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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730384/verifying-identities-of-plant-based-multivitamins-using-phytochemical-fingerprinting-in-combination-with-multiple-bioassays
#1
Yeni Lim, Yoon Hee Ahn, Jae Keun Yoo, Kyoung Sik Park, Oran Kwon
Sales of multivitamins have been growing rapidly and the concept of natural multivitamin, plant-based multivitamin, or both has been introduced in the market, leading consumers to anticipate additional health benefits from phytochemicals that accompany the vitamins. However, the lack of labeling requirements might lead to fraudulent claims. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop a strategy to verify identity of plant-based multivitamins. Phytochemical fingerprinting was used to discriminate identities...
July 20, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728841/redox-imbalance-in-a-model-of-rat-mimicking-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome
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Manoj Kumar Chaudhary, Sandeep Singh, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Although several etiological factors contribute to the complexity of the aging process, the ultimate component of macromolecular damage and consequent cell death involves the altered redox balance inclined towards increased ROS production and/or decreased antioxidant protection. Given that, the chronic dihydrotachysterol (DHT) intoxication in rats induce Hutchinson Gilford progeria like syndrome, the present study provides the evidence for altered redox balance as evidenced by alteration in parameters of oxidative stress in blood plasma and erythrocytes including MDA, GSH, FRAP AOPP PMRS, AGEs, AChE and osmotic fragility which substantiate the suitability of the model for aging studies...
July 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727252/frapbot-an-open-source-application-for-frap-data
#3
Robin Kohze, Cindy E J Dieteren, Werner J H Koopman, Roland Brock, Samuel Schmidt
We introduce Frapbot, a free-of-charge open source software web application written in R, which provides manual and automated analyses of fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) datasets. For automated operation, starting from data tables containing columns of time-dependent intensity values for various regions of interests within the images, a pattern recognition algorithm recognizes the relevant columns and identifies the presence or absence of prebleach values and the time point of photobleaching...
July 20, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725621/chemical-composition-acute-toxicity-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-moroccan-tetraclinis-articulata-l
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Meryem El Jemli, Rabie Kamal, Ilias Marmouzi, Zouhra Doukkali, El Houcine Bouidida, Driss Touati, Rachid Nejjari, Lahcen El Guessabi, Yahia Cherrah, Katim Alaoui
Hydro-distilled essential oil (EO) from the leaves of the western Mediterranean and Moroccan endemic plant Tetraclinis articulata was analyzed by GC/MS and examined for its acute toxicity on mice, in order to establish the safe doses. Furthermore, the anti-Inflammatory activity was evaluated based on carrageenan and trauma induced rats paw edema and the antioxidant potential has been investigated using different methods including DPPH radical-scavenging assay, Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) and Ferric-reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP)...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725154/new-constituents-triterpene-ester-and-sugar-derivatives-from-panax-ginseng-meyer-and-their-evaluation-of-antioxidant-activities
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Ill-Min Chung, Nasir Ali Siddiqui, Seung Hyun Kim, Praveen Nagella, Azmat Ali Khan, Mohd Ali, Ateeque Ahmad
Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer (Araliaceae), is a well-known herb and used in the old established system of Oriental remedy, especially in Japan, China and Korea. Four new compounds characterized as (cis)- 7β,11α,19,21-tetra-O-decanoyl-18, 22β-dihydroxy-dammar-1-en-3-one (1), 3β,4α,12β-trihydroxystigmast-5-en-21-yl octadecan-9',12'-dienoate (2), dammar-12, 24-dien-3α, 6β, 15α-triol-3α-D-arabinopyranosyl-6β-L-arabinopyranoside (3) and dammar-24-en-3α, 6β, 16α, 20β-tetraol-3α-D-arabinopyranosyl-6β-D-arabinopyranoside (4) were isolated and established from the ethyl acetate and butanol extracts of the roots of P...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724214/potential-protective-effects-of-alpha-pinene-against-cytotoxicity-caused-by-aspirin-in-the-iec-6-cells
