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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109088/antioxidant-evaluation-and-composition-analysis-of-extracts-from-fuzhuan-brick-tea-and-its-comparison-with-two-instant-tea-products
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Qing-An Zhang, Xiao-Li Zhang, Yan-Ying Yan, Xue-Hui Fan
In this paper, the antioxidant capacities and compositions of two commercialized tea products and extracts from Fuzhuanbrick tea (FBT) were investigated using three HPLC methods comparing the retention times of injected standards. Principal component analysis and DPPH-spiking HPLC analysis were used to analyze correlation between antioxidant capacity and the compounds detected to screen which compounds contribute to antioxidant activity. Results indicated that all samples contained high amounts of polysaccharides, phenols, and flavonoids and had good antioxidant activity and a high level of correlation among them...
January 21, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108382/new-xanthones-and-cytotoxic-constituents-from-garcinia-mangostana-fruit-hulls-against-human-hepatocellular-breast-and-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
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Gamal A Mohamed, Ahmed M Al-Abd, Ali M El-Halawany, Hossam M Abdallah, Sabrin R M Ibrahim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cancer has proceeded to surpass one of the most chronic illnesses to be the major cause of mortality in both the developing and developed world. Garcinia mangostana L. (mangosteen, family Guttiferae) known as the queen of fruits, is one of the most popular tropical fruits. It is cultivated in Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Philippines. Traditionally, numerous parts of G. mangostana have been utilized to treat various ailments such as abdominal pain, haemorrhoids, food allergies, arthritis, leucorrhoea, gonorrhea, diarrhea, dysentery, wound infection, suppuration, and chronic ulcer...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103857/ameliorative-potential-of-alstonia-scholaris-linn-r-br-against-chronic-constriction-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Hasandeep Singh, Rohit Arora, Saroj Arora, Balbir Singh
BACKGROUND: Alstonia scholaris commonly known as 'Saptaparni' is an Indian traditional medicinal plant used in Ayurveda. It is commonly used to treat various disorders like asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery and malaria. In folklore medicine the milky juice of the plant is applied on wounds and ulcers to treat pain, ear ache and also in rheumatic pains. AIM: The present study was designed to investigate the potential of A. scholaris R. Br. in chronic constriction injury of sciatic nerve (CCI) induced neuropathic pain in rats...
January 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100284/role-of-flavonoids-and-nitrates-in-cardiovascular-health
#4
Julie A Lovegrove, Alex Stainer, Ditte A Hobbs
CVD remain the leading cause of death globally. Effective dietary strategies for their reduction are of high priority. Increasing evidence suggests that phytochemicals, particularly dietary flavonoids and nitrates, are key modulators of CVD risk reduction through impact on multiple risk factors. The aim of this review is to explore the evidence for the impact of flavonoid- and nitrate-rich foods and supplements on CVD risk, with specific reference to their importance as mediators of vascular health and platelet function...
January 19, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098940/characterization-of-date-deglet-nour-seed-free-and-bound-polyphenols-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Sameera Sirisena, Dimitrios Zabaras, Ken Ng, Said Ajlouni
Date (Pheonix dactylifera L.) seeds are a valuable and abundant by-product with various potential food applications. Free polyphenols (FPPs) and bound polyphenols (BPPs) of date seeds from Deglet Nour variety grown in Australia were investigated using high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The FPP fraction contained the following main phenolic compounds per gram of date seed powder; procyanidin B1 (499.8 ± 7.8 μg), procyanidin B2 (288.6 ± 6.1 μg), catechin (167.6 ± 2.1 μg), epicatechin (39...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098463/absolute-configuration-of-native-oligomeric-proanthocyanidins-with-dentin-biomodification-potency
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Joo-Won Nam, Rasika S Phansalkar, David C Lankin, James B McAlpine, Ariene A Leme-Kraus, Cristina M P Vidal, Li-She Gan, Ana Bedran-Russo, Shao-Nong Chen, Guido F Pauli
The structurally complex oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPACs) are promising biomimetic agents, capable of strengthening the macromolecular backbone of teeth via intermolecular and intermicrofibrillar cross-linking. This study establishes analytical methods capable of determining the absolute configuration of the catechin-type monomeric units of underivatized OPACs. This preserves the capacity of their biological evaluation, aimed at understanding the inevitably stereospecific interactions between the OPACs and dentin collagen...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090664/development-of-a-novel-dual-cd-mekc-system-for-the-systematic-flavonoid-fingerprinting-of-ligaria-cuneifolia-r-et-p-tiegh-loranthaceae-extracts
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Cecilia B Dobrecky, Sabrina A Flor, Paula G López, Marcelo L Wagner, Silvia E Lucangioli
The present work deals with the development and validation of a novel dual CD-MEKC system for the systematic flavonoid fingerprinting of Ligaria cuneifolia (R. et P.) Tiegh. -Loranthaceae- extracts. The BGE consisted of 20 mM pH 8.3 borate buffer, 50 mM SDS, a dual CD system based on the combination of 5 mM β-CD and 2% w/v S-β-CD, and 10% v/v methanol. The proposed method has been successfully applied to the comparative analysis of extracts from aerial parts and different hosts, geographical areas and extraction procedures in order to establish the flavonoid fingerprint of L...
