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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101575/identification-of-potential-targets-for-differentiation-in-human-leukemia-cells-induced-by-diallyl-disulfide
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Hui Ling, Jie He, Hui Tan, Lan Yi, Fang Liu, Xiaoxia Ji, Youhua Wu, Haobin Hu, Xi Zeng, Xiaohong Ai, Hao Jiang, Qi Su
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a primary component of garlic, which has chemopreventive potential. We previously found that moderate doses (15-120 µM) of DADS induced apoptosis and G2/M phase cell cycle arrest. In this study, we observed the effect of low doses (8 µM) of DADS on human leukemia HL-60 cells. We found that DADS could inhibit proliferation, migration and invasion in HL-60 cells, and arrested cells at G0/G1 stage. Then, cell differentiation was displayed by morphologic observation, NBT reduction activity and CD11b evaluation of cytometric flow...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078428/erratum-to-efficacy-and-safety-of-fermented-garlic-extract-on-hepatic-function-in-adults-with-elevated-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-levels-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ha-Na Kim, Sung-Goo Kang, Yong Kyun Roh, Min-Kyu Choi, Sang-Wook Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078266/evaluation-of-melanoidins-formed-from-black-garlic-after-different-thermal-processing-steps
#3
Ok-Ju Kang
The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of melanoidins formed from black garlic (BG) after different thermal processing steps. The melanoidins formed from BG during thermal processing were produced in large amounts, and the initial (280 nm), intermediate (360 nm), and final stage product (420 nm) had similar tendencies. Compounds like degraded proteins, peptides, and phenolic acids were present in the melanoidins during thermal processing. All the melanoidin samples showed different absorptions in the UV-visible spectra, although these had similar shapes...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078257/physicochemical-characteristics-of-black-garlic-after-different-thermal-processing-steps
#4
Ok-Ju Kang
This study investigated the physicochemical characteristics of black garlic (BG) after different thermal processing steps. Compared with fresh garlic (FG), the moisture content and pH in BG decreased significantly, while the ash content and browning intensity increased during thermal processing. The total mineral and the free sugar contents were significantly higher than that of the BG2 and BG4 samples, respectively. The free sugar content increased by 16-fold in the BG cloves compared with that of FG, while the amino acid content increased during the first stage of thermal processing, and subsequently decreased...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074608/aged-garlic-extract-suppresses-the-increase-of-plasma-glycated-albumin-level-and-enhances-the-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-adipose-tissue-in-tsod-mice
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Satomi Miki, Ken-Ichi Inokuma, Miyuki Takashima, Mitsuho Nishida, Yoko Sasaki, Mitsuyasu Ushijima, Jun-Ichiro Suzuki, Naoaki Morihara
SCOPE: In this study, we investigated the effect of aged garlic extract (AGE) on the high level of blood glucose in Tsumura Suzuki Obese-Diabetes (TSOD) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: TSOD mice were fed standard diet with or without 2% AGE for 19 weeks. AGE treatment lowered the blood glucose level and significantly reduced the plasma level of glycated albumin in TSOD mice as compared with those without AGE treatment. In addition, AGE treatment increased the level of phosphorylated AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in the adipose tissue, liver and muscle that played an important role in the maintenance of insulin sensitivity...
January 11, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073674/inhibition-of-invasion-by-n-trans-feruloyloctopamine-via-akt-p38mapk-and-emt-related-signals-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Zhong-Tian Bai, Zheng-Rong Wu, Li-Li Xi, Xun Li, Peng Chen, Fu-Qiang Wang, Wen-Bo Meng, Wen-Ce Zhou, Xin-An Wu, Xiao-Jun Yao, Min Zhang
N-trans-feruloyloctopamine (FO) isolated from Garlic skin was identified as the primary antioxidant constituents, however, the effect of which on HCC invasion is still unclear. Herein, the FO was synthesized and its antitumor activities were evaluated in HCC cell lines. Cellular functional analyses have revealed that the reformed FO owns strong abilities of inhibiting cell proliferation and invasion in HCC cells. Molecular data have further showed that FO could significantly decrease the phosphorylation levels of Akt and p38 MAPK...
December 30, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062185/allicin-protects-auditory-hair-cells-and-spiral-ganglion-neurons-from-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis
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Xianmin Wu, Xiaofei Li, Yongdong Song, He Li, Xiaohui Bai, Wenwen Liu, Yuechen Han, Lei Xu, Jianfeng Li, Daogong Zhang, Haibo Wang, Zhaomin Fan
Cisplatin is a broad-spectrum anticancer drug that is commonly used in the clinic. Ototoxicity is one of the major side effects of this drug, which caused irreversible sensorineural hearing loss. Allicin, the main biologically active compound derived from garlic, has been shown to exert various anti-apoptotic and anti-oxidative activities in vitro and in vivo studies. We took advantage of C57 mice intraperitoneally injected with cisplatin alone or with cisplatin and allicin combined, to investigate whether allicin plays a protective role in vivo against cisplatin ototoxicity...
