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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633497/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-characterization-of-udp-glucosyltransferase-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-glycine-max
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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/28630292/tetrahydrobiopterin-regulates-monoamine-neurotransmitter-sulfonation
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Ian Cook, Ting Wang, Thomas S Leyh
Monoamine neurotransmitters are among the hundreds of signaling small molecules whose target interactions are switched "on" and "off" via transfer of the sulfuryl-moiety (-SO3) from PAPS (3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate) to the hydroxyls and amines of their scaffolds. These transfer reactions are catalyzed by a small family of broad-specificity enzymes-the human cytosolic sulfotransferases (SULTs). The first structure of a SULT allosteric-binding site (that of SULT1A1) has recently come to light. The site is conserved among SULT1 family members and is promiscuous-it binds catechins, a naturally occurring family of flavanols...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610734/impact-of-post-harvest-ozone-treatments-on-the-skin-phenolic-extractability-of-red-winegrapes-cv-barbera-and-nebbiolo-vitis-vinifera-l
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Maria Alessandra Paissoni, Susana Río Segade, Simone Giacosa, Fabrizio Torchio, Francesco Cravero, Vasileios Englezos, Kalliopi Rantsiou, Cristian Carboni, Vincenzo Gerbi, Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Luca Rolle
Recently the use of ozone as sanitizing agent has been proposed on winegrapes in order to control mycobiota after harvest. The aim of this work was to investigate possible indirect physico-chemical effects of ozone treatment on berry skin phenolic composition and extractability. Vitis vinifera L. cv Nebbiolo and Barbera, chosen for their different anthocyanin profiles, were post-harvest treated for 24 and 72h with gaseous ozone (30μL/L). Skin anthocyanin and flavanol extractability was assessed during maceration (6, 24, 48, 96, 168 and 240h) using a wine-like solution...
August 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590446/fruits-of-black-chokeberry-aronia-melanocarpa-in-the-prevention-of-chronic-diseases
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REVIEW
Tunde Jurikova, Jiri Mlcek, Sona Skrovankova, Daniela Sumczynski, Jiri Sochor, Irena Hlavacova, Lukas Snopek, Jana Orsavova
In recent years, growing attention has been focused on the utilization of natural sources of antioxidants in the prevention of chronic diseases. Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) represents a lesser known fruit species utilized mainly as juices, purees, jams, jellies and wine, as important food colorants or nutritional supplements. The fruit is valued as a great source of antioxidants, especially polyphenols, such as phenolic acids (neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids) and flavonoids (anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, flavanols and flavonols), particularly cyanidin-3-galactoside and cyanidin-3-arabinoside, as well as (-)-epicatechin units...
June 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585285/the-synergistic-potential-of-various-teas-herbs-and-therapeutic-drugs-in-health-improvement-a-review
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REVIEW
F Malongane, L J McGaw, F N Mudau
Tea is one of the most widely consumed non-alcoholic beverages in the world next to water. It is classified as Camellia sinensis and non-Camellia sinensis (herbal teas). The common bioactive compounds found mainly in green teas are flavan-3-ols (catechins) (also called flavanols), proanthocyanidins (tannins) and flavonols. Black tea contains theaflavins and thearubigins and white tea contains L-theanine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), while herbal teas contain diverse polyphenols. Phytochemicals in tea exhibit anti-microbial, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer activities that are perceived to be helpful in managing chronic diseases linked to lifestyle...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585244/characterization-of-phenolic-composition-in-carignan-noir-grapes-vitis-vinifera-l-from-six-wine-growing-sites-in-maule-valley-chile
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Ana M Martínez-Gil, Gastón Gutiérrez-Gamboa, Teresa Garde-Cerdán, Eva P Pérez-Álvarez, Yerko Moreno-Simunovic
BACKGROUND: Among Chilean varieties, Carignan noir has had a major resurgence due to its rediscovered wine quality potential. For this, the aim of this study was to characterize phenolic composition of grapes grown in six sites from the Maule Valley. RESULTS: The data showed that myricetin-3-glc and catechin were the most important flavonol and flavanol respectively. Anthocyanin and flavonol composition was correlated with biologically effective degree days, exhibiting a relationship with grape maturity...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578034/determination-of-the-phenolic-content-profile-and-antioxidant-activity-of-seeds-from-nine-tree-peony-paeonia-section-moutan-dc-species-native-to-china
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Xiao-Xiao Zhang, Qian-Qian Shi, Duo Ji, Li-Xin Niu, Yan-Long Zhang
As an important resource of functional food, the seeds of tree peony are rich in phenolic compounds, which are associated with antioxidant activity. However, so far there has not been systematic study on phenolic compositions and antioxidant activity of the seeds from wild tree peony species. The aim of this study was to determine the phenolic content, antioxidant compounds and antioxidant activity of seeds from nine tree peony species native to China. Among the seed samples, Paeonia rockii had the highest total flavonoid content, strongest DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activities, and strongest cupric reducing capacity; P...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576408/browning-effects-of-epicatechin-on-adipocytes-and-white-adipose-tissue
