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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917913/synergistically-strengthened-3d-micro-scavenger-cage-adsorbent-for-selective-removal-of-radioactive-cesium
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Sung-Chan Jang, Sung-Min Kang, Yuvaraj Haldorai, Krishnan Giribabu, Go-Woon Lee, Young-Chul Lee, Moon Seop Hyun, Young-Kyu Han, Changhyun Roh, Yun Suk Huh
A novel microporous three-dimensional pomegranate-like micro-scavenger cage (P-MSC) composite has been synthesized by immobilization of iron phyllosilicates clay onto a Prussian blue (PB)/alginate matrix and tested for the removal of radioactive cesium from aqueous solution. Experimental results show that the adsorption capacity increases with increasing the inactive cesium concentration from 1 ppm to 30 ppm, which may be attributed to greater number of adsorption sites and further increase in the inactive cesium concentration has no effect...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908544/inhibition-of-cartilage-degradation-and-suppression-of-pge2-and-mmps-expression-by-pomegranate-fruit-extract-in-a-model-of-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis
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Nahid Akhtar, Nazir M Khan, Omer S Ashruf, Tariq M Haqqi
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by cartilage degradation in the affected joints. Pomegranate fruit extract (PFE) inhibits cartilage degradation in vitro. The aim of this study was to determine whether oral consumption of PFE inhibits disease progression in rabbits with surgically induced OA. METHODS: OA was surgically induced in the tibiofemoral joints of adult New Zealand White rabbits. In one group, animals were fed PFE in water for 8 wk postsurgery...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891467/an-in-vitro-comparative-study-of-shear-bond-strength-of-composite-resin-to-bleached-enamel-using-three-herbal-antioxidants
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Pratap Kumar Mukka, Nanda Kumar Komineni, Sambashivarao Pola, E Soujanya, Anand Ramtheerth Karne, Bhasker Nenavath, Sandeep Shiva, Pallavi Vuppunuthula
INTRODUCTION: If adhesive restorations are carried out imme-diately, the Shear Bond Strength (SBS) to bleached enamel is reduced. The use of antioxidants can be highlighted since it seems to be a more effective alternative to reduce or remove the residual oxygen and immediate improvement in SBS. AIM: The purpose of this in-vitro study was an attempt to regain the lost bond strength, for which, the comparison of SBS of composite resin to bleached enamel was carried out using various antioxidants i...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888156/effects-of-pomegranate-juice-on-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Amirhossein Sahebkar, Claudio Ferri, Paolo Giorgini, Simona Bo, Petr Nachtigal, Davide Grassi
Punica granatum L. (Pomegranate) has been claimed to provide several health benefits. Pomegranate juice is a polyphenol-rich fruit juice with high antioxidant capacity. Several studies suggested that pomegranate juice can exert antiatherogenic, antioxidant, antihypertensive, and anti-inflammatory effects. Nevertheless, the potential cardioprotective benefits of pomegranate juice deserve further clinical investigation. To systematically review and meta-analyze available evidence from randomized placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effects of pomegranate juice consumption and blood pressure (BP)...
November 23, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881962/cigarette-smoking-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-vascular-inflammation-and-injury-are-attenuated-by-antioxidant-supplementation-in-an-animal-model
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Moustafa Al Hariri, Kazem Zibara, Wissam Farhat, Yasmine Hashem, Nadia Soudani, Farah Al Ibrahim, Eva Hamade, Asad Zeidan, Ahmad Husari, Firas Kobeissy
Background: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cigarette smoking remains a global health epidemic with associated detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system. In this work, we investigated the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on cardiovascular system in an animal model. The study then evaluated the effects of antioxidants (AO), represented by pomegranate juice, on cigarette smoke induced cardiovascular injury. This study aims at evaluating the effect of pomegranate juice supplementation on the cardiovascular system of an experimental rat model of smoke exposure...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879653/ellagic-acid-inhibits-bladder-cancer-invasiveness-and-in-vivo-tumor-growth
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Claudia Ceci, Lucio Tentori, Maria Grazia Atzori, Pedro M Lacal, Elena Bonanno, Manuel Scimeca, Rosella Cicconi, Maurizio Mattei, Maria Gabriella de Martino, Giuseppe Vespasiani, Roberto Miano, Grazia Graziani
Ellagic acid (EA) is a polyphenolic compound that can be found as a naturally occurring hydrolysis product of ellagitannins in pomegranates, berries, grapes, green tea and nuts. Previous studies have reported the antitumor properties of EA mainly using in vitro models. No data are available about EA influence on bladder cancer cell invasion of the extracellular matrix triggered by vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), an angiogenic factor associated with disease progression and recurrence, and tumor growth in vivo...
