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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220704/functional-characterization-of-a-new-tea-camellia-sinensis-flavonoid-glycosyltransferase
#1
Xianqian Zhao, Peiqiang Wang, Mingzhuo Li, Yeru Wang, Xiaolan Jiang, Lilan Cui, Yumei Qian, Juhua Zhuang, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is an important commercial crop, in which the high content of flavonoids provides the health benefits. A flavonoid glycosyltransferase (CsUGT73A20), belonged to Cluster IIIa was isolated from tea plant. The recombinant CsUGT73A20 in E. coli exhibited a broad substrate tolerance towards multiple flavonoids. Among them, kaempferol was the optimal substrate compared to quercetin, myricetin, naringenin, apigenin and kaempferide. However, no product was detected when UDP-galactose was used as the sugar donor...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218702/phytochemical-study-of-tapirira-guianensis-leaves-guided-by-vasodilatory-and-antioxidant-activities
#2
Amélia M G Rodrigues, Denise O Guimarães, Tatiana U P Konno, Luzineide W Tinoco, Thiago Barth, Fernando A Aguiar, Norberto P Lopes, Ivana C R Leal, Juliana M Raimundo, Michelle F Muzitano
The aim of this research was to perform a phytochemical study of the methanol leaves extract of T. guianensis (MET) guided by vasodilatory and antioxidant activities. The chemical profile of MET and the ethyl acetate fraction (EA fraction) was determined by HPLC-UV-MS and EA fraction guided fractionation by reverse-phase chromatography. The vasorelaxant effects of MET, fractions, sub-fractions and constituents were assessed on rat aorta pre-contracted with phenylephrine. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by using a DPPH assay...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197195/myricetin-protects-hippocampal-ca3-pyramidal-neurons-and-improves-learning-and-memory-impairments-in-rats-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Matin Ramezani, Niloufar Darbandi, Fariba Khodagholi, Azam Hashemi
There is currently no treatment for effectively slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease, so early prevention is very important. Numerous studies have shown that flavonoids can improve memory impairment. The present study investigated the effects of myricetin, a member of the flavonoids, on intracerebroventricular streptozotocin induced neuronal loss and memory impairment in rat models of Alzheimer's disease. Myricetin at 5 or 10 mg/kg was intraperitoneally injected into rats over 21 days. Control rats were treated with 10 mL/kg saline...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185989/enhanced-oral-bioavailability-of-docetaxel-in-rats-combined-with-myricetin-in-situ-and-in-vivo-evidences
#4
Tianyun Hao, Yunni Ling, Meijuan Wu, Yajing Shen, Yu Gao, Shujun Liang, Yuan Gao, Shuai Qian
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of myricetin on the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel in rats. In comparison to oral docetaxel alone (40mg/kg), the bioavailability of docetaxel could be significantly enhanced by 1.6-2.4-fold via oral co-administration with various flavonoids (apigenin, naringenin, baicalein, quercetin and myricetin) at a dosage of 10mg/kg, and myricetin showed the highest bioavailability improvement. Further pharmacokinetic studies demonstrated that the presence of myricetin (5-20mg/kg) enhanced both Cmax and AUC of docetaxel with the highest Cmax (162ng/mL, 2...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178217/flavonoid-composition-and-antitumor-activity-of-bee-bread-collected-in-northeast-portugal
#5
Filipa Sobral, Ricardo C Calhelha, Lillian Barros, Montserrat Dueñas, Andreia Tomás, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Miguel Vilas-Boas, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Bee bread (BB) is a fermented mixture of plant pollen, honey, and bee saliva that worker bees use as food for larvae, and for young bees to produce royal jelly. In the present study, five BB samples, collected from Apis mellifera iberiensis hives located in different apiaries near Bragança, in the northeast region of Portugal, and one BB commercial sample were characterized by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to a diode array detector and electrospray mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS) in terms of phenolic compounds, such as flavonoid glycoside derivatives...
