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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731694/the-foliar-desiccators-glyphosate-carfentrazone-and-paraquat-affect-the-technological-and-chemical-properties-of-cowpea-grains
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Igor da Silva Lindemann, Gustavo Heinrich Lang, Jessica Fernanda Hoffmann, Cesar Valmor Rombaldi, Mauricio de Oliveira, Moacir Cardoso Elias, Nathan Levien Vanier
The effects of the use of glyphosate (GLY), glyphosate plus carfentrazone (GLY/CAR), and paraquat (PAR) as plant desiccators on the technological and chemical properties of cowpea grains were investigated. All studied desiccants provided lower cooking time to freshly harvested cowpea. However, the coat color of PAR- and GLY/CAR-treated cowpea was reddish than control treatment. Principal component analysis (PCA) from liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) data sets showed a clear distinction among cowpea from the different treatments...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720957/bioactive-compounds-and-antioxidant-activity-in-scalded-jalape%C3%A3-o-pepper-industrial-byproduct-capsicum-annuum
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Claudia Jaqueline Sandoval-Castro, Maribel Valdez-Morales, B Dave Oomah, Roberto Gutiérrez-Dorado, Sergio Medina-Godoy, L Gabriela Espinosa-Alonso
Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity were evaluated from industrial Jalapeño pepper byproducts and simulated non processed byproducts from two Mexican states (Chihuahua and Sinaloa) to determine their value added potential as commercial food ingredients. Aqueous 80% ethanol produced about 13% of dry extract of polar compounds. Total phenolic content increased and capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin decreased on scalding samples (80 °C, 2 min) without affecting ascorbic acid. The major phenolic compounds, rutin, epicatechin and catechin comprised 90% of the total compounds detected by HPLC of each Jalapeño pepper byproducts...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719984/cytotoxic-and-immunomodulatory-potential-activity-of-physalis-peruviana-fruit-extracts-on-cervical-cancer-hela-and-fibroblast-l929-cells
#3
Helen Mier-Giraldo, Luis Eduardo Díaz-Barrera, Lucy Gabriela Delgado-Murcia, Manuel Fernando Valero-Valdivieso, Gabriela Cáez-Ramírez
It was purposed to evaluate the biological potential of ethanol and isopropanol crude extracts of ripe Physalis peruviana fruits. Cytotoxic and immunomodulatory effects of the expression of interleukin-6, interleukin-8, and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) were evaluated on human cervical cancer (HeLa) and murine fibroblast (L929) cells. The composition was evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography diode-array detection and high-performance liquid chromatography ultraviolet/visible detection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707612/catechin-composition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-black-teas-in-relation-to-brewing-time
#4
Wojciech Koch, Wirginia Kukula-Koch, Kazimierz Głowniak
Black tea infusions are one of the most popular beverages across the world. Their extract composition dependson several factors, brewing time being one of the most important determinants. The aim of the present study was to determine the catechin composition of different black tea infusions using a validated LC electrospray ionization time-of-flight MS method. Additionally, total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity of infusions were evaluated using Folin–Ciocalteu reagent and stable radical 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702654/direct-and-indirect-measurements-of-enhanced-phenolic-bioavailability-from-litchi-pericarp-procyanidins-by-lactobacillus-casei-01
#5
Shuyi Li, Xiaopeng Li, Avi Shpigelman, Jose M Lorenzo, Domenico Montesano, Francisco J Barba
Litchi pericarp procyanidins (LPP) are dietary supplements with high antioxidant activity, but poor oral bioavailability and efficacy. Lactobacillus casei (L. casei-01) can transform flavan-3-ols from litchi pericarp and increase their antioxidant ability; thus, L. casei-01 with LPP was administered to rats for four and eight weeks to study the effect of such a combination on metabolic parameters and on phase II metabolism and detoxification pathways in the liver as an indirect measure for phenolic bioavailability...