November 22, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879044/clustering-according-to-urolithin-metabotype-explains-the-interindividual-variability-in-the-improvement-of-cardiovascular-risk-biomarkers-in-overweight-obese-individuals-consuming-pomegranate-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Antonio González-Sarrías, Rocío García-Villalba, María Romo-Vaquero, Cesarettin Alasalvar, Asim Örem, Pilar Zafrilla, Francisco A Tomás-Barberán, María V Selma, Juan Carlos Espín
SCOPE: The pomegranate lipid-lowering properties remain controversial, probably due to the interindividual variability in polyphenol (ellagitannins) metabolism. OBJECTIVE: We aimed at investigating whether the microbial-derived ellagitannin-metabolizing phenotypes, i.e. urolithin metabotypes A, (UM-A), B (UM-B) and 0 (UM-0), influence the effects of pomegranate extract (PE) consumption on eighteen cardiovascular risk biomarkers in healthy overweight-obese individuals...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867111/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-punica-granatum-l-pomegranate-rind-extracts-applied-topically-to-ex-vivo-skin
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David M J Houston, Joachim Bugert, Stephen P Denyer, Charles M Heard
Coadministered pomegranate rind extract (PRE) and zinc (II) produces a potent virucidal activity against Herpes simplex virus (HSV); however, HSV infections are also associated with localised inflammation and pain. Here, the objective was to determine the anti-inflammatory activity and relative depth penetration of PRE, total pomegranate tannins (TPT) and zinc (II) in skin, ex vivo. PRE, TPT and ZnSO4 were dosed onto freshly excised ex vivo porcine skin mounted in Franz diffusion cells and analysed for COX-2, as a marker for modulation of the arachidonic acid inflammation pathway, by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845788/effects-of-pomegranate-peel-polyphenols-on-lipid-accumulation-and-cholesterol-metabolic-transformation-in-l-02-human-hepatic-cells-via-the-ppar%C3%AE-abca1-cyp7a1-pathway
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Ou Lv, Lifang Wang, Jianke Li, Qianqian Ma, Wei Zhao
To study the effect of pomegranate peel polyphenols on lipid accumulation and cholesterol metabolic transformation in human hepatic cells, purified pomegranate peel polyphenols (PPPs), their main component, punicalagin (PC), and the metabolite of PC, pomegranate ellagic acid (PEA), were chosen as the polyphenols to be tested. At the same time the human hepatocyte cell line L-02 was selected as the experimental cell and a model of steatotic L-02 hepatocytes in vitro was constructed in this paper. The results showed that PPPs, PC and PEA in different concentrations could decrease the total cholesterol (TC) content and increase the total bile acid (TBA) content, and so possess a lipid-lowering effect...
