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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636254/pirfenidone-reduces-subchondral-bone-loss-and-fibrosis-after-murine-knee-cartilage-injury
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Deva D Chan, Jun Li, Wei Luo, Dan N Predescu, Brian J Cole, Anna Plaas
Pirfenidone is an anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic drug that has shown efficacy in lung and kidney fibrosis. Because inflammation and fibrosis have been linked to the progression of osteoarthritis, we investigated the effects of oral Pirfenidone in a mouse model of cartilage injury, which results in chronic inflammation and joint-wide fibrosis in mice that lack hyaluronan synthase 1 (Has1(-/-) ) in comparison to wild-type. Femoral cartilage was surgically injured in wild-type and Has1(-/-) mice, and Pirfenidone was administered in food starting after 3 days...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635652/fucaceae-a-source-of-bioactive-phlorotannins
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REVIEW
Marcelo D Catarino, Artur M S Silva, Susana M Cardoso
Fucaceae is the most dominant algae family along the intertidal areas of the Northern Hemisphere shorelines, being part of human customs for centuries with applications as a food source either for humans or animals, in agriculture and as remedies in folk medicine. These macroalgae are endowed with several phytochemicals of great industrial interest from which phlorotannins, a class of marine-exclusive polyphenols, have gathered much attention during the last few years due to their numerous possible therapeutic properties...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631049/novel-probiotics-isolated-from-a-japanese-traditional-fermented-food-funazushi-attenuates-dss-induced-colitis-by-increasing-the-induction-of-high-integrin-%C3%AE-v-%C3%AE-8-expressing-dendritic-cells
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Yoshikiyo Okada, Yoshikazu Tsuzuki, Takajo Takeshi, Hirotaka Furuhashi, Masaaki Higashiyama, Chikako Watanabe, Kazuhiko Shirakabe, Chie Kurihara, Shunsuke Komoto, Kengo Tomita, Shigeaki Nagao, Soichiro Miura, Ryota Hokari
BACKGROUND: We isolated two novel probiotics strains (s193 and s292) from Funazushi, which is a traditional Japanese fermented food, and evaluated its effects on DSS-induced colitis to determine the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: A single colony from homogenized Funazushi was isolated by its ability to suppress TNF-α in RAW 264.7. Effect of probiotics on colonic inflammation induced by DSS was evaluated. Effect of probiotics on Treg induction by CD11c(+) dendritic cells (DCs) of MLNs were analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625490/hydroxyflavone-metal-complexes-molecular-structure-antioxidant-activity-and-biological-effects
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REVIEW
Mariola Samsonowicz, Ewa Regulska, Monika Kalinowska
High content of hydroxyflavones in fruits, vegetables, cereals and herbs makes them a common component of the human diet. Because of their antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer properties they still pay an attention of many scientific centers. Hydroxyflavones may form complexes with metal cations, and their chelating properties differ significantly depending on the number and position of hydroxyl substituents in the ring. Synthesis of new complexes of hydroxyflavones allows for improvement biological properties, stability, water-solubility, hydrophilicity, bioavailability comparing with the parent hydroxyflavones...
June 15, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625152/lipid-oxidation-products-in-the-pathogenesis-of-inflammation-related-gut-diseases
#5
Barbara Sottero, Daniela Rossin, Giuseppe Poli, Fiorella Biasi
A defective mucosal barrier function is the principal cause of the uncontrolled onset and progression of a number of human inflammatory gut diseases, most of which are characterized by chronic intermittent immune and inflammatory responses leading to structural intestinal damage, which can represent a potential risk for colorectal cancer development. During the active disease phase the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and the induction of oxidative reactions by activated leukocytes and epithelial cells represent the main event in intestinal inflammation...
June 19, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623844/lc-ms-ms-characterization-anti-inflammatory-effects-and-antioxidant-activities-of-polyphenols-from-different-tissues-of-korean-petasites-japonicus-meowi
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Jin Young Choi, Kebede Taye Desta, Venu Venkatarame Gowda Saralamma, Sung Joong Lee, Soo Jung Lee, Seong Min Kim, Anjugam Paramanantham, Ho Jeong Lee, Yun-Hi Kim, Ho-Chul Shin, Jae-Han Shim, Sung Chul Shin, Gon-Sup Kim, A M Abd El-Aty
The Korean Petasites japonicus is a perennial plant used in folk medicine as a remedy for many diseases and popularly consumed as spring greens. Ten polyphenols were characterized from the leaves, stems, and roots of this plant via high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Individual polyphenols were quantified for the first time using calibration curves of six structurally related external standards. Validation data indicated that correlation coefficients (R(2) ) were ≥ 0.9702 for all standards...
