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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218717/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-and-identification-of-natural-antioxidants-from-the-fruit-of-melastoma-sanguineum-sims
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Tong Zhou, Dong-Ping Xu, Sheng-Jun Lin, Ya Li, Jie Zheng, Yue Zhou, Jiao-Jiao Zhang, Hua-Bin Li
The fruit of Melastoma sanguineum Sims is an edible and sweet wild fruit. In our previous study, the fruit was found to have a strong antioxidant property. In this study, an ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) method was developed to extract natural antioxidants from the fruit of Melastoma sanguineum Sims, and a response surface methodology was used to optimize the conditions of UAE to maximize the extraction efficiency. The influence of five independent extraction parameters (ethanol concentration, solvent/material ratio, extracting time, temperature, and ultrasound power) on the extraction efficiency were investigated using a single factor experiment, and then a central composite rotatable design was used to investigate the interaction of three key parameters...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216880/isolation-and-characterisation-of-a-proanthocyanidin-with-antioxidative-antibacterial-and-anti-cancer-properties-from-fern-blechnum-orientale
#2
How-Yee Lai, Yau-Yan Lim, Kah-Hwi Kim
BACKGROUND: Blechnum orientale Linn. (Blechnaceae), a fern, is traditionally used in the treatment of various ailments, such as skin diseases, stomach pain, urinary bladder complaints, and also as a female contraceptive. Previously, we reported a strong radical scavenging activity, antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity against HT29 colon cancer cells by aqueous extract of B. orientale. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to isolate and identify the active compound from the aqueous extract of B...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211691/lipophilized-grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-derivatives-as-novel-antioxidants
#3
Mingshun Chen, Shujuan Yu
Grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) is a natural food antioxidant. Natural proanthocyanidins (PC) in grape seed are usually polyhydroxy derivatives which exhibit hydrophilic character. GSP was modified structurally to improve its lipophilicity, expand its application in lipophilic media, and enhance its cellular absorption in vivo. Esterification of the water-soluble GSP was prepared by immobilized lipase Lipozyme TL IM with lauric acid, and their enhanced lipophilicity was confirmed by the 1-octanol/water partition coefficient...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211563/cytotoxic-analysis-and-chemical-characterization-of-fractions-of-the-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-the-euterpe-oleracea-mart-seed-in-the-mcf-7-cell-line
#4
Dayanne da S Freitas, José A Morgado-Díaz, Adriana S Gehren, Flávia C B Vidal, Raquel Maria T Fernandes, Wanderson Romão, Lilian V Tose, Fabiola N S Frazão, Maria Célia P Costa, Dulcelena F Silva, Maria do Desterro S B Nascimento
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the antineoplastic activity of fractions derived from the hydroalcoholic extract of Euterpe oleracea Mart. seed in the MCF-7 cell line and to identify the compounds responsible for the antineoplastic action. METHODS: Cells were treated with 10, 20, 40 and 60 μg/ml with the hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) of the hydroalcoholic extract of açaí seed, for 24 and 48 h. After treatment, cell viability was measured using MTT assay and cell death was assessed using the Annexin-Pi assay...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202328/discovery-of-hyaluronidase-inhibitors-from-natural-products-and-their-mechanistic-characterization-under-dmso-perturbed-assay-conditions
#5
Keisuke Tomohara, Tomohiro Ito, Saika Onikata, Atsushi Kato, Isao Adachi
The present study discovered four novel hyaluronan-degrading enzyme (hyaluronidase) inhibitors including chikusetsusaponins and catechins through the activity-guided separation of Panax japonicus and Prunus salicina, respectively. Although the discovery resulted in identification of usual frequent hitters, subsequent mechanistic characterizations under our DMSO-perturbed assay conditions and related protocols revealed that chikusetusaponin IV would serve as an aggregating and non-specific binding inhibitor, while (-)-epicatechin would interact specifically with enzyme at the catalytic site or more likely at a kind of catechin-binding site with a relatively week inhibitory activity...