November 15, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829013/neuroprotective-effects-of-pomegranate-peel-extract-after-chronic-infusion-with-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-in-mice
#10
Maressa Caldeira Morzelle, Jocelem Mastrodi Salgado, Milena Telles, Danilo Mourelle, Patricia Bachiega, Hudson Sousa Buck, Tania Araujo Viel
Alzheimer's disease is a chronic and degenerative condition that had no treatment until recently. The current therapeutic strategies reduce progression of the disease but are expensive and commonly cause side effects that are uncomfortable for treated patients. Functional foods to prevent and/or treat many conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, represent a promising field of study currently gaining attention. To this end, here we demonstrate the effects of pomegranate (Punica granatum) peel extract (PPE) regarding spatial memory, biomarkers of neuroplasticity, oxidative stress and inflammation in a mouse model of neurodegeneration...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825479/xopn-t3ss-effector-of-xanthomonas-axonopodis-pv-punicae-localizes-to-the-plasma-membrane-and-modulates-ros-accumulation-events-during-blight-pathogenesis-in-pomegranate
#11
Rishikesh Kumar, Madhvi Soni, Kalyan K Mondal
Bacterial blight caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae (Xap) is a major disease of pomegranate. Xap secretes effector proteins via type III secretion system (T3SS) to suppress pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP)-triggered plant immunity (PTI). Previously we reported that XopN, a conserved effector of Xap, modulate in planta bacterial growth, and blight disease. In continuation to that here we report the deletion of XopN from Xap caused higher accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) including H2O2 and O2(-)...
December 2016: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804206/pomegranate-extract-prevents-skeletal-muscle-of-mice-against-wasting-induced-by-acute-tnf-%C3%AE-injection
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Julie Rodriguez, Olivier Caille, Daneel Ferreira, Marc Francaux
SCOPE: We investigated whether punicalagin-rich pomegranate extract (PE) protects skeletal muscle of mice against inflammation induced by an acute injection of TNF-α. RESULTS: Mice fed with PE or standard chow during 6 wk were injected with TNF-α (100 ng/g) or vehicle and sacrificed 6 h later. Prior supplementation with PE prevented the loss of tibialis anterior mass induced by TNF-α. In skeletal muscle, the activation of the NF-κB signaling and the induction of cytokines mRNA were reduced in mice having received PE...
November 2, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785815/characterisation-of-pomegranate-juice-effects-on-human-corpus-cavernosum
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S Gur, B M Rezk, Z Y Abd Elmageed, P J Kadowitz, S C Sikka, W J G Hellstrom
Pomegranate (POM) juice may benefit the erectile process, but the scientific evidence is lacking. This study evaluates the molecular characterisation and confirmation of POM's action on human corpus cavernosum (HCC) obtained from patients (n = 16) undergoing penile prosthesis implantation. After phenylephrine contraction, the relaxant effects of POM with various inhibitors in the presence and absence of palmitic acid (PA)-induced acute oxidative stress were investigated. Electrical field stimulation (EFS)- and acetylcholine (ACh)-induced relaxation were performed using organ bath preparation...
October 26, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776287/antimicrobial-effect-of-the-tunisian-nana-variety-punica-granatum-l-extracts-against-salmonella-enterica-serovars-kentucky-and-enteritidis-isolated-from-chicken-meat-and-phenolic-composition-of-its-peel-extract
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Ben Ajmia Wafa, Mohamed Makni, Sonda Ammar, Lamia Khannous, Amal Ben Hassana, Mohamed Bouaziz, Nour Eddine Es-Safi, Radhouane Gdoura
Punica granatum L. is widely recognized for its potency against a broad spectrum of bacterial pathogens. The purpose of this study was to explore the inhibitory and the bactericidal activities of Punica granatum against Salmonella strains. The effect of extracts obtained from different parts (peels, seeds, juice and flowers) of pomegranate and using different solvents against Salmonella enterica serovars Kentucky and Enteritidis isolated from chicken meat was thus investigated. Salmonella strains were identified with the standard API-20E system and confirmed by real time PCR...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774898/medicinal-plants-with-multiple-effects-on-cardiovascular-diseases-a-systematic-review
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Hojjat Rouhi-Boroujeni, Esfandiar Heidarian, Hamid Rouhi-Boroujeni, Fatemeh Deris, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
INTRODUCTION: Hyperlipidemia, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes are the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this systematic review article is to introduce the medicinal plants that exert significant clinical effects on hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and diabetes. METHODS: In this review article, the international research databases including MEDLINE, Google scholar, EBSCO, Academic Search, Web of Science, SciVerse, Scopus (SCOPUS), EBSCO, Academic Search, Cochrane, Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and a Chinese database (China Network Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI]) were searched using the key words hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, herbal, obesity, and phytomedicine, matched by MESH, from their respective inceptions up to March, 2016...