June 17, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617434/lispro-mitigates-%C3%AE-amyloid-and-associated-pathologies-in-alzheimer-s-mice
#7
Ahsan Habib, Darrell Sawmiller, Song Li, Yang Xiang, David Rongo, Jun Tian, Huayan Hou, Jin Zeng, Adam Smith, Shengnuo Fan, Brian Giunta, Takashi Mori, Glenn Currier, Douglas Ronald Shytle, Jun Tan
Lithium has been marketed in the United States of America since the 1970s as a treatment for bipolar disorder. More recently, studies have shown that lithium can improve cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the current United States Food and Drug Administration-approved lithium pharmaceutics (carbonate and citrate chemical forms) have a narrow therapeutic window and unstable pharmacokinetics that, without careful monitoring, can cause serious adverse effects. Here, we investigated the safety profile, pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic efficacy of LISPRO (ionic co-crystal of lithium salicylate and l-proline), lithium salicylate, and lithium carbonate (Li2CO3)...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613267/essential-oils-of-oregano-biological-activity-beyond-their-antimicrobial-properties
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REVIEW
Nayely Leyva-López, Erick P Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Gabriela Vazquez-Olivo, J Basilio Heredia
Essential oils of oregano are widely recognized for their antimicrobial activity, as well as their antiviral and antifungal properties. Nevertheless, recent investigations have demonstrated that these compounds are also potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and cancer suppressor agents. These properties of oregano essential oils are of potential interest to the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The aim of this manuscript is to review the latest evidence regarding essential oils of oregano and their beneficial effects on health...
June 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606221/dietary-inflammatory-index-before-diagnosis-and-survival-in-an-italian-cohort-of-women-with-breast-cancer
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Antonella Zucchetto, Diego Serraino, Nitin Shivappa, James R Hébert, Carmen Stocco, Antonella Puppo, Fabio Falcini, Chiara Panato, Luigino Dal Maso, Jerry Polesel
The dietary inflammatory indexTM (DII) has been shown to correlate with concentrations of several inflammatory markers and a variety of chronic disease endpoints, including cancers of various anatomic sites. We investigated whether the DII was associated with the risk for death among women with breast cancer (BrCa). This retrospective cohort study included 1453 women with BrCa, diagnosed between 1990 and 1994, and previously enrolled in a case-control study in northern Italy. With a median follow-up of 12·6 years, we observed 503 deaths, among which 398 were due to BrCa...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605204/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-phytochemicals-from-fruits-vegetables-and-food-legumes-a-review
#10
Fengmei Zhu, Bin Du, Baojun Xu
Inflammation is the first biological response of the immune system to infection, injury or irritation. Evidence suggests that the anti-inflammatory effect is mediated through the regulation of various inflammatory cytokines, such as nitric oxide, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor alpha-α, interferon gamma-γ as well as noncytokine mediator, prostaglandin E2. Fruits, vegetables, and food legumes contain high levels of phytochemicals that show anti-inflammatory effect, but their mechanisms of actions have not been completely identified...
June 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597448/antioxidants-anti-inflammatory-and-antidiabetic-effects-of-the-aqueous-extracts-from-glycine-species-and-its-bioactive-compounds
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Shyh-Shyun Huang, Shan-Yu Su, Jui-Shu Chang, Hung-Jen Lin, Wen-Tzu Wu, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Guan-Jhong Huang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the possible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extracts from three Glycine species. In HPLC analysis, the chromatograms of three Glycine species were established. Flavonoid-related compounds might be important bioactive compounds in Glycine species. RESULTS: The results showed that the aqueous extract of Glycine tabacina (AGTa) had the strongest antioxidant activity compared with the other Glycine species extracts...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590446/fruits-of-black-chokeberry-aronia-melanocarpa-in-the-prevention-of-chronic-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Tunde Jurikova, Jiri Mlcek, Sona Skrovankova, Daniela Sumczynski, Jiri Sochor, Irena Hlavacova, Lukas Snopek, Jana Orsavova
In recent years, growing attention has been focused on the utilization of natural sources of antioxidants in the prevention of chronic diseases. Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) represents a lesser known fruit species utilized mainly as juices, purees, jams, jellies and wine, as important food colorants or nutritional supplements. The fruit is valued as a great source of antioxidants, especially polyphenols, such as phenolic acids (neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids) and flavonoids (anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, flavanols and flavonols), particularly cyanidin-3-galactoside and cyanidin-3-arabinoside, as well as (-)-epicatechin units...
June 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588747/antifatigue-effect-of-luteolin-6-c-neohesperidoside-on-oxidative-stress-injury-induced-by-forced-swimming-of-rats-through-modulation-of-nrf2-are-signaling-pathways
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Fang-Fang Duan, Ying Guo, Jing-Wan Li, Ke Yuan
Luteolin-6-C-neohesperidoside (LN) is a flavonoid isolated from moso bamboo leaf. This study was performed to evaluate the antifatigue effect of LN on a rat model undergoing the weight-loaded forced swimming test (FST). Briefly, male Sprague-Dawley rats (20-22 weeks old) were forced to undertake exhaustive swimming every other day for 3 weeks. Each swimming session was followed by the administration of distilled water, LN (25-75 mg/kg), or ascorbic acid (100 mg/kg) 1 h later. Oral administration of LN significantly improved exercise endurance; normalized alterations in energy metabolic markers; and decreased serum lactic acid, lactate dehydrogenase, and blood urea nitrogen levels of rats that underwent FST...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587168/physicochemical-properties-biological-activity-health-benefits-and-general-limitations-of-aged-black-garlic-a-review
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REVIEW
Ji Hyeon Ryu, Dawon Kang
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a medicinal food since ancient times. However, some people are reluctant to ingest raw garlic due to its unpleasant odor and taste. Therefore, many types of garlic preparations have been developed to reduce these attributes without losing biological functions. Aged black garlic (ABG) is a garlic preparation with a sweet and sour taste and no strong odor. It has recently been introduced to Asian markets as a functional food. Extensive in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that ABG has a variety of biological functions such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-allergic, cardioprotective, and hepatoprotective effects...
