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Adejoke N Kolawole, Valentine T Akinladejo, Olusola O Elekofehinti, Afolabi C Akinmoladun, Ayodele O Kolawole
Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are a diverse family of enzymes that catalyze the NAD(P)+ -dependent detoxification of toxic aldehyde compounds. ALDHs are also involved in non-enzymatic ligand binding to endobiotics and xenobiotics. Here, the enzyme crucial non-canonical and non-catalytic interaction with kolaflavanone, a component of kolaviron, and a major bioflavonoid isolated from Garcinia kola (Bitter kola) was characterized by various spectroscopic and in silico approaches under stimulated physiological condition...
February 27, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
Eric W Riddick, Zhixin Wu, Fred J Eller, Mark A Berhow
Maximizing the reproductive potential of ladybird beetles fed factitious foods or artificial diets, in lieu of natural prey, is a major challenge to cost-effective mass rearing for augmentative biological control. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that compounds in redcedar, Juniperus virginiana , stimulate oviposition in the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata . We also tested the prediction that several bioflavonoids, identified in heartwood fractions, elicited this behavioral response. Phenolic compounds were extracted from J...
2018: International Journal of Insect Science
Mônica S Campos, Naiara C S Ribeiro, Rodrigo F de Lima, Mariana B Santos, Patrícia S L Vilamaior, Luis O Regasini, Manoel F Biancardi, Sebastião R Taboga, Fernanda C A Santos
Chrysin is a bioflavonoid found in fruits, flowers, tea, honey and wine, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and anticarcinogenic properties. This flavone has also been considered as beneficial for reproduction due its testosterone-boosting potential. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of chrysin on the prostate and gonads of male and female adult gerbils. In addition, a comparative analysis of the effects of testosterone on these same organs was conducted. Ninety-day-old male and female gerbils were treated with chrysin (50mgkg-1day-1) or testosterone cypionate (1mgkg-1week-1) for 21 days...
March 7, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Akula Annapurna, Thonangi C Vishala, Veera R Bitra, Deepthi Rapaka, Asmath Shaik
Objective: The prime objective of this study is to evaluate the cerebroprotective actions of Triticum aestivum (wheatgrass) powder and Bauhinia purpurea flower (dev kanchan) powder against the experimentally induced global ischemia reperfusion injury in rats. Materials and Methods: In the first phase of the studies, 1 h before the surgical procedure, the Wistar rats were orally served with varied doses of wheatgrass powder (5, 10, 30, and 100 μg/kg) and Bauhinia flower powder (30, 100, 200, and 300 μg/kg), respectively...
January 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Mariane Dos Santos, Priscila Tamar Poletti, Gaia Favero, Alessandra Stacchiotti, Francesca Bonomini, Carolina Caruccio Montanari, Silvia Regina Bona, Norma Possa Marroni, Rita Rezzani, Francisco Veríssimo Veronese
INTRODUCTION: Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus. As murine models of LN are valuable tools to better understand its pathophysiology and to search for new effective treatments, we investigated the effects of the bioflavonoid quercetin on pristane-induced LN mice through histomorphological analyses. METHODS: Immunofluorescence and biochemical assays were used to evaluate the expression of markers of inflammation (interleukin-6, IL-6; tumour necrosis factor-α, TNF-α), oxidative stress (catalase, CAT; superoxide dismutase 1, SOD1; thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, TBARS), apoptosis (Bax), and fibrosis (transforming growth factor-β1, TGF-β1)...
February 26, 2018: Autoimmunity
Shengnuo Fan, Ahsan Habib, Jun Liu, Jun Tan
Neuroinflammation is a complex pathological process usually results from abnormal microglial activation, thus, intervention in a microglial stimulation pathway could be a promising approach for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Luteolin is an important bioflavonoid possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which is widely studied over these years. Light emitting diode (LED) therapy is reported to be a potential therapeutic strategy for many diseases including neurodegenerative diseases. However, little is known about the anti-inflammatory effect of LED therapy on activated microglial cells, even less is known whether there is a synergistic anti-inflammatory effect exist in LED and luteolin therapy...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Alka Jaudan, Sapna Sharma, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek, Aparna Dixit
Pinostrobin (PN) is a naturally occurring dietary bioflavonoid, found in various medicinal herbs/plants. Though anti-cancer potential of many such similar constituents has been demonstrated, critical biochemical targets and exact mechanism for their apoptosis-inducing actions have not been fully elucidated. The present study was aimed to investigate if PN induced apoptosis in cervical cancer cells (HeLa) of human origin. It is demonstrated that PN at increasing dose effectivity reduced the cell viability as well as GSH and NO2- levels...
