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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916960/detection-of-volatile-metabolites-derived-from-garlic-allium-sativum-in-human-urine
#1
Laura Scheffler, Yvonne Sauermann, Anja Heinlein, Constanze Sharapa, Andrea Buettner
The metabolism and excretion of flavor constituents of garlic, a common plant used in flavoring foods and attributed with several health benefits, in humans is not fully understood. Likewise, the physiologically active principles of garlic have not been fully clarified to date. It is possible that not only the parent compounds present in garlic but also its metabolites are responsible for the specific physiological properties of garlic, including its influence on the characteristic body odor signature of humans after garlic consumption...
December 1, 2016: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916569/insight-into-the-biochemical-kinetic-and-spectroscopic-characterization-of-garlic-allium-sativum-phytocystatin-implication-for-cardiovascular-disease
#2
Mohd Faizan Siddiqui, Azaj Ahmed, Bilqees Bano
Phytocystatins are cysteine proteinase inhibitors present in plants. They play crucial role in maintaining protease-anti protease balance and are involved in various endogenous processes. Thus, they are suitable and convenient targets for genetic engineering which makes their isolation and characterisation from different sources the need of the hour. In the present study a phytocystatin has been isolated from garlic (Allium sativum) by a simple two-step process using ammonium sulphate fractionation and gel filtration chromatography on Sephacryl S-100HR with a fold purification of 152...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915041/garlic-active-constituent-s-allyl-cysteine-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-the-rat-possible-involved-mechanisms
#3
Mahboubeh Zarezadeh, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Zahra Kiasalari, Siamak Afshin-Majd, Mehrdad Roghani
Neuroinflammation is known as a risk factor for cognitive deficit and dementia and its incidence increases with aging. S-allyl cysteine (SAC) is the active and main component of aged garlic extract with anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and nootropic potential. In this study, the protective effect of SAC against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cognitive deficit in the rat was investigated. For induction of learning and memory impairment and neuroinflammation, LPS was intraperitoneally injected at a dose of 167μg/kg for 7 days and SAC was administered p...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912938/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-lowering-blood-lipid-levels-a-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
#4
REVIEW
Paul Posadzki, Abdullah M N AlBedah, Mohamed M K Khalil, Meshari S AlQaed
BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for lowering blood lipid levels (BLL). METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched until March 2016. Additionally, all the retrieved references were inspected manually for further relevant papers. Systematic reviews were considered eligible, if they included patients of any age and/or gender with elevated blood lipid levels using any type of CAM...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909913/plant-extracts-as-phytogenic-additives-considering-intake-digestibility-and-feeding-behavior-of-sheep
#5
Camila Sousa da Silva, Evaristo Jorge Oliveira de Souza, Gerfesson Felipe Cavalcanti Pereira, Edwilka Oliveira Cavalcante, Ewerton Ivo Martins de Lima, Thaysa Rodrigues Torres, José Ricardo Coelho da Silva, Daniel Cézar da Silva
The objective was to evaluate the intake, digestibility, and ingestive sheep behavior with feeding phytogenic additives derived from plant extracts. Five non-emasculated sheep without defined breed at 28 ± 1.81 kg initial body weight and 6 months age were used. Treatments consisted of administering four phytogenic additives from the garlic extracts, coriander seed, oregano, and pods of mesquite, plus a control treatment (without additive). The ration was composed of Tifton 85 hay grass, corn, soybean meal, and mineral salt...
December 1, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904458/identification-of-novel-source-of-resistance-and-differential-response-of-allium-genotypes-to-purple-blotch-pathogen-alternaria-porri-ellis-ciferri
#6
Satyabrata Nanda, Subodh Kumar Chand, Purander Mandal, Pradyumna Tripathy, Raj Kumar Joshi
Purple blotch, caused by Alternaria porri (Ellis) Cifferi, is a serious disease incurring heavy yield losses in the bulb and seed crop of onion and garlic worldwide. There is an immediate need for identification of effective resistance sources for use in host resistance breeding. A total of 43 Allium genotypes were screened for purple blotch resistance under field conditions. Allium cepa accession 'CBT-Ac77' and cultivar 'Arka Kalyan' were observed to be highly resistant. In vitro inoculation of a selected set of genotypes with A...
December 2016: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892897/the-importance-of-selected-spices-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#7
Bartosz Kulczyński, Anna Gramza-Michałowska
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Literature data indicate that, due to these diseases, approximately 17.5 million people died in 2012. Types of cardiovascular disease include ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. Proper nutrition is an important factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. An interesting element of our diets is spices. For thousands of years, they have been used in the treatment of many diseases: bacterial infections, coughs, colds, and liver diseases...
