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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231130/evaluation-of-turmeric-powder-adulterated-with-metanil-yellow-using-ft-raman-and-ft-ir-spectroscopy
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Sagar Dhakal, Kuanglin Chao, Walter Schmidt, Jianwei Qin, Moon Kim, Diane Chan
Turmeric powder (Curcuma longa L.) is valued both for its medicinal properties and for its popular culinary use, such as being a component in curry powder. Due to its high demand in international trade, turmeric powder has been subject to economically driven, hazardous chemical adulteration. This study utilized Fourier Transform-Raman (FT-Raman) and Fourier Transform-Infra Red (FT-IR) spectroscopy as separate but complementary methods for detecting metanil yellow adulteration of turmeric powder. Sample mixtures of turmeric powder and metanil yellow were prepared at concentrations of 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 5%, 1%, and 0...
May 17, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222667/curcumin-inhibits-cancer-progression-through-regulating-expression-of-micrornas
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Siying Zhou, Sijie Zhang, Hongyu Shen, Wei Chen, Hanzi Xu, Xiu Chen, Dawei Sun, Shanliang Zhong, Jianhua Zhao, Jinhai Tang
Curcumin, a major yellow pigment and spice in turmeric and curry, is a powerful anti-cancer agent. The anti-tumor activities of curcumin include inhibition of tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis, induction of tumor apoptosis, increase of chemotherapy sensitivity, and regulation of cell cycle and cancer stem cell, indicating that curcumin maybe a strong therapeutic potential through modulating various cancer progression. It has been reported that microRNAs as small noncoding RNA molecules are related to cancer progression, which can be regulated by curcumin...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221973/a-bioprocessed-polysaccharide-from-lentinus-edodes-mycelia-cultures-with-turmeric-protects-chicks-from-a-lethal-challenge-of-salmonella-gallinarum
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Dalmuri Han, Hyung Tae Lee, June Bong Lee, Yongbaek Kim, Sang Jong Lee, Jang Won Yoon
Our previous studies demonstrated that a bioprocessed polysaccharide (BPP) isolated from Lentinus edodes mushroom mycelia cultures supplemented with black rice bran can protect mice against Salmonella lipopolysaccharide-induced endotoxemia and reduce the mortality from Salmonella Typhimurium infection through upregulated T-helper 1 immunity. Here, we report that a BPP from L. edodes mushroom mycelia liquid cultures supplemented with turmeric (referred to as BPP-turmeric) alters chicken macrophage responses against avian-adapted Salmonella Gallinarum and protects chicks against a lethal challenge from Salmonella Gallinarum...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216882/anticancer-potential-of-nutraceutical-formulations-in-mnu-induced-mammary-cancer-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Gummalla Pitchaiah, Annapurna Akula, Vishala Chandi
BACKGROUND: Nutraceuticals help in combating some of the major health problems of the century including cancer, and 'nutraceutical formulations' have led to the new era of medicine and health. OBJECTIVE: To develop different nutraceutical formulations and to assess the anticancer potential of nutraceutical formulations in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced mammary cancer in Sprague Dawley rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different nutraceutical formulations were prepared using fine powders of amla, apple, garlic, onion, papaya, turmeric, and wheat grass with and without cow urine distillate...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214625/curcumin-functionalized-silk-biomaterials-for-anti-aging-utility
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Lei Yang, Zhaozhu Zheng, Cheng Qian, Jianbing Wu, Yawen Liu, Shaozhe Guo, Gang Li, Meng Liu, Xiaoqin Wang, David L Kaplan
Curcumin is a natural antioxidant that is isolated from turmeric (Curcuma longa) and exhibits strong free radical scavenging activity, thus functional for anti-aging. However, poor stability and low solubility of curcumin in aqueous conditions limit its biomedical applications. Previous studies have shown that the anti-oxidation activity of curcumin embedded in silk fibroin films could be well preserved, resulting in the promoted adipogenesis from human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) cultured on the surface of the films...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209019/efficacy-of-specific-plant-products-on-microorganisms-causing-dental-caries
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M Rajini Kanth, A Ravi Prakash, G Sreenath, Vikram Simha Reddy, S Huldah
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the most common oral diseases seen globally, both in developed and developing countries. Oral microorganisms that is gram positive and gram negative bacteria are known to be involved in causation of these diseases. Nowadays commercially available dentrifices and mouth rinses are known to contain ingredients that can alter the oral microbial flora and have undesirable side effects such as vomiting, diarrhoea, disarrangement of oral, intestinal flora and tooth staining...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204880/analysis-of-different-innovative-formulations-of-curcumin-for-improved-relative-oral-bioavailability-in-human-subjects
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Martin Purpura, Ryan P Lowery, Jacob M Wilson, Haider Mannan, Gerald Münch, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski
PURPOSE: The optimal health benefits of curcumin are limited by its low solubility in water and corresponding poor intestinal absorption. Cyclodextrins (CD) can form inclusion complexes on a molecular basis with lipophilic compounds, thereby improving aqueous solubility, dispersibility, and absorption. In this study, we investigated the bioavailability of a new γ-cyclodextrin curcumin formulation (CW8). This formulation was compared to a standardized unformulated curcumin extract (StdC) and two commercially available formulations with purported increased bioavailability: a curcumin phytosome formulation (CSL) and a formulation of curcumin with essential oils of turmeric extracted from the rhizome (CEO)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193559/dual-functional-mesoporous-silicon-nanoparticles-enhance-the-radiosensitivity-of-vpa-in-glioblastoma
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Hailong Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yong Zhou, Yuhua Jiang, Shupeng Li
Radiotherapy is a critical strategy and standard adjuvant approach to glioblastoma treatment. One of the major challenges facing radiotherapy is to minimize radiation damage to normal tissue without compromising therapeutic effects on cancer cells. Various agents and numerous approaches have been developed to improve the therapeutic index of radiotherapy. Among them, radiosensitizers have attracted much attention because they selectively increase susceptibility of cancer cells to radiation and thus enhance biological effectiveness of radiotherapy...
