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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342933/in-vitro-anticoagulant-activity-and-active-components-of-safflower-injection
#1
Kai-Hong Wang, Shi-Fei Li, Yi Zhao, Hong-Xia Li, Li-Wei Zhang
Safflower injection is well-known as a traditional Chinese medicine used to improve the blood circulation. In this study, seven safflower injection samples from different companies were evaluated for their in vitro anticoagulant activity by measuring their activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time (PT) against human plasma. The screening results suggested that the safflower injections exhibited a significant prolonging influence on APTT (p < 0.05 vs. the control group), but not on prolonging PT (p > 0...
January 15, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317030/combination-of-chemical-fingerprinting-with-bioassay-a-preferable-approach-for-quality-control-of-safflower-injection
#2
Wu W Feng, Yi Zhang, Jin F Tang, Cong E Zhang, Qin Dong, Rui Y Li, Xiao H Xiao, Cheng Peng, Xiao P Dong, Dan Yan
Safflower Injection is one kind of injections derived from traditional Chinese medicine. It is widely applied to treat cerebrovascular diseases such as acute cerebral infarction, stroke, coronary heart disease, and angiitis. However, most adverse reactions of Safflower Injection in clinic are caused by its quality problems. In this study, 10 batches of normal and 42 batches of abnormal Safflower Injections were obtained from the clinical practice. Their quality fluctuations were detected by chemical fingerprinting (CF, ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry) and bioassays including cell-based biological profile (CBP) assay and enzymatic assay...
March 20, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313201/water-and-nitrate-dynamics-in-safflower-field-lysimeters-under-different-irrigation-strategies-planting-methods-and-nitrogen-fertilization-and-application-of-hydrus-1d-model
#3
Mohammad Hossein Shahrokhnia, Ali Reza Sepaskhah
World recent concerns about the shortage of water resources and contamination of groundwater supplies have motivated scientists seeking for more efficient techniques in irrigation and fertilization of farms while taking the advantage of models. The objective of this study is to address how water and nitrogen (N) dynamics are affected by efficient management strategies and to evaluate the application of HYDRUS-1D model in these conditions. In terms of using management policies, different irrigation strategies, planting methods, and different N fertilization rates applied on safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L...
January 8, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310893/effect-of-fat-composition-in-enteral-nutrition-for-crohn-s-disease-in-adults-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Sarah M Ajabnoor, Alastair Forbes
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The role of enteral nutrition (EN) fat composition in regulating inflammation in Crohn's disease (CD) is not clear. There is, moreover, insufficient evidence to guide the choice of EN in CD with any confidence. We have reanalysed the findings of previous studies in a systematic review focussing on the relationship between EN fat content and remission rates (RR). METHODS: A systematic search with no language restriction was undertaken in Medline and Embase databases supplemented by a manual search in the reference lists of identified studies...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298512/protective-effect-of-safflower-seed-on-cisplatin-induced-renal-damage-in-mice-via-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-mediated-pathways
#5
Chan Hum Park, Ah Young Lee, Ji Hyun Kim, Su Hui Seong, Gwi Yeong Jang, Eun Ju Cho, Jae Sue Choi, Jungkee Kwon, Young Ock Kim, Sang Won Lee, Takako Yokozawa, Yu Su Shin
Cisplatin, a platinum chelate with potent antitumor activity against cancers of the testis, ovary, urinary bladder, prostate, and head and neck, has adverse effects on the kidney, bone marrow, and digestive organs, and its use is particularly limited by nephropathy as a side effect. In the present study, safflower seed extract was administered to a mouse model of cisplatin-induced acute renal failure to investigate its activity. Cisplatin (20[Formula: see text]mg/kg body weight) was administered by intraperitoneal injection to mice that had received oral safflower seed extract (100 or 200[Formula: see text]mg/kg body weight per day) for the preceding 2 days...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288971/effects-of-safflower-yellow-on-beta-amyloid-deposition-and-activation-of-astrocytes-in-the-brain-of-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#6
Xiao-Meng Shi, Hua Zhang, Zhang-Jiuzhi Zhou, Ying-Ying Ruan, Jie Pang, Lu Zhang, Wei Zhai, Yan-Li Hu
Safflower yellow (SY), one of traditional Chinese medicine extracted from safflower, has been shown to have neuroprotective effects on animal models of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's diseases (AD), by inhibiting oxidative injury, neuronal apoptosis and tau hyperphosphorylation. In this study, we investigated whether safflower yellow (SY) can improve cognitive function, decrease Amyloid β (Aβ) accumulation and overactivation of astrocytes in AD mouse model. We found that SY treatment significantly ameliorated the learning and memory deficits of APP/PS1 mice...
