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quercetin, curcumin

Jonathan Fusi, Sara Bianchi, Simona Daniele, Silvia Pellegrini, Claudia Martini, Fabio Galetta, Luca Giovannini, Ferdinando Franzoni
Oxidative stress arises from an imbalance between the production of free radicals and antioxidant defences. Several studies have suggested that dietary antioxidants (such as polyphenols and berberine) may counteract oxidative stress through the involvement of the Sirtuin 1/Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase (SIRT1/AMPK) pathway. The aim of this study was to evaluate the direct and specific antioxidant activity of some natural compounds, as well as their ability to modulate the expression of SIRT1 and the activation of AMPK...
March 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Mina Cheraghi Nirumand, Marziyeh Hajialyani, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Stéphane Zingue, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee
Kidney stones are one of the oldest known and common diseases in the urinary tract system. Various human studies have suggested that diets with a higher intake of vegetables and fruits play a role in the prevention of kidney stones. In this review, we have provided an overview of these dietary plants, their main chemical constituents, and their possible mechanisms of action. Camellia sinensis (green tea), Rubus idaeus (raspberry), Rubia cordifolia (common madder), Petroselinum crispum (parsley), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Pistacia lentiscus (mastic), Solanum xanthocarpum (yellow-fruit nightshade), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), Dolichos biflorus ( horse gram ), Ammi visnaga (khella), Nigella sativa (black-cumin), Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle), and Origanum vulgare (oregano) have received considerable interest based on scientific evidence...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Fawzi Mahomoodally, Shanoo Suroowan
Common auto-inflammatory disorders (CAIDs) induce considerable suffering over the world. A panoply of synthetic medications areis available for theirits management. Nonetheless, available drug classes are limited by adverse effects, low systemic absorption, and high costs. In addition, no cure exists for most CAIDs. Interestingly, herbal products present a tremendous potential for development as anti-inflammatory agents. In this endeavor, major scientific databases; Google Scholar, Pubmed, ScienceDirect, and Scopus were explored to highlight novel therapeutic approaches using herbal products for CAIDs prophylaxis, management, treatment, and prevention of relapse...
February 12, 2018: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
Michele Carlo Schiavi, Maria Grazia Porpora, Flaminia Vena, Giovanni Prata, Valentina Sciuga, Ottavia D'Oria, Chiara Di Tucci, Delia Savone, Natalia Aleksa, Andrea Giannini, Maria Paola Nusiner, Marzio Angelo Zullo, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of orally administered combination of hyaluronic acid (HA), chondroitin sulfate (CS), curcumin, and quercetin for the prevention of postcoital recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in reproductive age women. METHODS: Ninety-eight consecutive patients in reproductive age affected by UTI were considered for the study. All 98 patients received a combination of HA, CS, curcumin, and quercetin two tablets per diem for the first month and one tablet every day for the next 5 months...
January 31, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Snehal Gite, R Paul Ross, Dara Kirke, Freddy Guihéneuf, Justine Aussant, Dagmar B Stengel, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan, Catherine Stanton
OBJECTIVES: To search for novel compounds that will protect neuronal cells under stressed conditions that may help to restore neuronal plasticity. METHODS: A model of corticosterone (CORT)-induced stress in human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y) was used to compare the efficacy of 6 crude extracts and 10 pure compounds (6 polyphenols, 2 carotenoids, 1 amino acid analogue, and 1 known antidepressant drug) to increase neuronal plasticity and to decrease cytotoxicity...
January 29, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
Byungjun Ahn, Seong-Gyu Lee, Hye Ryeon Yoon, Jeong Min Lee, Hyeok Jin Oh, Ho Min Kim, Yongwon Jung
Human ferritins are emerging platforms for non-toxic protein-based drug delivery, due to their intrinsic or acquirable targeting abilities to cancer cells and hollow cage structures for drug loading. However, reliable strategies for high-level drug encapsulation within ferritin cavities and prompt cellular drug release are still lacking. Here we developed new ferritin nanocages with partially opened hydrophobic channels, which provide stable routes for spontaneous and highly accumulated loading of Fe(II)-conjugated drugs as well as pH-responsive rapid drug release at endoplasmic pH...
