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Adel M A Assiri, Mohamed E El-Beeh, Ali H Amin, Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming a serious threat to human health. Morus alba var. multicaulis (Perr.) Loudon (Moraceae) showed a bright future in DM therapy. OBJECTIVE: The study evaluates the antioxidant activity of Morus alba leaves aqueous extract (MLAE) and antidiabetic properties of MLAE in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats focusing on the ameliorative effects against embryogenesis defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MLAE was assayed for bioactive compounds, and antiradical potential...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Yong Sun, Rong Tsao, Fang Chen, Hongyan Li, Han Peng, Li Jiang, Yuhuan Chen, Zeyuan Deng
Radix Tetrastigma (RT), a herbal medicine and functional food in China, showed strong antiproliferative activities in vitro. However, the effects and the underlying mechanism of phenolic-rich extract of RT in H22 tumor-bearing mice are still unknown. Thus, the phenolic profiles and antitumor/antioxidant activities of a solid phase extraction (SPE) semi-purified extract of RT were investigated by a combination of chemical assays, LC-QTOF-MS/LC-QqQ-MS techniques and a tumor-bearing mice model. As a result, the total phenolic/flavonoid contents (TPC/TFC) and 24 individual phenolics were identified and quantified, which showed higher contents than that of crude extract...
September 18, 2017: Food & Function
Su In Lee, Dae Kyoung Kim, Eun Jin Seo, Eun Jung Choi, Yang Woo Kwon, Il Ho Jang, Jin Choon Lee, Hyun Yul Kim, Minho Shong, Jae Ho Kim, Seong-Jang Kim
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) has a very poor prognosis due to its aggressive nature and resistance to conventional treatment. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are not fully effective because of the undifferentiated phenotype and enhanced drug resistance of ATC. The objective of this study was to evaluate the involvement of Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4), a stemness-associated transcription factor, in the undifferentiated phenotype and drug resistance of ATC. METHODS: ATC cells were compared with papillary thyroid cancer cells in drug resistance and gene expression...
September 16, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
N Katakami, E Felip, D R Spigel, J-H Kim, M Olivo, M Guo, H Nokihara, J C-H Yang, N Iannotti, M Satouchi, F Barlesi
Background: Eribulin is a microtubule dynamics inhibitor with a novel mechanism of action. This phase 3 study aimed to compare overall survival (OS) in patients with heavily pretreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving eribulin to treatment of physician's choice (TPC). Patients and methods: Patients with advanced NSCLC who had received ≥2 prior therapies, including platinum-based doublet and epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, were randomly assigned to receive eribulin or TPC (gemcitabine, pemetrexed, vinorelbine, docetaxel)...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Gordana Stojanović, Ivana Zlatanović, Ivana Zrnzević, Miroslava Stanković, Vesna Stankov Jovanović, Bojan Zlatković
This study reports for the first time in the chemical composition of acetone, ether, ethyl acetate and dichloromethane extracts of Hypogymnia tubulosa determined by HPLC-UV, GC-FID and GC-MS as well as effect of H. tubulosa acetone extract on micronucleus distribution on human lymphocytes and on cholinesterase activity. Additionally, antioxidant (estimated via DPPH, ABTS, TRP, CUPRAC and TPC assays) and antibacterial activity against two Gram-positive and three Gram-negative bacteria were also determined. The HPLC-UV analysis revealed the presence of depsidones, 3-hydroxyphysodic, 4-O-methyl physodic acid, physodic and physodalic acid together with two depsides, atranorin and chloroatranorin...
September 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
Mario Armando Gómez-Favela, Roberto Gutiérrez-Dorado, Edith Oliva Cuevas-Rodríguez, Vicente Adrián Canizalez-Román, Claudia Del Rosario León-Sicairos, Jorge Milán-Carrillo, Cuauhtémoc Reyes-Moreno
Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) plant is native from southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. Their seeds are a rich source of bioactive compounds which protect consumers against chronic diseases. Germination improves functionality of the seeds due to the increase in the bioactive compounds and associated antioxidant activity. The purpose of this study was to obtain functional flour from germinated chia seeds under optimized conditions with increased antioxidant activity, phenolic compounds, GABA, essential amino acids, and dietary fiber with respect to un-germinated chia seeds...
