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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308674/the-role-of-molecular-modelling-strategies-in-validating-the-effects-of-chrysin-on-sodium-arsenite-induced-chromosomal-and-dna-damage
#1
S Babangida, S Ibrahim, A Muhammad, D E Arthur, A Uzairu, A Garba
Chrysin (CHR) is a food-based bioactive ingredient whereas, sodium arsenite (SA) is one of the major contaminant in drinking water. When ingested, SA contributes to tissue damage due to bioactivation by S-adenosyl methionine (SAM)-dependent methyltransferase. Hence, the needs to nullify this effect by investigating the potentials of CHR on SA-induced genotoxicity in rats. The experiment was divided into two successive stages (ameliorative and preventive, curative studies) for 1 week. Rats were divided into four groups: distilled water, 10mg/kg SA, 10mg/kg CHR and co-administration...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308528/biosynthesis-of-flavone-c-glucosides-in-engineered-escherichia-coli
#2
Anil Shrestha, Ramesh Prasad Pandey, Dipesh Dhakal, Prakash Parajuli, Jae Kyung Sohng
Two plant-originated C-glucosyltransferases (CGTs) UGT708D1 from Glycine max and GtUF6CGT1 from Gentiana triflora were accessed for glucosylation of selected flavones chrysin and luteolin. Uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glucose pool was enhanced in Escherichia coli cell cytosol by introducing heterologous UDP-glucose biosynthetic genes, i.e., glucokinase (glk), phosphoglucomutase (pgm2), and glucose 1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (galU), along with glucose facilitator diffusion protein from (glf) from different organisms, in a multi-monocistronic vector with individual T7 promoter, ribosome binding site, and terminator for each gene...
January 7, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301368/antimicrobial-activities-of-european-propolis-collected-from-various-geographic-origins-alone-and-in-combination-with-antibiotics
#3
Issam Al-Ani, Stefan Zimmermann, Jürgen Reichling, Michael Wink
Background: Propolis consists of a complex mixture of resinous substances collected by honeybees from different plant sources. The objective of this study was to investigate the chemical composition, biological activities, and synergistic properties with antibiotics of propolis samples collected from various geographic origins (Germany, Ireland, and Czech Republic). Methods: The chemical composition of the propolis was analyzed by Gas Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GLC-MS) and High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
January 3, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284373/chrysin-isolated-from-pyrus-pashia-fruit-ameliorates-convulsions-in-experimental-animals
#4
Priyanka Sharma, Amita Kumari, Ashu Gulati, Sairam Krishnamurthy, Siva Hemalatha
OBJECTIVE: The traditional use of the ethanolic extract of the fruit of Pyrus pashia (EPP) as a potential anticonvulsant was validated using experimental animal models. Furthermore, the anticonvulsant activity of isolated chrysin was investigated against experimental animal models to draw a possible therapeutic mechanism of EPP. Additionally, the safety profile of chrysin was evaluated to explore the possible therapeutic alternative in the management of epilepsy. METHOD: The anticonvulsant activity in terms of duration of onset of hind limb tonic extension and convulsion of standardized EPP was evaluated against maximal electroshock (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) model of experimental epilepsy respectively...
December 28, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283418/chrysin-induces-antidiabetic-antidyslipidemic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-athymic-nude-diabetic-mice
#5
Juan José Ramírez-Espinosa, Johann Saldaña-Ríos, Sara García-Jiménez, Rafael Villalobos-Molina, Gabriela Ávila-Villarreal, Angélica Nallelhy Rodríguez-Ocampo, Germán Bernal-Fernández, Samuel Estrada-Soto
Extensive knowledge of diabetes and its complications is helpful to find new drugs for proper treatment to stop degenerative changes derived from this disease. In this context, chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a natural product that occurs in a variety of flowers and fruits with anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic effects, among others. Thus, a diabetic model in athymic nude mice was developed and used to establish the ability of chrysin to decrease the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Also, it was determined the acute (50 mg/kg) and sub-acute (50 mg/kg/day/10 days) antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic activities after the period of time treatment...
