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Takumu Hasebe, Jun Matsukawa, Daina Ringus, Jun Miyoshi, John Hart, Atsushi Kaneko, Masahiro Yamamoto, Toru Kono, Mikihiro Fujiya, Yutaka Kohgo, Chong-Zi Wang, Chun-Su Yuan, Marc Bissonnette, Mark W Musch, Eugene B Chang
Chemopreventative properties of traditional medicines and underlying mechanisms of action are incompletely investigated. This study demonstrates that dietary daikenchuto (TU-100), comprised of ginger, ginseng, and Japanese pepper effectively suppresses intestinal tumor development and progression in the azoxymethane (AOM) and APC(min/+) mouse models. For the AOM model, TU-100 was provided after the first of six biweekly AOM injections. Mice were sacrificed at 30 weeks. APC(min/+) mice were fed diet without or with TU-100 starting at 6 weeks, and sacrificed at 24 weeks...
October 12, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Hanqing Pang, Jun Wang, Yuping Tang, Huiqin Xu, Liang Wu, Yi Jin, Zhenhua Zhu, Sheng Guo, Xuqin Shi, Shengliang Huang, Dazheng Sun, Jin-Ao Duan
Xin-Sheng-Hua granule, a representative formula for postpartum hemorrhage, has been used clinically to treat postpartum diseases. Its main bioactive components comprise aromatic acids, phthalides, alkaloids, flavonoids, and gingerols among others. To investigate the changes in main bioactive constituents in its seven single herbs before and after compatibility, a rapid, simple, and sensitive method was developed for comparative analysis of 27 main bioactive components by using ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole electrospray tandem mass spectrometry for the first time...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
Carola Schoenknecht, Gaby Andersen, Peter Schieberle
The bio-active compounds of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), the gingerols, are gaining considerable attention due to their numerous beneficial health effects. In order to elucidate the physiological relevance of the ascribed effects their bioavailability has to be determined taking their metabolization into account. To quantitate in vivo generated [6]-, [8]- and [10]-gingerol glucuronides in human plasma and urine after ginger tea consumption, a simultaneous and direct liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method based on stable isotope dilution assays was established and validated...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Ali Ghasemzadeh, Hawa Z E Jaafar, Asmah Rahmat
BACKGROUND: Herbal materials should be stored at optimal conditions in order to retain their nutritional quality. Proper storage has a significant impact on the quality of the herbs and spices. METHODS: The effects of storage temperature (5 and 15 °C) and time (4 and 8 months) on the phytochemical constituents associated with the antioxidant and antibacterial activities of ginger varieties (Halia bentong and Halia bara) were evaluated to determine the optimal storage conditions for ginger rhizomes...
September 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chethan Sampath, Shengmin Sang, Mohamed Ahmedna
Hyperglycemic stress activates polyol pathway and aldose reductase (AR) key enzyme responsible for generating secondary complications during diabetes. In this study the therapeutic potential of phloretin, epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) and [6]-gingerol were evaluated for anti-glycating and AR inhibitory activity in vitro and in vivo systems. Human retinal pigment epithelial (HRPE) cells were induced with high glucose supplemented with the phloretin, EGCG and [6]-gingerol. Aldose reductase activity, total advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and enzyme inhibitor kinetics were assessed...
September 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Chun-Yan Shen, Jian-Guo Jiang, Li Yang, Da-Wei Wang, Wei Zhu
Aging, a puzzling question in the medical field, is a multifactorial process that results in a progressive functional decline at cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Although it is impossible to prevent aging, slowing down the pace of aging is entirely possible to achieve. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is characterized by the nourishing of life, its role in anti-aging is getting more and more attention. This article summarizes the natural products from TCM that are reported to have anti-aging effects in the past two decades...
September 23, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Demirpolat Eren, Yerer Mukerrem Betul
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In our study, anticancer effects of 6-gingerol, 6-shogaol from ginger and curcumin from turmeric were investigated and the results were compared with each other. We aimed to reveal their effects on microsomal prostaglandine E2 synthase 1 (mPGES-1) which is related with cancer progression and inflammation as well as β-catenin and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) that are the main components of Wnt/GSK3 pathway. As it is known activation of GSK-3β and high levels of mPGES-1 pathway leads to cell proliferation and aggravates cancer progression...
