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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427563/neuroinflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-the-preventive-and-therapeutic-potential-of-polyphenolic-nutraceuticals
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Yousef Sawikr, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ilaria Peluso, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Gjumrakch Aliev, Anupam Bishayee
Brain inflammation, characterized by increased microglia and astrocyte activation, increases during aging and is a key feature of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). In AD, neuronal death and synaptic impairment, induced by amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, are at least in part mediated by microglia and astrocyte activation. Glial activation results in the sustained production of proinflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species, giving rise to a chronic inflammatory process. Astrocytes are the most abundant glial cells in the central nervous system and are involved in the neuroinflammation...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427292/chemical-analyses-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-toxicity-of-fruit-methanol-extract-of-sechium-edule-var-nigrum-spinosum
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Itzen Aguiñiga-Sánchez, Jorge Cadena-Íñiguez, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio, Guadalupe Gómez-García, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez, Juana Rosado-Pérez, Mirna Ruíz-Ramos, Víctor Manuel Cisneros-Solano, Edgar Ledesma-Martínez, Angel de Jesus Delgado-Bordonave, Ramón Marcos Soto-Hernández
CONTEXT: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. (Cucurbitaceae) is used in ethnomedicine, but the diversity of the varietal groups of this species has not often been considered. This is important because we previously reported that different variety of species exhibit different activities across different tumor cell lines. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the chemical composition and biological activities of extracts obtained from S. edule var. nigrum spinosum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The leukemia P388 cell line and mononuclear bone marrow cells (MNCBMs) were treated with the extract at a concentration ranging from 40 to 2370 μg/mL for cytotoxicity and viability assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426445/small-dense-ldl-an-update
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Philipp A Gerber, Dragana Nikolic, Manfredi Rizzo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarize the latest findings on small, dense LDL (sdLDL) atherogenic particles, including their associations with other biomarkers. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased sdLDL levels have been reported not only in different metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, but also in patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis as well as hypothyroidism. A wide range of lipid-lowering, as well as other drug classes, including novel antidiabetic agents and nutraceuticals, exert favourable effects on these atherogenic particles...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422148/chemical-and-bioactive-profiling-and-biological-activities-of-coral-fungi-from-northwestern-himalayas
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Sapan Kumar Sharma, Nandini Gautam
Ramaria Fr. and Clavaria L. are the two major genera of coral mushrooms within families Gomphaceae and Clavariaceae, respectively. Besides having important role in forest ecology, some species of these are reported to possess high nutraceutical and bioactive potential. There is a hidden diversity of coral mushrooms in Northwestern Himalayas. Present studies describe the detailed biochemical profiling and antioxidant, and antibacterial activities of twelve coral mushroom species. Biochemical profiling of nutrients and nutraceuticals was done with standard techniques and by using HPLC, UPLC and GC...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421656/oral-intake-of-boesenbergia-pandurata-extract-improves-skin-hydration-gloss-and-wrinkling-a-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-study
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Do Un Kim, Hee Chul Chung, Changhee Kim, Jae-Kwan Hwang
BACKGROUND: Photoaging is a severe skin damage that occurs as a result of exposure to external elements, primarily ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Chronically, UV-irradiated skin exhibits the signs of sunburn and hyperpigmentation with the destruction of connective tissues. Previously, Boesenbergia pandurata (B. pandurata) and its active compound panduratin A showed antiphotoaging activities in vitro and in vivo. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of B...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420125/bioavailable-citrus-sinensis-extract-polyphenolic-composition-and-biological-activity
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Giacomo Pepe, Francesco Pagano, Simona Adesso, Eduardo Sommella, Carmine Ostacolo, Michele Manfra, Marcello Chieppa, Marina Sala, Mariateresa Russo, Stefania Marzocco, Pietro Campiglia
Citrus plants contain large amounts of flavonoids with beneficial effects on human health. In the present study, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of bioavailable polyphenols from Citrus sinensis was evaluated in vitro and ex vivo, using the murine macrophages cell line J774A.1 and primary peritoneal macrophages. Following simulated gastro-intestinal digestion, the in vitro bioavailability of Citrus sinensis polyphenolic extract was assessed using the human cell line Caco-2 grown as monolayers on a transwell membrane...
