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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895237/a-comprehensive-characterisation-of-rosemary-tea-obtained-from-rosmarinus-officinalis-l-collected-in-a-sub-humid-area-of-tunisia
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Mariem Achour, Raquel Mateos, Maha Ben Fredj, Ali Mtiraoui, Laura Bravo, Saad Saguem
INTRODUCTION: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is an aromatic plant common in Tunisia and it is widely consumed as a tea in traditional cuisine and in folk medicine to treat various illnesses. Currently, most research efforts have been focused on rosemary essential oil, alcoholic and aqueous extracts, however, little is reported on rosemary infusion composition. OBJECTIVE: To investigate compounds present in rosemary tea obtained from Rosmarinus officinalis L...
September 12, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884079/podophyllotoxin-a-novel-potential-natural-anticancer-agent
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REVIEW
Hamidreza Ardalani, Amir Avan, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present review is to give an overview about the role, biosynthesis, and characteristics of Podophyllotoxin (PTOX) as a potential antitumor agent with particular emphasis on key biosynthesis processes, function of related enzymes and characterization of genes encoding the enzymes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Google scholar, PubMed and Scopus were searched for literatures which have studied identification, characterization, fermentation and therapeutic effects of PTOX and published in English language until end of 2016...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863384/therapeutical-strategies-for-anxiety-and-anxiety-like-disorders-using-plant-derived-natural-compounds-and-plant-extracts
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REVIEW
Julia Fedotova, Peter Kubatka, Dietrich Büsselberg, Alexander G Shleikin, Martin Caprnda, Jozef Dragasek, Luis Rodrigo, Miroslav Pohanka, Iveta Gasparova, Vladimir Nosal, Radka Opatrilova, Tawar Qaradakhi, Anthony Zulli, Peter Kruzliak
Anxiety and anxiety-like disorders describe many mental disorders, yet fear is a common overwhelming symptom often leading to depression. Currently two basic strategies are discussed to treat anxiety: pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy. In the pharmacotherapeutical clinical approach, several conventional synthetic anxiolytic drugs are being used with several adverse effects. Therefore, studies to find suitable safe medicines from natural sources are being sought by researchers. The results of a plethora experimental studies demonstrated that dietary phytochemicals like alkaloids, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic acids, lignans, cinnamates, and saponins or various plant extracts with the mixture of different phytochemicals possess anxiolytic effects in a wide range of animal models of anxiety...
August 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862686/identification-of-polar-constituents-in-the-decoction-of-juglans-mandshurica-and-in-the-medicated-egg-prepared-with-the-decoction-by-hplc-q-tof-ms%C3%A2
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Tian-Min Wang, Ying Fu, Wen-Jie Yu, Chen Chen, Xue Di, Hui Zhang, Yan-Jun Zhai, Zheng-Yun Chu, Ting-Guo Kang, Hu-Biao Chen
As a folk medicinal plant, Juglans mandshurica has been used for the treatment of cancer in China and Korea. Traditionally, J. mandshurica is decocted together with chicken eggs. Both the decoction and medicated eggs possess anti-tumor properties. Clarifying the constituents of the decoction and absorbed by the medicated eggs is essential for the investigation of the active principles of J. mandshurica. Herein, the medicated eggs were prepared by decocting raw chicken eggs, having unbroken shells, with the decoction of J...