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Hafsia Bouzenna, Najla Hfaiedh, Marie-Agnès Giroux-Metges, Abdelfattah Elfeki, Hélène Talarmin
Alpha-pinene is a key compound of the essential oils extracted from many species of coniferous trees. It is known for its biological activities. The aim of the present study was to determine the preventive effect of alpha-pinene on aspirin-induced toxicity in vitro, using IEC-6 cells, and to investigate its antioxidant activities. The antioxidant activities were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP). The cytotoxicity and oxidative stress were detected by cell viability, antioxidant enzyme activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) and GSH production, and the activation of MAPK pathways...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721088/forced-exercise-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-in-chronic-constriction-injury-of-male-rat-an-investigation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Hossein Ali Safakhah, Nasroallah Moradi Kor, Atiyeh Bazargani, Ahmad Reza Bandegi, Hamid Gholami Pourbadie, Baharak Khoshkholgh-Sima, Ali Ghanbari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Initial peripheral/central nerve injuries, such as chronic constriction injury (CCI)/spinal cord injury, are often compounded by secondary mechanisms, including inflammation and oxidative stress, which may lead to chronic neuropathic pain characterized by hyperalgesia or allodynia. On the other hand, exercise as a behavioral and non-pharmacological treatment has been shown to alleviate chronic neuropathic pain. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine whether or not exercise reduces neuropathic pain through modifying oxidative stress and inflammation in chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718067/theoretical-and-experimental-in-vivo-study-of-antioxidant-activity-of-crocin-in-order-to-propose-novel-derivatives-with-higher-antioxidant-activity-and-their-delivery-via-nanotubes-and-nanocones
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Houshang Najafi, Zeynab Mohamadi Yarijani, Meysam Najafi
In this study, the antioxidant activity of crocin via experimental and theoretical methods was investigated. In order to induce oxidative stress, 30-min renal ischemia and 24-h reperfusion were used in male Wistar rats. Oxidative stress was assessed by measuring tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) and ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP). The results showed that following ischemia/reperfusion, the level of MDA was increased and FRAP decreased. Both of these changes were alleviated by crocin administration. The bond dissociation enthalpy and ionization potential values as enthalpies of mechanism of antioxidant activity of crocin were calculated by density functional theory method...
July 17, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714688/design-of-a-chemical-probe-for-the-bromodomain-and-plant-homeodomain-finger-containing-brpf-family-of-proteins
#9
Niall Igoe, Elliott D Bayle, Cynthia Tallant, Oleg Fedorov, Julia C Meier, Pavel Savitsky, Catherine Rogers, Yannick Morias, Sarah Scholze, Helen Boyd, Danen Cunoosamy, David M Andrews, Anne Cheasty, Paul E Brennan, Susanne Müller, Stefan Knapp, Paul V Fish
The bromodomain and PHD finger-containing (BRPF) family are scaffolding proteins important for the recruitment of histone acetyltransferases of the MYST family to chromatin. Here we describe NI-57 (16) as new pan-BRPF chemical probe of the bromodomain (BRD) of the BRPFs. Inhibitor 16 preferentially bound the BRD of BRPF1 and BRD1 over BRPF3, whereas binding to BRD9 was weaker. 16 has excellent selectivity over non-class IV BRD proteins. Target engagement of BRPF1B and BRD1 with 16 was demonstrated in nanoBRET and FRAP assays...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711023/gingival-crevicular-fluid-and-plasma-oxidative-stress-markers-and-tgm-2-levels-in-chronic-periodontitis
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Sema Becerik, Veli Özgen Öztürk, Peter Celec, Natalia Kamodyova, Gül Atilla, Gülnur Emingil
OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to evaluate the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and plasma transglutaminase-2 (TGM-2), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), total oxidant status (TOS), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in patients with chronic periodontal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with chronic periodontitis (CP), 20 patients with gingivitis and 20 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study...
