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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454469/regulation-of-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-associated-pathways-contributes-to-the-enhancement-of-efficacy-of-cisplatin-by-baicalein-adjuvant-in-human-a549-lung-cancer-cells
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Suparata Kiartivich, Ying Wei, Jiaqi Liu, Rungtip Soiampornkul, Mihui Li, Hongying Zhang, Jingcheng Dong
Scutellaria baicalensis (SB; Chinese name, huangqin) is widely used in Chinese medicine as a traditional adjuvant in the chemotherapy of lung and liver cancer. Baicalein is one of the bioactive flavonoid components isolated from the root of SB. The present study aimed to observe the effect of baicalein, in combination with platin-based systemic chemotherapy (cisplatin), on cytotoxicity and apoptosis of human A549 lung cancer cells. The cell cultures were treated with baicalein, cisplatin, or a combination of the two...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454311/antitumor-effects-and-the-underlying-mechanism-of-licochalcone-a-combined-with-5-fluorouracil-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#2
Xiaolin Lin, Lei Tian, Lisha Wang, Wenyan Li, Qi Xu, Xiuying Xiao
Licochalcone A (LCA) is a flavonoid extracted from licorice root that has antiparasitic, antibacterial and antitumor properties. Previous studies have revealed that LCA may be a novel treatment for gastric cancer. The present study further assessed the potential antitumor effects of LCA alone or in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and the underlying mechanisms responsible for those effects in gastric cancer cells. The effects of LCA alone or in combination with 5-FU on SGC7901 and MKN-45 gastric cancer cell lines were studied using Cell Counting Kit-8, cell cycle, apoptosis and western blot analyses of cell check points and apoptosis-associated proteins...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454188/metabolic-profiling-of-hoodia-chamomile-terminalia-species-and-evaluation-of-commercial-preparations-using-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#3
Bharathi Avula, Yan-Hong Wang, Giorgis Isaac, Jimmy Yuk, Mark Wrona, Kate Yu, Ikhlas A Khan
Ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QToF-MS) profiling was used for the identification of marker compounds and generation of metabolic patterns that could be interrogated using chemometric modeling software. UHPLC-QToF-MS was used to generate comprehensive fingerprints of three botanicals (Hoodia, Terminalia, and chamomile), each having different classes of compounds. Detection of a broad range of ions was carried out in full scan mode in both positive and negative modes over the range m/z 100-1700 using high-resolution mass spectrometry...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449181/metabolite-profile-and-antiproliferative-effects-in-hacat-cells-of-a-salix-reticulata-extract
#4
Elisabetta Corradi, Nadine Schmidt, Nathalie Räber, Maria De Mieri, Matthias Hamburger, Veronika Butterweck, Olivier Potterat
Phenolic constituents of Salix reticulata (Salicaceae) and antiproliferative activity of an extract and individual compounds were investigated in immortalized human non-tumorigenic keratinocytes (HaCaT). A MeOH extract from aerial parts afforded several flavonoids, including luteolin and apigenin glycosides (2-5 and 9) and catechin (1), two procyanidin fractions, and the phenolic glucosides picein (6), triandrin (7), and salicortin (8). In an adenosine triphosphate assay, the MeOH extract reduced cell viability by approximately 60 % at a concentration of 100 µg/mL...
