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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328528/ocimum-gratissimum-linn-leaf-extract-inhibits-free-radical-generation-and-suppressed-inflammation-in-carrageenan-induced-inflammation-models-in-rats
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Abayomi M Ajayi, Mary O Ologe, Benneth Ben-Azu, Samuel E Okhale, Bulus Adzu, Olusegun G Ademowo
BACKGROUND: Ocimum gratissimum leaf is used in managing rheumatism and other inflammatory conditions. In this study, we investigated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of phenolic extract obtained by sequential methanol extraction of O. gratissimum leaves (MEOg). METHODS: The methanol extract (MEOg) was obtained after sequential maceration (n-hexane, chloroform and methanol) of dried O. gratissimum leaves. The fingerprint of the extract was obtained using a high-performance liquid chromatrographic method...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326454/quercetin-and-ascorbic-acid-suppress-fructose-induced-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-by-blocking-intracellular-shuttling-of-txnip-in-human-macrophage-cell-lines
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Jung-Yoon Choe, Seong-Kyu Kim
The aim of this study was to identify the role of thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) and its interaction with antioxidants in the activation of the fructose-induced NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in human macrophages. The study was performed with U937 and THP-1 macrophage cell lines. Total reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured by flow cytometry. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-18, NLRP3, TXNIP, and caspase-1 protein expression was detected using western blotting. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to detect IL-1β, IL-18, and caspase-1 gene expression...
March 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326319/inhibitory-activities-of-stauntonia-hexaphylla-leaf-constituents-on-rat-lens-aldose-reductase-and-formation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-antioxidant
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Seung Hwan Hwang, Shin Hwa Kwon, Set Byeol Kim, Soon Sung Lim
Stauntonia hexaphylla (Thunb.) Decne. (Lardizabalaceae) leaves (SHL) have been used traditionally as analgesics, sedatives, diuretics, and so on, in China. To date, no data have been reported on the inhibitory effect of SHL and its constituents on rat lens aldose reductase (RLAR) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Therefore, the inhibitory effect of compounds isolated from SHL extract on RLAR and AGEs was investigated to evaluate potential treatments of diabetic complications. The ethyl acetate (EtOAC) fraction of SHL extract showed strong inhibitory activity on RLAR and AGEs; therefore, EtOAc fraction (3...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326125/determination-of-the-wound-healing-potentials-of-medicinal-plants-historically-used-in-ghana
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Sara H Freiesleben, Jens Soelberg, Nils T Nyberg, Anna K Jäger
The present study was carried out to investigate the wound healing potentials of 17 medicinal plants historically used in Ghana for wound healing. Warm and cold water extracts were prepared from the 17 dried plant species and tested in vitro in the scratch assay with NIH 3T3 fibroblasts from mice. The wound healing scratch assay was used to evaluate the effect of the plants on cell proliferation and/or migration in vitro, as a test for potential wound healing properties. After 21 hours of incubation increased proliferation and/or migration of fibroblasts in the scratch assay was obtained for 5 out of the 17 plant species...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325635/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-inhibits-bacterial-virulence-and-invasion-of-host-cells
#5
Lun K Tsou, Jacob S Yount, Howard C Hang
Increasing antibiotic resistance and beneficial effects of host microbiota has motivated the search for anti-infective agents that attenuate bacterial virulence rather than growth. For example, we discovered that specific flavonoids such as baicalein and quercetin from traditional medicinal plant extracts could attenuate Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium type III protein secretion and invasion of host cells. Here, we show epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea extracts also inhibits the activity of S...
March 10, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324689/calcium-phosphate-quercetin-nanocomposite-cpqn-a-multi-functional-nanoparticle-having-ph-indicating-highly-fluorescent-and-anti-oxidant-properties
#6
Mousumi Patra, Riya Mukherjee, Milon Banik, Debanjan Dutta, Naznin Ara Begum, Tarakdas Basu
Calcium phosphate quercetin nanocomposite (CPQN) i.e., quercetin entrapped in calcium phosphate nanoparticle was synthesized by a precipitation method at 80°C, taking ammonium hydrogen phosphate, calcium nitrate and quercetin as precursors and sodium citrate as stabilizer. The nanocomposite suspension had different color at different pH values, a property that could render the nanoparticle a pH indicator. Besides color, the particles also had different size, shape, stability and quercetin content with change of pH...
