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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918058/bioinspired-total-syntheses-of-terpenoids
#1
Cedric L Hugelshofer, Thomas Magauer
Nature's highly efficient routes for constructing natural products have inspired chemists to mimic these processes in a laboratory setting. This Perspective presents some recent examples of conceptually different bioinspired total syntheses of complex terpenoids and thereby aims to highlight the vast benefits offered by bioinspired strategies.
December 5, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916582/in-vitro-acaricide-activity-of-ocotea-aciphylla-nees-mez-lauraceae-extracts-and-identification-of-the-compounds-from-the-active-fractions
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Rodrigo Souza Conceição, Monique Marylin A de A Carneiro, Isabella Mary Alves Reis, Alexsandro Branco, Ivo Jose Curcino Vieira, Raimundo Braz-Filho, Mariana Borges Botura
The in vitro acaricide activity of hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of Ocotea aciphylla leaves was investigated by means of an immersion tests using Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus engorged females and larvae. All extracts were shown effective against the different stages of the parasite, and the ethanol extract (50mg/mL concentration) was the most active (more than 90% efficacy in both assays). The ethanolic extract was fractionated using column chromatography with silica gel as stationary phase to furnish several fractions that were tested against larvae of R...
November 28, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915376/eco-friendly-approach-for-nanoparticles-synthesis-and-mechanism-behind-antibacterial-activity-of-silver-and-anticancer-activity-of-gold-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Maheshkumar Prakash Patil, Gun-Do Kim
This review covers general information about the eco-friendly process for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) and gold nanoparticles (AuNP) and focuses on mechanism of the antibacterial activity of AgNPs and the anticancer activity of AuNPs. Biomolecules in the plant extract are involved in reduction of metal ions to nanoparticle in a one-step and eco-friendly synthesis process. Natural plant extracts contain wide range of metabolites including carbohydrates, alkaloids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds, and enzymes...
December 3, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915173/effect-of-prolonged-water-stress-on-essential-oil-content-compositions-and-gene-expression-patterns-of-mono-and-sesquiterpene-synthesis-in-two-oregano-origanum-vulgare-l-subspecies
#4
Mohammad Reza Morshedloo, Lyle E Craker, Alireza Salami, Vahideh Nazeri, Hyunkyu Sang, Filippo Maggi
Origanum vulgare L., recognized throughout the world as a popular medicinal and flavoring herb, contains a wide array of medicinally active components, including phenolic glucosides, flavonoids, tannins, sterols and high amounts of terpenoids. Especially the latter are often extracted by hydrodistillation resulting in the so-called essential oil that is rich in monoterpenes (e.g. carvacrol, thymol, linalyl acetate) and/or sesquiterpenes (e.g. (E)-β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, bicyclogermacrene, β-caryophyllene oxide)...
November 28, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912886/medicinal-plants-and-natural-molecules-with-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-against-rotavirus-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gopalsamy Rajiv Gandhi, Paula Gurgel Barreto, Bruno Dos Santos Lima, Jullyana de Souza Siqueira Quintans, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo, Narendra Narain, Lucindo Jose Quintans-Júnior, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel
BACKGROUND: Rotaviruses can cause life-threatening health disorders, such as severe dehydrating gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children. Vaccination is the main preventive strategy to reduce rotavirus diarrhea and the severity of episodes, but vaccines are not fully effective and new episodes may occur, even in vaccinated children. The WHO recommends oral rehydration therapy and zinc supplementation for rotavirus-induced diarrhea management. There is little preclinical evidence to support the use of phytotherapeutics in the management of rotaviral infections...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896581/secondary-metabolites-of-endophytic-xylaria-species-with-potential-applications-in-medicine-and-agriculture
#6
REVIEW
Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Rosa Elvira Sánchez-Fernández
Fungal endophytes are important sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. The genus Xylaria Hill (ex Schrank, 1789, Xylariaceae) comprises various endophytic species associated to both vascular and non vascular plants. The secondary metabolites produced by Xylaria species include a variety of volatile and non-volatile compounds. Examples of the former are sesquiterpenoids, esters, and alcohols, among others; and of the latter we find terpenoids, cytochalasins, mellein, alkaloids, polyketides, and aromatic compounds...
January 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892848/phytochemical-screening-and-analgesic-profile-of-the-lyophilized-aqueous-extract-obtained-from-chrysobalanus-icaco-leaves-in-experimental-protocols
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Heitor G Araújo-Filho, Jessica Deise Santos Dias, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior, Márcio R V Santos, Pollyanna A S White, Rosana S S Barreto, André S Barreto, Charles S Estevam, Silvan S Araujo, Jackson R G S Almeida, Irwin R A Menezes, Henrique D M Coutinho, Jullyana S S Quintans
CONTEXT: Chrysobalanus icaco L. (Chrysobalanaceae) has been used for the treatment of abdominal pain and cramps. OBJECTIVE: Assess the chemical and pharmacological profile of the lyophilized aqueous extract from C. icaco leaves (AEC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chromatographic methods were used to assess compounds from AEC. Mice were treated with vehicle (control group) or AEC (100, 200 or 400 mg/kg, p.o.) (group with 7-8 mice) and the analgesic profile was assessed employing the acetic acid-induced writhing, formalin, hot plate tests and hyperalgesia induced by carrageenan (CG) or tumour necrosis factor-alpha...