April 27, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448467/chemical-composition-and-biological-activities-of-mono-and-heterofloral-bee-pollen-of-different-geographical-origins
#5
Jucilene Silva Araújo, Emerson Dechechi Chambó, Maria Angélica Pereira de Carvalho Costa, Samira Maria Peixoto Cavalcante da Silva, Carlos Alfredo Lopes de Carvalho, Leticia M Estevinho
Recent research shows variations in pollen chemical constituents and, consequently, in their therapeutic properties. Mono and multifloral bee pollen extracts were investigated for antioxidant and enzyme inhibitory activity properties, phenolic compounds and fatty acid composition. Generally, Eucalyptus spp. and multifloral extracts exhibited potent inhibitory activity against α-amylase, acetylcholinesterase, tyrosinase, lipoxygenase, lipase and hyaluronidase. On the other hand, Miconia spp. demonstrated higher antihemolytic activity...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446831/antinociceptive-and-antioxidant-activities-of-the-methanolic-extract-of-telfairia-occidentalis-seeds
#6
Olukemi Adetutu Osukoya, Daniel Adegbenro, Sunday A Onikanni, Oluwafemi A Ojo, Amos Onasanya
CONTEXT: The seeds of Telfairia occidentalis have been known to possess different biological properties and are used in traditional medicine in Africa and Asia to treat many ailments. The plant is particularly noted traditionally for its healing properties and is usually consumed in the form of herbal decoctions/concoctions as a blood tonic, to treat sudden attacks of convulsions, pain, malaria and anaemia. AIMS: In the present study, various phytochemical and pharmacological studies were done on the methanolic extract of the seeds of Telfairia occidentalis to evaluate its antioxidant and antinociceptive properties to substantiate its traditional use...
October 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446830/bryophyllum-pinnatum-leaf-extracts-prevent-formation-of-renal-calculi-in-lithiatic-rats
#7
Mahendra Yadav, Vijay D Gulkari, Manish M Wanjari
BACKGROUND: Bryophyllum pinnatum, commonly known as Pattharcaṭṭa, is used traditionally in ethnomedicinal practices for the treatment of kidney stone and urinary insufficiency. AIM: The present study evaluated the effect of Bryophyllum pinnatum on ethylene glycol (EG)-induced renal calculi in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Renal calculi were induced in rats by administration of 0.75% EG in drinking water and co-treated orally with standard drug, Cystone (750 mg/kg), or alcoholic and hydro-alcoholic extracts in doses of 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg for 28 days...
October 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446542/a-proteolytic-regulator-controlling-chalcone-synthase-stability-and-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-arabidopsis
#8
Xuebin Zhang, Carolina Abrahan, Thomas A Colquhoun, Chang-Jun Liu
Flavonoids represent a large family of specialized metabolites involved in plant growth, development and adaptation. Chalcone synthase (CHS) catalyzes the first step of flavonoid biosynthesis by directing carbon flux from general phenylpropanoid metabolism to flavonoid pathway. Despite extensive characterization on its function and transcriptional regulation, the molecular basis governing its post-translational modification is enigmatic. Here, we report the discovery of a proteolytic regulator of CHS, namely KFBCHS, a Kelch domain-containing F-box protein in Arabidopsis...
April 26, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445856/procyanidin-a-kind-of-biological-flavonoid-induces-protective-anti-tumor-immunity-and-protects-mice-from-lethal-b16f10-challenge
#9
Lina Zhang, Shuang Wang, Zeyuan Liu, Li Zhang, Shanzheng Wang, Bin Wang
Recently, increasing evidences show that procyanidin (PC) modulate immune responses in human. To evaluate adjuvant effects of PC on vaccine immune modulation and anti-tumor activity, we formulated PC with B16F10 tumor antigen as tumor vaccine to immune C57BL/6 mice and used intramuscular injection before challenge with tumor B16F10 cells. Our results revealed that PC enhanced T cell-mediated immune responses both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, the B16F10 tumor vaccine induced some degree of anti-tumor effects as evaluated by the inhibition of tumor growth and the prolongation of survival...
April 23, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445528/baicalein-protects-rat-insulinoma-ins-1-cells-from-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-by-inducing-ho-1
#10
Hyun Jeong Kwak, Dongki Yang, Yongha Hwang, Hee-Sook Jun, Hyae Gyeong Cheon
OBJECTIVE: β-Cell dysfunction plays a central role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and the identification of novel approaches to improve β-cell function is essential to treat this disease. Baicalein, a flavonoid originally isolated from the root of Scutellaria Baicalensis, has been shown to have beneficial effects on β-cell function. Here, the authors investigated the molecular mechanism responsible for the protective effects of baicalein against palmitate (PA)-induced impaired β-cell function, and placed focus on the role of heme oxygenase (HO)-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445407/application-of-uhplc-esi-q-tof-ms-to-identify-multiple-constituents-in-processed-products-of-the-herbal-medicine-ligustri-lucidi-fructus
#11
Hui Li, Weifeng Yao, Qinan Liu, Jia Xu, Beihua Bao, Mingqiu Shan, Yudan Cao, Fangfang Cheng, Anwei Ding, Li Zhang
Ligustri Lucidi Fructus (LLF), the fruit of Ligustrum lucidum Ait. (Oleaceae), has been used as a common herbal medicine in clinical practice in China for nearly 2000 years. In most cases, LLF is prescribed in decoctions in the form of processed products rather than crude drugs. In this study, an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization-quadrupole-time of flight-mass spectrometry (UHPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS) method was established for rapid separation and identification of multiple constituents in the 80% methanol extract of processed-LLF...