September 12, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Raj Kumar Salar, Sukhvinder Singh Purewal, Kawaljit Singh Sandhu
In the present study, pearl millet cultivar PUSA-415 was fermented by solid state fermentation (SSF) process using Aspergillus sojae (MTCC-8779) as starter culture. The fermentation was carried out for the period of ten days. The effect of SSF on phenolic content, condensed tannin content, antioxidant potential and DNA damage protection of pearl millet during different fermentation period was determined. Results showed that SSF and thermal processing significantly affect the bioactive profile and antioxidant potential of bio-transformed pearl millet...
October 2017: Food Research International
Taísa Ceratti Treptow, Carine Gláucia Comarella, Fernanda Wouters Franco, Eliseu Rodrigues, Fabrício Domingues, Vivian Caetano Bochi, Cláudia Kaehler Sautter
Thermal pest control (TPC) is a technology that applies heated air in the vineyard to reduce pests. However, it can also alter grape anthocyanin synthesis in answer to temperature stress. The aim of this work was to determine the impact of TPC in 'Tannat' grape vineyards on wine quality. The major makers of quality considered in this study were the wine anthocyanin characterization by HPLC-PDA-MS(n), beverage's sensory evaluation by descriptive analysis, and color parameters by instrumental analysis. A total of three experiments were performed in different harvesting years...
October 2017: Food Research International
Yafang Shao, Zhanqiang Hu, Yonghong Yu, Renxiang Mou, Zhiwei Zhu, Trust Beta
Soluble-free, soluble-conjugated, insoluble-bound phenolics and antioxidant activity, flavonoid (TFC), proanthocyanidins (TPAC), anthocyanins and minerals of fifteen whole rice grains with different colors were investigated. Soluble-free protocatechuic and vanillic acids were only quantified in black rice, which had the most quantities. Non-pigmented rice had no detectable conjugated protocatechuic and 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acids both of which were found in black and red rice, respectively. The main bound phenolic acids were ferulic and p-coumaric, as well as 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic in red rice and protocatechuic and vanillic acids in black rice...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Magdalena Dadan, Katarzyna Rybak, Artur Wiktor, Malgorzata Nowacka, Joanna Zubernik, Dorota Witrowa-Rajchert
Parsley leaves contain a high amount of bioactive components (especially lutein), therefore it is crucial to select the most appropriate pre-treatment and drying conditions, in order to obtain high quality of dried leaves, which was the aim of this study. The optimization was done using response surface methodology (RSM) for the following factors: microwave power (100, 200, 300W), air temperature (20, 30, 40°C) and pre-treatment variant (ultrasound, steaming and dipping as a control). Total phenolic content (TPC), antioxidant activity, chlorophyll and lutein contents (using UPLC-PDA) were determined in dried leaves...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
K D R R Silva, M S F Sirasa
Extracts of twenty locally available Sri Lankan fruits were analysed for 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging activity, ferrous reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC) and vitamin C content. The results showed that gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica 'local') exhibited the highest DPPH scavenging activity (111.25mg ascorbic acid equivalent antioxidant capacity (AEAC)/g), FRAP (1022.05μmol FeSO4/g), TPC (915.7mg gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/100g), TFC (873...
January 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Rubén Agregán, Paulo E Munekata, Ruben Domínguez, Javier Carballo, Daniel Franco, José M Lorenzo
Extracts from three macroalgae species (Ascophyllum nodosum (ANE), Bifurcaria bifurcata (BBE) and Fucus vesiculosus (FVE)) were tested for proximate composition (total solid, protein and total carbohydrate contents), total phenols content (TPC), and for their antioxidant activities in vitro in comparison to that of BHT compound by using four different assays (ABTS radical cation decolouration, DPPH free radical scavenging activity, ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC))...
September 2017: Food Research International
Milena Ivanović, Anja Petek, Maša Islamčević Razboršek, Mitja Kolar
Total phenolic (TPC), flavonoid (TFC) and tannin (TTC) contents, total SO2, total acids, pH, and reducing sugars were measured in twenty five Slovenian red wines from three key wine producing regions, Podravje, Posavje and Primorska. The results were chemometrically analysed and the wines were classified according to wine growing region and vine variety. Principal component analysis proved that TPC, TFC and TTC contents were primarily responsible for variation in the wines. Additionally, linear discriminant analysis (LDA) was performed and resulted in the satisfactory classification of samples by both vine variety and region...
