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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635280/anti-adhesive-activity-and-metabolomics-analysis-of-rat-urine-after-cranberry-vaccinium-macrocarpon-aiton-administration
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Gregorio Peron, Pellizzaro Anna, Brun Paola, Elisabetta Schievano, Stefano Mammi, Stefania Sut, Ignazio Castagliuolo, Stefano Dall'Acqua
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton) is used to treat non-complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). A-type procyanidins (PAC-A) are considered the active constituents being able to inhibit bacterial adhesion to the urinary epithelium. However, there are doubts about PAC-A role in UTIs, due to their poor bioavailability, extensive metabolism, limited knowledge about urinary excretion and contradictory clinical trials. The effects of 35 days cranberry (11 mg/kg PAC-A, 4 mg/kg PAC-B) supplementation were studied in healthy rats using a UPLC-MS-based metabolomics approach...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633516/synthesis-of-curcumin-glycosides-with-enhanced-anti-cancer-properties-using-one-pot-multi-enzyme-glycosylation-technique
#2
Rit Bahadur Gurung, So Youn Gong, Tuoi Thi Le, Dipesh Dhakal, Narae Jung, Hye Jin Jung, Tae Jin Oh, Jae Kyung Sohng
Curcumin is a natural polyphenolic compound, widely acclaimed for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-cancerous properties. However, its use has been limited due to low-aqueous solubility and poor bioavailability, rapid clearance and low cellular uptake. In order to assess the effect of glycosylation on pharmacological properties of curcumin, the one-pot multi-enzyme (OPME) chemoenzymatic glycosylation reactions with UDP-α-D-glucose or UDP-α-D-2-deoxyglucose as donor substrate were employed...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629539/uplc-esi-qtof-ms-based-metabolomics-survey-on-the-toxicity-of-triptolide-and-detoxication-of-licorice
#3
Zhuo Wang, Jian-Qun Liu, Jin-Di Xu, He Zhu, Ming Kong, Guo-Hua Zhang, Su-Min Duan, Xiu-Yang Li, Guang-Fu Li, Li-Fang Liu, Song-Lin Li
Triptolide (TP) from Tripterygium wilfordii has been demonstrated to possess anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and anticancer activities. TP is specially used for the treatment of awkward rheumatoid arthritis, but its clinical application is confined by intense side effects. It is reported that licorice can obviously reduce the toxicity of TP, but the detailed mechanisms involved have not been comprehensively investigated. The current study aimed to explore metabolomics characteristics of the toxic reaction induced by TP and the intervention effect of licorice water extraction (LWE) against such toxicity...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623254/high-throughput-mass-spectrometry-analysis-revealed-a-role-for-glucosamine-in-potentiating-recovery-following-desiccation-stress-in-chironomus
#4
Leena Thorat, Dasharath Oulkar, Kaushik Banerjee, Sushama M Gaikwad, Bimalendu B Nath
Desiccation tolerance is an essential survival trait, especially in tropical aquatic organisms that are vulnerable to severe challenges posed by hydroperiodicity patterns in their habitats, characterized by dehydration-rehydration cycles. Here, we report a novel role for glucosamine as a desiccation stress-responsive metabolite in the underexplored tropical aquatic midge, Chironomus ramosus. Using high- throughput liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QToF-MS) analysis, biochemical assays and gene expression studies, we confirmed that glucosamine was essential during the recovery phase in C...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612342/effect-of-glycine-nitrogen-on-lettuce-growth-under-soilless-culture-a-metabolomics-approach-to-identify-the-main-changes-occurred-in-plant-primary-and-secondary-metabolism
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Xiao Yang, Lei Feng, Li Zhao, Xiaosong Liu, Danial Hassani, Danfeng Huang
BACKGROUND: Lettuce is a significant source of antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Nitrate is a cardinal fertilizer in horticulture and influences vegetable yield and quality; however, the negative effects of nitrate on the biosynthesis of flavonoids require further study. It is expected that using fertilizers containing organic N could promote the synthesis of health-promoting compounds. RESULTS: Lettuces were hydroponically cultured in media containing 9 mM nitrate or 9 mM glycine for 4 weeks...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608479/biosynthesis-of-novel-7-8-dihydroxyflavone-glycoside-derivatives-and-in-silico-study-of-their-effects-on-bace1-inhibition
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Ramesh Prasad Pandey, Prakash Parajuli, Anaya Raj Pokhrel, Jae Kyung Sohng
7,8-Dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) has been conjugated with glucose moiety to produce glucoside derivatives. Three analogues of 7,8-DHF (7-O-β-D-glucosyl-8-hydroxyflavone, 7-hydroxy-8-O-β-D-glucosyl flavone, and 7,8-di-O-β-D-glucosylflavone) have been successfully produced from in vitro reaction using glycosyltransferase of Bacillus licheniformis. Production of these 7,8-DHF derivatives were shifted to cheaper and easier approach in this study by using engineered Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) ΔpgiΔzwfΔushA cells in which the flow of glucose-6-phospahte toward glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathway and hydrolysis of UDP-α-D-glucose were blocked while directing the carbon flux toward UDP-α-D-glucose by over-expressing UDP-α-D-glucose pathway genes...