March 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323050/antiplasmodial-activity-of-mezoneuron-benthamianum-leaves-and-identification-of-its-active-constituents
#7
Olivia Jansen, Alembert T Tchinda, Jean Loua, Virginie Esters, Ewa Cieckiewicz, Allison Ledoux, Paul D Toukam, Luc Angenot, Monique Tits, Aliou M Balde, Michel Frédérich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Decoctions of the leaves of M. benthamianum Baill. are used by traditional healers in Guinea to treat malaria and this use was validated by a preliminary clinical assay. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the in vitro antiplasmodial activity and to identify active compounds from extracts of M. benthamianum leaves. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Antiplasmodial activity of extracts, fractions and pure compounds was evaluated in vitro against a chloroquine-sensitive strain of Plasmodium falciparum (3D7) using the measurement of the plasmodial lactate dehydrogenase activity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322379/wine-lees-modulate-lipid-metabolism-and-induce-fatty-acid-remodelling-in-zebrafish
#8
M Caro, A Sansone, J Amezaga, V Navarro, C Ferreri, I Tueros
This study investigates the ability of a polyphenolic extract obtained from a wine lees by-product to modulate zebrafish lipid metabolism. Lees from a Spanish winery were collected and the polyphenolic extract was chemically characterised in terms of antioxidant capacity, total phenolic content and the individual main phenolic compounds. The effects of the extract on lipid metabolism were evaluated using a zebrafish animal model. Lees are rich in polyphenols (42.33 mg gallic acid equivalent per g dry matter) with high antioxidant capacity (56...
March 21, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322144/antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-potential-of-fruiting-bodies-of-the-wild-growing-king-bolete-mushroom-boletus-edulis-agaricomycetes-from-western-serbia
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Aleksandra Novakovic, Maja Karaman, Sonja Kaisarevic, Tanja Radusin, Nebojsa Llic
The aim of this work was to study the bioactivity of crude aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Boletus edulis prepared from caps and stipes of wild-growing basidiocarps collected from the Prijepolje region (western Serbia). The bioactivity screening included antioxidant (2,2-diphenyl-l-picrylhydrazyl [DPPH], nitric oxide, super-oxide anion*, and hydroxyl radicals and ferric-reducing antioxidant power) and antiproliferative MTT assays (human breast MCF-7 cancer cell line). In addition, all extracts were primarily characterized by ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometry to determine total phenolic and flavonoid contents...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322066/hepatoprotective-effect-against-ccl4-induced-acute-liver-damage-in-mice-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometric-method-for-analysis-of-the-constituents-of-extract-of-rubus-crataegifolius
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Yongjiao Sun, Lingyun Jia, Zhanbo Huang, Jing Wang, Jincai Lu, Jing Li
This study is an attempt to evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of Rubus Crataegifolius against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury in mice. 70% ethanolic, ethyl acetate and n-BuOH extract of R. crataegifolius were administered daily for 14 days in experimental animals before they were treated with CCl4. The hepatoprotective activity of the extracts in this study was compared with the reference drug silymarin. A high-performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometric (HPLC-EIS-MS/MS) method was developed for the determination of the constituents of the extracts...
March 21, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320984/investigation-of-antiaromatase-activity-using-hepatic-microsomes-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Tanongsak Sassa-Deepaeng, Wasana Chaisri, Surachai Pikulkaew, Siriporn Okonogi
Microsomal aromatase enzymes of humans and rats have been used in antiaromatase assays, but enzyme activity is species-specific. The current study extracted hepatic microsomes of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to investigate and compare the antiaromatase activity of chrysin, quercetin, and quercitrin. This activity was evaluated using a dibenzylfluorescein (DBF) assay. Results revealed that the age and body weight of Nile tilapia affected the yield of extracted microsomes. Extraction of hepatic microsomes of Nile tilapia was most effective when using a reaction medium with a pH of 8...
March 19, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320327/metabolomics-analysis-reveals-the-metabolic-and-functional-roles-of-flavonoids-in-light-sensitive-tea-leaves
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Qunfeng Zhang, Meiya Liu, Jianyun Ruan
BACKGROUND: As the predominant secondary metabolic pathway in tea plants, flavonoid biosynthesis increases with increasing temperature and illumination. However, the concentration of most flavonoids decreases greatly in light-sensitive tea leaves when they are exposed to light, which further improves tea quality. To reveal the metabolism and potential functions of flavonoids in tea leaves, a natural light-sensitive tea mutant (Huangjinya) cultivated under different light conditions was subjected to metabolomics analysis...