January 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195469/effect-of-the-a-type-linkage-on-the-pharmacokinetics-and-intestinal-metabolism-of-litchi-pericarp-oligomeric-procyanidins
#6
Shuyi Li, Yang Liu, Gang Liu, Jingren He, Xinguang Qin, Haochen Yang, Zhongze Hu, Olusola Lamikanra
The bioavailability of A-type procyanidins in vivo has been rarely investigated; as such, this study discusses the effect of A-type linkage and degree of polymerization on the metabolism of procyanidins extracted from litchi pericarp (LPOPC). Sprague-Dawley rats were gavaged with (-)-epicatechin (EC) and LPOPC and sacrificed at different time points after ingestion. A-type linkage procyanidin oligomers inhibited the absorption of EC. Analysis of urinary contents from rats administered with EC, A-type procyanidin dimer (A-2), and A-type procyanidin trimer (A-3) showed distinct native and metabolite profiles for each rat...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194790/roasting-conditions-for-preserving-cocoa-flavan-3-ol-monomers-and-oligomers-interesting-behaviour-of-criollo-clones
#7
Cédric De Taeye, Marie Bodart, Gilles Caullet, Sonia Collin
BACKGROUND: Cocoa bean roasting is important for creating the typical chocolate aroma through Maillard reactions, but it is also a key step deleterious to the polyphenol content and profile. RESULTS: Compared to usual roasting at 150 °C, keeping the beans for 30 min at 120 °C or for 1 hour at 90 °C proved much better for preventing strong degradation of native P1, P2, and P3 flavan-3-ols in cocoa (shown for the Forastero, Trinitatio, and Criollo cultivars)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192882/ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-pteris-vittata-l-alleviates-2-acetylaminofluorene-induced-hepatic-alterations-in-male-wistar-rats
#8
Paramjeet Kaur, Manish Kumar, Amrit Pal Singh, Satwinderjeet Kaur
Pteris vittata L. commonly called 'Brake Fern' possesses some interesting medicinal properties but its chemopreventive potential largely remains unexplored. Therefore, this study was designed to explore the chemopreventive efficacy of P. vittata L. ethyl acetate fraction (PVEA) against 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) induced liver toxicity in Wistar rats. Antioxidant activity of PVEA was evaluated using various in vitro antioxidant assays. The protective effects of PVEA were evaluated against 2-acetylaminofluorene (2-AAF) induced hepatic damage in Wistar rats...
February 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188424/fine-tuning-of-the-flavonoid-and-monolignol-pathways-during-apple-early-fruit-development
#9
Paolo Baldi, Mirko Moser, Matteo Brilli, Urska Vrhovsek, Massimo Pindo, Azeddine Si-Ammour
A coordinated regulation of different branches of the flavonoid pathway was highlighted that may contribute to elucidate the role of this important class of compounds during the early stages of apple fruit development. Apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) is an economically important fruit appreciated for its organoleptic characteristics and its benefits for human health. The first stages after fruit set represent a very important and still poorly characterized developmental process. To enable the profiling of genes involved in apple early fruit development, we combined the suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) protocol to next-generation sequencing...
February 11, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182841/bioactive-components-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-fruits-from-nine-sorbus-genotypes
#10
Maja Mikulic-Petkovsek, Boris Krska, Biljana Kiprovski, Robert Veberic
In this study, biochemical profile of fruits of 9 Sorbus genotypes was analyzed. The content of total sugars ranged from 69.7 g/kg ('Titan') to 217.5 g/kg (Sorbus torminalis) and total organic acids from 17.7 g/kg ('Businka') to 40.2 g/kg (S. torminalis). The highest content of total anthocyanins had 'Burka' (871 mg/kg FW) and 'Businka' (856 mg/kg FW). Quercetin derivatives represented more than 95% of total flavonols. 'Alaja krupnaja' had 3.5- to 29-fold higher rutin content than other analyzed genotypes. S...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164200/contribution-of-the-phenolic-composition-to-the-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-antitumor-potential-of-equisetum-giganteum-l-and-tilia-platyphyllos-scop
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Inés Jabeur, Natália Martins, Lillian Barros, Ricardo C Calhelha, Josiana Vaz, Lotfi Achour, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Naturally-occurring phytochemicals have received pivotal attention in the last few years, due to the increasing evidence of biological activities. Thus, in the present study, the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor potentials of hydroethanolic extracts rich in phenolic compounds obtained from Equisetum giganteum L. and Tilia platyphyllos Scop. were assessed and directly correlated with their content of phenolic compounds, by using HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS analysis. T. platyphyllos showed the higher bioactive potential, evaluated in terms of antioxidant (radical scavenging effects - 105 μg mL(-1), reducing power - 123 μg mL(-1), β-carotene bleaching inhibition - 167 μg mL(-1), and lipid peroxidation inhibition - 56 μg mL(-1)), anti-inflammatory (225 μg mL(-1) inhibited 50% of nitric oxide production) and antitumor (breast - 224 μg mL(-1); lung - 247 μg mL(-1); cervical - 195 μg mL(-1) and hepatocellular - 173 μg mL(-1) carcinoma cells) activity, without having cytotoxic effects (>400 μg mL(-1))...
