious diseases over 1000 of years. Previous reports have demonstrated that the leaves of D. dao present favorable antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus subtitles. The flavonoids are the main components of the ethyl acetate extract of D...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259640/structural-basis-for-inhibition-of-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenases-by-phytoestrogens-the-case-of-fungal-17%C3%AE-hsdcl
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Alberto Cassetta, Jure Stojan, Ivet Krastanova, Katja Kristan, Mojca Brunskole Švegelj, Doriano Lamba, Tea Lanišnik Rižner
Phytoestrogens are plant-derived compounds that functionally and structurally mimic mammalian estrogens. Phytoestrogens have broad inhibitory activities toward several steroidogenic enzymes, such as the 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17β-HSDs), which modulate the biological potency of androgens and estrogens in mammals. However, to date, no crystallographic data are available to explain phytoestrogens binding to mammalian 17β-HSDs. NADP(H)-dependent 17β-HSD from the filamentous fungus Cochliobolus lunatus (17β-HSDcl) has been the subject of extensive biochemical, kinetic and quantitative structure-activity relationship studies that have shown that the flavonols are the most potent inhibitors...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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