June 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587122/anti-inflammatory-properties-of-brazilian-green-propolis-encapsulated-in-a-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complex-in-mice-fed-a-western-type-diet
#15
Gerald Rimbach, Alexandra Fischer, Anke Schloesser, Gerold Jerz, Naoko Ikuta, Yoshiyuki Ishida, Ryota Matsuzawa, Seiichi Matsugo, Patricia Huebbe, Keiji Terao
Ageing is often accompanied by chronic inflammation. A fat- and sugar-rich Western-type diet (WTD) may accelerate the ageing phenotype. Cell culture studies have indicated that artepillin C-containing Brazilian green propolis exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. However, little is known regarding its anti-inflammatory potential in mouse liver in vivo. In this study, female C57BL/6NRj wild-type mice were fed a WTD, a WTD supplemented with Brazilian green propolis supercritical extract (GPSE) encapsulated in γ-cyclodextrin (γCD) or a WTD plus γCD for 10 weeks...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586027/inhibitory-effects-of-stichopus%C3%A2-japonicus-extract-on-melanogenesis-of-mouse-cells-via-erk-phosphorylation
#16
Chang Taek Oh, Tae-Rin Kwon, Yu-Jin Jang, Kwang Ho Yoo, Beom Joon Kim, Heesu Kim
Stichopus japonicus has been used as a folk medicine and as an ingredient in traditional food in East Asian countries. In recent years, the bioactive compounds found in S. japonicus have been reported to possess efficacy in wound healing and may be of potential use in the cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. Although the components and their functions require further investigation, S. japonicus extracts exhibit anti‑inflammatory properties, and may be used for cancer prevention and treatment...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586015/evaluation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-various-functional-food-materials-including-glucosamine-on-synovial-cells
#17
Yoshie Yamagishi, Akimasa Someya, Kensuke Imai, Junji Nagao, Isao Nagaoka
The anti-inflammatory actions of glucosamine (GlcN) on arthritic disorders involve the suppression of inflammatory mediator production from synovial cells. GlcN has also been reported to inhibit the activation of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. The present study aimed to determine the cooperative and anti‑inflammatory actions of functional food materials and evaluated the production of interleukin (IL)‑8 and phosphorylation of p38 MAPK in IL-1β-activated synovial cells, incubated with the combination of GlcN and various functional food materials containing L‑methionine (Met), undenatured type II collagen (UC‑II), chondroitin sulfate (CS), methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and agaro-oligosaccharide (AO)...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585197/human-protein-kinases-and-obesity
#18
Atilla Engin
The action of protein kinases and protein phosphatases is essential for multiple physiological responses. Each protein kinase displays its own unique substrate specificity, and a regulatory mechanism that may be modulated by association with other proteins. Protein kinases are classified by the target amino acid in their substrates. Some protein kinases can phosphorylate both serine/threonine, as well as tyrosine residues. This group of kinases has been known as dual specificity kinases. Unlike the dual specificity kinases, a heterogeneous group of protein phosphatases are known as dual-specificity phosphatases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584711/quercetin-reduces-hydroxyurea-induced-cytotoxicity-in-immortalized-mouse-aortic-endothelial-cells
#19
Zachary M Kiser, Monica D M McGee, Racquel J Wright, Alexander Quarshie, Gale W Newman, Karen R Randall, Jonathan K Stiles, Adel Driss, Jacqueline M Hibbert
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation is a characteristic of sickle cell disease (SCD), and is invariably associated with vascular endothelial injury. Hydroxyurea (HU), a naturally cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent, is the only FDA drug approved for SCD, and is therefore naturally cytotoxic. Quercetin (QCT) is a dietary flavonoid found ubiquitously in plants and foods that have anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Our hypothesis is that dietary QCT will decrease cytotoxic effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and HU induced vascular cell damage...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574588/protective-influence-of-healthful-nutrition-on-mechanisms-of-environmental-pollutant-toxicity-and-disease-risks
#20
REVIEW
Jessie B Hoffman, Bernhard Hennig
Human exposures to environmental contaminants around the world contribute to the global burden of disease and thus require urgent attention. Exploring preventive measures against environmental exposure and disease risk is essential. While a sedentary lifestyle and/or poor dietary habits can exacerbate the deleterious effects resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals, much emerging evidence suggests that positive lifestyle changes (e.g., healthful nutrition) can modulate and/or reduce the toxicity of environmental pollutants...
June 2, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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