2018: PloS One
Rathinavel Ashokkumar, Sankar Jamuna, M S Sakeena Sadullah, S Niranjali Devaraj
The molecular mechanisms involved in ER stress-induced post myocardial injury remain elusive. In this study, we have investigated the molecular mechanism of ER stress-mediated myocyte death in Isoproterenol (ISO) induced myocardial infarction and its inhibition by a potent anti oxidant and anti-apoptotic bioflavonoid, Vitexin. ISO mediated apoptosis was found to be associated with ER permeabilization and characterized by enhanced production of ROS, activation of caspase-3, modulation of Bcl2 family proteins and activation of bnip3...
February 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Roney Vander Dos Santos, Fabian Villalta-Romero, Danijela Stanisic, Luiz Borro, Goran Neshich, Ljubica Tasic
Around 5.5 million people suffer from snakebites per year, with about 400,000 cases with some type of sequelae, such as amputation, and 20,000 to 125,000 cases with the fatal end. Usually, the victim outcome depends on correct, agile and many times in situ intervention based on the proper identification of the snake venom type and its potential effects, among other factors. Therefore, knowledge on the snake venom composition and a research on inhibitors of snake venom target components might ameliorate envenoming dangerous outcome...
January 11, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Maria Rosaria Lauro, Lucia Crascì, Virgilio Giannone, Gabriele Ballistreri, Simona Fabroni, Francesca Sansone, Paolo Rapisarda, Anna Maria Panico, Giovanni Puglisi
Alginate and β -cyclodextrin were used to produce easily dosable and spray-dried microsystems of a dried blood orange extract with antidysmetabolic properties, obtained from a by-product fluid extract. The spray-dried applied conditions were able to obtain a concentrate dried extract without the loss of AOA and with TPC and TMA values of 35-40% higher than that of the starting material. They were also effective in producing microparticles with 80-100% of encapsulation efficiency. The 2% sodium alginate was capable of improving the extract shelf life , while the beta-cyclodextrin (1 : 1 molar ratio with dried extract) prolonged the extract antioxidant efficiency by 6 hours...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Angélica Maria Sabogal-Guáqueta, Luis Carrillo-Hormaza, Edison Osorio, Gloria Patricia Cardona-Gómez
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is pathologically characterized by the deposition of β-amyloid (βA) peptides in senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. Flavonoids have recently been used to prevent and treat a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, but little is known about bioflavonoids. In this study, we evaluate whether a biflavonoid fraction (BF) exerts neuroprotective effects on an aged triple transgenic mouse mode of AD (3xTg-AD). Then, 21-24-month-old 3xTg AD mice were i...
March 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Pragna Bachewal, Chayanika Gundu, Veera Ganesh Yerra, Anil Kumar Kalvala, Aparna Areti, Ashutosh Kumar
Morin, a bioflavonoid with diverse pharmacological effects against various diseases; in most cases morin protective effects were attributed to its detoxifying effect against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is a chronic, debilitating neuronal pain associated with intense generation of free radicals and proinflammatory cytokine accumulation in peripheral neurons. We investigated the pharmacological effect of morin against metabolic excess mediated mitochondrial ROS generation and corresponding effect on Nrf2, NF-κB pathways in Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and in high glucose insulted Mouse neuroblastoma cell line, Neuro 2A (N2A)...