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Claudia Elena Varela, Alonso Rodriguez, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Patricia Mendoza-Lorenzo, Christina Mansour, Guillermo Ceballos, Francisco Villarreal, Israel Ramirez-Sanchez
In this study, we demonstrate that (-)-epicatechin (Epi), a cacao flavanol, induces the browning of fat by promoting mitochondrial biogenesis, enhancing indicators of mitochondrial structure and function, increasing fatty acid metabolism and upregulating the expression of brown adipose tissue-specific proteins in a high-fat diet mouse model of obesity and in cultured human adipocytes. Epi treatment significantly improved mitochondrial function, as measured by citrate synthase activity, and also reduced protein acetylation of total and specific regulators in both adipose tissue and human adipocytes...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560212/enhancing-human-cognition-with-cocoa-flavonoids
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REVIEW
Valentina Socci, Daniela Tempesta, Giovambattista Desideri, Luigi De Gennaro, Michele Ferrara
Enhancing cognitive abilities has become a fascinating scientific challenge, recently driven by the interest in preventing age-related cognitive decline and sustaining normal cognitive performance in response to cognitively demanding environments. In recent years, cocoa and cocoa-derived products, as a rich source of flavonoids, mainly the flavanols sub-class, have been clearly shown to exert cardiovascular benefits. More recently, neuromodulation and neuroprotective actions have been also suggested. Here, we discuss human studies specifically aimed at investigating the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains, such as executive functions, attention and memory...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559610/distribution-of-phenolic-compounds-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-apples-tissues-during-ripening
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Aline Alberti, Acácio Antonio Ferreira Zielinski, Marcelo Couto, Priscila Judacewski, Luciana Igarashi Mafra, Alessandro Nogueira
The effect of variety and ripening stage on the distribution of phenolic compounds and in vitro antioxidant capacity of Gala, Fuji Suprema and Eva apples were evaluated. Hydroxycinnamic acids, flavonoids, flavanols, flavonols, dihydrochalcones and antioxidant activity (FRAP and DPPH) were assessed in the epicarp, mesocarp and endocarp of three varieties at three ripening stages (unripe, ripe and senescent). The Fuji Suprema variety distinguished by its content of flavonols at senescent stage, while Eva variety distinguished by its content of dihydrochalcones (unripe stage) and anthocyanins (ripe stage)...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540171/flavanols-from-the-camellia-sinensis-var-assamica-and-their-hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-activities
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Xin Wang, Quan Liu, Hongbo Zhu, Hongqing Wang, Jie Kang, Zhufang Shen, Ruoyun Chen
α-Glucosidase and lipase inhibitors play important roles in the treatment of hyperglycaemia and dyslipidemia. To identify novel naturally occurring inhibitors, a bioactivity-guided phytochemical research was performed on the pu-erh tea. One new flavanol, named (-)-epicatechin-3-O-(Z)-coumarate (1), and 16 known analogs (2-17) were isolated from the aqueous extract of the pu-erh tea. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Furthermore, the water extract of pu-erh tea and its fractions exhibited inhibitory activities against α-glucosidases and lipases in vitro; compound 15 showed moderate inhibitory effect against sucrase with an IC50 value of 32...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522973/profiling-and-distribution-of-metabolites-of-procyanidin-b2-in-mice-by-uplc-dad-esi-it-tof-ms-n-technique
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Ying Xiao, Zhongzhi Hu, Zhiting Yin, Yiming Zhou, Taiyi Liu, Xiaoli Zhou, Dawei Chang
The metabolite profiles and distributions of procyanidin B2 were qualitatively described using UPLC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MS(n) without help of reference standards, and a possible metabolic pathway was proposed in the present study. Summarily, 53 metabolites (24 new metabolites) were detected as metabolites of procyanidin B2, and 45 of them were tentatively identified. Twenty seven metabolites were assigned as similar metabolites of (-)-epicatechin by scission of the flavanol interflavanic bond C4-C8, including 16 aromatic metabolites, 5 conjugated metabolites, 3 ring-cleavage metabolites, and 2 phenylvalerolactone metabolites...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501772/hyperoside-protects-against-chronic-mild-stress-induced-learning-and-memory-deficits
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Yeli Gong, Youhua Yang, Xiaoqing Chen, Min Yang, Dan Huang, Rong Yang, Lianying Zhou, Changlei Li, Qiuju Xiong, Zhe Xiong