December 27, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287444/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-content-and-fatty-acids-profile-in-coconut-safflower-evening-primrose-and-linseed-oils
#7
Simone Alves da Silva, Elizabeth A F da Silva Torres, Adriana Palma de Almeida, Geni Rodrigues Sampaio
This study aimed at evaluating the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contamination of commercial vegetable oils and examined the identity through the fatty acids profiles. Coconut, safflower, evening primrose, and linseed oils marketed in São Paulo (Brazil) were investigated totaling 69 samples. Four PAHs, benzo[a]anthracene (BaA), chrysene (Chr), benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbF), and benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), were detected in 96% of the samples at individual levels ranging from not detected to 14.99 μg kg-1...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287390/determination-of-free-steroidal-compounds-in-vegetable-oils-by-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-coupled-to-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#8
Baocheng Xu, Liangxiao Zhang, Fei Ma, Wen Zhang, Xiupin Wang, Qi Zhang, Denglin Luo, Hongyan Ma, Peiwu Li
A method based on comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC × GC-TOF/MS) was developed to analyze steroidal compounds in vegetable oils, which could provide better separation and higher sensitivity than conventional one dimensional gas chromatography, and allowed determination of 31 sterols and triterpene alcohols in one injection. Furthermore, the approach also permitted separation and detection of small amounts of other compounds (may be steroidal compounds whose molecular structures have not been confirmed), which were obscured in the lower-resolution single-column technique...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280987/anti-inflammatory-and-skin-barrier-repair-effects-of-topical-application-of-some-plant-oils
#9
REVIEW
Tzu-Kai Lin, Lily Zhong, Juan Luis Santiago
Plant oils have been utilized for a variety of purposes throughout history, with their integration into foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. They are now being increasingly recognized for their effects on both skin diseases and the restoration of cutaneous homeostasis. This article briefly reviews the available data on biological influences of topical skin applications of some plant oils (olive oil, olive pomace oil, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, safflower seed oil, argan oil, soybean oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, borage oil, jojoba oil, oat oil, pomegranate seed oil, almond oil, bitter apricot oil, rose hip oil, German chamomile oil, and shea butter)...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239890/omega-3-decreases-interleukin-6-levels-in-hiv-and-hhv-8-co-infected-patients-results-from-a-randomized-supplementation-trial-in-uganda
#10
Anna E Coghill, Jeanette M Schenk, Zeina Mahkoul, Jackson Orem, Warren Phipps, Corey Casper
OBJECTIVE: Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an HIV-associated malignancy caused by human herpesvirus-8 that occurs at highest incidence in sub-Saharan Africa. KS patients often present with inflammatory symptoms associated with higher mortality. DESIGN: We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in Uganda to test whether omega-3 (ω-3) supplementation could reduce inflammation in HIV and HHV-8 co-infected adults ≥ 18 years of age. Patients with acute illness, AIDS, or advanced KS were ineligible, as were pregnant women...
December 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236874/physiological-response-and-productivity-of-safflower-lines-under-water-deficit-and-rehydration
#11
Fernanda P A P Bortolheiro, Marcelo A Silva
Water deficit is one of the major stresses affecting plant growth and productivity worldwide. Plants induce various morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular changes to adapt to the changing environment. Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.), a potential oil producer, is highly adaptable to various environmental conditions, such as lack of rainfall and temperatures. The objective of this work was to study the physiological and production characteristics of six safflower lines in response to water deficit followed by rehydration...
December 7, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224879/plant-oil-supplements-reduce-methane-emissions-and-improve-milk-fatty-acid-composition-in-dairy-cows-fed-grass-silage-based-diets-without-affecting-milk-yield
#12
A R Bayat, I Tapio, J Vilkki, K J Shingfield, H Leskinen
Four lipid supplements varying in chain length or degree of unsaturation were examined for their effects on milk yield and composition, ruminal CH4 emissions, rumen fermentation, nutrient utilization, and microbial ecology in lactating dairy cows. Five Nordic Red cows fitted with rumen cannulas were used in a 5 × 5 Latin square with five 28-d periods. Treatments comprised total mixed rations based on grass silage with a forage-to-concentrate ratio of 60:40 supplemented with no lipid (CO) or 50 g/kg of diet dry matter (DM) of myristic acid (MA), rapeseed oil (RO), safflower oil (SO), or linseed oil (LO)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190548/supplementation-with-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-pregnant-rats-with-mild-diabetes-normalizes-placental-ppar%C3%AE-and-mtor-signaling-in-female-offspring-developing-gestational-diabetes
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Evangelina Capobianco, Daiana Fornes, Sabrina Lorena Roberti, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson, Alicia Jawerbaum
Maternal diabetes impairs fetoplacental development and programs metabolic diseases in the offspring. We have previously reported that female offspring of pregnant rats with mild diabetes develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) when they become pregnant. Here, we studied the effects of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in pregnant mild diabetic rats (F0) by feeding a 6% safflower-oil-enriched diet from day 1 to 14 followed by a 6% chia-oil-enriched diet from day 14 of pregnancy to term...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185226/assessment-of-three-plant-based-biodiesels-using-a-daphnia-magna-bioassay
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Ifeoluwa A Bamgbose, Todd A Anderson
Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that is gradually replacing petroleum-based diesel use. Although biodiesel is considered friendlier to the environment, the potential toxic effects of biodiesel to aquatic organisms are still uncertain due to the wide range of feedstocks used to generate the fuel. The aquatic cladoceran Daphnia magna (D. magna) has been commonly used as a lethal and/or sub-lethal toxicological model organism in ecological risk assessments for contaminated water environments. In this work, we evaluated whether significant differences exist in the sensitivity of freshwater aquatic life to different biodiesels...
