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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922723/protective-effects-of-mirtazapine-and-chrysin-on-experimentally-induced-testicular-damage-in-rats
#1
Alaa E El-Sisi, Magda E El-Sayad, Nermine M Abdelsalam
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant with prominent antioxidant effects. Chrysin, a natural flavone, exhibits multiple pharmacological actions. This study was designed to investigate the potential protective effects of chrysin and mirtazapine against nitrofurazone-induced testicular damage in rats. Possible underlying mechanisms such as oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis were also investigated. Testicular damage was induced by oral administration of nitrofurazone (50mg/kg/day) for two weeks. Chrysin (25 and 50mg/kg/day, p...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902458/the-impact-of-some-natural-phenolic-compounds-on-carbonic-anhydrase-acetylcholinesterase-butyrylcholinesterase-and-%C3%AE-glycosidase-enzymes-an-antidiabetic-anticholinergic-and-antiepileptic-study
#2
Parham Taslimi, Cuneyt Caglayan, İlhami Gulcin
Natural products from food and plant sources have been used for medicinal usage for ages. Also, natural products with therapeutic significance are compounds derived from animals, plants, or any microorganism. In this study, chrysin, carvacrol, hesperidin, zingerone, and naringin as natural phenols showed excellent inhibitory effects against human (h) carbonic anhydrase (CA) isoforms I and II (hCA I and II), α-glucosidase (α-Gly), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). These phenolic compounds were tested for the inhibition of α-glycosidase, hCA I, hCA II, AChE, and BChE enzymes and demonstrated efficient inhibition profiles with Ki values in the range of 3...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871827/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-antitumour-activity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-of-chrysin-salicylate-derivatives
#3
Xiangping Deng, Zihao Zhao, Shujuan Xiong, Runde Xiong, Juan Liu, Zhe Wang, Liu Zou, Xiaoyong Lei, Xuan Cao, Zhizhong Xie, Yanming Chen, Xing Zheng, Yunmei Liu, Guotao Tang
A series of chrysin salicylate derivatives as potential antitumour agents were synthesised and evaluated their antitumour activities in vitro and in vivo. Most of the compounds exhibited moderate to good activities against MCF-7 cells, HepG2 cells, MGC-803cells and MFC cells. Among them, compound 3f showed the most potent activity against MGC-803 cells and MFC cells with IC50 values of 23.83 ± 3.68 and 27.34 ± 5.21 μM, respectively. The flow cytometry assay reconfirmed that compound 3f promoted the occurrence of tumour cells' G1/S block under the inhibiting effect of compound 3f...
September 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850929/chemical-characterization-and-cytotoxic-activity-evaluation-of-lebanese-propolis
#4
Hiba Noureddine, Rouba Hage-Sleiman, Batoul Wehbi, A Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Salem Hayar, Mohamad Traboulssi, Osama A Alyamani, Wissam H Faour, Yolla ElMakhour
Chemical composition, anti-proliferative and proapoptotic activity as well as the effect of various fractions of Lebanese propolis on the cell cycle distribution were evaluated on Jurkat leukemic T-cells, glioblastoma U251 cells, and breast adenocarcinoma MDA-MB-231 cells using cytotoxic assays, flow cytometry as well as western blot analysis. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis revealed that ferulic acid, chrysin, pinocembrin, galangin are major constituents of the ethanolic crude extract of the Lebanese propolis, while the hexane fraction mostly contains chrysin, pinocembrin, galangin but at similar levels...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842248/two-cyp82d-enzymes-function-as-flavone-hydroxylases-in-the-biosynthesis-of-root-specific-4-deoxyflavones-in-scutellaria-baicelensis
#5
Qing Zhao, Meng-Ying Cui, Olesya Levsh, Dongfeng Yang, Jie Liu, Jie Li, Lionel Hill, Lei Yang, Yonghong Hu, Jing-Ke Weng, Xiao-Ya Chen, Cathie Martin
Baicalein, wogonin and their glycosides are major bioactive compounds found in the medicinal plant Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. These flavones can induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines but have no effect on normal cells. Furthermore, they have many additional benefits for human health, such as anti-oxidant, antiviral, and liver-protective properties. We describe isolation and characterization of two CYP450 enzymes (SbCYP82D1.1 and SbCYP82D2) that function as the flavone 6-hydroxylase (F6H) and flavone 8-hydroxylase (F8H), respectively, in S...
