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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177765/diosmin-attenuates-radiation-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-via-boosting-ppar-%C3%AE-expression-and-hampering-mir-17-5p-activated-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Hesham Farouk Hasan, Mohamed Khairy Abdel-Rafei, Shereen Mohamed Galal
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is one of the major complications of upper right quadrant radiotherapy. MicroRNA-17-5p (miR-17-5p) is hypothesized to act as regulator of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation via activation of canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Diosmin (Dios), a citrus bioflavonoid, is known to possess potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties. PURPOSE: To explore molecular mechanisms underlie radiation- induced liver fibrosis and evaluate the possible influence of Dios on miR-17-5p/ Wnt/ β-catenin signaling axis during fibrogenesis provoked by irradiation (IRR) in rats...
November 21, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152319/evaluation-of-plasma-oxidative-stress-with-or-without-antioxidant-supplementation-in-superficial-partial-thickness-burn-patients-a-pilot-study
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Edoardo Raposio, Michele P Grieco, Edoardo Caleffi
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is one of the main causes of pathophysiological alterations observed during burn injury. The present pilot study aimed to determine whether a specific oral antioxidant supplementation could in any way influence free radical blood values in patients affected by superficial partial thickness burns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Plasma oxidants and plasma antioxidant capacity were analysed in 20 superficial partial thickness burn patients for a 2-week period; patients were randomly divided into two groups, one of which was supported with a specifically designed oral antioxidant formula (Squalene 100 mg, Vitamin C 30 mg, Coenzyme Q10 10 mg, Zinc 5 mg, Beta Carotene 3...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149015/role-of-bioflavonoid-quercetin-on-expression-of-urea-cycle-enzymes-astrocytic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-hyperammonemic-rats
#3
Sivamani Kanimozhi, Perumal Subramanian, Sakkaravarthy Shanmugapriya, Subramanian Sathishkumar
This study evaluates the role of quercetin on the expression of urea cycle enzymes, astrocytic, neuronal and inflammatory markers in hyperammonemic rats. Hyperammonemia (provoked by intraperitonial injections of (ammonium chloride-100 mg/kg b.w for 56 days), showed diminished expression of urea cycle enzymes [carbamyl phosphate synthetase-1 (CPS-1), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS) and arginase (ARG)] in liver and decreased expression of neuronal and astrocytic markers-glutamine synthase (GS) and phosphate activated glutaminase (PAG) in brain and increased expression of brain inflammatory markers such as interleukin 6 (IL6), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and nuclear transcription factor kappa B (NF-κB) (by western blot analysis) and exhibited downregulated expression of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in brain and ASS in liver investigated (by RT-PCR)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145981/the-anxiolytic-like-effect-of-rutin-in-rats-involves-gabaa-receptors-in-the-basolateral-amygdala
#4
Alberto Hernandez-Leon, María E González-Trujano, Alonso Fernández-Guasti
Rutin is a bioflavonoid found in medicinal plants used to reduce anxiety. Evidence is lacking of rutin's anxiolytic-like activity, putative mechanism(s) of action, and neural sites of effects. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is the main brain region that regulates anxiety, through GABAA/benzodiazepine (BDZ) receptors, which are modulated by flavonoids. Therefore, the main aim of this study was to investigate whether the anxiolytic-like effect of rutin involves GABAA/BDZ receptors in the BLA. Rutin was administered systemically (30-1000 mg/kg, intraperitoneal) or microinjected into the BLA (16 nmol/4 µl, intracerebral), and its effects were assessed in the elevated plus-maze and open-field tests...
January 31, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119234/effect-of-troxerutin-on-2-aminoanthracene-and-dna-interaction-and-its-anti-mutagenic-property
#5
A Subastri, K Harikrishna, M Sureshkumar, Ghedeir M Alshammari, B Aristatile, C Thirunavukkarasu
One of the pivotal mechanisms projected for bioflavonoids in cancer chemoprevention is through their intervention against mutagen-DNA interaction. Recent literatures emphasize the role of troxerutin (TXER) as an emerging anticancer agent. However, there are no reports on its intervention in any carcinogen-DNA interaction. The present study investigates the possibility of TXER, in prevention of 2-aminoanthracene (2-AA) contact with DNA. Steady state and time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy results, highlight the direct contact of 2-AA with DNA, while presence of TXER prevented this interaction...