September 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839377/flavones-and-lignans-from-the-stems-of-wikstroemia-scytophylla-diels
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Jie-Ping Lei, Juan-Juan Yuan, Sheng-Hao Pi, Rui Wang, Rui Tan, Chao-Ying Ma, Tao Zhang, He-Zhong Jiang
BACKGROUND: The genus Wikstroemia has about 70 species, but only a limited number of species have been studied chemically. Wikstroemia indica has long been used as a traditional crude drug in China. However, there is no report about the bioactivity of Wikstroemia scytophylla. OBJECTIVE: This paper reports the chemical investigation and biological evaluation of the W. scytophylla. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The EtOAc extraction of W. scytophylla was isolated using chromatographic methods, and the compounds were analyzed by spectroscopic methods...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837110/phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-traditional-uses-of-plants-from-the-genus-trachelospermum-l
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REVIEW
Zefeng Zhao, Xirui He, Yuhui Zhao, Ying Sun, Xufei Chen, Ye Cun, Linhong Huang, Yajun Bai, Xiaohui Zheng
This paper is intended to review advances in the botanical, phytochemical, traditional uses and pharmacological studies of the genus Trachelospermum. Until now, 138 chemical constituents have been isolated and characterized from these plants, particularly from T. asiaticum and T. jasminoides. Among these compounds, lignans, triterpenoids, and flavonoids are the major bioactive constituents. Studies have shown that plants from the genus Trachelospermum exhibit an extensive range of pharmacological properties both in vivo and in vitro, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antitumor, antiviral and antibacterial activities...
August 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808723/plasma-metabolite-abundances-are-associated-with-urinary-enterolactone-excretion-in-healthy-participants-on-controlled-diets
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Fayth L Miles, Sandi L Navarro, Yvonne Schwarz, Haiwei Gu, Danijel Djukovic, Timothy W Randolph, Ali Shojaie, Mario Kratz, Meredith A J Hullar, Paul D Lampe, Marian L Neuhouser, Daniel Raftery, Johanna W Lampe
Enterolignans, products of gut bacterial metabolism of plant lignans, have been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases, but their association with other plasma metabolites is unknown. We examined plasma metabolite profiles according to urinary enterolignan excretion in a cross-sectional analysis using data from a randomized crossover, controlled feeding study. Eighty healthy adult males and females completed two 28-day feeding periods differing by glycemic load, refined carbohydrate, and fiber content...
August 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793307/larrea-tridentata-a-novel-source-for-anti-parasitic-agents-active-against-entamoeba-histolytica-giardia-lamblia-and-naegleria-fowleri
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Bharat Bashyal, Linfeng Li, Trpta Bains, Anjan Debnath, Daniel V LaBarbera
Protozoan parasites infect and kill millions of people worldwide every year, particularly in developing countries where access to clean fresh water is limited. Among the most common are intestinal parasites, including Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica. These parasites wreak havoc on the epithelium lining the small intestines (G. lamblia) and colon (E. histolytica) causing giardiasis and amebiasis, respectively. In addition, there are less common but far more deadly pathogens such as Naegleria fowleri that thrive in warm waters and infect the central nervous systems of their victims via the nasal passages...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783086/bioactive-constituents-from-the-whole-plants-of-gentianella-acuta-michx-hulten
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Zhijuan Ding, Yanxia Liu, Jingya Ruan, Shengcai Yang, Haiyang Yu, Meiling Chen, Yi Zhang, Tao Wang
As a Mongolian native medicine and Ewenki folk medicinal plant, Gentianella acuta has been widely used for the treatment of diarrhea, hepatitis, arrhythmia, and coronary heart disease. In the course of investigating efficacy compounds to treat diarrhea using a mouse isolated intestine tissue model, we found 70% EtOH extract of G. acuta whole plants had an inhibitory effect on intestine contraction tension. Here, nineteen constituents, including five new compounds, named as gentiiridosides A (1), B (2), gentilignanoside A (3), (1R)-2,2,3-trimethyl-4-hydroxymethylcyclopent-3-ene-1-methyl-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), and (3Z)-3-hexene-1,5-diol 1-O-α-l-arabinopyranosyl(1→6)-β-d-glucopyranoside (5) were obtained from it...
