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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502979/chrysin-ameliorates-podocyte-injury-and-slit-diaphragm-protein-loss-via-inhibition-of-the-perk-eif2%C3%AE-atf-chop-pathway-in-diabetic-mice
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Min-Kyung Kang, Sin-Hye Park, Yun-Ho Kim, Eun-Jung Lee, Lucia Dwi Antika, Dong Yeon Kim, Yean-Jung Choi, Young-Hee Kang
Glomerular epithelial podocytes are highly specialized cells that play a crucial role in maintaining normal function of the glomerular filtration barrier via their foot processes. Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a natural flavonoid found in propolis and mushrooms that has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. This study aimed to evaluate the renoprotective effects of chrysin on podocyte apoptotic loss and slit diaphragm protein deficiency in high glucose-exposed podocytes and in db/db mouse kidneys...
May 15, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477383/screening-free-radical-scavengers-in-xiexin-tang-by-hplc-abts-dad-q-tof-ms
#2
Yu-Qing Wang, Shu-Jiao Li, Guo Zhuang, Rong-Hui Geng, Xu Jiang
Xiexin Tang (XXT) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been used in herbal clinics for more than 1800 years. Many studies have shown that XXT has therapeutic effects on patients with arteriosclerosis (AS) owing to its antioxidant activity. However, there is little information about the relationship between the chemical composition of XXT and its antioxidant activity. In this study, the HPLC-ABTS-DAD-Q-TOF/MS method, which can simultaneously identify individual components and rapidly screen for antioxidant compounds, was used to screen and identify antioxidant components in XXT...
May 6, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458011/chrysin-and-silibinin-sensitize-human-glioblastoma-cells-for-arsenic-trioxide
#3
Michael Gülden, Daniel Appel, Malin Syska, Stephanie Uecker, Franziska Wages, Hasso Seibert
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is highly efficient in treating acute promyelocytic leukemia. Other malignancies, however, are often less sensitive. Searching for compounds sensitizing arsenic resistant tumours for ATO the plant polyphenols, chrysin and silibinin, and the ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter inhibitor MK-571, respectively, were investigated in human glioblastoma A-172 cells. The sensitivity of A-172 cells to ATO was characterized by a median cytotoxic concentration of 6 μM ATO. Subcytotoxic concentrations of chrysin, silibinin and MK-571, respectively, remarkably increased the sensitivity of the cells to ATO by factors of 4-6...
April 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455626/influences-of-flavones-on-cell-viability-and-camp-dependent-steroidogenic-gene-regulation-in-ma-10-leydig-cells
#4
Michelle Cormier, Firas Ghouili, Pauline Roumaud, William Bauer, Mohamed Touaibia, Luc J Martin
Testicular Leydig cells are major contributors of androgen synthesis and secretion, which play an important role in testis development, normal masculinization, maintenance of spermatogenesis, and general male fertility. The rate-limiting step in testosterone biosynthesis involves the transfer of cholesterol to the mitochondrial inner membrane by the steroidogenic acute regulatory (Star) protein, a critical factor in steroid hormone biosynthesis. Once inside the mitochondria, cholesterol is metabolized by the steroidogenic enzyme Cyp11a1 to pregnenolone, which is further converted to testosterone by the action of other steroidogenic enzymes...
April 28, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435252/polyphenol-nanoformulations-for-cancer-therapy-experimental-evidence-and-clinical-perspective
#5
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Yasamin Davatgaran-Taghipour, Salar Masoomzadeh, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Zahra Karimi-Soureh, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Abdollahi
Cancer is defined as the abnormal cell growth that can cause life-threatening malignancies with high financial costs for patients as well as the health care system. Natural polyphenols have long been used for the prevention and treatment of several disorders due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, antineoplastic, and immunomodulatory effects discussed in the literature; thus, these phytochemicals are potentially able to act as chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents in different types of cancer...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398698/inhibiting-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-signalling-potentiates-mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-and-their-responsiveness-to-anticancer-drugs
#6
Kanakaraju Manupati, Neha R Dhoke, Tanusree Debnath, Ragini Yeeravalli, Kalpana Guguloth, Shahrzad Saeidpour, Utpal Chandra De, Sudhan Debnath, Amitava Das
The recurrence of breast cancer in patients is a persistent challenge to the medical fraternity. Breast tumor contains a small population of cells with high tumor initiating and metastatic potential, known as cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are resistant to existing chemotherapeutics. CSCs contribute to the aggressiveness of triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs), thereby necessitating the identification of molecular targets on breast CSCs. TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231, in comparison with MCF-7, demonstrated a higher expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)...