December 2016: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889231/nimbolide-inhibits-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-cells-survival-and-proliferation-by-modulating-multiple-pro-survival-signaling-pathways
#8
P Raja Singh, E Sugantha Priya, S Balakrishnan, R Arunkumar, G Sharmila, M Rajalakshmi, J Arunakaran
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most prominent cancer in men, experiencing a relapse in disease often express high serum TNF-α levels. It has been correlated with increased cell survival and proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Previous studies reported that nimbolide, a terpenoid derived from the leaves and flowers of neem tree inhibits cancer growth through selective modulation of cell signaling pathways linked to inflammation, survival, proliferation, angiogenesis and metastasis...
November 23, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888805/effects-of-abies-sibirica-terpenes-on-cancer-and-aging-associated-pathways-in-human-cells
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Anna Kudryavtseva, George Krasnov, Anastasiya Lipatova, Boris Alekseev, Faniya Maganova, Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Maria Fedorova, Anastasiya Snezhkina, Alexey Moskalev
A large number of terpenoids exhibit potential geroprotector and anti-cancer properties. Here, we studied whole transcriptomic effects of Abisil, the extract of fir (Abies sibirica) terpenes, on normal and cancer cell lines. We used early passaged and senescent none-immortalized fibroblasts as cellular aging models. It was revealed that in normal fibroblasts, terpenes induced genes of stress response, apoptosis regulation and tissue regeneration. The restoration of the expression level of some prolongevity genes after fir extract treatment was shown in old cells...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881165/comparative-analysis-of-four-terpenoids-in-root-and-cortex-of-tripterygium-wilfordii-radix-by-different-drying-methods
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Tuanjie Wang, Fei Shen, Shulan Su, Yongliang Bai, Sheng Guo, Hui Yan, Tao Ji, Yanyan Wang, Dawei Qian, Jin-Ao Duan
BACKGROUND: Tripterygium wilfordii Radix, a well-known traditional medicine in china which is used for treatment of inflammation, pain, tumor and immune regulation for centuries in china, accompany with the serious toxic side effects. This study was carried out for simultaneously analyzing the four main components (triptolide, triptophenolide, demethylzeylasteral and celastrol) in Tripterygium wilfordii Radix under different drying processes, which was important for reducing the toxicity and quality control of Tripterygium wilfordii Radix in future...
November 23, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881059/natural-products-with-antiplatelet-action
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Gabriela Elisa Hirsch, Paulo Ricardo Nazário Viecili, Amanda Spring de Almeida, Sabrina Nascimento, Fernando Garcez Porto, Juliana Otero, Aline Schmidt, Brenda da Silva, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Jonatas Zeni Klafke
BACKGROUND: Complex hemostatic mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of various diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Among them, dysregulation of platelet activity is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis and mainly involves platelet aggregation and a decrease in blood flow in the vascular endothelium. The major platelet activation pathways mediated by agonists involve the arachidonic acid pathway, adenosine diphosphate pathway, serotonin pathway, nitric oxide pathway, and action of free radicals on molecules involved in platelet aggregation...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880018/drought-related-secondary-metabolites-of-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l-leaves-and-their-mqtls
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Anna Piasecka, Aneta Sawikowska, Anetta Kuczyńska, Piotr Ogrodowicz, Krzysztof Mikołajczak, Karolina Krystkowiak, Kornelia Gudyś, Justyna Guzy-Wróbelska, Paweł Krajewski, Piotr Kachlicki
Determination of the role of plant secondary metabolites in stress conditions is problematic due to diversity of their structures and complexity of interdependence with different biological pathways. Correlation of the metabolomic data with the genetic background provides essential information on the features of metabolites. LC-MS analysis of leaf metabolites from 100 barley recombinant inbred lines (RILs) revealed that 98 traits among 135 detected phenolic and terpenoid compounds significantly changed the level as a result of drought stress...