October 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
Ming Xing, Gabriel Akyirem Akowuah, Vertika Gautam, Anand Gaurav
Phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) has been established as a drug target for inflammatory diseases of respiratory tract like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The selective inhibitors of PDE4B, a subtype of PDE4, are devoid of adverse effect like nausea and vomiting commonly associated with non-selective PDE4B inhibitors. This makes the development of PDE4B subtype selective inhibitors a desirable research goal. Thus, in the present study, molecular docking, molecular dynamic simulations and binding free energy were performed to explore potential selective PDE4B inhibitors based on ginger phenolic compounds...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Katsuya Ohbuchi, Yoshikazu Mori, Kazuo Ogawa, Eiji Warabi, Masahiro Yamamoto, Takatsugu Hirokawa
Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) is a non-selective cation channel and a multimodal sensor protein. Since the precise structure of TRPV1 was obtained by electron cryo-microscopy, the binding mode of representative agonists such as capsaicin and resiniferatoxin (RTX) has been extensively characterized; however, detailed information on the binding mode of other vanilloids remains lacking. In this study, mutational analysis of human TRPV1 was performed, and four agonists (capsaicin, RTX, [6]-shogaol and [6]-gingerol) were used to identify amino acid residues involved in ligand binding and/or modulation of proton sensitivity...
2016: PloS One
Sadineni Varakumar, Kannamangalam Vijayan Umesh, Rekha S Singhal
Ginger (Zingiber officinale R.) is a popular spice used worldwide. The oleoresin consists of gingerols, shogaols and other non-volatiles as chief bioactive constituents. Three phase partitioning (TPP), a bioseparation technique, based on partitioning of polar constituents, proteins, and hydrophobic constituents in three phases comprising of water, ammonium sulphate and t-butanol, was explored for extraction of oleoresin and gingerols from dry powder. Parameters optimized for maximum recovery of gingerols and [6]-shogaol were ammonium sulphate concentration, ratio of t-butanol to slurry, solid loading and pH...
February 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Su Yeon Park, Mun Yhung Jung
We developed and validated an improved ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC)-electrospray ionization (ESI)-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) method for the fast separation and quantification of 8 major gingerols and shogaols (4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-gingerols, and 6-, 8-, and 10-shogaols) in gingerol products. The ionization polarity and mobile phase modifier greatly affected the mass ion profiles and sensitivity of the analytes. A mobile phase modifier of 0.05 mM ammonium formate dramatically decreased the sodium adduct ions and greatly increased the protonated ions of the gingerols and shogaols...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science
Manel Amri, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
OBJECTIVE: To study in vitro anti-hydatic and immunomodulatory effects of ginger and [6]-gingerol as an alternative therapy for cystic echinococcosis. METHODS: Effect of a commonly used herbal product and ginger (Zingiber officinale) towards protoscoleces (PSC) and cyst wall in vitro was studied. The effect of [6]-gingerol, and the pungent constituent of ginger, was also evaluated on PSC culture. Furthermore, the activity of both extracts in association with interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) on PSC co-cultured with mononuclear cells of hydatic patients was evaluated...
August 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Abolfazl Aslani, Alireza Ghannadi, Farnaz Rostami
BACKGROUND: Various ginger compounds improve gastrointestinal problems and motion sickness. The main effects of ginger allocate to some phenolics such as gingerols and shogaols that act as their active agents. Chewing gums are among convenient dosage forms which patients prefer due to their advantages. Hence, this study tried to design, formulate, and evaluate ginger chewing gum of favorable taste and texture to avoid motion sickness and have gastro-protective and anti-oxidant effect...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
M Salihu, B O Ajayi, I A Adedara, D de Souza, J B T Rocha, E O Farombi
This study evaluated the protective effects of 6-gingerol-rich fraction (6-GRF) from Zingiber officinale on carbendazim (CBZ)-induced reproductive toxicity in rats. Adult male rats were treated with either CBZ (50 mg/kg) alone or in combination with 6-GRF (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) for 14 consecutive days. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis revealed that 6-GRF consists of ten bioactive chemical components with 6-gingerol being the most abundant (30.76%). Administration of 6-GRF significantly (p < ...