June 29, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708420/dose-response-effect-of-tualang-honey-on-postprandial-antioxidant-activity-and-oxidative-stress-in-female-athletes-a-pilot-study
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Nur Syamsina Ahmad, Azlina Abdul Aziz, Kin Weng Kong, Mohamad Shariff A Hamid, Jadeera Phaik Geok Cheong, Sareena Hanim Hamzah
OBJECTIVES: Tualang honey (TH) contains antioxidants such as ascorbic acid, phenolic acids, and flavonoids that may be protective against oxidative stress of exercise. The aim of this study was to examine the postprandial antioxidant activity and oxidative stress after ingestion of high and low dosages of TH in female athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty female athletes (aged 21.3 [2.1] years; body weight [BW] 54.1 [5.7] kg) were randomly assigned into two groups and consumed either 1...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705500/development-and-characterization-of-bioactive-edible-films-from-spider-crab-maja-crispata-chitosan-incorporated-with-spirulina-extract
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Rafik Balti, Mohamed Ben Mansour, Nadhem Sayari, Lamia Yacoubi, Lotfi Rabaoui, Nicolas Brodu, Anthony Massé
Active food packaging films based on crab chitosan and Spirulina extract (SE) were developed. The effects of the SE incorporation at different levels on physical (color, opacity water vapor and oxygen permeability) and mechanical (tensile strength and elongation at break) properties of chitosan films were investigated. FTIR was carried out to observe the potential modifications of the chitosan films when incorporated with SE. The obtained results suggested that incorporation of SE into chitosan films improved mechanical and barrier properties...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704934/functioning-of-fluorescent-proteins-in-aggregates-in-anthozoa-species-and-in-recombinant-artificial-models
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Natalia V Povarova, Natalia D Petri, Anna E Blokhina, Alexey M Bogdanov, Nadya G Gurskaya, Konstantin A Lukyanov
Despite great advances in practical applications of fluorescent proteins (FPs), their natural function is poorly understood. FPs display complex spatio-temporal expression patterns in living Anthozoa coral polyps. Here we applied confocal microscopy, specifically, the fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) technique to analyze intracellular localization and mobility of endogenous FPs in live tissues. We observed three distinct types of protein distributions in living tissues. One type of distribution, characteristic for Anemonia, Discosoma and Zoanthus, is free, highly mobile cytoplasmic localization...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704760/synthesis-and-anti-oxidant-activity-evaluation-of-%C3%A2-anastatins-a-b-and-their-analogs
#14
Guojun Pan, Xuehui Li, Long Zhao, Meng Wu, Chao Su, Xuzhe Li, Yongmin Zhang, Peng Yu, Yuou Teng, Kui Lu
Two novel flavonoids (±)-Anastatins A and B as well as 14 analogs, which containing a benzofuran moiety, were synthesized by using halogenation, Suzuki coupling reaction and an oxidation/Oxa-Michael reaction cascade as the key steps. The structures of the new flavonoids were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HRMS. The antioxidant activities of them as well as the key intermediates were evaluated by ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay and the active compounds were evaluated in the PC12 cell model of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative damage...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702643/antioxidant-ace-inhibitory-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-fermented-goat-milk-activity-and-physicochemical-property-relationship-of-the-peptide-components
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Miriam Moreno-Montoro, Manuel Olalla-Herrera, José Ángel Rufián-Henares, Rafael Giménez Martínez, Beatriz Miralles, Triana Bergillos, Miguel Navarro-Alarcón, Paula Jauregi
Increasing evidence on goat milk and the health benefits of its derived products beyond its nutritional value show its potential as a functional food. In this study, goat milk fractions were tested for their total antioxidant capacity using different methods (ORAC, ABTS, DPPH and FRAP), as well as their angiotensin-I-converting-enzyme inhibitory and antimicrobial (against Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus) activities. Different whey fractions (whey, cation exchange membrane permeate P and retentate R) of two fermented skimmed goat milks (ultrafiltered goat milk fermented with the classical starter bacteria or with the classical starter plus the Lactobacillus plantarum C4 probiotic strain) were assessed...