October 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773309/green-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-carotenoids-from-pomegranate-wastes-using-vegetable-oils
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Athanasia M Goula, Maria Ververi, Anna Adamopoulou, Kyriakos Kaderides
The objective of this work was to develop a new process for pomegranate peels application in food industries based on ultrasound-assisted extraction of carotenoids using different vegetable oils as solvents. In this way, an oil enriched with antioxidants is produced. Sunflower oil and soy oil were used as alternative solvents and the effects of various parameters on extraction yield were studied. Extraction temperature, solid/oil ratio, amplitude level, and extraction time were the factors investigated with respect to extraction yield...
January 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766223/design-formulation-and-evaluation-of-an-oral-gel-from-punica-granatum-flower-extract-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
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Abolfazl Aslani, Behzad Zolfaghari, Fatemeh Davoodvandi
Purpose: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is a disease with unknown etiology that's mostly treated symptomatically and has no definite cure. Pomegranate (Punica granatum) flowers have been used as medicinal herb that due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and healing effects, has been useful in treatment of oral aphthous. Therefore, we decided to formulate a mucoadhesive gel with pomegranate flower extract to reduce the need for corticosteroid therapy in patients. Methods: Pomegranate flowers are extracted by percolation method...
September 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765982/application-of-response-surface-methodology-for-the-optimization-of-supercritical-fluid-extraction-of-essential-oil-from-pomegranate-punica-granatum-l-peel
#18
Katayoun Mahdavi Ara, Farhad Raofie
Essential oils and volatile components of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel of the Malas variety from Meybod, Iran, were extracted using supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and hydro-distillation methods. The experimental parameters of SFE that is pressure, temperature, extraction time, and modifier (methanol) volume were optimized using a central composite design after a (2(4-1)) fractional factorial design. Detailed chemical composition of the essential oils and volatile components obtained by hydro-distillation and optimum condition of the supercritical CO2 extraction were analyzed by GC-MS, and seventy-three and forty-six compounds were identified according to their retention indices and mass spectra, respectively...
July 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764091/pomegranate-supplementation-accelerates-recovery-of-muscle-damage-and-soreness-and-inflammatory-markers-after-a-weightlifting-training-session
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Achraf Ammar, Mouna Turki, Hamdi Chtourou, Omar Hammouda, Khaled Trabelsi, Choumous Kallel, Osama Abdelkarim, Anita Hoekelmann, Mohamed Bouaziz, Fatma Ayadi, Tarak Driss, Nizar Souissi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of natural Pomegranate juice supplementation on performance and acute and delayed responses of muscle soreness and biomarkers of muscle damage after a weightlifting training session. METHODS: Nine elite weightlifters (21±0.5 years) performed two Olympic-Weightlifting-sessions after either placebo (PLA) or natural pomegranate juice (POMj) supplementations. Heart rate, blood pressure and blood samples (hematological parameters, muscle damage and C-reactive protein (CRP)) were collected at rest, 3min and 48h after each session...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763542/green-extraction-from-pomegranate-marcs-for-the-production-of-functional-foods-and-cosmetics
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Raffaella Boggia, Federica Turrini, Carla Villa, Chiara Lacapra, Paola Zunin, Brunella Parodi
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of retrieving polyphenolic antioxidants directly from wet pomegranate marcs: the fresh by-products obtained after pomegranate juice processing. These by-products mainly consist of internal membranes (endocarp) and aril residues. Even if they are still edible, they are usually discharged during juice production and, thus, they represent a great challenge in an eco-sustainable industrial context. Green technologies, such as ultrasound assisted extraction (UAE) and microwave assisted extraction (MAE), have been employed to convert these organic residues into recycled products with high added value...
October 18, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
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