April 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445133/baicalein-decreases-uric-acid-and-prevents-hyperuricemic-nephropathy-in-mice
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Xiaolu Meng, Zhuo Mao, Xin Li, Dandan Zhong, Min Li, Yingli Jia, Jing Wei, Baoxue Yang, Hong Zhou
Baicalein, a natural flavonoid, is structurally advantageous for binding to xanthine oxidoreductase. In our study, molecular docking analysis and Surface Plasmon Resonance revealed a direct interaction between baicalein and xanthine oxidoreductase. Moreover, 50 mg/kg/d baicalein treatment significantly suppressed the viability of xanthine oxidoreductase in hyperuricemia mouse model. The data showed that baicalein remarkably prevented renal dysfunction, ameliorated kidney fibrosis, alleviated epithelial-mesenchymal transition and oxidative stress in hyperuricemia mice...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445001/inhibition-properties-of-some-flavonoids-on-carbonic-anhydrase-i-and-ii-isoenzymes-purified-from-human-erythrocytes
#13
Zübeyir Huyut, Şükrü Beydemir, İlhami Gülçin
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, E.C.4.2.1.1) play a critical role in many important physiological events and treatment of some diseases. Flavonoids or phenolic compounds have been discovered as novel CAs inhibitors instead of the traditional sulfonamides, with different binding to CAs, pro-drug activities, and new inhibition mechanisms. Here, we investigated the inhibition effects of some flavonoids including malvin, callistephin, oenin, pelargonin, silychristin, and 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methyl-3-nitro-1-H-indol-6-ol (ID-8) against hCA I and II, which purified from human erythrocytes by affinity column chromatography...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444442/high-accumulation-of-anthocyanins-via-the-ectopic-expression-of-atdfr-confers-significant-salt-stress-tolerance-in-brassica-napus-l
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Jihye Kim, Won Je Lee, Tien Thanh Vu, Chan Young Jeong, Suk-Whan Hong, Hojoung Lee
The ectopic expression of AtDFR results in increased accumulation of anthocyanins leading to enhanced salinity and drought stress tolerance in B. napus plants. Flavonoids with antioxidant effects confer many additional benefits to plants. Evidence indicates that flavonoids, including anthocyanins, protect tissues against oxidative stress from various abiotic stressors. We determined whether increases in anthocyanins increased abiotic stress tolerance in Brassica napus, because the values of B. napus L. and its cultivation area are increasing worldwide...
April 25, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443723/glucuronidation-of-icaritin-by-human-liver-microsomes-human-intestine-microsomes-and-expressed-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-enzymes-identification-of-ugt1a3-1a9-and-2b7-as-the-main-contributing-enzymes
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Li Wang, Xiaodan Hong, Zhihong Yao, Yi Dai, Guoping Zhao, Zifei Qin, Baojian Wu, Frank J Gonzalez, Xinsheng Yao
1. Icaritin is a natural flavonoid with anti-osteoporosis activity. This study aimed to characterize icaritin glucuronidation by pooled human liver microsomes (HLM) and pooled human intestine microsomes (HIM), and to determine the contribution of individual UDP-glucuronosyltrans-ferase (UGT) enzyme to icaritin glucuronidation. 2. Glucuronidation rates were determined by incubating icaritin with uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid (UDPGA)-supplemented microsomes. Kinetic parameters were derived by appropriate model fitting...