January 23, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
Marc Francaux, Louise Deldicque
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight recent evidence for the ability of polyphenols and their derivatives to reduce muscle wasting in different pathological states. RECENT FINDINGS: From January 2016 to August 2017, four articles dealt with the effects of polyphenols on muscle wasting, which were all carried out in mice. The four studies found that polyphenols reduced muscle mass loss associated with cancer cachexia, acute inflammation or sciatic nerve section. One study even showed that muscle mass was totally preserved when rutin was added to the diet of mice undergoing cancer cachexia...
January 19, 2018: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Poonam Sharma, Irshad Aslam Khan, Rambir Singh
Background: Dietary antioxidants protect tissues and organs against insecticides/xenobiotic-induced damage. In the present study, we evaluated the results of exposure to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, cypermethrin (Cyp) and deltamethrin (Del) and possible protective effects of curcumin and quercetin on reproductive system in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this controlled experimental study, 42 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 7 groups of 6 animals...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
Linda L Eastham, Candace M Howard, Premalatha Balachandran, David S Pasco, Pier Paolo Claudio
Enthusiasm for the use of dietary bioactive compounds as chemopreventive agents and adjuvants for current therapies has increased laboratory research conducted on several types of cancers including Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). The green chemoprevention movement is a modern approach to highlight healthy lifestyle changes that aim to decrease the incidence of HNSCC. A healthy diet can be an effective way to prevent the development of oral cancers. Discovery of the naturally occurring plant based compounds called phytochemicals has facilitated the development of new treatment strategies for patients that are at risk for, or have developed HNSCC...
January 12, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
Laraib Liaquat, Zehra Batool, Sadia Sadir, Sahar Rafiq, SidrahShahzad, Tahira Perveen, Saida Haider
AIMS: Free radical mediated neurotoxicity is a leading cause of neurodegenerative disorders. Neurodegeneration due to oxidative stress can produce cognitive dysfunctions. Flavonoids and curcuminoids are naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds that display a variety of therapeutic importance against oxidative stress. MAIN METHODS: This study was designed to assess potential role of polyphenolic compounds in neurocognitive functions and prevention against oxidative stress...
December 26, 2017: Life Sciences
Niria Treviño-Saldaña, Gerardo García-Rivas
Modulation of posttranslational modifications (PTMs), such as protein acetylation, is considered a novel therapeutic strategy to combat the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. Protein hyperacetylation is associated with the development of numerous cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure. In addition, decreased expression and activity of the deacetylases Sirt1, Sirt3, and Sirt6 have been linked to the development and progression of cardiac dysfunction...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Lokesh K N, Channarayappa, Marikunte Venkataranganna, Gunti Gowtham Raj, Hansraj Patil, Hardik Dave
The excess of iron in plasma and cellular compartment pose direct and indirect toxic effects. In the present investigation, we proposed additive function of nutritional bioactive ligands in combination which has shown enhanced antioxidant and iron(III) chelation property. The optimal interaction and in vitro antioxidant activity of tertiary mixture comprising of curcumin+quercetin+gallic acid was validated by central composite design (CCD) based on ferric reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP). The additive denticity of nutritional bioactive ligands was investigated by UV-vis, FTIR & MALDI-TOF-MS analysis, which has given substantial evidence for the formation of tris-bidentate [curcumin-quercetin-gallic acid-Fe(III)] co-ordination complex...
January 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Namdeo Jadhav, Sameer Nadaf, Dipali Lohar, Pravin Ghagare, Trupti Powar
BACKGROUND: The quest to improve the therapeutic effectiveness of herbal drugs has driven rigorously the pharmaceutical research towards development of herbal nanoparticles. Till date, various approaches have been adopted for the design of herbal nanoparticles. METHODS: We carried out an organized search of bibliographic databases consisting of an ample number of published abstracts and research articles using a focused review questionaries and insertion/omission criteria...