February 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165408/response-surface-methodology-optimization-of-ultrasonic-assisted-extraction-of-acer-truncatum-leaves-for-maximal-phenolic-yield-and-antioxidant-activity
#6
Lingguang Yang, Peipei Yin, Hang Fan, Qiang Xue, Ke Li, Xiang Li, Liwei Sun, Yujun Liu
This study is the first to report the use of response surface methodology to improve phenolic yield and antioxidant activity of Acer truncatum leaves extracts (ATLs) obtained by ultrasonic-assisted extraction. The phenolic composition in ATLs extracted under the optimized conditions were characterized by UPLC-QTOF-MS/MS. Solvent and extraction time were selected based on preliminary experiments, and a four-factors-three-levels central composite design was conducted to optimize solvent concentration (X₁), material-to-liquid ratio (X₂), ultrasonic temperature (X₃) and power (X₄) for an optimal total phenol yield (Y₁) and DPPH• antioxidant activity (Y₂)...
February 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152668/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-activity-of-betula-pendula-leaves-extract-and-its-effects-on-model-foods
#7
Nurul Aini Mohd Azman, Monika Skowyra, Kwestan Muhammad, María Gabriela Gallego, Maria Pilar Almajano
CONTEXT: Betula pendula Roth (Betulaceae) exhibits many pharmacological activities in humans including anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral effects. However, the antioxidant activity of BP towards lipid degradation has not been fully determined. OBJECTIVE: The BP ethanol and methanol extracts were evaluated to determine antioxidant activity by an in vitro method and lyophilized extract of BP was added to beef patties to study oxidative stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antioxidant activities of extracts of BP were determined by measuring scavenging radical activity against methoxy radical generated by Fenton reaction 2,2'-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (TEAC) radical cation, the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) and the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125218/identification-of-a-ligand-binding-site-on-the-staphylococcus-aureus-dnag-primase-c-terminal-domain
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Jonathan Catazaro, Jessica Periago, Matthew D Shortridge, Bradley Worley, Andrew Kirchner, Robert Powers, Mark A Griep
The interface between the DnaG primase C-terminal domain (CTD) and the N-terminal domain of DnaB helicase is essential for bacterial DNA replication because it allows coordinated priming of DNA synthesis at the replication fork while the DNA is being unwound. Because these two proteins are conserved in all bacteria and distinct from those in eukaryotes, their interface is an attractive antibiotic target. To learn more about this interface, we determined the solution structure and dynamics of the DnaG primase CTD from Staphylococcus aureus, a medically important bacterial species...
February 9, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115379/differential-gene-expression-on-lactobacillus-plantarum-wcfs1-in-response-to-phenolic-compounds-unravels-new-genes-involved-in-tannin-degradation
#9
Inés Reverón, Natalia Jiménez, José Antonio Curiel, Elena Peñas, Félix López de Felipe, Blanca de Las Rivas, Rosario Muñoz
: Lactobacillus plantarum is a lactic acid bacterium able to degrade food tannins by the subsequent action of tannase and gallate decarboxylase enzymes. In the L. plantarum genome the gene encoding the catalytic subunit of gallate decarboxylase (lpdC or lp_2945) is only 6.5 kb distant relative to the gene encoding inducible tannase (tanBLp or lp_2956). This genomic context suggests a concomitant activity and regulation of both enzymatic activities. Reverse transcription analysis revealed that B (lpdB or lp_0271) and D (lpdD or lp_0272) subunits of gallate decarboxylase are cotranscribed, whereas C subunit (lpdC or lp_2945) is cotranscribed with a transport protein (gacP or lp_2943)...