August 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780467/in-vitro-schistosomicidal-and-antiviral-activities-of-arctium-lappa-l-asteraceae-against-schistosoma-mansoni-and-herpes-simplex-virus-1
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Mirna Meana Dias, Ohana Zuza, Lorena R Riani, Priscila de Faria Pinto, Pedro Luiz Silva Pinto, Marcos P Silva, Josué de Moraes, Ana Caroline Z Ataíde, Fernanda de Oliveira Silva, Alzira Batista Cecílio, Ademar A Da Silva Filho
Schistosomiasis and herpes diseases represent serious issues to the healthcare systems, infecting a large number of people worldwide, mainly in developing countries. Arctium lappa L. (Asteraceae), known as "bardana" and "burdock", is a medicinal plant popularly used for several purposes, including as antiseptic. In this study, we evaluated the in vitro schistosomicidal and antiherpes activities of the crude extract of A. lappa, which have not yet been described. Fruits of A. lappa L. were extracted by maceration with ethanol: H2O (96:4 v/v) in order to obtain the hydroalcoholic extract of A...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780087/short-communication-the-mammalian-lignan-enterolactone-is-absorbed-by-newborn-dairy-calves-fed-enterolactone-enriched-milk
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C P Ghedini, N L Whitehouse, D C Moura, A S Oliveira, A F Brito
Flaxseed is the richest source of the plant lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside, which is converted to the mammalian lignans enterolactone (EL) and enterodiol by the gut microbiota of ruminants and humans. Enterolactone has been associated with improved animal and human health due to its antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. The objective of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of EL in newborn dairy calves fed milk replacer or EL-enriched milk. We hypothesized that newborn Holstein calves fed EL-enriched milk would have greater area under the curve and plasma concentration of EL compared with those fed milk replacer...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764799/metabolomics-study-of-the-therapeutic-mechanism-of-schisandra-chinensis-lignans-in-diet-induced-hyperlipidemia-mice
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Jing-Hui Sun, Xu Liu, Li-Xin Cong, He Li, Cheng-Yi Zhang, Jian-Guang Chen, Chun-Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: Schisandra, a globally distributed plant, has been widely applied for the treatment of diseases such as hyperlipidemia, fatty liver and obesity in China. In the present work, a rapid resolution liquid chromatography coupled with quadruple-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (RRLC-Q-TOF-MS)-based metabolomics was conducted to investigate the intervention effect of Schisandra chinensis lignans (SCL) on hyperlipidemia mice induced by high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Hyperlipidemia mice were orally administered with SCL (100 mg/kg) once a day for 4 weeks...
August 1, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763961/impact-of-extraction-techniques-on-antioxidant-capacities-and-phytochemical-composition-of-polyphenol-rich-extracts
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Cecilia Castro-López, Janeth M Ventura-Sobrevilla, María D González-Hernández, Romeo Rojas, Juan A Ascacio-Valdés, Cristóbal N Aguilar, Guillermo C G Martínez-Ávila
In this work, impact of extraction methods (maceration, decoction, MAE, and UAE) on TPC, antioxidant activity, and the mass fraction of phenolics in several plant extracts (Punica granatum, Juglans regia, Moringa oleifera, and Cassia fistula) was investigated. The results showed that, despite the nature of matrix, the highest values of TPC in all samples were obtained by MAE as follows: PP (18.92±0.11), ML (15.19±0.11), HL (12.69±0.16), and WS (12.80±0.11) mg GAEg(-1) respectively, and exhibited potent antioxidant activity (from 0...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732803/-7-s-hydroxymatairesinol-protects-against-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-response-in-endothelial-cells-by-blocking-the-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-ho-1
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Di Yang, Chen-Xi Xiao, Zheng-Hua Su, Meng-Wei Huang, Ming Qin, Wei-Jun Wu, Wan-Wan Jia, Yi-Zhun Zhu, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Endothelial inflammation is an increasingly prevalent condition in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. (-)-7(S)-hydroxymatairesinol (7-HMR), a naturally occurring plant lignan, possesses both antioxidant and anti-cancer properties and therefore would be a good strategy to suppress tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-mediated inflammation in vascular endothelial cells (VECs). PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate for its anti-inflammatory effect on TNF-α-stimulated VECs and underling mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728453/incomplete-metabolism-of-phytoestrogens-by-gut-microbiota-from-children-under-the-age-of-three