December 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247772/chrysin-attenuates-testosterone-induced-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-in-rats
#6
Sherif M Shoieb, Ahmed Esmat, Amani E Khalifa, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim
Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a common age-related health problem affecting almost 3 out of 4 men in their sixties. Chrysin is a dietary phytoestrogen found naturally in bee propolis and various plant extracts. It possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties. The current study was conducted to explore the role chrysin plays in protection against testosterone-induced BPH in rats. On grounds of a preliminary experiment, a dose of chrysin (50 mg/kg) was chosen for further investigation...
December 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244711/flavonoids-and-ellagitannins-characterization-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-phyllanthus-acuminatus-vahl
#7
Mirtha Navarro, Ileana Moreira, Elizabeth Arnaez, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, Felipe Vargas, Diego Alvarado, Pei Chen
The phenolic composition of leaves from Phyllanthus acuminatus L., a plant commonly used in Costa Rica as traditional medicine, was studied using UPLC-ESI-MS on an enriched phenolic extract. A total of 20 phenolic compounds were identified, comprising eight flavonoids (two flavanones-pinocembrin isomers and six derivatives from apigenin, chrysin, quercetin, and kaempferol); seven ellagitannins, two flavan-3-ols (prodelphinidin B dimer and (epi)gallocatechin); and three phenolic acids (ellagic acid, trimethylellagic acid, and ferulic acid)...
December 15, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234421/comparative-phytochemical-profiling-and-in-vitro-antioxidant-activity-of-extracts-from-raw-materials-tissue-cultured-plants-and-callus-of-oroxylum-indicum-l-vent
#8
Piyanuch Rojsanga, Somnuk Bunsupa, Adelheid H Brantner, Pongtip Sithisarn
Extracts from raw materials from different plant parts, tissue-cultured plants, and callus cultures of Oroxylum indicum were analyzed for in vitro antioxidant activities determined by DPPH radical scavenging assay and evaluated for phytochemical profiles by TLC and LC-MS methods. The results were analyzed by principal component analysis (PCA) to evaluate the similarity. Stalk, pedicel, flower, seed, and whole fruit and callus extracts promoted strong antioxidant activity with high total phenolic and total flavonoid contents...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220817/infrared-spectroscopy-of-flavones-and-flavonols-reexamination-of-the-hydroxyl-and-carbonyl-vibrations-in-relation-to-the-interactions-of-flavonoids-with-membrane-lipids
#9
Goran Baranović, Suzana Šegota
Detailed vibrational assignments for twelve flavonoids (seven flavones (flavone, 3- and 5-hydroxyflavone, chrysin, apigenin, fisetin and luteolin) and five flavonols (galangin, kaempferol, quercetin, morin and myricetin)) have been made based on own and reported experimental data and calculations at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory. All the molecules are treated in a uniform way by using the same set of redundancy-free set of internal coordinates. A generalized harmonic mode mixing is used to corroborate the vibrational characteristics of this important class of molecules...
December 2, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199463/a-new-c-glycosyl-flavone-and-a-new-neolignan-glycoside-from-passiflora-edulis-sims-peel
#10
Yue Hu, Lin Jiao, Min-Hong Jiang, Sheng Yin, Pan Dong, Zhi-Min Zhao, De-Po Yang, Pei-Tsai Ho, Dong-Mei Wang
A new C-glycosyl flavone, Chrysin-8-C-(2″-O-β-6-deoxy-glucopyranosyl)-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), a new neolignan glycoside, citrusin G (2), as well as 15 known compounds (3-17) were isolated from the peel of Passiflora edulis Sims. The structure determinations were primarily based on comprehensive spectroscopic analyses, and the absolute configuration of 2 were unequivocally determined by the CD experiment and chemical transformation. Compound 1 represents the rare examples of the flavonoid featuring a deoxy glucose sugar moiety...