February 10, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192240/effects-of-curcumin-on-hdl-functionality
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REVIEW
Shiva Ganjali, Christopher N Blesso, Maciej Banach, Matteo Pirro, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Curcumin, a bioactive polyphenol, is a yellow pigment of the Curcuma longa (turmeric) plant. Curcumin has many pharmacologic effects including antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-obesity, anti-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, it has been found that curcumin affects lipid metabolism, and subsequently, may alleviate hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Plasma HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent negative risk predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, numerous clinical and genetic studies have yielded disappointing results about the therapeutic benefit of raising plasma HDL-C levels...
February 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187956/cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-the-combination-of-palladium-ii-5-5-diethylbarbiturate-complex-with-bis-2-pyridylmethyl-amine-and-curcumin-on-non-small-lung-cancer-cell-lines
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Duygu Tunc, Egemen Dere, Didem Karakas, Buse Cevatemre, Veysel Turan Yilmaz, Engin Ulukaya
Metal-based chemotherapeutics such as cisplatin are widely used treatment of lung cancer which is the major cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Recent studies demonstrated that novel metal-based compounds have strong cytotoxic activity in a similar way as cisplatin. Therefore, metal-based compounds have been synthesized and investigated in order to determine their cytotoxic activities. It has been also reported curcumin, which has been derived from turmeric plant, has powerful cytotoxic effect on various cancer cell lines...
January 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181675/a-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-randomized-pilot-study-of-combination-phytotherapy-in-biochemically-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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M Diana van Die, Scott G Williams, Jon Emery, Kerry M Bone, Jeremy M G Taylor, Elizabeth Lusk, Marie V Pirotta
BACKGROUND: Men with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following local therapies often use natural supplements in an attempt to delay metastases and/or avoid the need for more aggressive treatments with undesirable side-effects. While there is a growing body of research into phytotherapeutic agents in this cohort, with some promising results, as yet no definitive recommendations can be made. This pilot study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of a fully-powered study to examine the effects of this phytotherapeutic intervention (containing turmeric, resveratrol, green tea and broccoli sprouts) on PSA doubling time in men with biochemical recurrence with a moderate PSA rise rate...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178024/the-effects-of-curcuminoids-on-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
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Andrew Gaffey, Helen Slater, Kylie Porritt, Jared M Campbell
BACKGROUND: Western countries are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to assist with relieving ailments. Turmeric, from the ginger family Zingiberaceae, has a history of use for medicinal purposes. The polyphenols found in turmeric (curcuminoids) have demonstrated anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. With the use of CAMs increasing, it is important for the effectiveness of curcuminoids to be established. OBJECTIVES: To identify the effectiveness of the use of curcuminoids for the amelioration of musculoskeletal pain...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167449/curcumin-and-treatment-of-melanoma-the-potential-role-of-micrornas
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REVIEW
Diana Lelli, Claudio Pedone, Amirhosssein Sahebkar
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and is characterized by poor prognosis in its advanced stages because treatments are poorly effective and burdened with severe adverse effects. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are implicated in several cellular processes; they are categorized as oncogenic and tumor suppressor miRNAs. Several miRNAs are implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of melanoma, such as the tumor suppressor miR-let7b that targets cyclin D and regulates cell cycle...