July 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701724/dynamic-microtubule-association-of-doublecortin-x-dcx-is-regulated-by-its-c-terminus
#16
Maryam Moslehi, Dominic C H Ng, Marie A Bogoyevitch
Doublecortin X (DCX), known to be essential for neuronal migration and cortical layering in the developing brain, is a 40 kDa microtubule (MT)-associated protein. DCX directly interacts with MTs via its two structured doublecortin (DC) domains, but the dynamics of this association and the possible regulatory roles played by the flanking unstructured regions remain poorly defined. Here, we employ quantitative fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) protocols in living cells to reveal that DCX shows remarkably rapid and complete exchange within the MT network but that the removal of the C-terminal region significantly slows this exchange...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701358/mechanism-of-action-of-the-anti-inflammatory-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-jm2
#17
J Matthew Rhett, Bennett W Calder, Stephen A Fann, Heather Bainbridge, Robert G Gourdie, Michael J Yost
Connexin-based therapeutics have shown the potential for therapeutic efficacy in improving wound healing. Our previous work demonstrated that the connexin43 (Cx43)-mimetic peptide JM2 reduced the acute inflammatory response to a submuscular implant model by inhibiting purinergic signaling. Given the prospective application in improving tissue engineered construct tolerance that these results indicated, we sought to determine the mechanism of action for JM2 in the present study. Using confocal microscopy, a gap-FRAP cell communication assay, and an ethidium bromide uptake assay of hemichannel function we found that the peptide reduced cell-surface Cx43 levels, Cx43 gap junction (GJ) size, GJ communication, and hemichannel activity...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699753/identification-of-anthocyanins-from-four-kinds-of-berries-and-their-inhibition-activity-to-%C3%AE-glycosidase-and-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-by-hplc-ft-icr-ms-ms
#18
Ting Xiao, Zhenghong Guo, Baoshan Sun, Yuqing Zhao
The polyphenolic profiles of four berries (blueberry, bilberry, mulberry, and cranberry) in China were investigated using Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS). Thirty-nine polyphenols including 26 anthocyanins, 9 flavonoids, and 4 phenolic acids were identified accurately. Cyanidin aglycones are common in four berries, and malvidin aglycones are the main compounds found in bilberry and cranberry. The anthocyanin level in blueberry are the highest with 739.6 ± 17.14 mg/g DW and presented the strongest antioxidant capacity in DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, and ORAC assay...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698489/dietary-vitamin-c-e-and-%C3%AE-carotene-intake-does-not-significantly-affect-plasma-or-salivary-antioxidant-indices-and-salivary-c-reactive-protein-in-older-subjects
#19
Anna Gawron-Skarbek, Agnieszka Guligowska, Anna Prymont-Przymińska, Małgorzata Godala, Agnieszka Kolmaga, Dariusz Nowak, Franciszek Szatko, Tomasz Kostka
It is not clear whether habitual dietary intake influences the antioxidant or inflammatory status. The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of antioxidative vitamins C, E, and β-carotene obtained from daily food rations on plasma and salivary Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC), uric acid and salivary C-reactive protein (CRP). The study involved 80 older subjects (66.9 ± 4.3 years), divided into two groups: group 1 (n = 43) with lower and group 2 (n = 37) with higher combined vitamins C, E and β-carotene intake...
July 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698451/phenolics-from-mikania-micrantha-and-their-antioxidant-activity
#20
Li-Mei Dong, Xu-Chao Jia, Qing-Wen Luo, Qiang Zhang, Bi Luo, Wen-Bin Liu, Xu Zhang, Qiao-Lin Xu, Jian-Wen Tan
A phytochemical study on the aerial parts of Mikania micrantha led to the isolation of two new phenolic compounds, benzyl 5-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-2,5-dihydroxybenzoate (1) and (7S,8R)-threo-dihydroxydehydrodiconiferyl alcohol 9-acetate (2), together with twelve known compounds, benzyl 2-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-2,6-dihydroxybenzoate (3), 4-allyl-2,6-dimethoxyphenol glucoside (4), (+)-isolariciresinol (5), icariol A₂ (6), 9,10-dihydroxythymol (7), 8,9,10-trihydroxythymol (8), caffeic acid (9), p-coumaric acid (10), ethyl protocatechuate (11), procatechuic aldehyde (12), 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (13), and hydroquinone (14)...
July 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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