Hyperoside (quercetin-3-O-b-d-galactosidepyranose) is a plant-derived flavonoid mainly found in fruits, fruit juices (most notably flavanols, flavanones, and anthocyanins) and Chinese traditional medicines. It has been applied to relieve pain and improve cardiovascular functions in clinic. However, the effects of hyperoside on cognitive impairment induced by chronic stress and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In the current study, we used chronic mild stress (CMS) rats to investigate the effects of hyperoside on learning and memory and further explore the possible mechanisms...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495603/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-therapeutic-applications-of-clinacanthus-nutans-burm-f-lindau-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Muhamad Noor Alfarizal Kamarudin, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Habsah Abdul Kadir, Long Chiau Ming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, a widely used medicinal plant, is extensively grown in tropical Asia and Southeast Asian countries. C. nutans, with its broad spectrum of pharmacological activities, has been traditionally used to treat cancer, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, insect bites, and skin problems, consumed as a vegetable, mixed with fresh juices, in concoctions, and as a whole plant. The present review analyzes the advances in the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of C...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490122/anthocyanin-condensed-forms-do-not-affect-color-or-chemical-stability-of-purple-corn-pericarp-extracts-stored-under-different-phs
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Diego Luna-Vital, Qian Li, Leslie West, Megan West, Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
Purple corn is rich in anthocyanins, some of which are condensed with flavanols. The aim was to determine the impact of anthocyanin condensed forms extracted from purple corn pericarp on color and chemical stability at different pHs compared with the complete extract, and an extract without condensed forms. Extracts were dissolved at pH values ranging from 2.0 to 6.0 and stored for 12weeks at 22°C. Color stability of anthocyanins decreased as the pH increased. Slight color differences were observed throughout time at pH 2 (ΔE from 0...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490118/study-of-phenolic-extractability-in-grape-seeds-by-means-of-atr-ftir-and-raman-spectroscopy
#16
Julio Nogales-Bueno, Berta Baca-Bocanegra, Abigail Rooney, José Miguel Hernández-Hierro, Hugh J Byrne, Francisco José Heredia
Near infrared hyperspectral imaging has been applied to grape seeds in order to select a representative subset of samples according to their spectral features in the 900-1700nm range. Afterwards, selected grape seeds have been classified according to their total phenol and flavanol extractabilities. In this way, samples were sorted in three different groups identified as low, medium and high extractability levels. In order to establish the chemical structures which can be responsible for the different extractabilities, vibrational spectroscopy has been applied to the non-extracted material after seed extractions...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474120/dietary-polyphenol-intake-and-risk-of-hypertension-in-the-polish-arm-of-the-hapiee-study
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Giuseppe Grosso, Urszula Stepaniak, Agnieszka Micek, Magdalena Kozela, Denes Stefler, Martin Bobak, Andrzej Pajak
PURPOSE: Dietary polyphenols have been studied for their potential effects on metabolic disorders, but studies on risk of hypertension are scarce. This study aimed to test the association between total and individual classes of dietary polyphenols and incidence of hypertension in the Polish arm of the Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial factors In Eastern Europe (HAPIEE) study. METHODS: A total of 2725 participants free of hypertension at baseline were tested for blood pressure or taking hypertensive medication within the last 2 weeks at 2-4-year follow-up visit...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450008/flavanol-plasma-bioavailability-is-affected-by-metabolic-syndrome-in-rats
#18
Maria Margalef, Zara Pons, Lisard Iglesias-Carres, Francisca Isabel Bravo, Begoña Muguerza, Anna Arola-Arnal
Flavanols, which exert several health benefits, are metabolized after ingestion. Factors such as the host physiological condition could affect the metabolism and bioavailability of flavanols, influencing their bioactivities. This study aimed to qualitatively evaluate whether a pathological state influenced flavanol plasma bioavailability. Standard and cafeteria (CAF) diet fed rats, a robust model of metabolic syndrome (MeS), were administered 1000mg/kg of flavanol enriched grape seed polyphenol extract (GSPE)...
September 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446022/survey-of-anthocyanin-composition-and-concentration-in-diverse-maize-germplasms
#19
Michael Paulsmeyer, Laura Chatham, Talon Becker, Megan West, Leslie West, John Juvik
Increasing consumer demand for natural ingredients in foods and beverages justifies investigations into more economic sources of natural colorants. In this study, 398 genetically diverse pigmented accessions of maize were analyzed using HPLC to characterize the diversity of anthocyanin composition and concentration in maize germplasm. One hundred and sixty-seven accessions were identified that could produce anthocyanins in the kernel pericarp or aleurone and were classified into compositional categories. Anthocyanin content was highest in pericarp-pigmented accessions with flavanol-anthocyanin condensed forms, similar to the Andean Maı́z Morado landraces...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443520/recent-advances-on-3-hydroxyflavone-derivatives-structures-and-properties
#20
Burcu Butun, Gulacti Topcu, Turan Ozturk
Flavonoids are naturally occurring phenolic compounds named as 2-phenyl-1-benzopyran-4-one and classified into several subclasses according to their basic chemical structures such as flavones, flavonols, flavanones, flavanonols, and flavanols. Among them, flavonols (3-hydroxyflavone), containing a 3-hydroxyl group in association with its 4-keto group and double bond between 2- and 3- carbon atoms, have the best electron conjugated skeleton in flavonoid family, providing several resonance structures and chelating ability, through which various pharmacological activities such as antiviral, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anticholinesterase, cytotoxicity, and particularly high antioxidant activity are demonstrated...
April 24, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
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