January 3, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056624/garlic-and-ginger-are-not-like-apples-and-oranges-effects-of-mass-count-information-on-the-production-of-noun-phrases-in-english
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Nora Fieder, Lyndsey Nickels, Trudy Krajenbrink, Britta Biedermann
In the research presented here a picture-word interference paradigm was used to investigate how grammatical mass/count (countability) information is processed during noun phrase production in English. Levelt, Roelofs and Meyer's (1999) theory distinguishes between two different types of lexical-syntactic information: variable extrinsic lexical-syntactic features such as number (singular, plural) and fixed intrinsic lexical-syntactic properties such as grammatical gender (e.g., masculine, feminine). Previous research using the picture-word interference paradigm has found effects of distractor lexical-syntactic congruency for grammatical gender but no congruency effects for number...
January 5, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054940/neuroprotective-effects-of-aged-garlic-extract-on-cognitive-dysfunction-and-neuroinflammation-induced-by-%C3%AE-amyloid-in-rats
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Nutchareeporn Nillert, Wanassanun Pannangrong, Jariya Umka Welbat, Wunnee Chaijaroonkhanarak, Kittisak Sripanidkulchai, Bungorn Sripanidkulchai
Neuroinflammation is pathological evidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that likely starts as a host defense response to the damaging effects of the β-amyloid (Aβ) deposits in the brain. The activation of microglia may promote the neurodegenerative process through the release of proinflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), which may lead to neuronal damage and eventual death. Aged garlic extract (AGE) has been reported to have multiple biological activities, including anti-inflammatory effects...
January 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051097/aged-garlic-has-more-potent-antiglycation-and-antioxidant-properties-compared-to-fresh-garlic-extract-in-vitro
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Abdulhakim Elosta, Mark Slevin, Khalid Rahman, Nessar Ahmed
Protein glycation involves formation of early (Amadori) and late advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) together with free radicals via autoxidation of glucose and Amadori products. Glycation and increased free radical activity underlie the pathogenesis of diabetic complications. This study investigated whether aged garlic has more potent antiglycation and antioxidant properties compared to fresh garlic extract in vitro in a cell-free system. Proteins were glycated by incubation with sugars (glucose, methylglyoxal or ribose) ±5-15 mg/mL of aged and fresh garlic extracts...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049905/atypical-cyclic-sulfides-garlicnins-g-i-and-j-extracted-from-allium-sativum
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Masateru Ono, Yukio Fujiwara, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Cheng Pan, Mona El-Aasr, Jong-Hyun Lee, Daisuke Nakano, Junei Kinjo, Toshihiro Nohara
Newly characterized, atypical sulfides, garlicnins G (1), I (2), and J (3), were isolated from the acetone extracts of garlic bulbs, Allium sativum. Their production pathways are regarded as different from those of cyclic sulfoxides, 3,4-dimethyltetrahydrothiophene-S-oxide derivatives such as onionins A1-A3, garlicnins B1-B4 and C1-C3.
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042817/think-yellow-and-keep-green-role-of-sulfanes-from-garlic-in-agriculture
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Awais Anwar, Emma Gould, Ryan Tinson, Murree Groom, Chris J Hamilton
Reactive sulfur species from garlic have long been renowned for their health benefits and antimicrobial properties. In agriculture the subject matter is now gathering momentum in the search for new bio-pesticides to addressing emerging environmental concerns and tighter restrictions on the use of many conventional chemical pesticides. Although the precise modes of action of these garlic-derived bioactives is complex, recent research has provided a number of new insights that deepen our understanding of garlic-derived products, such as garlic extracts and oils...
December 30, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035949/the-effects-of-allicin-a-reactive-sulfur-species-from-garlic-on-a-selection-of-mammalian-cell-lines
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Martin C H Gruhlke, Carole Nicco, Frederic Batteux, Alan J Slusarenko
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) has been used as a spice and medicinal plant since ancient times. Garlic produces the thiol-reactive defence substance, allicin, upon wounding. The effects of allicin on human lung epithelium carcinoma (A549), mouse fibroblast (3T3), human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC), human colon carcinoma (HT29) and human breast cancer (MCF7) cell lines were tested. To estimate toxic effects of allicin, we used a standard MTT-test (methylthiazoltetrazolium) for cell viability and ³H-thymidine incorporation for cell proliferation...
December 26, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035682/invasive-plant-alters-community-and-ecosystem-dynamics-by-promoting-native-predators
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Lauren M Smith-Ramesh
Placing invasion in a more complete food-web context expands our understanding of species invasions to reflect the inherent complexity of ecological networks. Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) has traditionally been predicted to dominate native communities through mechanisms embodied in popular hypotheses such as direct plant-plant interactions (allelopathy) and plant-herbivore interactions (enemy escape). However, garlic mustard also interacts directly with native predators by providing habitat for web-building spiders, which colonize the dry fruit structures (siliques) that garlic mustard leaves behind after it senesces...