January 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092744/quercetin-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-primary-effusion-lymphoma-cells-by-inhibiting-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-stat3-signaling-pathways
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Marisa Granato, Celeste Rizzello, Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani, Laura Cuomo, Marina Vitillo, Roberta Santarelli, Roberta Gonnella, Gabriella D'Orazi, Alberto Faggioni, Mara Cirone
Quercetin, a bioflavonoid contained in several vegetables daily consumed, has been studied for long time for its antiinflammatory and anticancer properties. Quercetin interacts with multiple cancer-related pathways such as PI3K/AKT, Wnt/β-catenin and STAT3. These pathways are hyperactivated in primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), an aggressive B cell lymphoma whose pathogenesis is strictly linked to the oncogenic virus Kaposis' Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV). In this study, we found that quercetin inhibited PI3K/AKT/mTOR and STAT3 pathways in PEL cells, and as a consequence, it down-regulated the expression of the prosurvival cellular proteins such as c-FLIP, cyclin D1 and cMyc...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040552/chemoprotective-role-of-quercetin-in-manganese-induced-toxicity-along-the-brain-pituitary-testicular-axis-in-rats
#7
Isaac A Adedara, Temitayo I Subair, Valerie C Ego, Oluwasetemi Oyediran, Ebenezer O Farombi
Reproductive dysfunction in response to manganese exposure has been reported in humans and animals. Quercetin, a bioflavonoid widely distributed in fruits, vegetables and beverages has been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities in different experimental model systems. However, there is dearth of scientific information on the influence of quercetin on manganese-induced reproductive toxicity. This study was designed to evaluate the influence of quercetin on manganese-induced functional alterations along the brain-pituitary- testicular axis in rats...
February 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029143/troxerutin-attenuates-enhancement-of-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-by-inhibiting-nod-activation-mediated-inflammation-in-high-fat-diet-treated-mice
#8
Zifeng Zhang, Xin Wang, Guihong Zheng, Qun Shan, Jun Lu, Shaohua Fan, Chunhui Sun, Dongmei Wu, Cheng Zhang, Weitong Su, Junwen Sui, Yuanlin Zheng
Recent evidence suggests that troxerutin, a trihydroxyethylated derivative of natural bioflavonoid rutin, exhibits beneficial effects on diabetes-related symptoms. Here we investigated the effects of troxerutin on the enhancement of hepatic gluconeogenesis in high-fat diet (HFD)-treated mice and the mechanisms underlying these effects. Mice were divided into four groups: Control group, HFD group, HFD + Troxerutin group, and Troxerutin group. Troxerutin was treated by daily oral administration at doses of 150 mg/kg/day for 20 weeks...
December 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004315/bioflavonoid-fisetin-loaded-%C3%AE-tocopherol-poly-lactic-acid-based-polymeric-micelles-for-enhanced-anticancer-efficacy-in-breast-cancers
#9
Lei Wang, De-Zhong Zhang, Yu-Xia Wang
PURPOSE: In this study, tocopherol based polymeric micelles were successfully prepared to enhance the anticancer effect of fisetin (FIS) in breast cancer cells. METHODS: The drug-loaded carrier was characterized in terms of physicochemical and in vivo parameters. RESULTS: Compared to FIS, FIS-TPN showed higher cellular uptake in MCF-7 breast cancer cells as revealed by CLSM and flow cytometry. The cytotoxicity assay results clearly showed that the free FIS and FIS-TPN exhibited a typical dose-dependent toxic effect in MCF-7 breast cancer cells...
December 21, 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996361/insight-into-the-molecular-mechanism-of-p-glycoprotein-mediated-drug-toxicity-induced-by-bioflavonoids-an-integrated-computational-approach
#10
Pathomwat Wongrattanakamon, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Piyarat Nimmanpipug, Sunee Chansakaow, Supat Jiranusornkul
In this work, molecular docking, pharmacophore modelling, and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation were rendered for the mouse P-gp (code: 4Q9H) and bioflavonoids; amorphigenin, chrysin, epigallocatechin, formononetin, and rotenone including a positive control; verapamil to identify protein-ligand interaction features including binding affinities, interaction characteristics, hot-spot amino acid residues, and complex stabilities. These flavonoids occupied the same binding site with high binding affinities and shared the same key residues for their binding interactions and the binding region of the flavonoids was revealed that overlapped the ATP binding region with hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions suggesting a competitive inhibition mechanism of the compounds...