November 14, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887948/s-allyl-cysteine-ameliorates-cognitive-deficits-in-streptozotocin-diabetic-rats-via-suppression-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-acetylcholinesterase
#8
Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Zahra Kiasalari, Siamak Afshin-Majd, Zahra Ghasemi, Mehrdad Roghani
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with learning, memory, and cognitive deficits. S-allyl cysteine (SAC) is the main organosulfur bioactive molecule in aged garlic extract with anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and nootropic property. This research was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of SAC on alleviation of learning and memory deficits in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats and to explore involvement of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), and heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) signaling cascade...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884762/pleasantness-familiarity-and-identification-of-spice-odors-are-interrelated-and-enhanced-by-consumption-of-herbs-and-food-neophilia
#9
Antti Knaapila, Oskar Laaksonen, Markus Virtanen, Baoru Yang, Hanna Lagström, Mari Sandell
The primary dimension of odor is pleasantness, which is associated with a multitude of factors. We investigated how the pleasantness, familiarity, and identification of spice odors were associated with each other and with the use of the respective spice, overall use of herbs, and level of food neophobia. A total of 126 adults (93 women, 33 men; age 25-61 years, mean 39 years) rated the odors from 12 spices (oregano, anise, rosemary, mint, caraway, sage, thyme, cinnamon, fennel, marjoram, garlic, and clove) for pleasantness and familiarity, and completed a multiple-choice odor identification...
November 21, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881059/natural-products-with-antiplatelet-action
#10
Gabriela Elisa Hirsch, Paulo Ricardo Nazário Viecili, Amanda Spring de Almeida, Sabrina Nascimento, Fernando Garcez Porto, Juliana Otero, Aline Schmidt, Brenda da Silva, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Jonatas Zeni Klafke
BACKGROUND: Complex hemostatic mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of various diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Among them, dysregulation of platelet activity is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis and mainly involves platelet aggregation and a decrease in blood flow in the vascular endothelium. The major platelet activation pathways mediated by agonists involve the arachidonic acid pathway, adenosine diphosphate pathway, serotonin pathway, nitric oxide pathway, and action of free radicals on molecules involved in platelet aggregation...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876915/effect-of-olive-leaf-satureja-khuzestanica-and-allium-sativum-extracts-on-giardia-lamblia-cysts-compared-with-metronidazole-in-vitro
#11
Sh Fallahi, A Rostami, B Delfan, Y Pournia, M Rashidipour
Giardia lamblia is one of the common causes of worldwide diarrhea in children. Appropriate medicinal treatment for giardiasis is available but there are some evidences of drug resistance, insufficient efficacy, and unpleasant side effects. In order to reach a more natural drug with suitable efficacy and the lowest side effects, the effects of the hydroalcoholic extracts of olive leaf, Satureja khuzestanica, and Allium sativum on G. lamblia cysts were evaluated in vitro, as well as antigiardial effect of the extracts was compared with metronidazole as the drug of choice...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871350/early-description-of-diet-induced-blistering-skin-diseases-in-medieval-persia-avicenna-s-point-of-view
#12
Fatemeh Atarzadeh, Babak Daneshfard, Ladan Dastgheib, Amir-Mohammad Jaladat, Gholamreza Amin
Pemphigus is an autoimmune blistering skin disease that is strongly associated with different environmental factors. Among these, nutritional factors are considered to trigger pemphigus; however, their role may be underestimated. Investigated more recently in conventional medicine, this causative bond between dietary factors and blistering skin diseases was mentioned by Persian scholars such as Avicenna a thousand years ago. Avicenna, a well-known Persian physician and philosopher, who could be considered a pioneer in dermatology, discussed skin diseases in a chapter in The Canon of Medicine...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869756/a-review-of-temperature-ph-and-other-factors-that-influence-the-survival-of-salmonella-in-mayonnaise-and-other-raw-egg-products
#13
REVIEW
Thilini Piushani Keerthirathne, Kirstin Ross, Howard Fallowfield, Harriet Whiley
Salmonellosis is one of the main causes of foodborne illnesses worldwide, with outbreaks predominately linked to contamination of eggs and raw egg products, such as mayonnaise. This review explores previous studies that have investigated Salmonella control mechanisms utilized in the production of raw egg mayonnaise and other food products. Apart from the use of pasteurized eggs, the main control mechanism identified is the pH of the raw egg products, which plays an important role in the consistency and stability while affecting the survival of Salmonella spp...
November 18, 2016: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862817/design-of-s-allylcysteine-in-situ-production-and-incorporation-based-on-a-novel-pyrrolysyl-trna-synthetase-variant
#14
Matthias P Exner, Tilmann Kuenzl, Tuyet Mai T To, Zhaofei Ouyang, Sergej Schwagerus, Michael G Hoesl, Christian P R Hackenberger, Marga C Lensen, Sven Panke, Nediljko Budisa
The noncanonical amino acid S-allyl cysteine (Sac) is one of the major compounds of garlic extract and exhibits a range of biological activities. It is also a small bioorthogonal alkene tag capable of undergoing controlled chemical modifications, such as photoinduced thiol-ene coupling or Pd-mediated deprotection. Its small size guarantees minimal interference with protein structure and function. Here, we report a simple protocol efficiently to couple in-situ semisynthetic biosynthesis of Sac and its incorporation into proteins in response to amber (UAG) stop codons...