November 28, 2017: BioFactors
Andrija Ciric, Milena Jelikic-Stankov, Milica Cvijovic, Predrag Djurdjevic
An isocratic RP-HPLC method for the separation and identification of selected flavonoids (quercetin, rutin, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, kaempferol, and kaempferol-3-O-glucoside) in commercial berries juices (blackcurrant, blueberry, red raspberry and cherry) was developed with the aid of central composite design and response surface methodology. The optimal separation conditions were a mobile phase of 85:15 (% v/v) water/acetonitrile, pH of 2.8 (adjusted with formic acid), flow rate 0.5 mL/min and column temperature of 35 °C...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Ai-Mei Gao, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Zun-Ping Ke
Chemo-resistance is one of the main obstacle in hepatocellular carcinoma therapy. Apigenin as a natural bioflavonoid has been exhibited anti-cancer properties in various malignant cancers. The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential chemo-sensitization effect of apigenin in doxorubicin-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cell line BEL-7402/ADM and to investigate its possible mechanism. We found that apigenin significantly reversed doxorubicin sensitivity and induced caspase-dependent apoptosis in BEL-7402/ADM cells...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Lucia Crascì, Venera Cardile, Giusy Longhitano, Francesco Nanfitò, Annamaria Panico
Background Inflammation is a dynamic process that occur on vascularized tissue in response to different stimuli causing cell injury and tissue degeneration. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have a key mediatory role in the development and progression of degenerative tissue process. The bioflavonoids possess a broad-spectrum of pharmacological activities. Their capability is related to their chemical structure. Methods In this study we evaluated and compare antioxidant, anti-glycative and anti-degenerative actions of two flavones apigenin and luteolin and a flavonol quercetin, in function of their hydroxyl groups arrangement...
November 6, 2017: Drug Research
Shuo Yu, Lian-Sheng Gong, Nian-Feng Li, Yi-Feng Pan, Lun Zhang
Lung cancer represents a significant problem for public health worldwide. Galangin (GG), a natural active compound 3, 5, 7-trihydroxyflavone, is a type of bioflavonoid, which is isolated from the Alpinia galangal root and suggested to induce apoptosis in various cancers. We investigated the ability of Galangin (GG) to attenuate the drug resistance of human lung cancer cells, resistant to treatment of cisplatin (DDP). DDP is a pyrimidine analog, widely used in cancer treatment. Galangin and DDP co-treatment resulted in a dose-dependent suppression of the cell proliferation...
October 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Dhinakararajan Pradiba, Murali Aarthy, Velu Shunmugapriya, Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Mani Vasanthi
Cartilage degradation in rheumatoid arthritis is mediated principally by the collagenases and gelatinases. Gelatinase B (also calledMatrix metalloproteinase 9-MMP-9),is a valid target molecule which is known to participate in cartilage degradation as well as angiogenesis associated with the disease and inhibition of its activity shall prevent cartilage damage and angiogenesis. The focus of this study is to investigate the possibilities of MMP-9 inhibition by flavonol class of bioflavonoids by studying their crucial binding interactions at the active site of MMP 9using molecular docking(Glide XP and QPLD) and further improvisation by post docking MM-GBSA and molecular dynamic (MD) simulations...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Lizha Mary, Balaji Sadhasivam, Kanagaraj Palaniyandi, Thangavel Muthuswamy, Ilangovan Ramachandran, Anandhan Balakrishnan, Surajit Pathak, Shoba Narayan, Satish Ramalingam
Cancer is one of the major causes of increased morbidity and mortality in modern society. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause for cancer related death worldwide. Current chemotherapeutics are not very effective and have severe side effects. Hesperetin is a bioflavonoid from citrus fruits and its clinical use is restricted because of the poor water solubility. Folate receptor is over expressed in various cancer cells. In this regard, we have synthesized the Chitosan Folate Hesperetin nanoparticle (CFH) by covalently conjugating folic acid with chitosan molecules...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Teresa Pollicino, Cristina Musolino, Natasha Irrera, Alessandra Bitto, Daniele Lombardo, Martina Timmoneri, Letteria Minutoli, Giovanni Raimondo, Giovanni Squadrito, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla
INTRODUCTION: Flavocoxid is a proprietary blend of two flavonoids, baicalin and catechin, and recent evidence has shown that bioflavonoids may exert antiviral activities. The potential antiviral activity of Flavocoxid against hepatitis B virus (HBV) was evaluated. Additionally, it was investigated if Flavocoxid used in combination with Entecavir could potentiate its anti-HBV activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hepatoma cells replicating HBV were treated with Flavocoxid, or Entecavir alone or in combination for up to 5 days...
October 10, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
Rong Fan, Tong Pan, An-Li Zhu, Mei-Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Naringenin, a bioflavonoid present in various species of citrus fruit, tomatoes and grapes, has been shown to have various pharmacological effects. We evaluated the anti-arthritic potential of naringenin in formaldehyde-induced inflammation and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis. METHODS: For both evaluations, rats were divided into groups of six. Different doses of naringenin (5, 10 and 20mg/kg) were used in the models. Body weight and the arthritic index were assessed...
April 13, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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