August 22, 2016: Andrologia
Xingran Kou, Xingze Li, Md Ramim Tanver Rahman, Minming Yan, Huanhuan Huang, Hongxin Wang, Yihai Su
6-Gingerol and 6-shogaol are the main bioactive compounds in ginger. Although 6-shogaol has more and better bioactivities than its precursor 6-gingerol, the low content of 6-shogaol in ginger restricts its bioactive effects in functional foods. The traditional preparation methods of 6-shogaol are defective because of the environmental hazards and low efficiency of the processes. In this study, an efficient, easy and eco-friendly dehydration conversion of 6-gingerol to 6-shogaol is presented using an acidic ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrosulfate ([Bmim]HSO4) under ultrasound irradiation...
January 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Jia Choi, Kui-Jin Kim, Byung-Hak Kim, Eun-Jeong Koh, Min-Jung Seo, Boo-Yong Lee
The present study was performed to investigate the molecular mechanism of 6-gingerol on adipocyte-mediated systemic inflammation in vitro and in high-fat diet-induced obese zebra fish. 6-Gingerol decreased adipogenesis due to the suppression of adipocyte differentiation markers, including peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, CCAATT enhancer binding protein α, and adipocyte protein 2, and triglyceride synthesis enzymes, including sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1, fatty acid synthase, lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase, and acyl-coA : diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1, in 3T3-L1...
August 15, 2016: Planta Medica
Weibin Qian, Xinrui Cai, Yingying Wang, Xinying Zhang, Hongmin Zhao, Qiuhai Qian, Zhihong Yang, Zhantao Liu, Junichi Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Gingerol, the generic term for pungent constituents in ginger, has been used for treating vomiting in China. We are going to investigate the mechanisms of inhibitive effect of gingerol on cisplatin-induced pica behaviour by studying on both peripheral and central levels, and the effects of gingerol on homeostasis of dopamine (DA) transmission: dopamine D2 receptor (D2R), dopamine transporter (DAT) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). METHODS: The antiemetic effect of gingerol was investigated on a vomiting model in rats induced by cisplatin 3 mg·kg(-1) intraperitoneal injection (i...
June 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
Meng-Qi Yang, Lin-Lan Ye, Xiao-Ling Liu, Xiao-Ming Qi, Jia-Di Lv, Gang Wang, Ulah-Khan Farhan, Nawaz Waqas, Ding-Ding Chen, Lei Han, Xiao-Hui Zhou
TRPA1 channels are non-selective cation channels that could be activated by plant-derived pungent products, including gingerol, a main active constituent of ginger. Ginger could improve the digestive function; however whether ginger improves the digestive function through activating TRPA1 receptor in gastrointestinal tract has not been investigated. In the present study, gingerol was used to stimulate cell lines (RIN14B or STC-1) while depletion of extracellular calcium. TRPA1 inhibitor (rethenium red) and TRPA1 gene silencing via TRPA1-specific siRNA were also used for mechanistic studies...
June 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Jamilah Abusarah, Houda Abir Benabdoun, Qin Shi, Bertrand Lussier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Michel Malo, Julio C Fernandes, Fátima Pereira de Souza, Hassan Fahmi, Mohamed Benderdour
Protandim and 6-gingerol, two potent nutraceuticals, have been shown to decrease free radicals production through enhancing endogenous antioxidant enzymes. In this study, we evaluated the effects of these products on the expression of different factors involved in osteoarthritis (OA) process. Human OA chondrocytes were treated with 1 ng/ml IL-1β in the presence or absence of protandim (0-10 μg/ml) or 6-gingerol (0-10 μM). OA was induced surgically in mice by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM)...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Shaopeng Wang, Xiance Sun, Liping Jiang, Xiaofang Liu, Min Chen, Xiaofeng Yao, Qinghua Sun, Guang Yang
6-Gingerol, the major pharmacologically-active component of ginger, has the potential to prevent heart disease. However, the mechanisms are not well understood. In this study, the protective effect of 6-gingerol against hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) was investigated. Apoptosis was detected by Hoechst 33342 and Flow cytometry analysis. To further elucidate the crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy, we tested the expression of autophagy related proteins, LC3B, Bcl-2, Beclin1, AKT, p-AKT, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), and p-mTOR...
August 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
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