August 22, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822243/chrysin-induced-sperm-parameters-and-fatty-acid-profile-changes-improve-reproductive-performance-of-roosters
#6
Ali Sami Amin Altawash, Ahmad Zare Shahneh, Hossein Moravej, Mahdi Ansari
Having antioxidant and androgenic effects, Chrysin was orally administrated to roosters and reproductive performance including sperm quality and fatty acid composition, testis index, fertility and hatchability rates as well as blood testosterone concentration were assessed. Twenty eight 40-week-old Ross 308 roosters were individually housed, equally divided into four groups and received different levels of capsulated Chrysin including 0 (Ch0), 25 (Ch25), 50 (Ch50) or 75 (Ch75) mg/bird/day for 12 consecutive weeks...
August 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816359/chrysin-attenuates-progression-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-regulating-signaling-cascades-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#7
Whasun Lim, Soomin Ryu, Fuller W Bazer, Sung-Man Kim, Gwonhwa Song
Chrysin is mainly found in passion flowers, honey, and propolis acts as a potential therapeutic and preventive agent to inhibit proliferation and invasion of various human cancer cells. Although chrysin has anti-carcinogenic effects in several cancers, little is known about its functional roles in ovarian cancer which shows poor prognosis and chemoresistance to traditional therapeutic agents. In the present study, we investigated functional roles of chrysin in progression of ovarian cancer cells using ES2 and OV90 (clear cell and serous carcinoma, respectively) cell lines...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808812/antioxidant-effects-of-chrysin-loaded-electrospun-nanofibrous-mats-on-proliferation-and-stemness-preservation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#8
Yaghoub Deldar, Faraz Zarghami, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mehdi Dadashpour, Nosratollah Zarghami
An ideal biomaterial in regenerative medicine should be able to regulate the stem cell proliferation without the loss of its pluripotency. Chrysin (Chr) is a naturally occurring flavone with a wide spectrum of biological functions including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The present study describes the influence of Chr-loaded nanofibrous mats on the regulation of proliferation and stemness preservation of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). For this purpose, Chr-loaded poly (ε-caprolactone)/poly (ethylene glycol) (PCL/PEG) nanofibrous mats were produced via electrospinning process and the successful fabrication of these bioactive mats was confirmed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
August 14, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807161/phytochemical-modulation-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-strategies-to-overcome-chemoresistance-in-leukemic-stem-cells-in-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment
#9
Helen C Owen, Sandra Appiah, Noor Hasan, Lucy Ghali, Ghada Elayat, Celia Bell
Advances in scientific research and targeted treatment regimes have improved survival rates for many cancers over the past few decades. However, for some types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic and acute myeloid leukemia, mortality rates have continued to rise, with chemoresistance in leukemic stem cells (LSCs) being a major contributing factor. Most cancer drug therapies act by inducing apoptosis in dividing cells but are ineffective in targeting quiescent LSCs. Niches in the bone marrow, known as leukemic niches, behave as "sanctuaries" where LSCs acquire drug resistance...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782952/biotransformation-of-chrysin-to-baicalein-selective-c6-hydroxylation-of-5-7-dihydroxyflavone-using-whole-yeast-cells-stably-expressing-human-cyp1a1-enzyme
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Ibidapo S Williams, Shifali Chib, Vijay K Nuthakki, Linda Gatchie, Prashant Joshi, Niteen A Narkhede, Ram A Vishwakarma, Sandip B Bharate, Saurabh Saran, Bhabatosh Chaudhuri
Naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds are of medicinal importance because of their unique antioxidant, anticancer, and chemopreventive properties. Baicalein, a naturally occurring polyhydroxy flavonoid possessing a diverse range of pharmacological activities, has been used in traditional medicines for treatment of various ailments. Apart from its isolation from natural sources, its synthesis has been reported via multistep chemical approaches. Here, we report a preparative-scale biotransformation, using whole yeast cells stably expressing human cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) enzyme that allows regioselective C6-hydroxylation of 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (chrysin) to form 5,6,7-trihydroxyflavone (baicalein)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745105/honey-flavonoids-inhibit-hoatp2b1-and-hoatp1a2-transporters-and-hoatp-mediated-rosuvastatin-cell-uptake-in-vitro
#11
Lucie Navrátilová, Jana Ramos Mandíková, Petr Pávek, Přemysl Mladěnka, František Trejtnar
1. Some flavonoids contained in the common diet have been shown to interact with important membrane uptake transporters, including organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs). OATP2B1 and OATP1A2 expressed in the apical membrane of human enterocytes may significantly contribute to the intestinal absorption of drugs, e.g. statins. This study is aimed at an evaluation of the inhibitory potency of selected food honey flavonoids (namely galangin, myricetin, pinocembrin, pinobanksin, chrysin and fisetin) toward hOATP2B1 and hOATP1A2 as well as at examining their effect on the cellular uptake of the known OATP substrate rosuvastatin...