November 14, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855927/development-and-characterization-of-phosphatidylcholine-nanovesicles-containing-garlic-extract-with-antilisterial-activity-in-milk
#15
Cristian Mauricio Barreto Pinilla, Caciano Pelayo Zapata Noreña, Adriano Brandelli
Phospholipid nanovesicles were developed to improve the stability of garlic (Allium sativum L.) extract. Electron microscopy of liposomes revealed nanometric and spherical-shaped vesicles with a mean particle size of 174.6±17.3nm and polydispersity index of 0.26±0.02. The entrapment efficiency was 47.5±7.3% and the nanoliposomes had a zeta potential of -16.2±5.5mV. The antimicrobial activity of free and encapsulated garlic extract was evaluated against different strains of Listeria spp. in milk at 37°C for 24h...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855892/cooked-garlic-and-antioxidant-activity-correlation-with-organosulfur-compound-composition
#16
D A Locatelli, M A Nazareno, C M Fusari, A B Camargo
The antioxidant properties and the main beneficial organosulphur compounds of home-cooked garlic samples were studied in order to establish relationships between them. Antioxidant activity was tested by free radical scavenging against 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis-(3-ethylbenzo-thiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS(+)), Fe(III) reducing ability (FRAP) and linoleic acid co-oxidation initiated by soybean lipoxygenase in a micelle system. DPPH, ABTS and FRAP assays showed the highest activity for raw garlic samples, while β-carotene bleaching assay yielded the highest activity for stir-fried garlic...
January 0: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852126/traditional-chinese-medicine-food-therapy-and-hypertension-control-a-narrative-review-of-chinese-literature
#17
Ping Zou
Despite the lack of English literature about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) food therapy, there is abundant Chinese literature about the application of food therapy for hypertension control. This paper summarizes basic concepts of TCM, the principles of food therapy and its application for hypertension control according to Chinese literature. In TCM, food is conceptualized according to both nutritional and functional aspects, and can be used to treat illnesses. Four principles of TCM food therapy including light eating, balancing the "hot" and "cold" nature of food, the harmony of the five flavors of food, and consistency between dietary intake and different health conditions, can be used to facilitate hypertension control...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849301/allium-sativum-compared-to-cilostazol-as-an-inhibitor-of-myointimal-hyperplasia
#18
Paulo Roberto da Silva Lima, Francisco Chavier Vieira Bandeira, Janio Cipriano Rolim, Manuel Ricardo Sena Nogueira, Mizael Armando Abrantes Pordeus, Andressa Feitosa Bezerra de Oliveira, Guilherme Benjamin Brandão Pitta
Objective: Intimal hyperplasia is associated with graft failure and vascular sutures in the first year after surgery and in postangioplasty restenosis. Allium sativum (common garlic) lowers cholesterol and has antioxidant effects; it also has antiplatelet and antitumor properties and, therefore, has great potential to reduce or inhibit intimal hyperplasia of the arteries. Our objective is to determine if the garlic has an efficacy to inhibit myointimal hyperplasia compared to cilostazol...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846232/allium-sativum-protease-inhibitor-a-novel-kunitz-trypsin-inhibitor-from-garlic-is-a-new-comrade-of-the-serpin-family
#19
Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Mohd Amir, Mohd Affan Baig, M Irfan Qureshi, Sher Ali, Sadaf Fatima
PURPOSE: This study was aimed to purify and characterize the Protease inhibitor (PI) from a plant Allium sativum (garlic) with strong medicinal properties and to explore its phytodrug potentials. METHODS: Allium sativum Protease Inhibitor (ASPI) was purified using ammonium sulphate fractionation and Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography on anion exchanger Hi-Trap DEAE column. The purified protein was analyzed for its purity and molecular weight by SDS PAGE. The confirmation of presence of trypsin inhibiting PI was performed by MALDI TOF-TOF and analyzed by MASCOT database...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819752/a-prospective-randomized-controlled-multicentre-trial-comparing-intravesical-dmso-and-chondro%C3%A3-tin-sulphate-2-for-painful-bladder-syndrome-interstitial-cystitis
#20
Manuela Tutolo, Enrico Ammirati, Giulia Castagna, Katrien Klockaerts, Hendrik Plancke, Dieter Ost, Frank Van der Aa, Dirk De Ridder
OBJECTIVE: To compare effectiveness of intravesical chondroïtin sulphate (CS) 2% and dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) 50% in patients with painful bladder syndrome/intersti¬tial cystitis (PBS/IC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized to receive either 6 weekly instil¬lations of CS 2% or 50% DMSO. Primary endpoint was difference in proportion of patients achieving score 6 (moderately improved) or 7 (markedly improved) in both groups using the Global Response Assessment (GRA) scale...
November 2, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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