April 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416855/production-and-characterization-of-functional-properties-of-protein-hydrolysates-from-egg-shell-membranes-by-lactic-acid-bacteria-fermentation
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Surangna Jain, Anil Kumar Anal
This study aimed to ferment the chicken eggshell membrane (ESM) using the lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum for preparation of functional and bioactive protein hydrolysates. Cultivation at an initial pH of 8.0 for 36 h resulted in maximum protein concentration (177.3 mg/g) and degree of hydrolysis (25.1%) of the hydrolysates. Fermentation resulted in the production of hydrolysates that demonstrated excellent solubility (90.7%), good foaming capacity (36.7%) and emulsification activity (94.6 m(2)/g)...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413833/beneficial-effects-of-a-pyrroloquinolinequinone-containing-dietary-formulation-on-motor-deficiency-cognitive-decline-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Darrell Sawmiller, Song Li, Takashi Mori, Ahsan Habib, David Rongo, Vedad Delic, Patrick C Bradshaw, R Douglas Shytle, Cyndy Sanberg, Paula Bickford, Jun Tan
Alzheimer's disease (AD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is linked to oxidative stress, altered amyloid precursor protein (APP) proteolysis, tau hyperphosphorylation and the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). A growing body of evidence suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction can be a key promoter of all of these pathologies and predicts that restoration of mitochondrial function might be a potential therapeutic strategy for AD. Therefore, in the present study, we tested the beneficial effect of a nutraceutical formulation Nutrastem II (Nutra II), containing NT020 (a mitochondrial restorative and antioxidant proprietary formulation) and pyrroloquinolinequinone (PQQ, a stimulator of mitochondria biogenesis) in 5XFAD transgenic mice...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412859/determination-and-quantification-of-carotenoids-in-sea-sponges-raspaciona-aculeata-and-dictyonella-marsilii-present-in-the-ganzirri-lake-messina-italy
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Andrea Salvo, Daniele Giuffrida, Archimede Rotondo, Paolo De Pasquale, Giovanna Loredana La Torre, Giacomo Dugo
Considering the crucial role of carotenoids exploitable both as nutraceuticals and also as dyes in food industry, there are many efforts in seeking for new sources of these pigments, especially in the marine world. In this study, for the first time, we extracted carotenoids from sea sponges Raspaciona aculeata and Dictyonella marsilii taken from Ganzirri Lake Messina (Italy). The determination and quantification of carotenoids was made by UPLC-PDA-MS. Remarkable results concern renieratene content in R. aculeate found to be over 2570 ppm...
April 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410122/high-value-compounds-from-microalgae-with-industrial-exploitability-a-review
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Muhammad Bilal, Tahir Rasheed, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Hafiz M N Iqbal
  From the past several years, algal biotechnology has gained noticeable interests among research-based organizations and industrial sectors. Recent studies have provided considerable evidence that microalgae-derived bioactive compounds could play a vital role in bio- and non-bio sectors of the modern world. Microalgae-based industrial exploitability ranges from basic biomass-based food and feeds nutraceuticals to high-value pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, ecological and biomedical applications. With ever increasing scientific knowledge, social and environmental awareness, bio-inspired synthesis of microalgae-based green products, and recent advancements in algal biotechnology will extend the utilization of microalgae into new areas...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408944/pc2-ovotransferrin-characterization-and-alternative-immunotherapeutic-activity
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Constantin Chiurciu, Viorica Chiurciu, Mariana Oporanu, Ionel Victor Pătrașcu, Iuliana Mihai, Mădălina Tablică, Romeo Teodor Cristina
Characterization and evaluation of immunotherapeutic potential of ovotransferrin PC2 (OTf PC2) were performed in this study. The ovoprotein was obtained from egg white from hens immunized with bacterial antigens, pathogenic for humans. For the negative control samples, OTf was extracted from eggs collected from Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) hens and purified by affinity chromatography on Protein G-agarose column with two eluting peaks: I, representing ovalbumin, and II, ovotransferrin. The final apo-OTf form was reached by successive precipitation with ammonium sulfate and citric acid and the holo-OTf form by saturating the apo-form with FeCl3...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408313/preventing-cardiovascular-heart-disease-promising-nutraceutical-and-non-nutraceutical-treatments-for-cholesterol-management
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REVIEW
T P Johnston, T A Korolenko, M Pirro, A Sahebkar
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis resulting from hypercholesterolemia causes many serious cardiovascular diseases. Statins are generally accepted as a treatment of choice for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Since statin use can be associated with muscle problems and other adverse symptoms, non-adherence and discontinuation of statin therapy often leads to inadequate control of plasma cholesterol levels and increased cardiovascular risk...