August 18, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733012/ultrasound-promoted-copper-catalyzed-synthesis-of-bis-arylselanyl-chrysin-derivatives-with-boosted-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activities
#12
Sergio F Fonseca, Nathalia B Padilha, Samuel Thurow, Juliano A Roehrs, Lucielli Savegnago, Maurice N de Souza, Mariana G Fronza, Tiago Collares, Julieti Buss, Fabiana K Seixas, Diego Alves, Eder J Lenardão
Herein we report the use of ultrasonic irradiation (US) in the synthesis of six new semi-synthetic selenium-containing chrysin derivatives by a simple and effective methodology utilizing CuI as catalyst, in good to excellent yields (60-89%). It was observed that US accelerates the reaction compared to conventional heating with excellent selectivity for diselenylated products. Compounds were tested for their antioxidant and anticancer activities in vitro and it was observed that the presence of selenium in the A-ring of chrysin enhanced both antioxidant and anticancer properties...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720875/ruthenium-conjugated-chrysin-analogues-modulate-platelet-activity-thrombus-formation-and-haemostasis-with-enhanced-efficacy
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Divyashree Ravishankar, Maryam Salamah, Alda Attina, Radhika Pothi, Thomas M Vallance, Muhammad Javed, Harry F Williams, Eman M S Alzahrani, Elena Kabova, Rajendran Vaiyapuri, Kenneth Shankland, Jonathan Gibbins, Katja Strohfeldt, Francesca Greco, Helen M I Osborn, Sakthivel Vaiyapuri
The constant increase in cardiovascular disease rate coupled with significant drawbacks of existing therapies emphasise the necessity to improve therapeutic strategies. Natural flavonoids exert innumerable pharmacological effects in humans. Here, we demonstrate the effects of chrysin, a natural flavonoid found largely in honey and passionflower on the modulation of platelet function, haemostasis and thrombosis. Chrysin displayed significant inhibitory effects on isolated platelets, however, its activity was substantially reduced under physiological conditions...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699201/characterization-of-sugar-and-polyphenolic-diversity-in-floral-nectar-of-different-obla%C3%A4-inska-sour-cherry-clones
#14
Basem Guffa, Nebojša M Nedić, Dragana Č Dabić Zagorac, Tomislav B Tosti, Uroš M Gašić, Maja M Natić, Milica M Fotirić Akšić
'Oblačinska' sour cherry, an autochthonous cultivar, is the most planted cultivar in Serbian orchards. Since fruit trees in temperate zone reward insects by producing nectar which 'quality' affects the efficiency of insect pollination, the aim of this study was analyzing of sugars and polyphenolics in floral nectar of 16 'Oblačinska' sour cherry clones with different yielding potential. The contents of sugars and sugar alcohols were analyzed by ion chromatography, while polyphenolic profile was established using liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry technique (LC/MS)...