November 23, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877181/plant-metabolic-engineering-strategies-for-the-production-of-pharmaceutical-terpenoids
#13
REVIEW
Xu Lu, Kexuan Tang, Ping Li
Pharmaceutical terpenoids belong to the most diverse class of natural products. They have significant curative effects on a variety of diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, malaria and Alzheimer's disease. Nowadays, elicitors, including biotic and abiotic elicitors, are often used to activate the pathway of secondary metabolism and enhance the production of target terpenoids. Based on Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation, several plant metabolic engineering strategies hold great promise to regulate the biosynthesis of pharmaceutical terpenoids...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876209/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-leishmania-amazonensis-of-a-series-of-diaminated-terpenoids
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Dijovani Batista Dos Reis, Thalita Cristina Alves Souza, Maria Cristina S Lourenço, Mauro Vieira de Almeida, Adriano Barbosa, Iriane Eger, Mauricio Frota Saraiva
We report the synthesis of a series of diaminated terpenoids containing, as side-chain of the diamine core, the "head-to-tail" prenyl derivatives, with amino amino spacers of variable length. In vitro biological activity of these compounds was evaluated against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Leishmania amazonensis, and the structure-activity relationships are discussed. Different biological results were observed depending on the terpenic side-chain length. The best results were obtained for trans,trans-farnesol derivatives...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871947/mechanistic-insight-into-carnosol-mediated-pharmacological-effects-recent-trends-and-advancements
#15
REVIEW
Dharambir Kashyap, Gaurav Kumar, Ajay Sharma, Katrin Sak, Hardeep Singh Tuli, Tapan K Mukherjee
For several decades, bioactive phytochemicals have been appreciated to prevent and cure various lethal diseases. Many studies have proven the ability of dietary phytochemicals to avoid and retard tumor initiation and progression. Among the pharmacologically active moieties, terpenoids are considered one of the most important classes. Carnosol, is also a kind of diterpenoid, which known to possess a range of therapeutic effects such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant activities. All these effects are mediated via modulating different signaling cascades, including apoptosis regulating molecules (Bax/Bcl2), prosurvival-proproliferative molecules (Akt/mTOR, MAPK), transcription factors like NF-kappaB, STAT3-6, and steroid receptors, such as androgen and estrogen receptors...
November 18, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871246/functional-characterization-of-thiolase-encoding-genes-from-xanthophyllomyces-dendrorhous-and-their-effects-on-carotenoid-synthesis
#16
Nicole Werner, Melissa Gómez, Marcelo Baeza, Víctor Cifuentes, Jennifer Alcaíno
BACKGROUND: The basidiomycetous yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous has been described as a potential biofactory for terpenoid-derived compounds due to its ability to synthesize astaxanthin. Functional knowledge of the genes involved in terpenoid synthesis would create opportunities to enhance carotenoid production. A thiolase enzyme catalyzes the first step in terpenoid synthesis. RESULTS: Two potential thiolase-encoding genes were found in the yeast genome; bioinformatically, one was identified as an acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase (ERG10), and the other was identified as a 3-ketoacyl Co-A thiolase (POT1)...
November 21, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869784/phytochemical-profiling-of-flavonoids-phenolic-acids-terpenoids-and-volatile-fraction-of-a-rosemary-rosmarinus-officinalis-l-extract
#17
Pedro Mena, Martina Cirlini, Michele Tassotti, Kelli A Herrlinger, Chiara Dall'Asta, Daniele Del Rio
This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the phytochemical profile of a proprietary rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) extract rich in carnosic acid. A characterization of the (poly)phenolic and volatile fractions of the extract was carried out using mass spectrometric techniques. The (poly)phenolic composition was assessed by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (UHPLC-ESI-MS(n)) and a total of 57 compounds were tentatively identified and quantified, 14 of these being detected in rosemary extract for the first time...
November 19, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868090/extraction-and-analysis-of-terpenes-terpenoids
#18
Zuodong Jiang, Chase Kempinski, Joe Chappell
Terpenes/terpenoids constitute one of the largest classes of natural products, this is due to the incredible chemical diversity that can arise from the biochemical transformations of the relatively simple prenyl diphosphate starter units. All terpenes/terpenoids comprise a hydrocarbon backbone that is generated from the various length prenyl diphosphates (a polymer chain of prenyl units). Upon ionization (removal) of the diphosphate group, the remaining allylic carbocation intermediates can be coaxed down complex chemical cascades leading to diverse linear and cyclized hydrocarbon backbones, which can then be further modified with a wide range of functional groups (e...
2016: Current Protocols in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867388/transcriptomic-changes-of-drought-tolerant-and-sensitive-banana-cultivars-exposed-to-drought-stress
#19
Muthusamy Muthusamy, Subbaraya Uma, Suthanthiram Backiyarani, Marimuthu Somasundaram Saraswathi, Arumugam Chandrasekar
In banana, drought responsive gene expression profiles of drought-tolerant and sensitive genotypes remain largely unexplored. In this research, the transcriptome of drought-tolerant banana cultivar (Saba, ABB genome) and sensitive cultivar (Grand Naine, AAA genome) was monitored using mRNA-Seq under control and drought stress condition. A total of 162.36 million reads from tolerant and 126.58 million reads from sensitive libraries were produced and mapped onto the Musa acuminata genome sequence and assembled into 23,096 and 23,079 unigenes...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865713/platensimycin-and-platencin-inspirations-for-chemistry-biology-enzymology-and-medicine
#20
REVIEW
Jeffrey D Rudolf, Liao-Bin Dong, Ben Shen
Natural products have served as the main source of drugs and drug leads, and natural products produced by microorganisms are one of the most prevalent sources of clinical antibiotics. Their unparalleled structural and chemical diversities provide a basis to investigate fundamental biological processes while providing access to a tremendous amount of chemical space. There is a pressing need for novel antibiotics with new mode of actions to combat the growing challenge of multidrug resistant pathogens. This review begins with the pioneering discovery and biological activities of platensimycin (PTM) and platencin (PTN), two antibacterial natural products isolated from Streptomyces platensis...
November 16, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
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