January 16, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071811/extraction-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-and-epicatechin-gallate-from-tea-leaves-using-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
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Lu Cui, Yuxuan Liu, Ting Liu, Yahong Yuan, Tianli Yue, Rui Cai, Zhouli Wang
Use of organic solvents to extract phenolic compounds from plants may result in environmental pollution and cause health problems in persons. Replacing organic extraction solvents by green extracting agents without affecting the extraction yield is one of the most pressing problems to be solved. The aim of this study is to evaluate the capacity of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) to recover phenolic compounds from tea leaves. The extract obtained using the ethanol/water mixture presented the highest total phenolic content, followed by those obtained using β-CD solution and water...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070327/nutritional-antioxidative-and-antimicrobial-analysis-of-the-mediterranean-hackberry-celtis-australis-l
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Ajda Ota, Ana Miklavčič Višnjevec, Rajko Vidrih, Željko Prgomet, Marijan Nečemer, Janez Hribar, Nina Gunde Cimerman, Sonja Smole Možina, Milena Bučar-Miklavčič, Nataša Poklar Ulrih
Celtis australis is a deciduous tree commonly known as Mediterranean hackberry or the European nettle tree. The fruit of hackberry are seldom used for nutritional purposes. The nutritional and physicochemical properties of ripe hackberry fruit from Istria (Marasi village near Vrsar, Croatia) were determined, including water, total fiber, protein, vitamin, mineral, and phenolic contents. This analysis demonstrates that the hackberry fruit is a valuable source of dietary fiber, protein, and vitamins, and of pigments such as lutein, β-carotene, zeaxanthin, and tocopherols...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062181/epicatechin-downregulates-adipose-tissue-ccl19-expression-and-thereby-ameliorates-diet-induced-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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T Sano, S Nagayasu, S Suzuki, M Iwashita, A Yamashita, T Shinjo, T Sanui, A Kushiyama, T Kanematsu, T Asano, F Nishimura
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Epicatechin (EC) intake has been suggested to be beneficial for the prevention of cardiovascular disorders, and it is well known that adipose tissue inflammation is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart diseases. The purpose of the present study was to determine the in vitro and in vivo effects of EC on adipose tissue inflammation and obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS: DNA microarray analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of EC on gene expression in adipocytes co-cultured with bacterial endotoxin-stimulated macrophages...
November 23, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056421/capparis-spinosa-leaves-extract-source-of-bioantioxidants-with-nephroprotective-and-hepatoprotective-effects
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Nizar Tlili, Anouar Feriani, Ezzeddine Saadoui, Nizar Nasri, Abdelhamid Khaldi
Capparis spinosa, Capparidaceae, is largely distributed all over the Mediterranean Basin and is traditionally used to treat many illnesses, such as liver and kidney diseases. The aim of the current study was to explore the antioxidant, nephroprotective and hepatoprotective effects of methanolic extract of Capparis spinosa leaves (MECS) associated with its phytochemical content. The levels of total phenolics, flavonoids and condensed tannins were 23.37mgGAE/g, 9.05mgQE/g and 9.35mgTAE/g, respectively. HPLC analysis revealed nine compounds, namely rutin, resveratrol, coumarin, epicatechin, luteolin, catechin, kaempferol, vanillic acid and gallic acid...