April 26, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443720/modulatory-effects-of-a-nutraceutical-supplement-on-saos-2-cells-reveal-its-phlebotonic-activity
#16
Sergio Ammendola, Mario Di Loreto, Anna Scotto d'Abusco
OBJECTIVE: Herbal extract compositions are largely used to manage vein diseases. We prepared a new composition of herbs, named FLEBO OK™, that, when administered as a nutraceutical to patients affected by peripheral vascular diseases, was able to improve their health conditions. We analyzed the effects of this nutraceutical composition on in vitro cultured cells with the aim to obtain information about its mechanisms of action. METHODS: A culture of human osteoblast cell line Saos-2 was stimulated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α or interleukin (IL)-1β to induce the expression of some chemokines and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443520/recent-advances-on-3-hydroxyflavone-derivatives-structures-and-properties
#17
Burcu Butun, Gulacti Topcu, Turan Ozturk
Flavonoids are naturally occurring phenolic compounds named as 2-phenyl-1-benzopyran-4-one and classified into several subclasses according to their basic chemical structures such as flavones, flavonols, flavanones, flavanonols, and flavanols. Among them, flavonols (3-hydroxyflavone), containing a 3-hydroxyl group in association with its 4-keto group and double bond between 2- and 3- carbon atoms, have the best electron conjugated skeleton in flavonoid family, providing several resonance structures and chelating ability, through which various pharmacological activities such as antiviral, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anticholinesterase, cytotoxicity, and particularly high antioxidant activity are demonstrated...
April 24, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443293/dataset-of-effect-of-wogonin-a-natural-flavonoid-on-the-viability-and-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-in-il-1%C3%AE-stimulated-human-oa-chondrocytes
#18
Nazir M Khan, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Y Ansari, Pratap Devarapalli, Sara Haynie, Tariq M Haqqi
This article contains data related to the article "Wogonin, a plant derived small molecule exerts potent anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects through activation of ROS/ERK/Nrf2 signaling pathways in human Osteoarthritis chondrocytes" (Khan et al. 2017) [1]. The data are related to effects of Wogonin on the viability and IL-1β-stimulated activation of NF-κB and ERK1/2, JNK1/2 and p38 MAPKs in human OA chondrocytes. Gene expression data representing the chondrogenic phenotype and the efficiency of Nrf2 knockdown in monolayer culture of human OA chondrocytes were shown...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443179/inhibition-of-carcinogen-activating-cytochrome-p450-enzymes-by-xenobiotic-chemicals-in-relation-to-antimutagenicity-and-anticarcinogenicity
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REVIEW
Tsutomu Shimada
A variety of xenobiotic chemicals, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), aryl- and heterocyclic amines and tobacco related nitrosamines, are ubiquitous environmental carcinogens and are required to be activated to chemically reactive metabolites by xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, including cytochrome P450 (P450 or CYP), in order to initiate cell transformation. Of various human P450 enzymes determined to date, CYP1A1, 1A2, 1B1, 2A13, 2A6, 2E1, and 3A4 are reported to play critical roles in the bioactivation of these carcinogenic chemicals...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443078/phytochemical-characterization-of-terminalia-catappa-linn-extracts-and-their-antifungal-activities-against-candida-spp
#20
Analucia G Terças, Andrea de Souza Monteiro, Eduardo B Moffa, Julliana R A Dos Santos, Eduardo M de Sousa, Anna R B Pinto, Paola C da Silva Costa, Antonio C R Borges, Luce M B Torres, Allan K D Barros Filho, Elizabeth S Fernandes, Cristina de Andrade Monteiro
Terminalia catappa Linn bark is used to treat dysentery by various populations in Southeast Asian countries, and its leaves have also been used in traditional medicine to treat hepatitis in India and the Philippines. Here, the antifungal actions of crude hydro-alcoholic extract (TcHE) and fractions from T. catappa leaves were assessed via the agar diffusion and microdilution tests on Candida reference strains and clinical isolates from patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Additionally, the potential cytotoxic effects of TcHE were assessed on cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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