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#1
Biswajit Bose, Hiranjit Choudhury, Pramod Tandon, Suman Kumaria
Malaxis acuminata D. Don., a small, terrestrial orchid, is endemic to tropical Himalayas at an altitude of 1200-2000m asl. The dried pseudobulbs are important ingredients of century old ayurvedic drug 'Ashtavarga' and a polyherbal immune-booster nutraceutical 'Chyavanprash', known to restore vigour, vitality and youthfulness. Considering tremendous medicinal importance of this threatened orchid species, a detailed study was undertaken for the first time to address its antioxidant potential, secondary metabolite contents and biological activities against skin-aging related enzymes (anti-collagenase, anti-elastase, anti-tyrosinase and xanthine oxidase) and anti-inflammatory activity (5-lipoxygenase and hyaluronidase) in different plant parts of wild and in vitro-derived plants of M...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742526/the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-a-promising-source-for-sustainable-production-of-proteins-lipids-and-bioactive-substances
#2
Ariane Müller, Diana Wolf, Herwig O Gutzeit
The growing demand worldwide for proteins and lipids cannot be met by the intensive use of agricultural land currently available. Insect mass cultures as a source for proteins and lipids have been in focus for various reasons. An insect with many positive properties is the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, whose larvae could be used for the sustainable production of proteins and lipids. Furthermore, the larvae produce bioactive substances which could potentially be used for human and animal welfare.
July 25, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742349/exploring-the-sponge-consortium-plakortis-symbiotica-xestospongia-deweerdtae-as-a-potential-source-of-antimicrobial-compounds-and-probing-the-pharmacophore-for-antituberculosis-activity-of-smenothiazole-a-by-diverted-total-synthesis
#3
Carlos Jiménez-Romero, Joanna E Rode, Yeiry M Pérez, Scott G Franzblau, Abimael D Rodríguez
Fractionation of the bioactive CHCl3-MeOH (1:1) extracts obtained from two collections of the sponge consortium Plakortis symbiotica-Xestospongia deweerdtae from Puerto Rico provided two new plakinidone analogues, designated as plakinidone B (2) and plakinidone C (3), as well as the known plakinidone (1), plakortolide F (4), and smenothiazole A (5). The structures of 1-5 were characterized on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic, IR, UV, and HRMS analysis. The absolute configurations of plakinidones 2 and 3 were established through chemical correlation methods, VCD/ECD experiments, and spectroscopic data comparisons...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742332/modulation-of-lipid-digestion-profiles-using-filled-egg-white-protein-microgels
#4
Luping Gu, Yujie Su, Zipei Zhang, Bingjing Zheng, Ruojie Zhang, David J McClements, Yan-Jun Yang
Colloidal delivery systems are required to encapsulate, protect, and release active food ingredients, such as vitamins, nutraceuticals, and minerals. In this study, lipid droplets were encapsulated within biopolymer microgels fabricated from egg white proteins an injection-gelation process. Confocal fluorescence microscopy indicated that lipid droplets were dispersed within a network of crosslinked proteins within the microgels. The properties of the lipid-loaded microgels were compared to those of simple oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by egg white protein...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741753/phytochemical-and-bioactive-potential-of-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-grown-plants-of-centaurea-ragusina-l-detection-of-dna-rna-active-compounds-in-plant-extracts-via-thermal-denaturation-and-circular-dichroism
#5
Valerija Vujčić, Sandra Radić Brkanac, Ivana Radojčić Redovniković, Siniša Ivanković, Ranko Stojković, Irena Žilić, Marijana Radić Stojković
INTRODUCTION: The phytochemical composition and biological activity of non-volatile components of Centaurea ragusina L. has not been studied previously. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate the phytochemical and bioactive potential (including interactions with polynucleotides) of C. ragusina L. depending on the origin of plant material (in vivo - leaves from natural habitats, ex vitro - leaves from plants acclimated from culture media, in vitro - leaves and calli from plants grown in culture media) and polarity of solvents used in extract preparation (80 and 96% ethanol and water combinations or single solvents)...