January 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042917/profiling-and-identification-of-epicatechin-metabolites-in-rats-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-linear-trap-orbitrap-mass-spectrometer
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Zhanpeng Shang, Fei Wang, Shengyun Dai, Jianqiu Lu, Xiaodan Wu, Jiayu Zhang
(-)-Epicatechin (EC), an optical antipode of (+)-catechin (C), possesses many potential significant health benefits. However, the in vivo metabolic pathway of EC has not been clarified yet. In this study, an efficient strategy based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with linear ion trap-Orbitrap mass spectrometer was developed to profile and characterize EC metabolites in rat urine, feces, plasma, and various tissues. Meanwhile, post-acquisition data-mining methods including high-resolution extracted ion chromatogram (HREIC), multiple mass defect filters (MMDFs), and diagnostic product ions (DPIs) were utilized to screen and identify EC metabolites from HR-ESI-MS(1) to ESI-MS(n) stage...
January 2, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040595/euphorbia-denticulata-lam-a-promising-source-of-phyto-pharmaceuticals-for-the-development-of-novel-functional-formulations
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Gokhan Zengin, Ahmet Uysal, Abdurrahman Aktumsek, Andrei Mocan, Adriano Mollica, Marcello Locatelli, Luisa Custodio, Nuno R Neng, José M F Nogueira, Zaahira Aumeeruddy-Elalfi, M Fawzi Mahomoodally
In this study, Methanolic extracts of Euphorbia denticulata parts (flowers, leaf, stem, and mix of aerial parts) were assessed for a panoply of bioactivities. Inhibitory potential against key enzymes involved in diabetes (α-glucosidase and α-amylase), obesity (pancreatic lipase), neurodegenerative diseases (cholinesterases), and hyperpigmentation (tyrosinase) was evaluated. The antioxidant and antibacterial properties were also assessed. The total phenolic, flavonoid, and phytochemical profile were established using HPLC/DAD and molecular modelling studies on specific target compounds were performed in silico...
December 29, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039839/lps-induced-renal-inflammation-is-prevented-by-epicatechin-in-rats
#14
Paula Denise Prince, Laura Fischerman, Jorge E Toblli, Cesar G Fraga, Monica Galleano
This work investigated the capacity of (-)-epicatechin to prevent the renal damage induced by LPS administration in rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats were fed for 4 days a diet without or with supplementation with (-)-epicatechin (80mg/kg BW/d), and subsequently i.p. injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Six hours after injection, LPS-treated rats exhibited increased plasma creatinine and urea levels as indicators of impaired renal function. The renal cortex of the LPS-treated rats showed: i) increased expression of inflammatory molecules (TNF-α, iNOS and IL-6); ii) activation of several steps of NF-κB pathway; iii) overexpression of TLR4, and iv) higher superoxide anion production and lipid peroxidation index in association with increased levels of gp91(phox) and p47(phox) (NOX2) and NOX4...
December 22, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035959/mobilization-of-nuclear-copper-by-green-tea-polyphenol-epicatechin-3-gallate-and-subsequent-prooxidant-breakage-of-cellular-dna-implications-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#15
Mohd Farhan, Mohammad Oves, Sandesh Chibber, Sheikh Mumtaz Hadi, Aamir Ahmad
Epidemiological as well as experimental evidence exists in support of chemopreventive and anticancer properties of green tea and its constituents. The gallocatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate is a major polyphenol present in green tea, shown responsible for these effects. Plant-derived polyphenolic compounds are established natural antioxidants which are capable of catalyzing oxidative DNA degradation of cellular DNA, alone as well as in the presence of transition metal ions, such as copper. Here we present evidence to support that, similar to various other polyphenoic compounds, epicatechin-3-gallate also causes oxidative degradation of cellular DNA...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025550/targeted-metabolomic-analysis-of-polyphenols-with-antioxidant-activity-in-sour-guava-psidium-friedrichsthalianum-nied-fruit
#16
Carmen Tatiana Cuadrado-Silva, Maria Ángeles Pozo-Bayón, Coralia Osorio
Psidium is a genus of tropical bushes belonging to the Myrtaceae family distributed in Central and South America. The polar extract of Psidium friedrichsthalianum Nied. was partitioned with ethyl ether, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol, and the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity were measured by Folin-Ciocalteu and ABTS assays, respectively. The ethyl acetate fraction exhibited both the highest phenolic content and antioxidant activity. Due to the complexity of this fraction, an analytical method for the comprehensive profiling of phenolic compounds was done by UPLC-ESI/QqQ in MRM (multiple reaction monitoring) mode...