January 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114854/gastrointestinal-stability-of-dihydromyricetin-myricetin-and-myricitrin-an-in-vitro-investigation
#10
Dong Xiang, Chen-Guang Wang, Wen-Qing Wang, Chun-Yang Shi, Wei Xiong, Meng-Die Wang, Jian-Guo Fang
The gastrointestinal (GI) stability of three flavonoids, dihydromyricetin (DMY), myricetin (MYR), and myricitrin (MYT), was examined in simulated physiological fluids. Several factors that may influence the degradation rate of theses flavonoids were evaluated, including pH and the presence of pepsin and pancreatin enzymes. We found that GI stability followed the order of MYT > DMY > MYR. These flavonoids were stable in simulated gastric fluids and buffer solutions (pH 1.2), but encountered a pseudo-first-order kinetic degradation in simulated intestinal fluids and buffer solutions (pH 6...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107794/a-study-on-the-gc-ms-analysis-of-bioactive-components-and-pancreato-protective-effect-of-methanolic-extract-of-brassica-oleracea-l-var-botrytis
#11
Sadanandan Rajapriya, Arumugam Geetha, Kavasseri Ganesan Kripa
The ever-increasing problem of pancreatitis due to alcohol abuse demands evaluation of novel drugs of plant origin. This study explores the therapeutic effects of the methanolic extract of Brassica oleraceae (MEBO) on ethanol and cerulein induced pancreatitis in rats. The MEBO was subjected to GC-MS and HPLC analysis. Male albino Wistar rats were divided into various groups, fed with alcohol (36% of total calories for 5 weeks) and cerulein (20 μg/kg b.wt i.p, weekly thrice for last three weeks) with or without MEBO (40 mg/kg b...
January 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097162/antioxidant-activity-of-polyphenolic-myricetin-in-vitro-cell-free-and-cell-based-systems
#12
Abolfazl Barzegar
Myricetin (Myc) is one of the most important flavonoids in diet due to its abundance in foods with the highest antioxidant activity. The antioxidant activity of Myc was studied in cell-free and cell-based systems to evaluate the ROS protection efficiency of Myc. The studies were based on the assessment of reducing power of Myc according to ferric ion reduction and intracellular ROS level measurement by assaying the cellular fluorescence intensity using dichlorodihydrofluorescein (DCF) probe as an indicator for ROS in cells...
June 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091822/does-the-growth-differentiation-balance-hypothesis-explain-allocation-to-secondary-metabolites-in-combretum-apiculatum-an-african-savanna-woody-species
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Dawood Hattas, Peter F Scogings, Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto
The growth differentiation balance hypothesis (GDBH) provides a framework that predicts a trade-off between costs of secondary metabolites (SMs) relative to the demand for photosynthate by growth. However, this hypothesis was developed using empirical evidence from plant species in northern boreal and temperate systems, leaving its applicability to species under different abiotic and biotic conditions questionable and generalizations problematic. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the GDBH explains allocation to SMs in the deciduous African savanna woody species C...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064632/protective-effects-of-apigenin-and-myricetin-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-mice
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Samar M Hassan, Marwa M Khalaf, Sawsan A Sadek, Amira M Abo-Youssef
CONTEXT: Currently, the outcomes of the use of cisplatin in cancer therapy is limited by nephrotoxicity. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the nephroprotective role of apigenin and myricetin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult female Wistar Albino mice were divided into eight groups (n = 8). Group I served as normal control. Groups II, III and IV received apigenin (3 mg/kg, i.p.), myricetin (3 mg/kg, i...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064082/novel-flavonol-analogues-as-potential-inhibitors-of-jmjd3-histone-demethylase-a-study-based-on-molecular-modelling
#15
Sanchari Basu Mallik, Aravinda Pai, Rekha R Shenoy, B S Jayashree
Epigenetic modulation of gene expression has drawn enormous attention among researchers globally in the present scenario. Since their discovery, Jmj-C histone demethylases were identified as useful markers in understanding the role of epigenetics in inflammatory conditions and in cancer as well. This has created arousal of interest in search of suitable candidates. Potential inhibitors from various other scaffolds such as hydroxyquinolines, hydroxamic acids and triazolopyridines have already been identified and reported...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044154/biofunctional-metal-phenolic-films-from-dietary-flavonoids
#16
Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Md Arifur Rahim, Yi Ju, Julia A Braunger, Tomoya Suma, Yunlu Dai, Shuaijun Pan, Francesca Cavalieri, Frank Caruso
We assembled dietary, bioactive flavonoids into a metal coordinated network to form thin, surface-bound films and hollow capsules, overcoming the poor water solubility of free flavonoids. Films formed from quercetin, myricetin, luteolin and fisetin show radical scavenging activity, a renowned feature of their parent flavonoids, and can be reused over multiple cycles. These films are expected to have potential applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
January 3, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040469/the-chilean-superfruit-black-berry-aristotelia-chilensis-elaeocarpaceae-maqui-as-mediator-in-inflammation-associated-disorders
#17
Carlos L Cespedes, Natalia Pavon, Mariana Dominguez, Julio Alarcon, Cristian Balbontin, Isao Kubo, Mohammed El-Hafidi, Jose G Avila
The effects of phytochemicals occurred in fractions and extracts of fruits of "Maqui-berry" (Aristotelia chilensis), on the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), inducible-nitric oxide synthases (iNOS) and the production of proinflammatory mediators were investigated in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated murine macrophage RAW-264 cells, as well as their antioxidant activities. The MeOH extract (A), acetone/methanol extract (B), fractions F3, F4, subfractions (SF4-SF6, SF7, SF8-SF10, SF11-SF15, SF16-SF20), quercetin, gallic acid, luteolin, myricetin, mixtures M1, M2 and M3 exhibited potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities...
December 28, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039815/differential-phenolic-production-in-leaves-of-vitis-vinifera-cv-alvarinho-affected-with-esca-disease
#18
Marta R M Lima, Mafalda L Felgueiras, Ana Cunha, Gisela Chicau, Federico Ferreres, Alberto C P Dias
Esca is a destructive disease of complex etiology affecting grapevines worldwide. A major constraint to the study and control of esca is that the disease is not diagnosed until external leaf and/or fruit symptoms are visible; however external symptoms usually appear several years after infection onset. We studied the phenolic content of V. vinifera cv. Alvarinho leaves using high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection-mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-MS)/LC-MS. Leaves from affected cordons with and without visible symptoms (diseased and apparently healthy leaves, respectively) and leaves from asymptomatic cordons (healthy leaves) were analyzed...
December 24, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018403/comparative-analysis-of-phenolic-compound-characterization-and-their-biosynthesis-genes-between-two-diverse-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-varieties-differing-for-chapatti-unleavened-flat-bread-quality
#19
Monica Sharma, Rajat Sandhir, Anuradha Singh, Pankaj Kumar, Ankita Mishra, Sanjay Jachak, Sukhvinder P Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Joy Roy
Phenolic compounds (PCs) affect the bread quality and can also affect the other types of end-use food products such as chapatti (unleavened flat bread), now globally recognized wheat-based food product. The detailed analysis of PCs and their biosynthesis genes in diverse bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) varieties differing for chapatti quality have not been studied. In this study, the identification and quantification of PCs using UPLC-QTOF-MS and/or MS/MS and functional genomics techniques such as microarrays and qRT-PCR of their biosynthesis genes have been studied in a good chapatti variety, "C 306" and a poor chapatti variety, "Sonalika...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983763/the-common-dietary-flavonoid-myricetin-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-in-carbon-tetrachloride-treated-mice
#20
Yan Geng, Qing Sun, Wang Li, Zhen-Ming Lu, Hong-Yu Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu
SCOPE: Myricetin is found in most berries, vegetables, and various medicinal herbs, which has been reported to possess various bio-activities. However, the role of myricetin on liver fibrosis remains to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hepatic stellate cell (HSC) line CFSC-8B was stimulated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) or Platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) to induce liver fibrosis in vitro. The results showed that myricetin significantly ameliorated TGF-β1 or PDGF-BB induced HSCs activation, cell migration, and extracellular matrix (ECM) production, blocked TGF-β1 induced phosphorylation of Smad2, P38, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and Protein kinase B (AKT), and down-regulated PDGF-BB stimulated phosphorylation of ERK and AKT in HSCs in a dose-dependent manner...
December 16, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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