December 20, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987794/bioflavonoid-hesperetin-overcome-bicalutamide-induced-toxicity-by-co-delivery-in-novel-snedds-formulations-optimization-in-vivo-evaluation-and-uptake-mechanism
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Abhishek Arya, Hafsa Ahmad, Sachin Tulsankar, Satish Agrawal, Naresh Mittapelly, Rajkumar Boda, Rabi S Bhatta, Kalyan Mitra, Anil K Dwivedi
In the present study, we designed Bicalutamide (BCT) and Hesperetin (HSP) co-loaded self nano-emulsifying drug delivery system (SNEDDS) to encounter the problem of BCT induced toxicity, low solubility, and bioavailability. Optimized BCT-HSP SNEDDS would produce an emulsion of globule size 30.84±1.24nm with a high encapsulation efficiency of BCT (91.29%) and HSP (88.19%), and showed rapid drug release. DPPH assay confirmed the retention of antioxidant potential of HSP in SNEDDS. DCFH-DA confirmed intense green fluorescence in HSP treated groups due to the generation of reactive oxygen species...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978495/brazilian-red-propolis-improves-cutaneous-wound-healing-suppressing-inflammation-associated-transcription-factor-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Flavia Regina Sobreira Corrêa, Fernanda Seabra Schanuel, Nathalia Moura-Nunes, Andréa Monte-Alto-Costa, Julio Beltrame Daleprane
The use of natural products in wound healing has been extensively studied in the context of complementary and alternative medicine. Propolis, a natural product, is a polyphenol-rich resin used for this purpose. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Brazilian Red Propolis Extract (BRPE) on inflammation and wound healing in mice, using a tissue repair model. The BRPE polyphenol content was analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC/MS). A full-thickness excision lesion was created, and mice were treated orally with daily doses of vehicle solution (water-alcohol solution containing 2% of ethanol, control group) or 100mg/kg of BRPE (P100 group) during nine consecutive days...
February 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937032/effects-of-naringin-on-physical-fatigue-and-serum-mmp-9-concentration-in-female-rats
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Mohammad Zamanian, Mohammadreza Hajizadeh, Ali Shamsizadeh, Mohammad Moemenzadeh, Morteza Amirteimouri, Mohammad Elshiekh, Mohammad Allahtavakoli
CONTEXT: Oxidative stress has a critical role in the development of physical fatigue and activation of matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9). Naringin (Nar) is a bioflavonoid that has antioxidant activity and suppresses MMP-9 expression. OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluates the anti-fatigue activity of Nar on physical fatigue and serum MMP-9 concentration in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty female Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10); a control group, vehicle group and three Nar treatment groups...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935888/-effect-of-angioprotective-therapy-with-bioflavonoids-on-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-acute-venous-thromboses
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A Yu Bryushkov, P V Ershov, N A Sergeeva, V Yu Bogachev
The study was aimed at evaluating a possibility of correcting endothelial dysfunction by means of angioprotective therapy with natural-origin bioflavonoids in patients presenting with acute venous thromboses. Ours was an open comparative prospective study including a total of thirty 34-to-60-year-old patients suffering from lower limb deep vein thrombosis. The patients were subdivided into two groups. The Study Group was composed of 15 patients receiving on the background of anticoagulant therapy with direct thrombin inhibitors (dabigatran etexilate at a daily dose of 300 mg) natural-origin angioprotectors (red grape leaf extract)...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889148/surface-attachment-of-active-antimicrobial-coatings-onto-conventional-plastic-based-laminates-and-performance-assessment-of-these-materials-on-the-storage-life-of-vacuum-packaged-beef-sub-primals
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David Clarke, Andrey A Tyuftin, Malco C Cruz-Romero, Declan Bolton, Seamus Fanning, Shashi K Pankaj, Carmen Bueno-Ferrer, Patrick J Cullen, Joe P Kerry