July 12, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698509/almond-skin-extracts-abrogate-hsv-1-replication-by-blocking-virus-binding-to-the-cell
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Carlo Bisignano, Giuseppina Mandalari, Antonella Smeriglio, Domenico Trombetta, Maria Musarra Pizzo, Rosamaria Pennisi, Maria Teresa Sciortino
The aim of the present research was to determine the effect of almond skin extracts on herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) replication. Drug-resistant strains of HSV frequently develop following therapeutic treatment. Therefore, the discovery of novel anti-HSV drugs deserves great effort. Here, we tested both natural (NS) and blanched (BS) polyphenols-rich almond skin extracts against HSV-1. HPLC analysis showed that the prevalent compounds in NS and BS extracts contributing to their antioxidant activity were quercetin, epicatechin and catechin...
July 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692264/phenolic-responses-to-esca-associated-fungi-in-differently-decayed-grapevine-woods-from-different-trunk-parts-of-cabernet-sauvignon
#7
Denis Rusjan, Martina Persic, Matevž Likar, Katerina Biniari, Maja Mikulic-Petkovsek
Alterations in phenolic contents were studied in esca symptomatic (Sym) and asymptomatic (Asym) vines of 'Cabernet Sauvignon' based on wood conditions (healthy - HLT, necrotic - Nec and rotten - Rot) and vine parts (head, trunk and rootstock). In Asym vines, only Alternaria alternate was identified in Nec wood, while the HLT wood of Sym vines was colonised by Botryospaeriaceae sp. and Aureobasidium pullulans, Nec wood by Fomitiporia mediterranea and Rot wood by Fomitiporia mediterranea and Phaeomoniella chlamydospora...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691403/effects-of-davallia-formosana-hayata-water-and-alcohol-extracts-on-osteoblastic-mc3t3-e1-cells
#8
Chia-Feng Wu, Yeong-Shenn Lin, Sheng-Chi Lee, Cheng-Yu Chen, Ming-Chang Wu, Jen-Shinn Lin
The Taiwanese native fern Davallia formosana Hayata (DFH) is used to treat bone diseases in classical Chinese medicine. We analyzed MC3T3E1 osteoblasts treated with different concentrations of water and ethanol extracts (10, 25, and 50 [both], and 100 μg/mL [DFE only]) using cell viability, expression of osteoblast differentiation markers [bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2), collagen 1 (CoL-1), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx 2)], and mineralization. These were significantly increased by DFW or DFE after 24-h incubation compared with the untreated controls...
July 10, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678204/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-urolithiasis-effects-of-polyphenolic-compounds-from-quercus-gilva-blume
#9
Sung Hye Youn, Joo Hee Kwon, Jun Yin, Le Thi Tam, Hye Shin Ahn, Soon Chul Myung, Min Won Lee
Quercus gilva Bume (QGB, family Fagaceae) is a tall evergreen oak species tree that grows in warm temperate regions in Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. Quercus plants have long been the basis of traditional medicines. Their clinical benefits according to traditional medicine include relief of urolithiasis, tremors and inflammation. In the present study, the anti-urolithiasis activity including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities, of some phenolic compounds isolated from QGB were described. Seven compounds were isolated and identified as picraquassioside D (1), quercussioside (2), (+)-lyoniresinol-9'α-O-β-d-xylopyranoside (3), (+)-catechin (4), (-)-epicatechin (5), procyanidin B-3 (6), and procyanidin B-4 (7)...