July 12, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695606/orally-administered-chrysin-improves-post-thawed-sperm-quality-and-fertility-of-rooster
#15
M Zhandi, M Ansari, P Roknabadi, A Zare Shahneh, M Sharafi
Chrysin is a bioflavonoid compound found in passion flower, chamomile, propolis and honey at high levels. Post-thawed sperm quality and fertility of Chrysin-fed roosters were assessed in this study. Twenty 40-week-old male broiler breeders were randomly divided into four groups and fed basal diet supplemented with different levels of Chrysin including 0 (Ch-0), 25 (Ch-25), 50 (Ch-50) or 75 (Ch-75) mg/day for 12 consecutive weeks. Semen samples were weekly collected from 6th to 9th week of experiment to evaluate some sperm quality parameters including total and progressive motility, plasma membrane integrity and functionality (in fresh and post-thawed samples) and mitochondrial activity (only in post-thawed samples)...
July 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694744/protective-effects-of-chrysin-against-drugs-and-toxic-agents
#16
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Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad
ISSUES: Polyphenolic compounds, especially flavonoids, are known as the most common chemical class of phytochemicals, which possess a multiple range of health-promoting effects. Flavonoids are ubiquitous in nature. They are also present in food, providing an essential link between diet and prevention of several diseases. APPROACH: Chrysin (CH), a natural flavonoid, was commonly found in propolis and honey and traditionally used in herbal medicine. A growing body of scientific evidence has shown that CH possesses protective effects against toxic agents in various animal tissues, including brain, heart, liver, kidney, and lung...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690190/immunomodulatory-potential-of-hesperetin-and-chrysin-through-the-cellular-and-humoral-response
#17
Aïcha Sassi, Imen Mokdad Bzéouich, Nadia Mustapha, Mouna Maatouk, Kamel Ghedira, Leila Chekir-Ghedira
Flavonoids are polyphenols frequently consumed in the diet they have been suggested to exert a number of beneficial actions on human health, including anti-inflammatory activity. This study investigated the immunomodulatory effects of two flavonoids, Chrysin and Hesperetin. The effects of flavonoids on B and T cell proliferation were assessed on splenocytes stimulated or not with mitogens. However, their effects on cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) and natural killer (NK) activities were assessed in splenocytes co-incubated with target cells...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684738/mechanistic-clues-to-the-protective-effect-of-chrysin-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-plausible-roles-of-p53-mapk-and-akt-pathways
#18
Eman M Mantawy, Ahmed Esmat, Wesam M El-Bakly, Rania A Salah ElDin, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Doxorubicin (DOX) is the mainstay chemotherapeutic agent against a variety of human neoplasmas. However, its clinical utility is limited by its marked cardiotoxicity. Chrysin, is a natural flavone which possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The current study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of chrysin against DOX-induced chronic cardiotoxicity and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either DOX (5 mg/kg, once a week) and/or chrysin (50 mg/kg, four times a week) for four weeks...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682524/restorative-effects-of-chrysin-pretreatment-on-oxidant-antioxidant-status-inflammatory-cytokine-production-and-apoptotic-and-autophagic-markers-in-acute-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-an-experimental-and-biochemical-study
#19
Eyup Eldutar, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Sefa Kucukler, Cuneyt Caglayan
Paracetamol (PC) is a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug, but it leads to acute hepatotoxicity at high doses intakes. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of Chrysin (CR) on hepatotoxicity constituted at high doses of PC in rats. Rats were subjected to oral pretreatment of CR (25 and 50 mg/kg b.w.) via feeding needle for 6 days against hepatotoxicity induced by a single dose of PC (500 mg/kg b.w.) administered orally via feeding needles. Although PC increases lipid peroxidation and liver enzyme activities, it has led to reduction of antioxidant enzyme activities...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671640/chrysin-attenuates-vcam-1-expression-and-monocyte-adhesion-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-brain-endothelial-cells-by-preventing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#20
Bo Kyung Lee, Won Jae Lee, Yi-Sook Jung
Adhesion of leukocytes to endothelial cells plays an important role in neuroinflammation. Therefore, suppression of the expression of adhesion molecules in brain endothelial cells may inhibit neuroinflammation. Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a flavonoid component of propolis, blue passion flowers, and fruits. In the present study, we examined the effects of chrysin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in mouse cerebral vascular endothelial (bEnd.3) cells...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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