November 19, 2017: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Ergül Mutlu Altundağ, Ayşe Mine Yılmaz, Semra Koçtürk, Yavuz Taga, A Suha Yalçın
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a major hematopoietic malignancy characterized by expansion of myeloid cells. In this study, we have investigated whether quercetin, curcumin and their combination induce apoptosis and inhibit growth of K562 cells. We have observed that quercetin and curcumin combination induced apoptosis accompanied by increased ROS and decreased GSH levels as well as loss of mitochondrial membrane potential. Our mRNA and protein expression results suggested that cytochrome c was released from mitochondria causing PARP and caspase-9 cleavages, the hallmarks of mitochondrial apoptotic pathway...
November 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
Yueshui Zhao, Bo Chen, Jing Shen, Lin Wan, Yinxin Zhu, Tao Yi, Zhangang Xiao
Over the past two decades, obesity has been one of the major public health concerns in most countries. In the search for new molecules that could be used for the treatment of obesity, good perspectives have been opened up for polyphenols, a class of natural bioactive phytochemicals. Experimental and limited clinical trial evidence supports that some polyphenols such as quercetin, curcumin, and resveratrol have potential benefit functions on obesity treatment. This brief review focuses on the main functions of the above-named polyphenols on adipose tissue...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Anu Singh, Lavkush, Amit Kumar Kureel, P K Dutta, Sushil Kumar, Ambak Kumar Rai
In this study, we have synthesized chitin-glucan quercetin conjugate (ChGCQ) by an easy and facile free radical grafting reaction. The structure of ChGCQ was confirmed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) and Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Curcumin was loaded into ChGCQ to study its anti-cancer efficiency. The biocompatibility of ChGCQ and curcumin loaded ChGCQ (Cu-ChGCQ) were analysed by different assays in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and cytotoxicity test was performed in a macrophage cancer cell line (J774)...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Shireen Chikara, Lokesh Dalasanur Nagaprashantha, Jyotsana Singhal, David Horne, Sanjay Awasthi, Sharad S Singhal
Several epidemiological observations have shown an inverse relation between consumption of plant-based foods, rich in phytochemicals, and incidence of cancer. Phytochemicals, secondary plant metabolites, via their antioxidant property play a key role in cancer chemoprevention by suppressing oxidative stress-induced DNA damage. In addition, they modulate several oxidative stress-mediated signaling pathways through their anti-oxidant effects, and ultimately protect cells from undergoing molecular changes that trigger carcinogenesis...
January 28, 2018: Cancer Letters
Nanaware Sadhana, Sathiyanarayanan Lohidasan, Kakasaheb Ramoo Mahadik
OBJECTIVE: Propolis, a resinous material collected by honey bees from various plants, has been explored globally for its medicinal and nutritional properties. However, research over Indian propolis is at infancy. This study was designed to investigate nutraceutical potential of Indian propolis. METHODS: In the present study, propolis extract was standardized with respect to markers caffeic acid phenethyl ester, caffeic acid, galangin, luteolin, curcumin, apigenin, pinocembrin and quercetin by new high-performance thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) methods...
November 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Izabela Sadowska-Bartosz, Ireneusz Stefaniuk, Bogumił Cieniek, Grzegorz Bartosz
TEMPO-phosphate has been introduced as a phosphate analogue to study phosphate transport in erythrocytes. The nitroxide is reduced intracellularly upon entering the cells, the membrane transport being the rate-limiting step of the loss of ESR signal. The use of TEMPO-phosphate is convenient and avoids the hazard of radioactivity. We studied the inhibition of TEMPO-phosphate transport to human erythrocytes by various compounds. DIDS and SITS, inhibitors of Band 3, inhibited the TEMPO-phosphate transport. 1-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid, inhibitor of monocarboxylate transporters, did not affect the permeation of TEMPO-phosphate...
November 27, 2017: Free Radical Research
Peng Li, Kun Ma, Hao-Yu Wu, Yan-Ping Wu, Bai-Xiang Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Atrazine (ATR) is a broad-spectrum herbicide in wide use around the world. However, ATR is neurotoxic and can cause cell death in dopaminergic neurons, leading to neurodegenerative disorders. Autophagy is the basic cellular catabolic process involving the degradation of proteins and damaged organelles. Studies have shown that certain plant compounds can induce autophagy and prevent neuronal cell death. This prompted us to investigate plant compounds that might reduce the neurotoxic effects of ATR...
October 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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