March 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317754/first-report-on-isolation-of-2-3-4-trihydroxy-5-methylacetophenone-from-palmyra-palm-borassus-flabellifer-linn-syrup-its-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-properties
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M V Reshma, Jubi Jacob, V L Syamnath, V P Habeeba, B S Dileep Kumar, Ravi S Lankalapalli
The first report on isolation and characterization of 2,3,4-trihydroxy-5-methylacetophenone (1), nicotinamide (2), and uracil (3) from palmyra palm syrup is described. Total phenolic content (TPC) and Total flavonoid content (TFC) of palm syrup were 244.70±5.77(mggallic acid/kg of syrup) and 658.45±27.86(mg quercetin/kg of syrup), respectively. Compound 1 exhibited DPPH radical scavenging activity with an IC50 value of 20.02±0.14μM which was better than ascorbic acid (IC50=22.59±0.30μM). Compound 1 also showed broad spectrum antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus simulans...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317748/bioaccessibility-of-bioactive-compounds-and-antioxidant-potential-of-ju%C3%A3-ara-fruits-euterpe-edulis-martius-subjected-to-in-vitro-gastrointestinal-digestion
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Mayara Schulz, Fabíola Carina Biluca, Luciano Valdemiro Gonzaga, Graciele da Silva Campelo Borges, Luciano Vitali, Gustavo Amadeu Micke, Jefferson Santos de Gois, Tarcisio Silva de Almeida, Daniel Lazaro Gallindo Borges, Paul Richard Momsen Miller, Ana Carolina Oliveira Costa, Roseane Fett
An in vitro method involving simulated gastrointestinal digestion was used to assess the bioaccessibility of fifteen minerals, twenty-two phenolic compounds and the antioxidant capacity in juçara fruit during seven ripening stages. For minerals and phenolics, respectively, initial contents were up to 1325.9 and 22.9mg100g(-1), whereas after in vitro digestion, the maximum values were 556.7 and 14.43mg100g(-1) (dry matter). Antioxidant capacity, determined by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), after in vitro digestion decreased 51-78% when compared to the crude extract...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317733/antioxidant-activities-and-structural-characterization-of-flavonol-o-glycosides-from-seeds-of-japanese-horse-chestnut-aesculus-turbinata-blume
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Hideto Kimura, Satoshi Ogawa, Tomoe Ishihara, Mahoko Maruoka, Shota Tokuyama-Nakai, Mitsuo Jisaka, Kazushige Yokota
We attempted to evaluate the contents and distribution of antioxidants in the whole seeds, seed shells, and peeled seeds of the Japanese horse chestnut. The seed shells exhibited the highest antioxidant activities due to the presence of highly polymeric proanthocyanidins as we have reported recently. On the other hand, the peeled seeds predominantly contained flavonols such as quercetin and kaempferol at a high level of 66.7% of total polyphenols, also contributing to the predominant antioxidant activities...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317313/profiling-of-antioxidative-enzyme-expression-induced-by-various-food-components-using-targeted-proteome-analysis
#16
Sven Bartenbacher, Christiane Östreicher, Monika Pischetsrieder
SCOPE: A method was developed for targeted proteome analysis of the expression profile of a set of antioxidative enzymes in rat macrophages and applied to screen the antioxidative potential of several food components/foods. METHODS AND RESULTS: Expression profiles of heme oxygenase 1, peroxiredoxin 1, thioredoxin reductase 1, glutathione reductase, glutathione-S transferase P1, and superoxide dismutase 1 were analyzed by nanoLC-MS/MS in selected scheduled reaction monitoring (sSRM) mode monitoring 2-3 peptides per protein and 3 transitions per peptide...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317281/comparison-of-dietary-polyphenols-for-protection-against-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-cell-model-of-steatosis
#17
Hossein Rafiei, Kosar Omidian, Brian Bandy
SCOPE: Dietary polyphenols have shown promise in protecting the liver against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The relative effectiveness and mechanisms of different polyphenols however is mostly unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a model of steatosis using HepG2 hepatocytes, we evaluated the protective effects of different classes of polyphenols and the contributing mechanisms. Treatment of the cells with oleic acid increased ROS generation and expression of TNFα, decreased expression of UCP2 and decreased mitochondrial content and markers of biogenesis...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317253/correlation-between-the-potency-of-flavonoids-for-cytochrome-c-reduction-and-inhibition-of-cardiolipin-induced-peroxidase-activity
#18
Ricardo Lagoa, Alejandro K Samhan-Arias, Carlos Gutierrez-Merino
There are large differences between flavonoids to protect against apoptosis, a process in which cytochrome c (Cyt c) plays a key role. In this work, we show that 7 of 13 flavonoids studied have a capacity to reduce Cyt c similar or higher than ascorbate, the flavonols quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin, flavanol epigallocatechin-gallate, anthocyanidins cyanidin and malvidin, and the flavone luteolin. In contrast, the kaempferol 3(O)- and 3,4'(O)-methylated forms, the flavanone naringenin, and also apigenin and chrysin, had a negligible reducing capacity...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315349/diethylstilbestrol-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-resulting-in-apoptosis-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-in-vitro
#19
Khaled Habas, Martin H Brinkworth, Diana Anderson
The spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are the only germline stem cells in adults that are responsible for the transmission of genetic information from mammals to the next generation. SSCs play a very important role in the maintenance of progression of spermatogenesis and help provide an understanding of the reproductive biology of future gametes and a strategy for diagnosis and treatment of infertility and male reproductive toxicity. Androgens/oestrogens are very important for the suitable maintenance of male germ cells...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306529/in-vitro-inhibition-of-phosphodiesterase-5-and-arginase-activities-from-rat-penile-tissue-by-two-nigerian-herbs-hunteria-umbellata-and-anogeissus-leiocarpus
#20
Ganiyu Oboh, Adeniyi Abiodun Adebayo, Ayokunle Olubode Ademosun, Aline August Boligon
BACKGROUND: Anogeissus leiocarpus and Hunteria umbellata have been reportedly used in traditional medicine for the management of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the scientific basis for their use has not been well established. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the inhibitory effects of water extractable phytochemicals of H. umbellata and A. leiocarpus on phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) and arginase as well as pro-oxidants induced lipid peroxidation in rat penile tissue...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
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