December 4, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161583/chrysin-sources-beneficial-pharmacological-activities-and-molecular-mechanism-of-action
#11
REVIEW
Renuka Mani, Vijayakumar Natesan
In recent years, public and scientific interest in plant flavonoids has tremendously increased because of their postulated health benefits. This review was mainly focuses on the flavone chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone), which occurs naturally in many plants, honey, and propolis. A number of in vitro and in vivo studies have revealed the therapeutic effects of chrysin against various diseases. In general, chrysin exhibits many biological activities and pharmacological effects, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral activities...
January 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132837/prepubertal-chrysin-exposure-upregulates-either-ar-in-male-ventral-prostate-or-ar-and-er%C3%AE-in-skene-s-paraurethral-gland-of-pubertal-and-adult-gerbils
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Naiara C S Ribeiro, Mônica S Campos, Mariana B Santos, Gabriela M Ayusso, Patrícia S L Vilamaior, Luis O Regasini, Sebastião R Taboga, Manoel F Biancardi, Ana P S Perez, Fernanda C A Santos
Chrysin is a plant-derived polyphenol that has the potential to increase endogenous testosterone levels both by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme and by stimulating testicular steroidogenesis. The effects of chrysin on the prostate are unknown, especially during its development and functional maturation. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of chrysin prepubertal exposure on the male and female prostates of both pubertal and adult gerbils. To evaluate the possible androgenic responses of chrysin, gerbils were also exposed to testosterone...
November 10, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132021/fibroin-dodecanol-floating-solidification-microextraction-for-the-preconcentration-of-trace-levels-of-flavonoids-in-complex-matrix-samples
#13
Xuan Chen, Jie Li, Shuang Hu, Xiaohong Bai, Haodong Zhao, Yi Zhang
A new fibroin/dodecanol floating solidification microextraction, coupled with high performance liquid chromatography, was developed and applied for enrichment and quantification of the trace flavonoids in traditional Chinese medicine and biological samples. Also, fibroin sensibilization mechanism was described, and influence of sample matrix to enrichment factor was investigated. In this method, a homogeneous fibroin/dodecanol of dispersed solution was employed as microextraction phase to flavonoids (myricetin, quercetin, isorhamnetin, chrysin, kaempferide), the several critical parameters affecting the performance, such as organic extractant, amount of fibroin in organic extractant, volume of extraction phase, dispersant, salt concentration, pH of sample phase, stirring rate, extraction time, and volume of sample phase were tested and optimized...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129989/inhibitory-effect-of-propolis-on-platelet-aggregation-in-vitro
#14
Yun-Xiang Zhang, Ting-Ting Yang, Liu Xia, Wei-Fen Zhang, Jia-Fu Wang, Ya-Ping Wu
Platelet hyperactivity plays an important role in arterial thrombosis and atherosclerosis. The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of different extracts of propolis and components of flavonoids on platelet aggregation. Platelet-rich plasma was prepared and incubated in vitro with different concentrations of the tested extracts and components of flavonoids. Platelets aggregation was induced by different agonists including adenosine diphosphate (ADP, 10 μM), thrombin receptor activator peptide (TRAP, 50 μM), and collagen (5 μg/mL)...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127880/effects-of-flavonoids-on-microrna-145-regulation-through-klf4-and-myocardin-in-neointimal-formation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Chiu-Mei Lin, Bao-Wei Wang, Chun-Ming Pan, Wei-Jen Fang, Su-Kiat Chua, Sheng-Wen Hou, Hang Chang, Kou-Gi Shyu
MicroRNA 145 (miR-145) is a critical modulator of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotyping and proliferation. Flavonoids have been studied extensively due to their diverse pharmacological properties, including anti-inflammatory effects. The aims of this study is designed to evaluate the atheroprotective effects on angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced miR-145 and Klf4/myocardin expression in vitro and in vivo of flavonoids, including (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), chrysin, wogonin, silibinin, and ferulic acid...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126792/in-vivo-cellular-and-molecular-gastroprotective-mechanisms-of-chrysin-emphasis-on-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