December 23, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003203/methylxanthines-enhance-the-effects-of-cocoa-flavanols-on-cardiovascular-function-randomized-double-masked-controlled-studies
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Roberto Sansone, Javier I Ottaviani, Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, Yvonne Heinen, Dorina Noske, Jeremy P Spencer, Alan Crozier, Marc W Merx, Malte Kelm, Hagen Schroeter, Christian Heiss
BACKGROUND: Cocoa flavanol intake, especially that of (-)-epicatechin, has been linked to beneficial effects on human cardiovascular function. However, cocoa also contains the methylxanthines theobromine and caffeine, which may also affect vascular function. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether an interaction between cocoa flavanols and methylxanthines exists that influences cocoa flavanol-dependent vascular effects. DESIGN: Test drinks that contained various amounts of cocoa flavanols (0-820 mg) and methylxanthines (0-220 mg), either together or individually, were consumed by healthy volunteers (n = 47) in 4 different clinical studies-3 with a randomized, double-masked crossover design and 1 with 4 parallel crossover studies...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993633/davallia-bilabiata-exhibits-anti-angiogenic-effect-with-modified-mmp-2-timp-2-secretion-and-inhibited-vegf-ligand-receptors-expression-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Chun-Ting Liu, Kuo-Wei Bi, Chao-Chun Huang, Hsiao-Ting Wu, Hui-Ya Ho, Jong-Hwei S Pang, Sheng-Teng Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Davallia bilabiata Hosokawa (D. bilabiata), also called GuSuiBu, is popularly used as a substitute for Drynaria fortunei J. Sm for rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis in traditional Chinese medicine. Little is known about the underlying mechanisms of anti-angiogenesis responsible for arthritis in D. bilabiata which needs to be elucidated. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study is intended to investigate the anti-angiogenic effect of D...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984161/modulatory-effects-of-cassia-fistula-fruits-against-free-radicals-and-genotoxicity-of-mutagens
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Sandeep Kaur, Manish Kumar, Paramjeet Kaur, Varinder Kaur, Satwinderjeet Kaur
Cassia fistula L. (Fabaceae) fruits are highly recommended in folklore medicine for curing various ailments. In the current study, methanol (CaFM), hexane (CaFH), chloroform (CaFCl), ethyl acetate (CaFE), butanol (CaFB) and aqueous (CaFA) fractions of C. fistula fruits were investigated for their potential to inhibit the genotoxicity of mutagens and free radicals. The antimutagenicity of fractions was evaluated against the reactive carcinogenic ester generating mutagen, 2-aminofluorene (2-AF) and frame-shift mutation inducing mutagen, 4-nitro-o-phenylenediamine (NPD) in Ames Salmonella typhimurium TA98 tester strain...
October 28, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966397/constituents-from-stem-barks-of-luehea-ochrophylla-mart-and-evaluation-of-their-antiparasitic-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities
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C R R Araújo, R R Silva, T M Silva, J A Takahashi, P A Sales-Junior, N A V Dessimoni-Pinto, E M Souza-Fagundes, A J Romanha, S M F Murta, A F C Alcântara
Luehea species are found in almost all Central and South American countries. The present work describes the phytochemical study, isolation, and structural characterisation of friedelin, β-friedelinol, lupeol, pseudotaraxasterol, β-sitosterol, betulinic acid, taraxasterol, (-)-epicatechin, β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside, and (+)-epicatechin-(4β→8)-epicatechin from stem barks of Luehea ochrophylla Mart. The structural identification of the isolated compounds was mainly performed by NMR analyses and comparison with the data from literature...
December 14, 2016: Natural Product Research
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