November 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176141/safflower-extract-and-aceglutamide-injection-promoting-recovery-of-peripheral-innervations-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-b-signaling-in-diabetic-mice
#15
Dan Li, You-Gang Chen, Cui-Juan Zhang, Jing Tian, Xia Li
BACKGROUND: Safflower extract and aceglutamide (SA) has been used clinically for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases such as cerebral embolism, hemorrhage, and mental deterioration. This study aimed to investigate the effect and mechanism of SA injection in the recovery of peripheral innervations of diabetic mice. METHODS: The C57BL/6 male mice were divided into four groups: normal control group (n = 44), diabetic group (n = 44), diabetic + SA group (diabetic mice treated with SA injection, n = 44), and diabetic + SA + vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)1-BL group (diabetic mice treated with SA injection and VEGFR 1 blocking antibody n = 24)...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151374/mono-and-diglycerides-improve-lutein-absorption-in-healthy-adults-a-randomised-double-blind-cross-over-single-dose-study
#16
Barbara J Marriage, Jennifer A Williams, Yong S Choe, Kevin C Maki, Mustafa Vurma, Stephen J DeMichele
With the association between increased carotenoid intake and lower risk of chronic diseases, the absorption of lutein from the diet becomes an important factor in its delivery and physiological action. The primary objective of this study was to gain an understanding of how a new formulation technology (mixture of mono- and diglycerides (MDG)), affected lutein absorption. Subjects (n 24) were randomised in a cross-over, double-blind study to receive a single dose of 6 mg lutein (FloraGLO 20 %) provided as capsules containing either high-oleic safflower (SAF) oil or a MDG oil...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139261/-study-on-suitable-distribution-areas-of-sichuan-safflower-in-sichuan-province-based-on-3s-technologies
#17
Wu-Xue Cheng, Guang Dong, Ming-Yan Wu, Lan He, Jia-Li Chen
Sichuan safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is a traditional Chinese medicine for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis. In this paper, taking Sichuan province as an example, based on TM image, digital elevation model (DEM), meteorology, soil and other data, and using remote sensing and GIS technology to extract grassland, elevation, temperature and precipitation, soil and other influencing factors, the spatial distribution of the suitability of safflower was studied, and the field investigation was carried out...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113539/dietary-fish-oil-and-to-a-lesser-extent-the-fat-1-transgene-increases-astrocyte-activation-in-response-to-intracerebroventricular-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-40-in-mice
#18
Kathryn E Hopperton, Nicholas C E James, Dana Mohammad, Maha Irfan, Richard P Bazinet
OBJECTIVES: Increases in astrocytes and one of their markers, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) have been reported in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) modulate neuroinflammation in animal models; however, their effect on astrocytes is unclear. METHODS: Fat-1 mice and their wildtype littermates were fed either a fish oil diet or a safflower oil diet deprived of n-3 PUFA. At 12 weeks, mice underwent intracerebroventricular infusion of amyloid-β 1-40...
November 7, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109025/fish-oil-feeding-attenuates-neuroinflammatory-gene-expression-without-concomitant-changes-in-brain-eicosanoids-and-docosanoids-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Kathryn E Hopperton, Marc-Olivier Trépanier, Nicholas C E James, Raphaël Chouinard-Watkins, Richard P Bazinet
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation is a recognized hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, along with accumulation of amyloid-β plaques, neurofibrillary tangles and synaptic loss. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and molecules derived from them, including eicosapentaenoic acid-derived eicosanoids and docosahexaenoic acid-derived docosanoids, are known to have both anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving properties, while human observational data links consumption of these fatty acids to a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease...
November 3, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106064/chemical-profiling-and-quantification-of-shenkang-injection-a-systematic-quality-control-strategy-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-q-exactive-hybrid-quadrupole-orbitrap-high-resolution-accurate-mass-spectrometry
#20
Tanye Xu, Lihua Zuo, Zhi Sun, Peile Wang, Lin Zhou, Xiaojing Lv, Qingquan Jia, Xin Liu, Xiaofang Jiang, Zhenfeng Zhu, Jian Kang, Xiaojian Zhang
ShenKang injection is traditional Chinese medicine used to treat chronic renal failure in China. It is a compound preparation that consists of four herbs: Rhubarb, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Safflower and Radix Astragali. We developed an ultra high pressure liquid chromatography coupled with Q Exactive hybrid quadrupole-orbitrap high resolution accurate mass spectrometry tandem mass spectrometry method to analyze its chemical compositions, and a total of 90 compounds were identified from ShenKang injection. Among them, 19 major compounds were unambiguously detected by comparing with reference standards...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
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