Two antimicrobial coatings, namely Sodium octanoate and Auranta FV (a commercial antimicrobial composed of bioflavonoids, citric, malic, lactic, and caprylic acids) were used. These two antimicrobials were surface coated onto the inner polyethylene layer of cold plasma treated polyamide films using beef gelatin as a carrier and coating polymer. This packaging material was then used to vacuum pack beef sub-primal cuts and stored at 4 °C. A control was prepared using the non-coated commercial laminate and the same vacuum packaged sub-primal beef cuts...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864057/inhibitory-effects-of-the-dietary-flavonoid-quercetin-on-the-enzyme-activity-of-zinc-ii-dependent-yeast-alcohol-dehydrogenase-spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-studies
#16
Sutanwi Bhuiya, Lucy Haque, Ankur Bikash Pradhan, Suman Das
A multispectroscopic exploration was employed to investigate the interaction between the metallo-enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) from yeast with bioflavonoid quercetin (QTN). Here, we have characterized the complex formation between QTN and Zn(2+) in aqueous solution and then examined the effect of such complex formation on the enzymatic activity of a zinc(II)-dependent enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase from yeast. We have observed an inhibition of enzymatic activity of ADH in presence of QTN. Enzyme inhibition kinetic experiments revealed QTN as a non-competitive inhibitor of yeast ADH...
February 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853388/efficacy-tolerability-and-safety-of-an-oral-enzyme-combination-vs-diclofenac-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-results-of-an-individual-patient-level-pooled-reanalysis-of-data-from-six-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Michael A Ueberall, Gerhard Hh Mueller-Schwefe, Rainer Wigand, Ute Essner
OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy, safety, and tolerability of an oral enzyme combination (OEC) containing proteolytic enzymes and bioflavonoid vs diclofenac (DIC), a nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an individual patient-level pooled reanalysis of patient-reported data from prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group studies in adult patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee treated for at least 3 weeks with OEC or DIC...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836465/naringin-regulates-glutamate-nitric-oxide-cgmp-pathway-in-ammonium-chloride-induced-neurotoxicity
#18
Arumugam Ramakrishnan, Natesan Vijayakumar, Mani Renuka
Naringin, plant bioflavonoid extracted mainly from grapefruit and other related citrus species. This study was designed to assess the neuroprotective effect of naringin on ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) induced hyperammonemic rats. Experimental hyperammonemia was induced by intraperitonial injection (i.p) of NH4Cl (100mg/kg body weight (b.w.)) thrice a week for 8 consecutive weeks. Hyperammonemic rats were treated with naringin (80mg/kg b.w.) via oral gavage. Naringin administration drastically restored the levels of blood ammonia, plasma urea, nitric oxide (NO), glutamate, glutamine, lipid peroxidation, lipid profile, activities of liver marker enzymes, antioxidant status and sodium/potassium-ATPase (Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase)...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823559/biological-and-chemical-aspects-of-natural-biflavonoids-from-plants-a-brief-review
#19
Vanessa Silva Gontijo, Marcelo Henrique Dos Santos, Claudio Viegas
Biflavonoids belong to a subclass of the plant flavonoids family and are limited to several species in the plant kingdom. In the literature, biflavonoids are extensively reported for their pharmacological properties including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, inhibitory activity against phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and antiprotozoal activity. These activities have been discovered from the small number of biflavonoid structures that have been investigated, although the natural biflavonoids library is likely to be large...
November 4, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812412/in-silico-study-on-anti-chikungunya-virus-activity-of-hesperetin
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Adrian Oo, Pouya Hassandarvish, Sek Peng Chin, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Sazaly Abu Bakar, Keivan Zandi
BACKGROUND: The re-emerging, Aedes spp. transmitted Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has recently caused large outbreaks in a wide geographical distribution of the world including countries in Europe and America. Though fatalities associated with this self-remitting disease were rarely reported, quality of patients' lives have been severely diminished by polyarthralgia recurrence. Neither effective antiviral treatment nor vaccines are available for CHIKV. Our previous in vitro screening showed that hesperetin, a bioflavonoid exhibits inhibitory effect on the virus intracellular replication...
2016: PeerJ
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