July 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741464/expression-of-mastoparan-b-a-venom-peptide-via-escherichia-coli-c43-de3-coupled-with-an-artificial-oil-body-cyanogen-bromide-technology-platform
#6
Tzyy-Rong Jinn, Sheng-Kuo Hsieh, Yu-Jen Yu, Nou-Ying Tang, Jhao-Ren Lin
Here, we successfully use the oleosin-based fusion expression strategy coupled with the artificial oil body (AOB)-cyanogen bromide (CNBr) platform to produce bioactive MPB peptide which, in a manner identical to that of its native counterpart. In this study, the MPB peptide was interlinked with recombinant oleosin (rOle(127M→L)) by a methionine residue, a CNBr cleavage site. The recombinant rOle(127M→L)-MPB fusion gene was cloned into the pET30a(+) vector and was expressed in E. coli (DE3) after IPTG induction under optimized conditions...
July 24, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740571/comparison-of-the-neuroprotective-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-the-anthocyanin-metabolites-protocatechuic-acid-and-4-hydroxybenzoic-acid
#7
Aimee N Winter, Matthew C Brenner, Noelle Punessen, Michael Snodgrass, Caleb Byars, Yingyot Arora, Daniel A Linseman
Anthocyanins are being increasingly investigated for their neuroprotective and antineuroinflammatory effects; however, the overall bioavailability of many anthocyanins is relatively low. In contrast, phenolic acids, metabolites of many polyphenols, including anthocyanins, have been shown to accumulate in tissue at higher concentrations than those of parent compounds, suggesting that these metabolites may be the bioactive components of anthocyanin-rich diets. We examined the neuroprotective capacity of two common phenolic acids, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA) and protocatechuic acid (PCA), in primary cultures of cerebellar granule neurons...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740404/reactive-oxygen-species-mediate-soft-corals-derived-sinuleptolide-induced-antiproliferation-and-dna-damage-in-oral-cancer-cells
#8
Yung-Ting Chang, Chiung-Yao Huang, Jen-Yang Tang, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Ruei-Nian Li, Jing-Ru Liu, Jyh-Horng Sheu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
We previously reported that the soft coral-derived bioactive substance, sinuleptolide, can inhibit the proliferation of oral cancer cells in association with oxidative stress. The functional role of oxidative stress in the cell-killing effect of sinuleptolide on oral cancer cells was not investigated as yet. To address this question, we introduced the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger (N-acetylcysteine [NAC]) in a pretreatment to evaluate the sinuleptolide-induced changes to cell viability, morphology, intracellular ROS, mitochondrial superoxide, apoptosis, and DNA damage of oral cancer cells (Ca9-22)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739509/proteomic-analysis-of-the-secretome-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-primed-by-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
#9
Elisa Maffioli, Nonnis Simona, Roberta Angioni, Fabiana Santagata, Bianca Calì, Lucia Zanotti, Armando Negri, Antonella Viola, Gabriella Tedeschi
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) represent an impressive opportunity in term of regenerative medicine and immunosuppressive therapy. Although it is clear that upon transplantation MSC exert most of their therapeutic effects through the secretion of bioactive molecules, the effects of a pro-inflammatory recipient environment on MSC secretome have not been characterized. In this study, we used a label free mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomic approach to analyze how pro-inflammatory cytokines modulate the composition of the human MSC secretome...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739157/cycloalkane-analogues-of-sinefungin-as-ehmt1-2-inhibitors
#10
Qing Liu, Xiaoqing Cai, Dehua Yang, Yi Chen, Yafang Wang, Liming Shao, Ming-Wei Wang
A series of cycloalkyl substituted analogues of the natural product sinefungin lacking the amino-acid moiety was designed and synthesized. Two stereoisomers (6-R and 6-S) were separated and their bioactivities examined against EHMT1/2. Of which, compound 14d showed an inhibitory activity against EHMT1/2 (88.9%, IC50=21.8μM for EHMT1 and 77.6%, IC50=39.6μM for EHMT2, respectively) similar to that of sinefungin (100.0%, IC50=28.4μM for EHMT1 and 79.5%, IC50=30.1μM for EHMT2, respectively). Further studies against other methyltransferases such as PRMT1 showed no activity except that 12d displayed about 20% inhibition...