June 12, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606186/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-between-the-root-and-aerial-parts-from-three-bupleurum-species-based-on-a-uhplc-qtof-ms-metabolomics-approach
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Lin Zhu, Zhi-Tao Liang, Tao Yi, Yue Ma, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Bao-Lin Guo, Jian-Ye Zhang, Hu-Biao Chen
BACKGROUND: Bupleuri Radix (Chaihu) represents one of the most successful and widely used herbal medicines in Asia for the treatment of many diseases such as inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases over the past 2000 years. In the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Chaihu is recorded as the dried roots of Bupleurum chinense DC. and B. scorzonerifolium Willd. (Umbelliferae). However, the widespread demand for the herb has tended to far outstrip the supply. Whether the aerial parts, which account for 70 ~ 85% of the dry weights of Bupleurum species, could be used as an alternative for the root has become an important scientific issue for the sustainable utilization of Bupleurum species...
June 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597943/identification-of-eight-synthetic-cannabinoids-including-5f-akb48-in-seized-herbal-products-using-dart-tof-ms-and-lc-qtof-ms-as-nontargeted-screening-methods
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Katherine N Moore, Demetra Garvin, Brian F Thomas, Megan Grabenauer
Synthetic cannabinoids are sprayed onto plant material and smoked for their marijuana-like effects. Clandestine manufacturers modify synthetic cannabinoid structures by creating closely related analogs. Forensic laboratories are tasked with detection of these analog compounds, but targeted analytical methods are often thwarted by the structural modifications. Here, direct analysis in real time coupled to accurate mass time-of-flight mass spectrometry (DART-TOF-MS) in combination with liquid chromatography quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS) are presented as a screening and nontargeted confirmation method, respectively...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579478/absolute-venomics-absolute-quantification-of-intact-venom-proteins-through-elemental-mass-spectrometry
#9
Francisco Calderón-Celis, Laura Cid-Barrio, Jorge Ruiz Encinar, Alfredo Sanz-Medel, Juan J Calvete
We report the application of a hybrid element and molecular MS configuration for the parallel absolute quantification of μHPLC-separated intact sulfur-containing venom proteins, via ICP triple quadrupole MS and (32)S/(34)S isotope dilution analysis, and identification by ESI-QToF-MS of the toxins of the medically important African black-necked spitting cobra, Naja nigricollis (Tanzania); New Guinea small-eyed snake, Micropechis ikaheka; and Papuan black snake, Pseudechis papuanus. The main advantage of this approach is that only one generic sulfur-containing standard is required to quantify each and all intact Cys- and/or Met-containing toxins of the venom proteome...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578538/phospholipids-of-new-zealand-edible-brown-algae
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Mikhail Vyssotski, Kirill Lagutin, Andrew MacKenzie, Kevin Mitchell, Dawn Scott
Edible brown algae have attracted interest as a source of beneficial allenic carotenoid fucoxanthin, and glyco- and phospholipids enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Unlike green algae, brown algae contain no or little phosphatidylserine, possessing an unusual aminophospholipid, phosphatidyl-O-[N-(2-hydroxyethyl) glycine], PHEG, instead. When our routinely used technique of (31)P-NMR analysis of phospholipids was applied to the samples of edible New Zealand brown algae, a number of signals corresponding to unidentified phosphorus-containing compounds were observed in total lipids...