February 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167107/investigation-on-curcumin-nanocomposite-for-wound-dressing
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G Devanand Venkatasubbu, T Anusuya
Curcuma longa (turmeric) has a long history of use in medicine as a treatment for inflammatory conditions. The primary active constituent of turmeric and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow color is curcumin. Curcumin is used for treatment of wound and inflammation. It had antimicrobial and antioxidant property. It has low intrinsic toxicity and magnificent properties like with comparatively lesser side-effects. Cotton cloth is one of the most successful wound dressings which utilize the intrinsic properties of cotton fibers...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160777/curcumin-decreases-malignant-characteristics-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-via-induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Zachary C Gersey, Gregor A Rodriguez, Eric Barbarite, Anthony Sanchez, Winston M Walters, Kelechi C Ohaeto, Ricardo J Komotar, Regina M Graham
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal form of primary brain tumor in adults. Following standard treatment of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, patients are expected to survive 12-14 months. Theorized cause of disease recurrence in these patients is tumor cell repopulation through the proliferation of treatment-resistant cancer stem cells. Current research has revealed curcumin, the principal ingredient in turmeric, can modulate multiple signaling pathways important for cancer stem cell self-renewal and survival...
February 4, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138677/potential-roles-of-chemical-degradation-in-the-biological-activities-of-curcumin
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REVIEW
Julia Zhu, Katherine Z Sanidad, Elvira Sukamtoh, Guodong Zhang
Substantial pre-clinical and human studies have shown that curcumin, a dietary compound from turmeric, has a variety of health-promoting biological activities. A better understanding of the biochemical mechanisms for the health-promoting effects of curcumin could facilitate the development of effective strategies for disease prevention. Recent studies have shown that in aqueous buffer, curcumin rapidly degrades and leads to formation of various degradation products. In this review, we summarized and discussed the biological activities of chemical degradation products of curcumin, including alkaline hydrolysis products (such as ferulic acid, vanillin, ferulaldehyde, and feruloyl methane), and autoxidation products (such as bicyclopentadione)...
January 31, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135888/curcumin-for-neuropsychiatric-disorders-a-review-of-in-vitro-animal-and-human-studies
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Adrian L Lopresti
Turmeric has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat a range of ailments. Its primary active constituent curcumin, can influence an array of biological activities. Many of these, such as its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and monoaminergic effects are dysregulated in several neuropsychiatric disorders. In this systematic review, in vitro, animal, and human studies investigating the potential of curcumin as a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and autism are reviewed, and directions for future research are proposed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133770/in-vitro-antioxidant-effect-of-curcumin-on-human-sperm-quality-in-leucocytospermia
#18
L Zhang, R Y Diao, Y G Duan, T H Yi, Z M Cai
Decreased sperm quality was caused by oxidative stress in semen from patients with leucocytospermia. Curcumin is a traditional Chinese herbal monomer extracted from Zingiberaceae turmeric and zedoary turmeric and has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to investigate the effects and specific molecular mechanisms of curcumin on sperm quality in patients diagnosed with leucocytospermia. Forty cases of semen samples were collected from patients with leucocytospermia and 35 cases from normal fertile male...
January 30, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129008/curcumin-and-turmeric-modulate-the-tumor-promoting-effects-of-iron-in-vitro
#19
Donald J Messner, Todd Robinson, Kris V Kowdley
Free or loosely chelated iron has tumor-promoting properties in vitro. Curcumin, a polyphenol derived from the food spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), is a potent antioxidant that binds iron. The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether curcuminoids prevent tumor-promoting effects of iron in T51B cells, a non-neoplastic rat liver epithelial cell line. Purified curcuminoids (curcumin) or a standardized turmeric extract similarly reduced oxidative stress and cytotoxicity associated with iron overload (IC50 values near 10 μM, P < 0...
January 27, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115093/%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan-an-effective-drug-carrier-to-deliver-curcumin-in-cancer-cells-and-to-induce-apoptosis
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Malairaj Sathuvan, Ramar Thangam, Mani Gajendiran, Raju Vivek, Sengottuvelan Balasubramanian, Subramani Nagaraj, Palani Gunasekaran, Balaraman Madhan, Ramasamy Rengasamy
The current study is to develop a natural drug carrier with seaweed derived polymers namely κ-Carrageenan (κ-Car) for drug delivery applications. κ-Car is a natural polysaccharide which derived from edible red seaweeds, they are easily available, non-toxic, cost effective, biodegradable and biocompatible nature. Curcumin (Cur) is a yellow-orange polyphenol existing in turmeric, which is predominantly used as spice and food coloring agent. The ultimate use of polymeric composites, especially those composed of natural polymers, has become a very interesting approach in recent drug delivery applications, due to their non-toxicity and biological origin...
March 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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