June 21, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739087/inhibition-of-lipolysis-by-ilexgenin-a-via-ampk-activation-contributes-to-the-prevention-of-hepatic-insulin-resistance
#11
Lan-Zhu Li, Tong Zhang, Lan Yang, Lijuan Zhang, Lulu Wang, Baolin Liu, Kang Liu
Adipose dysfunction links tightly to hepatic insulin resistance and gluconeogenesis. Ilexgenin A is reported with the ability to regulate lipid profile and protect the liver against high fat diet (HFD) -induced impairment. Here, we propose that ilexgenin A ameliorates hepatic insulin signaling and gluconeogenesis by regulating lipolysis in white adipose tissue (WAT). Pyruvate tolerance test and biochemical analysis coupled with the ex vivo siRNA knockdown and co-culture studies demonstrate that ilexgenin A suppresses inflammation-associated lipolysis in epididymal fat pad via 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, thus inhibits diacylglycerol (DAG) accumulation and protein kinase C ε (PKCε) translocation in liver, leading to the improvement of insulin sensitivity and hepatic glucose production...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738771/fumitremorgins-and-relatives-from-tremorgenic-compounds-to-valuable-anti-cancer-drugs
#12
Wolf-Rainer Abraham
BACKGROUND: Fumitremorgins are mycotoxins but can also inhibit cancer cells and reverse their drug resistance. OBJECTIVE: The bioactivity of prenylated cyclo-Trp-Pro dipeptides and their derivatives concerning their application in anti-cancer therapies will be discussed. METHOD: Reports on the discovery and assessment of this class of fungal compounds are compiled from literature using Google Scholar and PubMed. The bioactivities of the natural compounds are discussed with the aim of their improvement for cancer therapy...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738518/teucrium-polium-extract-reverses-symptoms-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-via-rebalancing-the-pdx1-and-foxo1-expressions
#13
Parvaneh Sadat Tabatabaie, Razieh Yazdanparast
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Teucrium polium Lamiaceae. an antidiabetic traditional medicine was observed to stimulate insulin secretion and β-cell mass restoration in pancreatic of diabetic rats. Bioactive compounds in T. polium such as terpenoids and flavonoids have a wide range of antioxidant properties. Given this background, our research was aimed at probing the effective molecular mechanism of T. polium which in turn protects the pancreatic β-cells of diabetic rats through attenuation of streptozotocin-induced oxidative stress...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738439/terpenoids-from-the-oleo-gum-resin-of-boswellia-serrata-and-their-antiplasmodial-effects-in-vitro
#14
Hippolyt L Greve, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun, Thomas J Schmidt
In the course of our ongoing search for new natural products as leads against protozoal diseases, the dichloromethane extract of Indian frankincense, the oleo-gum-resin obtained from Boswellia serrata, showed in vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparum. Bioactivity-guided fractionation led to the isolation of eight diterpenes: (1S,3E,7E,11R)-verticilla-3,7,12(18)-triene (1), cembrene A (2), serratol (3), 1S,3E,7R,8R,11E-7,8-epoxy-cembra-3,11-dien-1-ol (4), incensole oxide (5), rel (1S,3R,7E,11S,12R)-1,12-epoxy-4-methylenecembr-7-ene-3, 11-diol (6), isoincensole oxide (7), and isodecaryiol (8)...
July 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738269/an-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-red-microalga-polysaccharides-in-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
#15
Oshrat Levy-Ontman, Mahmoud Huleihel, Rachel Hamias, Talya Wolak, Esther Paran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Polysaccharides (PSs) produced by the red microalga Porphyridium sp. were reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory bioactivities in the human skin. The primary goal of the present research was to assess whether PSs attenuate inflammatory processes by interfering with tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)-induced inflammation, in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs). METHODS: Functional and inflammatory markers were quantified in TNF-α-stimulated HCAECs, with and without pre-treatment with PSs...