June 3, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578192/cross-platform-metabolomics-investigating-the-intracellular-metabolic-alterations-of-hacat-cells-exposed-to-phenanthrene
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Guoting Jiang, Hongyan Kang, Yunqiu Yu
Phenanthrene (Phe) is one of the most abundant Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contamination from various ambient sources, which has a tremendous impact on public health. However, our knowledge regarding its effects on skin remains limited. In this study, we investigated the metabolite profiling of the human keratinocytes HaCaT cells after Phe exposure to understand the toxic effects of Phe exposure on skin. To obtain a broad picture of metabolome with various hydrophilicity, a cross-platform approach with GC-MS and UHPLC-QTOF-MS has been employed...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577595/a-strategy-to-identify-and-quantify-closely-related-adulterant-herbal-materials-by-mass-spectrometry-based-partial-least-squares-regression
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Li Wang, Li-Fang Liu, Jian-Ying Wang, Zi-Qi Shi, Wen-Qi Chang, Meng-Lu Chen, Ying-Hao Yin, Yan Jiang, Hui-Jun Li, Ping Li, Zhong-Ping Yao, Gui-Zhong Xin
In this study, a new strategy combining mass spectrometric (MS) techniques with partial least squares regression (PLSR) was proposed to identify and quantify closely related adulterant herbal materials. This strategy involved preparation of adulterated samples, data acquisition and establishment of PLSR model. The approach was accurate, sensitive, durable and universal, and validation of the model was done by detecting the presence of Fritillaria Ussuriensis Bulbus in the adulteration of the bulbs of Fritillaria unibracteata...
July 18, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561230/enhancement-of-quercetin-oral-bioavailability-by-self-nanoemulsifying-drug-delivery-system-and-their-quantification-through-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-mass-spectrometry-in-cerebral-ischemia
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Niyaz Ahmad, Rizwan Ahmad, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Md Aftab Alam, Rehan Abdur Rub, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
Background Quercetin (Qur) and its major in vivo bioactive metabolites i. e., 3'-O-methyl quercetin, 4'-O-methyl quercetin and quercetin 7-O-β-D-glucuronide, may be used to treat cerebral ischemia however the poor aqueous solubility and less intestinal absorption of Qur results low bioavailability. Purpose To improve Qur bioavailability through preparation of nanoformulation and to develop and validate a sensitive quantification method for Qur detection in brain homogenate. Methods Qur-containing self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (Qur-SNEDDS) was developed to form oil-in-water nanoemulsions in situ...
May 23, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560773/untargeted-analysis-to-monitor-metabolic-changes-of-garlic-along-heat-treatment-by-lc-qtof-ms-ms
#14
María Molina-Calle, Verónica Sánchez de Medina, M Calderón-Santiago, Feliciano Priego-Capote, María D Luque de Castro
Black garlic is increasing its popularity in cuisine around the world; however, scant information exists on the composition of this processed product. In this study, polar compounds in fresh garlic and in samples taken at different times during the heat treatment process to obtain black garlic have been characterized by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry in high resolution mode. Ninety-five compounds (mainly amino acids and metabolites, organosulfur compounds, and saccharides and derivatives) were tentatively identified in all the analyzed samples and classified as a function of the family they belong to...
May 31, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558875/characterization-and-quantitation-of-aristolochic-acid-analogs-in-different-parts-of-aristolochiae-fructus-using-uhplc-q-tof-ms-and-uhplc-qqq-ms
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Wen-Wen Mao, Wen Gao, Zhi-Tao Liang, Ping Li, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Hui-Jun Li
Aristolochiae Fructus, a Chinese herbal medicine derived from the fruit of Aristolochia contorta Bge., contains nephrotoxic aristolochic acid analogues (AAAs). According to ancient medical texts, various medicinal parts of the fruit of A. contorta were ever used. In order to reveal which part could be safely and effectively used, it is necessary to analyze the chemical profiles of different medicinal parts. Herein we compared the chemical compositions and determined aristolochic acid I (AA-I) and aristolochic acid II (AA-II) in the four parts viz...