February 6, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146130/effects-of-natural-products-on-fructose-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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REVIEW
Qian Chen, Tingting Wang, Jian Li, Sijian Wang, Feng Qiu, Haiyang Yu, Yi Zhang, Tao Wang
As a sugar additive, fructose is widely used in processed foods and beverages. Excessive fructose consumption can cause hepatic steatosis and dyslipidemia, leading to the development of metabolic syndrome. Recent research revealed that fructose-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is related to several pathological processes, including: (1) augmenting lipogenesis; (2) leading to mitochondrial dysfunction; (3) stimulating the activation of inflammatory pathways; and (4) causing insulin resistance...
January 31, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139056/phenolic-composition-of-pomegranate-peel-extracts-using-an-lc-ms-approach-with-silica-hydride-columns
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Joshua E Young, Zhongli Pan, Hui Ean Teh, Veena Menon, Brent Modereger, Joseph J Pesek, Maria T Matyska, Lan Dao, Gary Takeoka
The peels of different pomegranate cultivars (Molla Nepes, Parfianka, Purple Heart, Wonderful and Vkunsyi) were compared in terms of phenolic composition and total phenolics. Analyses were performed on two silica hydride-based stationary phases: phenyl and undecanoic acid columns. Quantitation was accomplished by developing a liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry approach for separating different phenolic analytes, initially in the form of reference standards and then with pomegranate extracts. The high-performance liquid chromatography columns used in the separations had the ability to retain a wide polarity range of phenolic analytes, as well as offering beneficial secondary selectivity mechanisms for resolving the isobaric compounds, catechin and epicatechin...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138998/current-and-prospective-sights-in-mechanism-of-deoxynivalenol-induced-emesis-for-future-scientific-study-and-clinical-treatment
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REVIEW
Liangkai Chen, Zhao Peng, Andreas K Nüssler, Liegang Liu, Wei Yang
Deoxynivalenol (DON), one of trichothecene mycotoxins produced by the fungus Fusarium, is commonly detected in cereal foods and in secondary food production across the world. Lower concentrations of DON induce a dose-related feed refusal (anorexia), whereas it acts as a potent emetic agent at higher levels. DON-induced emesis in humans and livestock can be observed and recorded in both undeveloped and developed regions such as Lixian, Guide and Huangzhong in China and Illinois in the USA. Some studies with different animal models (pigs and minks) suggested that DON could change expressions of 5-hydroxytryptamine, peptide YY, neuropeptide Y2 receptor and nucleobindin-2/nesfatin-1 in plasma and different areas of the brain...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126664/antimicrobial-activity-and-phytochemical-characterization-of-carya-illinoensis
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Nathieli Bianchin Bottari, Leonardo Quintana Soares Lopes, Kauana Pizzuti, Camilla Filippi Dos Santos Alves, Marcos Saldanha Corrêa, Leandro Perger Bolzan, Adriana Zago, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, Aline Augusti Boligon, Janice Luehring Giongo, Matheus Dellaméa Baldissera, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos
Carya illinoensis is a widespread species, belonging to the Juglandaceae family, commonly known as Pecan. Popularly, the leaves have been used in the treatment of smoking as a hypoglycemic, cleansing, astringent, keratolytic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial agent. The following research aimed to identify for the first time the phytochemical compounds present in the leaves of C. illinoensis and carry out the determination of antimicrobial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts. The antimicrobial activity was tested against 20 microorganisms by determining the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)...
January 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121324/lychee-pulp-phenolics-ameliorate-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-by-reducing-mir-33-and-mir-122-expression-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#16
Dongxiao Su, Ruifen Zhang, Fangli Hou, Jianwei Chi, Fei Huang, Shijuan Yan, Lei Liu, Yuanyuan Deng, Zhencheng Wei, Mingwei Zhang
Dietary phenolics exhibit hypolipidemic activity by changing lipid metabolism-related microRNA (miRNA) expression. Quercetin 3-O-rutinoside-7-O-α-l-rhamnosidase (quercetin 3-rut-7-rha), rutin and (-)-epicatechin are the main phenolics in lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) pulp. A previous study reported that quercetin 3-rut-7-rha and rutin had hypolipidemic effects. To elucidate these effects and the underlying molecular mechanisms of lychee pulp phenolics (LPPs), the hepatic mRNA and protein expression of lipid metabolism-related genes and their associated miRNAs were measured after ten weeks of treatment with a high-fat diet (HFD) alone or in combination with LPPs...
January 25, 2017: Food & Function
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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