December 30, 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018399/the-onion-allium-cepa-l-r2r3-myb-gene-myb1-regulates-anthocyanin-biosynthesis
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Kathy E Schwinn, Hanh Ngo, Fernand Kenel, David A Brummell, Nick W Albert, John A McCallum, Meeghan Pither-Joyce, Ross N Crowhurst, Colin Eady, Kevin M Davies
Bulb color is an important consumer trait for onion (Allium cepa L., Allioideae, Asparagales). The bulbs accumulate a range of flavonoid compounds, including anthocyanins (red), flavonols (pale yellow), and chalcones (bright yellow). Flavonoid regulation is poorly characterized in onion and in other plants belonging to the Asparagales, despite being a major plant order containing many important crop and ornamental species. R2R3-MYB transcription factors associated with the regulation of distinct branches of the flavonoid pathway were isolated from onion...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017989/antioxidant-effects-of-supercritical-fluid-garlic-extracts-in-canned-artichokes
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E Bravi, O Marconi, V Sileoni, M R Rollo, G Perretti
The effects of adding supercritical carbon dioxide extracts of garlic (at two different concentrations of allicin) on select chemical indices in extra-virgin olive oil used to canned artichokes were studied. Tests were performed after processing and over a storage period of 1 year. A sensorial test was also conducted on the canned artichokes to establish the impact on flavor (in particular perceptions of rancidity and garlic flavor). Acidity, peroxide levels and p-anisidine values were measured as quality analytical parameters...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007912/garlic-a-bioinformatic-toolkit-for-etiologically-connecting-diseases-and-cell-type-specific-regulatory-maps
#17
Miloš Nikolić, Argyris Papantonis, Alvaro Rada-Iglesias
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have emerged as a powerful tool to uncover the genetic basis of human common diseases, which often show a complex, polygenic and multi-factorial etiology. These studies have revealed that 70-90% of all single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with common complex diseases do not occur within genes (i.e., they are non-coding), making the discovery of disease-causative genetic variants and the elucidation of the underlying pathological mechanisms far from straightforward...
December 22, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001066/preparation-of-s-allylcysteine-enriched-black-garlic-juice-and-its-antidiabetic-effects-in-streptozotocin-induced-insulin-deficient-mice
#18
Jun Ho Kim, Su Hyun Yu, Yun Jeong Cho, Jeong Hoon Pan, Hyung Taek Cho, Jeong Ho Kim, Hyejin Bong, Yeojin Lee, Moon Han Chang, Ye Jin Jeong, Garam Choi, Young Jun Kim
S-Allylcysteine (SAC), produced in large amounts during the aging process of garlic via enzymatic hydrolysis, is known as a key compound responsible for the multiple pharmacological activities of aged black garlic. This study investigated the effects of enzyme- and high hydrostatic pressure (HHP)-assisted extraction on the content of the bioactive compounds, including SAC, in black garlic juice (BGJ) and evaluated the antidiabetic effects of SAC-enriched BGJ in streptozotocin (STZ)-treated mice. The aging process increased the contents of SAC, total polyphenols, and total flavonoids in garlic juice...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999511/a-review-of-herbal-and-pharmaceutical-galactagogues-for-breast-feeding
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REVIEW
Alessandra N Bazzano, Rebecca Hofer, Shelley Thibeau, Veronica Gillispie, Marni Jacobs, Katherine P Theall
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic approaches to addressing insufficient lactation are available but remain poorly understood. Current trends in maternal health, such as increasing rates of obesity, delayed age at childbearing, and high rates of cesarean section, may be associated with physiological challenges for lactation that cannot be managed by counseling alone. Women who have not had success with counseling alone, including adoptive mothers seeking to induce lactation, may use galactagogues (pharmaceutical and herbal compounds used to increase lactation)...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998111/carbon-dot-coated-alginate-beads-as-a-smart-stimuli-responsive-drug-delivery-system
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Sristi Majumdar, Gargee Krishnatreya, Neelam Gogoi, Debajit Thakur, Devasish Chowdhury
In this work, we report a smart stimuli-responsive drug delivery system (DDS) that can release drug depending upon the amount of pathogen (MRSA) present in the target. A greater amount of MRSA in the system will lead to more release of drug and vice versa. Carbon-dot-coated novel alginate beads (CA-CD) exhibiting superior stability was successfully used as smart drug delivery vehicle. Garlic extract (GE), which contains allicin, was taken as model drug system to demonstrate the phenomena. It was observed that GE loading was 19 and 78% with CA and CA-CD, respectively...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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