#16
Mina Y George, Ahmed Esmat, Mariane G Tadros, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Gastric ulcer is one of the major gastrointestinal disorders affecting people worldwide. Despite medical advances, management of gastric ulcer and its complications remains a challenge facing medicine nowadays. In addition, currently available medicines exhibit limited efficacy and several side effects. In the current study, the potential protective effects of chrysin -naturally occurring flavonoid- were tested against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. It was found that chrysin in both doses; 50 and 100mg/kg were effective in promoting mucus secretion and preventing the rise in ulcer and lesion indices, acid production and histologic changes induced by indomethacin...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116937/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-acyl-derivatives-of-hydroxyflavones-as-potent-antiproliferative-agents-against-drug-resistance-cell-lines
#17
Monika Stompor, Marta Świtalska, Joanna Wietrzyk
The synthesis of hydroxyflavone derivatives is described. The acyl derivatives of 3-, 6-, 7-hydroxyflavones (compounds 2, 4, 6, respectively) and chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone, 7) were obtained in high yields and evaluated in vitro for their cytotoxic activity against several cancer cell lines of different origin: MCF-7 (breast cancer), A549 (nonsmall cell lung cancer), MES-SA (uterine sarcoma), LoVo (colon cancer), drug-resistant human cancer cells (MES-SA/DX5, LoVo/DX) and also towards non-cancer cell line MCF-10A (normal breast epithelial cells)...
November 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102848/characterization-of-non-covalent-binding-of-6-hydroxyflavone-and-5-7-dihydroxyflavone-with-bovine-hemoglobin-multi-spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-analyses
#18
Sourav Das, Alka Karn, Rubi Sarmah, Mostofa Ataur Rohman, Sudipta Koley, Pooja Ghosh, Atanu Singha Roy
Flavonoids are biologically imperative compounds used as anti-oxidants, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial agents etc. The current work reports comprehensive binding studies of two important flavonoids, 6-hydroxyflavone and 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (chrysin) with bovine hemoglobin (BHb) at 298K and 308K, in aqueous medium using UV-vis spectroscopy, steady state fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD) measurements, Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and molecular docking studies. Both 6-hydroxyflavone and chrysin can quench the intrinsic fluorescence intensity of BHb via static quenching mechanism...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101819/simultaneous-quantification-of-five-biflavonoids-in-rat-plasma-by-lc-esi-ms-ms-and-its-application-to-a-comparatively-pharmacokinetic-study-of-selaginella-doederleinii-hieron-extract-in-rats
#19
Bing Chen, Xuewen Wang, Yulian Zou, Weiying Chen, Gang Wang, Wensong Yao, Peiying Shi, Shaoguang Li, Shilan Lin, Xinhua Lin, Hong Yao
Selaginella doederleinii Hieron is a widely used as folk Chinese medicine for treatment of different cancers. Our previous investigations have confirmed that the total biflavonoids in ethyl acetate extract from S. doederleinii (SDEA) have favorable anticancer potentials. However, the in vivo process of its bioactive ingredients remains unknown. In this paper, a sensitive and reliable method was developed for simultaneous quantification of main five biflavonoids, including amentoflavone, robustaflavone, 2″,3″-dihydro-3',3″-biapigenin, 3',3″-binaringenin and delicaflavone in the ethyl acetate extract of S...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093638/inhibition-of-hif1%C3%AE-and-pdk-induces-cell-death-of-glioblastoma-multiforme
#20
Jiwon Esther Han, Pyung Won Lim, Chul Min Na, You Sik Choi, Joo Young Lee, Yona Kim, Hyung Woo Park, Hyo Eun Moon, Man Seung Heo, Hye Ran Park, Dong Gyu Kim, Sun Ha Paek
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumors. GBMs, like other tumors, rely relatively less on mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) and utilize more aerobic glycolysis, and this metabolic shift becomes augmented under hypoxia. In the present study, we investigated the physiological significance of altered glucose metabolism and hypoxic adaptation in the GBM cell line U251 and two newly established primary GBMs (GBM28 and GBM37). We found that these three GBMs exhibited differential growth rates under hypoxia compared to those under normoxia...
October 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
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