September 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
Sumit Ganguly, Kolle E Thomas, Ritimukta Sarangi, Abhik Ghosh
Two new series of iron meso-tris(para-X-phenyl)corrole (TpXPC) complexes, Fe[TpXPC]Ph and Fe[TpXPC]Tol, where X = CF3, H, Me, and OMe and Tol = p-methylphenyl (p-tolyl), have been synthesized, allowing an electronic-structural comparison with the corrresponding FeCl, FeNO, and Fe2(μ-O) TpXPC derivatives. Optical spectroscopy revealed that the Soret maxima of the FePh and FeTol series are insensitive to the para substituent, consistent with the innocence of the corrole ligand in these compounds. Thus, we may be increasingly confident in the ability of the substituent effect criterion as a probe of corrole noninnocence...
August 28, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
Qasim Ali, M K Daud, Muhammad Zulqurnain Haider, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Nosheen Aslam, Ali Noman, Naeem Iqbal, Faisal Shahzad, Farah Deeba, Iftikhar Ali, Shui Jin Zhu
The germination, seedling vigor, crop establishment and yield of agronomically important crops is negatively affected by soil salinity. The current study aimed to investigate the ability of exogenous fertigation by sodium nitroprusside (SNP) to induce salt tolerance in four high yielding wheat cultivars (Sahar-06, Punjab-11, Millat-11 and Galaxy-13) that differ in their response to salt stress in terms of biomass production, oxidative defense mechanisms and grain yield. Three levels of SNP (0, 0.1 and 0.2 mM) were used for seed soaking...
August 18, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Feng Li, Aun Raza, Yan-Wei Wang, Xiu-Quan Xu, Guan-Hua Chen
BACKGROUND: Rattan tea is a medicinal plant that has been used for many years for the treatment of inflammation, fatty liver, tumor, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. OBJECTIVE: A green and novel approach based on surfactant-mediated, ultrasonic-assisted extraction (SM-UAE) was developed for the extraction of antioxidant polyphenols from Rattan tea. A nonionic surfactant Tween-80 was selected as extraction solvent. The antioxidant activity was measured by total phenolic content (TPC) and ferric-reducing/antioxidant capacity (FRAC) assay...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Feifei Wang, Zhong-Hua Chen, Sergey Shabala
Over 17 million km2 of land is affected by soil flooding every year, resulting in substantial yield losses and jeopardizing food security across the globe. A key step in resolving this problem and creating stress-tolerant cultivars is an understanding of the mechanisms by which plants sense low-oxygen stress. In this work, we review the current knowledge about the oxygen-sensing and signaling pathway in mammalian and plant systems and postulate the potential role of ion channels as putative oxygen sensors in plant roots...
July 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
Gang Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Xiufen Zou
Many complex diseases (chronic disease onset, development and differentiation, self-assembly, etc.) are reminiscent of phase transitions in a dynamical system: quantitative changes accumulate largely unnoticed until a critical threshold is reached, which causes abrupt qualitative changes of the system. Understanding such nonlinear behaviors is critical to dissect the multiple genetic/environmental factors that together shape the genetic and physiological landscape underlying basic biological functions and to identify the key driving molecules...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Yimin Wu, Lan Yue, Jinfan Li, Mingjing Yuan, Ying Chai
RATIONALE: Typical pulmonary carcinoid is a kind of low-grade malignancy neuroendocrine tumor. Cushing's syndrome is a very rare clinical feature of typical pulmonary carcinoid caused by hypercorticism. Complete tumor resection is the standard curative treatment for primary typical pulmonary carcinoid. However, our knowledge on the gene level of typical pulmonary carcinoid is limited. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for progressive weight gain within one year...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yamile A Mennah-Govela, Gail M Bornhorst
This study aims to analyze the influence of processing and orange variety on initial quality, antioxidant activity, total polyphenol content (TPC), and ascorbic acid content of fresh-squeezed orange juice during in vitro digestion. Fresh-squeezed orange juice was made from Fukumoto Navel, Lane Late Navel, Olinda Nucellar Valencia, and Campbell Valencia oranges, and was processed thermally and nonthermally. Antioxidant activity (FRAP and ABTS assays), TPC (Folin-Ciocalteu method), and ascorbic acid were analyzed before and after gastrointestinal digestion...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Food Science
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