April 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407963/an-improved-method-for-extraction-of-nutraceutically-important-polyphenolics-from-berberis-jaeschkeana-c-k-schneid-fruits
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Tarun Belwal, Lalit Giri, Indra D Bhatt, Ranbeer S Rawal, Veena Pande
Berberis jaeschkeana fruits, source of nutraceutically important polyphenolics were investigated. A total of 32 experimental run were conducted under Plackett-Burman and central composite design. Microwave power, methanol and HCl concentration significantly (p<0.05) affect extraction of polyphenols under linear, quadratic and interactive effect. The model showed good fitness with significant (p<0.05) model F-value and a non-significant lack of fit. Under optimum microwave assisted extraction (MAE) condition the total phenolics, flavonoids, tannins and antioxidant activity were in closed context with predicted values...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407933/influence-of-postharvest-treatments-on-qualitative-and-chemical-parameters-of-tarocco-blood-orange-fruits-to-be-used-for-fresh-chilled-juice
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C Pannitteri, A Continella, L Lo Cicero, A Gentile, S La Malfa, E Sperlinga, E M Napoli, T Strano, G Ruberto, L Siracusa
Tarocco "Sant'Alfio" is a late ripening blood orange cultivar. Blood oranges are more and more appreciated from consumers for their high nutraceutical value due to the presence of bioactive compounds including vitamin C, polyphenols, flavonoids and hydroxycinnamic acids. The aim of this work is to set up a reliable protocol for postharvest storage of the very-late Tarocco "Sant'Alfio" orange to prolong the availability of this product in the market to be used for fresh chilled orange juice production. Fruits were subjected to three storage treatments (20days at 1°C plus 50days at 4°C; 70days at 4°C; 70days at 20°C)...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406734/effects-of-trang-phuc-linh-plus-food-supplement-on-irritable-bowel-syndrome-induced-by-mustard-oil
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Thong T Nguyen, Duong T Dau, Dung C Nguyen, Huong T T G Nguyen, Phuong T B Ngo, Thai Q Nguyen, Bo Han, Ba X Hoang
Trang phuc linh plus (TPLP) is a food supplement product derived from dried extracts of herbal agents Atractylodes macrocephala, Poria cocos, Paeonia lactiflora, Phellodendron amurense, and added lactobacillus fermentum lysate (ImmuneGamma(®)) and 5-hydroxytryptophan. TPLP is a functional food used as adjunctive treatment for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However the biological effect and its mechanism of action in IBS have not been elucidated. In this study, we aimed to determine the pharmacological activities and mode of action of TPLP on IBS animal models...