April 11, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388004/the-effect-of-chrysin-loaded-nanofiber-on-wound-healing-process-in-male-rat
#7
Zoheyr Mohammadi, Mohsen Sharif Zak, Hasan Majdi, Khaled Seidi, Meisam Barati, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Ali Mohammad Latifi
AIM: Wound healing is an inflammatory process. Chrysin, a natural flavonoid found in honey, has been recently investigated to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In the current work, the effects of Chrysin loaded nanofiber on the expressions of genes that are related to wound healing process such as P53, TIMPs, MMPs, iNOS and IL-6 in an animal model study were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The electrospinning method was used for preparation the different concentrations of Chrysin-loaded PCL-PEG nanofiber (5%, 10%, and 20% (w/w)) and characterized by FTIR and SEM...
April 7, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364187/chrysin-attenuates-il-1%C3%AE-induced-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-by-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#8
Wenhao Zheng, Zhenyu Tao, Leyi Cai, Chunhui Chen, Chuanxu Zhang, Quan Wang, Xiaozhou Ying, Wei Hu, Hua Chen
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by cartilage degradation and inflammation. Chrysin, a natural flavonoid extracted from honey and propolis, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of chrysin on OA have not been reported. This study aimed to assess the effects of chrysin on human OA chondrocytes. Human OA chondrocytes were pretreated with chrysin (1, 5, 10 μM) for 2 h and subsequently stimulated with IL-1β for 24 h. Production of NO, PGE2, MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-13, ADAMTS-4, and ADAMTS-5 was evaluated by the Griess reaction and ELISAs...
March 31, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345416/short-step-syntheses-of-naturally-occurring-polyoxygenated-aromatics-based-on-site-selective-transformation
#9
Yasunobu Yamashita, Alan Biard, Kengo Hanaya, Mitsuru Shoji, Takeshi Sugai
Wogonin and astringin were synthesized from inexpensive chrysin and piceid in short steps. The key feature of these syntheses is site-selective transformation. The target molecules were obtained in 27 and 62% yields from the starting materials, respectively.
March 27, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337227/potential-protective-effects-of-bioactive-constituents-from-chinese-propolis-against-acute-oxidative-stress-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide-in-cardiac-h9c2-cells
#10
Liping Sun, Kai Wang, Xiang Xu, Miaomiao Ge, Yifan Chen, Fuliang Hu
Chinese propolis (CP) is known as a health food but its beneficial effects in protecting cardiomyocytes remain elusive. Here, we investigated the effects of CP and its active compounds on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) induced rats cardiomyocytes (H9c2) oxidative injury. Cell viability decreases induced by H2O2 were mitigated by different CP extracts using various solvents. From these active fractions, six active compounds were separated and identified. Among tested isolated compound, the cytoprotective activities of three caffeates, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), benzyl caffeate (BZC), and cinnamyl caffeate (CNC), exerted stronger effects than chrysin, pinobanksin, and 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid (DMCA)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335972/ultrasound-assisted-ionic-liquid-based-micellar-extraction-combined-with-microcrystalline-cellulose-as-sorbent-in-dispersive-microextraction-for-the-determination-of-phenolic-compounds-in-propolis
#11
Jun Cao, Li-Qing Peng, Li-Jing Du, Qi-Dong Zhang, Jing-Jing Xu
An ionic liquid-(IL) based micellar extraction combined with microcrystalline cellulose- (MCC) assisted dispersive micro solid-phase extraction method was developed to extract phenolic compounds from propolis. A total of 20 target compounds were identified by ultra-high- performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry. The main extraction parameters were optimized and included the ultrasonic power, ultrasonic time, sample pH, type of IL, the concentration of [C12mim]Br, extraction time, concentration of MCC, type of sorbent and type of elution solvents...