July 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672844/5-3-4-dihydroxyphenyl-%C3%AE-valerolactone-a-major-microbial-metabolite-of-proanthocyanidin-attenuates-thp-1-monocyte-endothelial-adhesion
#10
Charles C Lee, Jong Hun Kim, Ji Seung Kim, Yun Sil Oh, Seung Min Han, Jung Han Yoon Park, Ki Won Lee, Chang Yong Lee
Several metabolomics of polymeric flavan-3-ols have reported that proanthocyanidins are extensively metabolized by gut microbiota. 5-(3',4'-dihydroxyphenyl)-γ-valerolactone (DHPV) has been reported to be the major microbial metabolite of proanthocyanidins. We demonstrated that DHPV has stronger prevention effect on tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-stimulated adhesion of THP-1 human monocytic cells to human umbilical vein endothelial cells compared to its potential precursors such as procyanidin A1, A2, B1 and B2, (+)catechin, (-)epicatechin and its microbial metabolites such as 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propionic acid and 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)acetic acid...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667648/combination-of-dna-isolation-and-rp-hplc-analysis-method-for-bark-samples-of-saraca-asoca-and-its-adulterant
#11
Satisha Hegde, Sandeep Ramchandra Pai, Subarna Roy
DNA fingerprinting singly or in combination with phytochemical analysis is ideal for quality control of crude plant-based drugs. However, when the source material is tannin rich stem bark, extraction of DNA by conventional methods becomes challenging. In such cases, phytochemical profiling serves as very useful tool for its identification. The work herein described a method for simultaneous DNA isolation and phytochemical extraction for downstream analysis and applications from dried bark powder of Saraca asoca and commercial samples of this crude drug as well as from those of Polyalthia longifolia, its most common adulterant...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661772/phenolic-compounds-in-antimicrobial-therapy
#12
Santi M Mandal, Renata O Dias, Octavio L Franco
Long-term treatment with several conventional antibiotics can cause harmful side effects that can be alleviated by antioxidant therapy. Phenolic compounds (PCs) are the best source of antioxidants, and to identify the most suitable polyphenols for use as a supportive supplement during antibiotic therapy, this study screened a series of PCs to establish their antibacterial potential, including their biofilm and β-lactamase inhibition activity. Several PCs were tested for antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660210/kinetics-of-tyrosinase-inhibitory-activity-using-vitis-vinifera-leaf-extracts
#13
Yung-Sheng Lin, Hui-Ju Chen, Jung-Ping Huang, Pei-Chi Lee, Ching-Ru Tsai, Tzu-Fang Hsu, Wen-Ying Huang
Natural medical plant is considered as a good source of tyrosinase inhibitors. Red vine leaf extract (RVLE) can be applied to a wide variety of medical disciplines, such as treatments for chronic venous insufficiency over many decades. This study investigated the tyrosinase inhibitory activity of RVLE containing gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, epicatechin, rutin, and resveratrol which are effective for skin hyperpigmentation. The five components contents are 1.03, 0.2, 18.55, 6.45, and 0.48 mg/g for gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, epicatechin, rutin, and resveratrol...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654207/the-effect-of-obesity-and-repeated-exposure-on-pharmacokinetic-response-to-grape-polyphenols-in-humans
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Janet A Novotny, Tzu-Ying Chen, Anton I Terekhov, Sarah K Gebauer, David J Baer, Lap Ho, Giulio M Pasinetti, Mario G Ferruzzi
SCOPE: Evidence suggests that dietary pattern may affect polyphenol absorption and/or metabolism. Further, obesity is associated with lower circulating nutrients, though the reason is unclear. We investigated the pharmacokinetic (PK) response of polyphenols in obese/overweight vs. lean individuals before and after repeated dosing with of grape polyphenols. METHODS AND RESULTS: A pilot study was conducted in which PK challenges were administered before and after 11 days of repeated dosing with polyphenols...
June 27, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639145/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-theaflavin-epicatechin-combinations-versus-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Jonathan W Betts, Michael Hornsey, David W Wareham, Roberto M La Ragione
INTRODUCTION: Acinetobacter baumannii is an important human nosocomial pathogen; most clinical isolates are multidrug-resistant (MDR). Infections caused by A. baumannii often lead to high morbidity and mortality, with limited treatment options. Owing to the small number of anti-Gram-negative antibiotics in the development pipeline, researchers are looking to other natural compounds. The aim of this study was to determine the in vitro kill kinetics, in vivo efficacy and toxicity of theaflavin-epicatechin combinations against MDR A...