April 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405577/a-comprehensive-physicochemical-thermal-and-spectroscopic-characterization-of-zinc-ii-chloride-using-x-ray-diffraction-particle-size-distribution-differential-scanning-calorimetry-thermogravimetric-analysis-differential-thermogravimetric-analysis-ultraviolet
#16
Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Kalyan Kumar Sethi, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana
OBJECTIVE: Zinc chloride is an important inorganic compound used as a source of zinc and has other numerous industrial applications. Unfortunately, it lacks reliable and accurate physicochemical, thermal, and spectral characterization information altogether. Hence, the authors tried to explore in-depth characterization of zinc chloride using the modern analytical technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis of zinc chloride was performed using powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), particle size distribution, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis/differential thermogravimetric analysis (TGA/DTG), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), and Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) analytical techniques...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403598/prospective-study-to-compare-antibiosis-versus-the-association-of-n-acetylcysteine-d-mannose-and-morinda-citrifolia-fruit-extract-in-preventing-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-submitted-to-urodynamic-investigation
#17
Giovanni Palleschi, Antonio Carbone, Pier Paolo Zanello, Rita Mele, Antonino Leto, Andrea Fuschi, Yazan Al Salhi, Gennaro Velotti, Samer Al Rawashdah, Gianluca Coppola, Angela Maurizi, Serena Maruccia, Antonio L Pastore
BACKGROUND: The abuse of antimicrobical drugs has increased the resistance of microorganisms to treatments, thus to make urinary tract infections (UTIs) more difficult to eradicate. Among natural substances used to prevent UTI, literature has provided preliminary data of the beneficial effects of D-mannose, N-acetylcysteine, and Morinda citrifolia fruit extract, due to their complementary mechanism of action which contributes respectively to limit bacteria adhesion to the urothelium, to destroy bacterial pathogenic biofilm, and to the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403588/daidzein-plus-isolase-associated-with-zinc-improves-clinical-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-luts-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-results-from-a-phase-i-ii-study
#18
Daniele Tiscione, Luca Gallelli, Irene Tamanini, Lorenzo Giuseppe Luciani, Paolo Verze, Alessandro Palmieri, Vincenzo Mirone, Riccardo Bartoletti, Gianni Malossini, Tommaso Cai
OBJECTIVE: In the last years there is a growing interest in nutraceutical substances that seems able to improve clinical symptoms in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In this paper, we evaluated both efficacy and safety of a combination of daidzein with isolase and zinc in patients with LUTS due to BPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a phase I-II study clinical trial we enrolled patients with clinical and instrumental diagnosis of LUTS associated to BPH that received a six-month treatment with a combination of daidzein with isolase and zinc (1 tablet/day)...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403585/the-role-of-nutraceuticals-and-phytotherapy-in-the-management-of-urinary-tract-infections-what-we-need-to-know
#19
Tommaso Cai, Irene Tamanini, Ekaterina Kulchavenya, Tamara Perepanova, Béla Köves, Florian M E Wagenlehner, Zafer Tandogdu, Gernot Bonkat, Riccardo Bartoletti, Truls E Bjerklund Johansen
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are amongst the most common infectious diseases and carry a significant impact on patient quality of life and health care costs. Despite that, there is no well-established recommendation for a "standard" prophylactic antibiotic management to prevent UTI recurrences. The majority of patients undergoes long-term antibiotic treatment that severely impairs the normal microbiota and increases the risk of development of multidrugresistant microorganisms. In this scenario, the use of phytotherapy to both alleviate symptoms related to UTI and decrease the rate of symptomatic recurrences is an attractive alternative...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402743/generation-and-application-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-lycopene
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Valeriy V Tsibezov, Yuriy K Bashmakov, Dmitry V Pristenskiy, Naylia A Zigangirova, Ludmila V Kostina, Natalya E Chalyk, Alexey Y Kozlov, Elena Y Morgunova, Marina P Chernyshova, Marina V Lozbiakova, Nigel H Kyle, Ivan M Petyaev
A monoclonal antibody (Mab) against lycopene was developed from hybridoma clones obtained from BALB/c mice immunized with trans-isomer of lycopene (t-lycopene, t-LC) conjugated with colloidal gold particles. An alternating immunization schedule which included injection of both formulations of immunogen (without and with Freund's adjuvant) was most effective in the elucidation of a measurable immune response to the t-Lycopene conjugate. Selected hybridoma clones were able to produce an Mab positive in competition assay...
April 12, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
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