April 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331315/improved-chemotherapeutic-efficacy-of-injectable-chrysin-encapsulated-by-copolymer-nanoparticles
#12
Kyoung Mee Kim, Hyun Kyung Lim, Sang Hee Shim, Joohee Jung
Chrysin is a flavone that is found in several plants and in honeycomb and possesses various biological activities. However, its low solubility means it has poor bioavailability, which must be resolved to enable its pharmaceutical applications. In the present study, chrysin was incorporated into methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-β-polycaprolactone nanoparticles (chrysin-NPs) using the oil-in-water technique in order to overcome problems associated with chrysin. The properties of chrysin-NPs were analyzed, and their anticancer effects were investigated in vitro and in vivo...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320984/investigation-of-antiaromatase-activity-using-hepatic-microsomes-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#13
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/28320429/chrysin-inhibited-tumor-glycolysis-and-induced-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-hexokinase-2
#14
Dong Xu, Junzhe Jin, Hao Yu, Zheming Zhao, Dongyan Ma, Chundong Zhang, Honglei Jiang
BACKGROUND: Hexokinase-2(HK-2) plays dual roles in glucose metabolism and mediation of cell apoptosis, making it an attractive target for cancer therapy. Chrysin is a natural flavone found in plant extracts which are widely used as herb medicine in China. In the present study, we investigated the antitumor activity of chrysin against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the role of HK-2 played for chrysin to exert its function. METHODS: The expression of HK-2 in HCC cell line and tumor tissue was examined by western blotting and immunohistochemistry staining...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317253/correlation-between-the-potency-of-flavonoids-for-cytochrome-c-reduction-and-inhibition-of-cardiolipin-induced-peroxidase-activity
#15
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/28301251/chrysin-as-an-anti-cancer-agent-exerts-selective-toxicity-by-directly-inhibiting-mitochondrial-complex-ii-and-v-in-cll-b-lymphocytes
#16
Ahmad Salimi, Mehryar Habibi Roudkenar, Enayatollah Seydi, Leila Sadeghi, Alireza Mohseni, Nahal Pirahmadi, Jalal Pourahmad
We investigated the effect of chrysin on isolated normal and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B-lymphocytes and their isolated mitochondria. We report that a selective and significant increase in cytotoxicity, intracellular reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential collapse, ADP/ATP ratio, caspase 3 activation and finally apoptosis in chrysin-treated CLL B- lymphocytes. Also we determined that chrysin selectively inhibits complex II and ATPases in cancerous mitochondria. In this study we proved that the ability of chrysin to promote apoptosis in CLL B-lymphocytes performed by selectively targeting of mitochondria...
March 16, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292021/antinociceptive-pharmacological-profile-of-dysphania-graveolens-in-mouse
#17
Myrna Déciga-Campos, Rachel Mata, Isabel Rivero-Cruz
This work evaluates the potential antinociceptive activity of Dysphania graveolens, traditional medicinal plant used in Mexico to treat stomach pain. A CH2Cl2-MeOH extract, infusion and essential oil from aerial parts of Dysphania graveolens were evaluated in hot plate and writhing tests in mice. The metabolites pinostrobin, pinocembrin and chrysin were isolated from the Dysphania graveolens infusion; next, they were evaluated in both nociceptive tests. To confirm the antinociceptive activity and explore the possible participation of opioid, GABA and serotonin receptors in the pharmacological mechanism, a formalin test was used...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278644/phytochemical-components-and-biological-activities-of-silene-arenarioides-desf
#18
Lynda Golea, Mohammed Benkhaled, Catherine Lavaud, Christophe Long, Hamada Haba
In this study, six known compounds 1-6 were isolated from the aerial parts of Silene arenarioides Desf. using different chromatographic methods. The structures of these compounds were identified as maltol glycoside (1), soyacerebroside I (2), chrysin (3), apigenin (4), quercetin (5) and stigmasterol glucoside (6). The compounds (1) and (2) are reported for the first time from this genus. The isolated compounds were determined using NMR techniques ((1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, COSY, HSQC and HMBC) and mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS)...
February 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267214/the-effect-of-additives-on-release-and-in-vitro-skin-retention-of-flavonoids-from-emulsion-and-gel-semisolid-formulations
#19
Renata Dyja, Andrzej Jankowski
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of two different additives (propylene glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400)) on release and in vitro skin retention of quercetin and chrysin from semisolid bases (amphiphilic creams and acidic carbomer gels). METHODS: For obtaining semisolid formulations, flavonoids were pre-dissolved in the liquid (PG or PEG 400) or directly suspended in the semisolid base. Three chrysin formulations ('cream 0', 'PG-cream', 'PEG 400-cream') and five quercetin formulations ('cream 0', 'PG cream', 'PEG 400 cream', 'gel 0', 'PG gel') were prepared...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222858/bioprofiling-of-salicaceae-bud-extracts-through-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-hyphenated-to-biochemical-microbiological-and-chemical-detections
#20
Salim Hage, Gertrud E Morlock
The buds of poplars (Populus L.) and willows (Salix L.), both from the same family (Salicaceae Mirbel), are increasingly used in gemmotherapy and importantly contribute to the production of the physiologically active propolis by European bee Apis mellifera L. In order to study their phenolic profiles, polar extracts of buds from P. nigra L. were compared to those of P. alba L. and S. alba L. through high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC). Five chemotypical patterns were distinguished after derivatisation with the Natural Product reagent and confirmed by principal component analysis...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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