June 21, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638763/the-hidden-face-of-wine-polyphenol-polymerization-highlighted-by-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#16
Anna Vallverdú-Queralt, Emmanuelle Meudec, Matthias Eder, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventos, Nicolas Sommerer, Véronique Cheynier
Polyphenols, including tannins and red anthocyanin pigments, are responsible for the color, taste, and beneficial health properties of plant-derived foods and beverages, especially in red wines. Known compounds represent only the emerged part of the "wine polyphenol iceberg". It is believed that the immersed part results from complex cascades of reactions involving grape polyphenols and yeast metabolites. We used a non-targeted strategy based on high-resolution mass spectrometry and Kendrick mass defect plots to explore this hypothesis...
June 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635261/novel-protein-based-solid-biosensor-for-determining-pro-oxidant-activity-of-phenolic-compounds
#17
Esin Akyüz, Kevser Sözgen Başkan, Esma Tütem, Reşat Apak
To develop a protein-based biosensor measuring the pro-oxidant activities of phenolic compounds, egg white proteins were precipitated with calcium chloride to obtain an insoluble calcium proteinate complex. This biosensor was used for the determination of Cu(II)-induced pro-oxidant activity of antioxidants such as gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, quercetin, chlorogenic acid and myricetin, and ascorbic acid. This assay involved the reduction of Cu(II) ions to Cu(I) by antioxidant compounds (simultaneously giving rise to reactive oxygen species) and binding of the formed Cu(I) to the solid biosensor...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633497/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-characterization-of-udp-glucosyltransferase-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-glycine-max
#18
Qinggang Yin, Guoan Shen, Shaokang Di, Cunying Fan, Zhenzhan Chang, Yongzhen Pang
Flavonoids, natural products abundant in the model legume Glycine max, confer benefits to plants and animals health. Flavonoids are present in soybean mainly as glycoconjugates. However, the biosynthesis mechanisms of flavonoid glycosides are largely unknown in G. max. In the present study, 212 putative UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGTs) genes were identified in G. max by genome-wide searching. The GmUGT genes were distributed differentially among the twenty chromosomes, and they were expressed in various tissues with distinct expression profile...
June 19, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629860/hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-kinetics-in-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-epicatechin-complexes-studied-by-ftir-spectroscopy
#19
Francesca Caporaletti, Marina Carbonaro, Paola Maselli, Alessandro Nucara
Hydrogen-Deuterium exchange kinetics of β-lactoglobulin and β-lactoglobulin (-)-epicatechin solutions has been investigated through the analysis of the amide I absorption band at 1650cm(-1) in the FTIR spectrum. H-D substitution in NH amides and residues of the protein results in a slight red-shift and in intensity changes of the amide I components: either these effects have been inspected in the framework of the Principal Components Analysis methods. The present analysis allowed to unveil three H-D kinetics at the timescale of the oligomeric fluctuations of the protein...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625836/molecular-interaction-studies-of-acetylcholinesterase-with-potential-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-from-the-root-of-rhodiola-crenulata-using-molecular-docking-and-isothermal-titration-calorimetry-methods
#20
Fa-Jie Li, Yuan Liu, Yuan Yuan, Bin Yang, Zhen-Ming Liu, Lu-Qi Huang
(-)-Epicatechin gallate ((-)-ECG), 1,2,3,4,6-O-pentagalloylglucose (PGG), rhodionin, herbacetin and rhodiosin isolated from the root of Rhodiola crenulata exhibited potent, dose-dependent inhibitory effects on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) with IC50 ranged from 57.50±5.83 to 2.43±0.34μg/mL. With the aim of explaining the differences in activity of these active ingredients and clarifying how they inhibit AChE, the AChE-inhibitor interactions were further explored using molecular docking and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) methods in the present study...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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