May 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556578/fasting-serum-hippuric-acid-is-elevated-after-bilberry-vaccinium-myrtillus-consumption-and-associates-with-improvement-of-fasting-glucose-levels-and-insulin-secretion-in-persons-at-high-risk-of-developing-type-2-diabetes
#16
Vanessa Df de Mello, Maria A Lankinen, Jaana Lindström, Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä, David E Laaksonen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Marko Lehtonen, Matti Uusitupa, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Riitta Törrönen, Kati Hanhineva
SCOPE: Urinary hippuric acid has been proposed as a biomarker for fruit, vegetable and polyphenol consumption. We assessed how serum hippuric acid changes after a bilberry-enriched diet (BB; high anthocyanin intake) and another berry diet including strawberries, raspberries and cloudberries (SRC; lower anthocyanin intake) and how these changes associate with insulin and glucose metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hippuric acid was measured with LC-QTOF-MS metabolite profiling analysis from fasting serum samples at baseline and after an 8-week intervention in 47 individuals with features of the metabolic syndrome who were randomized to either a BB diet (n = 15), a SRC diet (n = 20) or a control diet (n = 12)...
May 29, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551240/jackfruit-artocarpus-heterophyllus-lam-peel-a-better-source-of-antioxidants-and-a-glucosidase-inhibitors-than-pulp-flake-and-seed-and-phytochemical-profile-by-hplc-qtof-ms-ms
#17
Lu Zhang, Zong-Cai Tu, Xing Xie, Hui Wang, Hao Wang, Zhen-Xing Wang, Xiao-Mei Sha, Yu Lu
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) peel is an underutilized by-product in both, the production and processing of jackfruit. This research compared the antioxidant and hypoglycemic potential of jackfruit peel with jackfruit pulp, flake and seed for the first time. The phytochemical profile of peel extract was characterized with HPLC-QTOF-MS/MS. Results revealed that peel extract exhibited the highest total phenolic and total flavonoid content, and the phenolics was 4.65, 4.12 and 4.95 times higher than that of pulp, flake and seed extract, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551235/changes-in-the-composition-of-the-polar-fraction-of-persian-lime-citrus-latifolia-during-fruit-growth-by-lc-qtof-ms-ms-analysis
#18
C A Ledesma-Escobar, F Priego-Capote, V J Robles-Olvera, M D Luque de Castro
Citrus possess a large number of bioactive compounds mainly studied in ripe fruits. Few studies have focused on evolution of metabolites during fruit growth. In this study, fruits were sampled from weeks 1-14 of the ripening process. Polar extracts were obtained from all collected samples and analysed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Analysis of variance applied to the dataset indicated that the relative concentration of 394 out of 423 molecular entities changed significantly during maturation...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549311/reaction-of-diazepam-and-related-benzodiazepines-with-chlorine-kinetics-transformation-products-and-in-silico-toxicological-assessment
#19
Inmaculada Carpinteiro, Rosario Rodil, José Benito Quintana, Rafael Cela
In this work, the reaction of four benzodiazepines (diazepam, oxazepam, nordazepam and temazepam) during water chlorination was studied by means of liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight-mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS). For those compounds that showed a significant degradation, i.e. diazepam, oxazepam and nordazepam, parameters affecting to the reaction kinetics (pH, chlorine and bromide level) were studied in detail and transformation products were tentatively identified. The oxidation reactions followed pseudofirst-order kinetics with rate constants in the range of 1...
May 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544884/a-validated-uhplc-qtof-ms-method-for-quantification-of-metformin-and-teneligliptin-in-rat-plasma-application-to-pharmacokinetic-interaction-study
#20
David Paul, Lingesh Allakonda, Nanjappan Satheeshkumar
In this study a sensitive UHPLC-QTOF-MS method was developed and validated for the quantitation of the metformin (MET) and teneligliptin (TEN) in rat plasma using dapagliflozin as an internal standard (IS). Chromatographic separation were carried out on a Acquity UPLC HSS Cyano column (100mm x 2.1mm, 1.8μm) using gradient mobile phase system consisting of 0.1% formic acid and acetonitrile at a flow rate of 0.4mL/min, within a run time of 6min. Protein precipitation method was used as sample preparation approach...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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