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Pilar Gaya, Abel Sánchez-Jiménez, Ángela Peirotén, Margarita Medina, José Maria Landete
Phytoestrogens are plant-derived polyphenols with structural and functional similarities to mammalian oestrogens. The aim of this work was to study the metabolism of phytoestrogens by children's intestinal microbiota and to compare it with previous results in adults. Faecal samples of 24 healthy children were subjected to phytoestrogen fermentation assay. Only one child produced equol, while O-desmethylangolensin was found in all. Urolithin production was detected in 14 children and enterolactone in 10. Further comparison with the metabolism of phytoestrogens by adult intestinal microbiota reflected that glycitein, dihydrogenistein, urolithins D and E, enterolactone, secoisolariciresinol and arctigenin were the most important metabolites differentiating between adult and child microbial gut metabolism...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725237/a-novel-soybean-dirigent-gene-gmdir22-contributes-to-promotion-of-lignan-biosynthesis-and-enhances-resistance-to-phytophthora-sojae
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Ninghui Li, Ming Zhao, Tengfei Liu, Lidong Dong, Qun Cheng, Junjiang Wu, Le Wang, Xi Chen, Chuanzhong Zhang, Wencheng Lu, Pengfei Xu, Shuzhen Zhang
Phytophthora root and stem rot caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora sojae is a destructive disease of soybean worldwide. Plant dirigent proteins (DIR) are proposed to have roles in biosynthesis of either lignan or lignin-like molecules, and are important for defense responses, secondary metabolism, and pathogen resistance. In the present work, a novel DIR gene expressed sequence tag is identified as up-regulated in the highly resistant soybean cultivar 'Suinong 10' inoculated with P. sojae. The full length cDNA is isolated using rapid amplification of cDNA ends, and designated GmDIR22 (GenBank accession no...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708573/natural-product-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Thanh Tung Bui, Thanh Hai Nguyen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is related to increasing age. It is mainly characterized by progressive neurodegenerative disease, which damages memory and cognitive function. Natural products offer many options to reduce the progress and symptoms of many kinds of diseases, including AD. Meanwhile, natural compound structures, including lignans, flavonoids, tannins, polyphenols, triterpenes, sterols, and alkaloids, have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-amyloidogenic, and anticholinesterase activities. In this review, we summarize the pathogenesis and targets for treatment of AD...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699242/plant-lignans-inhibit-growth-trichothecene-biosynthesis-in-fusarium-graminearum
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August 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699001/identification-classification-and-transcriptional-profiles-of-dirigent-domain-containing-proteins-in-sugarcane
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Paula Macedo Nobile, Alexandra Bottcher, Juliana L S Mayer, Michael S Brito, Ivan A Dos Anjos, Marcos Guimarães de Andrade Landell, Renato Vicentini, Silvana Creste, Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Paulo Mazzafera
Dirigent (DIR) proteins, encoded by DIR genes, are referred to as "dirigent" because they direct the outcome of the coupling of the monolignol coniferyl alcohol into (+) or (-) pinoresinol, the first intermediates in the enantiocomplementary pathways for lignan biosynthesis. DIR domain-containing or DIR-like proteins are, thus, termed for not having a clear characterization. A transcriptome- and genome-wide survey of DIR domain-containing proteins in sugarcane was carried out, in addition to phylogenetic, physicochemical and transcriptional analyses...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691860/a-new-furofuran-lignan-from-piper-terminaliflorum-tseng
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Tie Liu, Qian Liang, Xin-Min Zhang, Shen-Yang Huang, Wen-Hui Xu
The chemical investigation of whole plants Piper terminaliflorum Tseng led to the isolation of one new furofuran lignan, 7-methoxyasarinin (1), along with three known amide alkaloids (2-4) as N-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxycinnamoylpyrrole (2), dihydropipercide (3) and 1-[(2E,4E,9E)-10-(3,4-Methylenedioxyphenyl)-2,4,9-undecatrienoyl]pyrrolidine (4). Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses, including 1D, 2D NMR and HR-ESI-MS, and by comparison with the literature. Compounds (2-4) were isolated from Piper terminaliflorum Tseng for the first time...
July 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
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