July 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738246/crocin-modulates-il-4-il-13-signaling-and-ameliorates-experimentally-induced-allergic-airway-asthma-in-a-murine-model
#16
Haidy Yosri, Wagdi F Elkashef, Eman Said, Nariman M Gameil
Allergic asthma is a chronic respiratory disease with a prevalent T helper (Th2)-mediated immune reaction. Crocin, the major bioactive constituent of saffron, has been reported in multiple studies to have numerous pharmacological activities, including prominent anti-oxidant activities. In the current study, the anti-asthmatic potential of crocin was evaluated. Adult male Swiss Albino mice were administered 10mg of ovalbumin (OVA) mixed with 1mg of aluminum hydroxide intraperitoneally on days 0 and 7 and were administered crocin (25mg/kg) orally daily for 16days...
July 21, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737832/self-assembled-polyprodrug-amphiphile-for-subcutaneous-xenograft-tumor-inhibition-with-prolonged-acting-time-in-vivo
#17
Dong Chen, Yu Huang, Shuting Xu, Huangyong Jiang, Jieli Wu, Xin Jin, Xinyuan Zhu
Polymeric drug delivery system termed as "polyprodrug amphiphile" poly(2-methylacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine)-b-poly(10-hydroxy-camptothecin methacrylate (pMPC-b-pHCPT) is developed for the prolonged-acting cancer therapy. It is obtained by two-step reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of zwitterionic monomer MPC and an esterase-responsive polymerizable prodrug methacrylic anhydride-CPT, respectively. This diblock polymer is composed of both antifouling (pMPC) and bioactive (pHCPT) segments and the drug is designed as a building block to construct the polymer skeleton directly...
July 24, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737831/royal-jelly-lipophilic-fraction-induces-antiproliferative-effects-on-sh-sy5y-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#18
Angelo Gismondi, Eleonora Trionfera, Lorena Canuti, Gabriele Di Marco, Antonella Canini
Royal jelly (RJ) is one the most important bee product because it strongly influences the larval development in the hive, including the queen bee. In literature, RJ is known for its antioxidant, immunoregulatory, antifungal, antibiotical, erythropoietic, hypoglycemic, anticholesteremic, antithyroidic, anti-osteoporotic and estrogenic properties. However, it is surprising how rare the scientific evidence about RJ antineoplastic capacity are. That being said, we investigated, for the first time, the in vitro bioactivity of six different RJs on the growth of three different mammalian cell lines: immortalized murine myoblasts (C2C12), human prostate cancer (PC3) and human neuroblastoma (SH-SY5Y)...
July 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737807/npy-binds-with-heme-to-form-a-npy-heme-complex-enhancing-peroxidase-activity-in-free-heme-and-promoting-npy-nitration-and-inactivation
#19
Huixian Ye, Zhen Yang, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a member of the pancreatic peptide family of neuropeptides that play a crucial role in numerous central and peripheral nervous system responses. Recently, it has been shown that NPY protects cells against neurotoxic damage from β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Heme is a common factor linking several metabolic perturbations in AD and altered heme metabolism has been shown to be related to the pathologies of AD. Thus, heme may have a chance to act on NPY and potentially counteract its function...
July 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737734/storage-of-fruits-and-vegetables-in-refrigerator-increases-their-phenolic-acids-but-decreases-the-total-phenolics-anthocyanins-and-vitamin-c-with-subsequent-loss-of-their-antioxidant-capacity
#20
Joseph H Y Galani, Jalpesh S Patel, Nilesh J Patel, Jayant G Talati
It is of paramount importance for consumers, scientists and industrialists to understand how low-temperature storage of food items affects their bioactive compounds and properties. This study evaluated the effects of cold storage on total phenolics (TP), phenolic acids profile (PA), total anthocyanins (TA), total ascorbic acid (Vit. C) and antioxidant activity (AA) of 19 fruits and vegetables, collected from local Indian markets and stored in refrigerator (4 °C) during 15 days. Content of TP was highest in dill and amaranth and decreased (up to 29...
July 24, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
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