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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137797/fabrication-of-g-c3n4-nio-heterostructured-nanocomposite-modified-glassy-carbon-electrode-for-quercetin-biosensor
#1
S Selvarajan, A Suganthi, M Rajarajan
Herein, we report a one-pot synthesis of structurally uniform and electrochemically active graphitic carbon nitride/nickel oxide (g-C3N4/NiO) nanocomposite and an investigation on the electrocatalytic oxidation of quercetin (QR). The synthesized g-C3N4/NiO nanocomposite has uniform surface distribution, which was characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Moreover, the composition of synthesized g-C3N4/NiO nanocomposite was characterized by UV-vis-spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR spectra), BET, SEM and HRTEM...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137307/reversal-of-5-fluorouracil-resistance-by-egcg-is-mediate-by-inactivation-of-tfap2a-vegf-signaling-pathway-and-down-regulation-of-mdr-1-and-p-gp-expression-in-gastric-cancer
#2
Hongsheng Tang, Lisi Zeng, Jiahong Wang, Xiangliang Zhang, Qiang Ruan, Jin Wang, Shuzhong Cui, Dinghua Yang
The effect of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy for gastric cancer (GC) is limited by drug-resistance. To conquer this drug-resistance, various treatments including combination therapy have been used, but the overall survival has not been improved yet. In our current study, 5-FU resistant GC cells, SGC7901/FU and MGC803/FU, were established by long term exposure to 5-FU, and the proliferation capability of these resistant cells was verified to be reduced. The drug related proteins, MDR1 and P-gp were up-regulated in resistant cells compared to the parental cells...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131612/functional-characterization-of-epitheaflagallin-3-o-gallate-generated-in-laccase-treated-green-tea-extracts-in-the-presence-of-gallic-acid
#3
Nobuya Itoh, Junji Kurokawa, Yasuhiro Isogai, Masaru Ogasawara, Takayuki Matsunaga, Tutomu Okubo, Yuji Katsube
Epitheaflagallin (ETFG) and epitheaflagallin 3-O-gallate (ETFGg) are minor polyphenols in black tea extract that are enzymatically synthesized from epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), respectively, in green tea extract via laccase oxidation in the presence of gallic acid. The constituents of laccase-treated green tea extract in the presence of gallic acid are thus quite different from those of non-laccase-treated green tea extract: EGC and EGCg are present in lower concentrations, and ETFG and ETFGg are present in higher concentrations...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129901/the-inhibitory-effects-of-anthocyanin-rich-sunrouge-tea-on-pancreatic-lipase-activity
#4
Nobuya Shirai
This study investigated the in vitro and in vivo effects of Sunrouge (SR), which is an anthocyaninrich green tea. Hot and cold water extracts (CWEX) of Yabukita (YK; regular green tea), SR second crop (SR2), and SR third crop (SR3) were prepared. The 50% inhibitory concentrations for YK, SR2, and SR3 CWEXs against pancreatic lipase in vitro were 12.3±2.8, 6.2±0.3, and 4.0±1.1 mg/mL, respectively. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) accounted for 4.3%, 6.0%, and 6.3% of YK, SR2, and SR3 CWEXs, respectively. SR2 had the highest anthocyanin content of these three samples...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129782/reactive-oxygen-species-production-triggers-green-tea-induced-anti-leukaemic-effects-on-acute-promyelocytic-leukaemia-model
#5
Cristiane Okuda Torello, Rodrigo Naoto Shiraishi, Fernanda Isabel Della Via, Tamara Cristina Lopes de Castro, Ana Leda Longhini, Irene Santos, André Luis Bombeiro, Cleide Lúcia Araujo Silva, Mary Luci de Souza Queiroz, Eduardo Magalhães Rego, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Green tea (GT) has been consumed as a beverage for thousands of years because of its therapeutic properties observed over time. Because there is no sufficient evidence supporting the protective role of tea intake during the development of acute myeloid leukaemia, we herein study GT extract effects on an acute promyelocytic leukaemia model. Our results demonstrated that GT reduces leucocytosis and immature cells (blasts) in peripheral blood, bone marrow (BM), and spleen of leukaemic mice, parallel with an increase of mature cells in the BM...
November 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129232/effect-of-green-tea-on-plasma-leptin-and-ghrelin-levels-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, B Fatemeh Nobakht M Gh, Mitra Hariri
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effect of green tea on serum leptin and ghrelin concentrations. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and Google scholar databases up to December 2016. The searches included RCTs conducted in human adults, and studies on the effect of green tea and green tea extract on serum leptin and ghrelin concentrations as outcome variables...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124646/metal-availability-soil-nutrient-and-enzyme-activity-in-response-to-application-of-organic-amendments-in-cd-contaminated-soil
#7
Zhanbiao Yang, Lixia Liu, Yanfeng Lv, Zhang Cheng, Xiaoxun Xu, Junren Xian, Xuemei Zhu, Yuanxiang Yang
The study investigated the effects of organic amendments: green tea amendment (GTA) and oil cake amendment (OCA) on Cd bioavailability, soil nutrients, and soil enzyme activity in Cd-contaminated soil. The amendments were added to the soil at the doses of 1, 3, and 5% and were incubated for 45 days. Then, pakchoi cabbage was planted to test the remediation effect of the above two organic amendments. The diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA)-extractable Cd in GTA and OCA treatments was reduced by 14.69-27...
November 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120795/correlation-of-lithium-bioaccessibility-from-tea-camellia-sinensis-l-with-tea-type-and-consumption-habits
#8
Umran Seven Erdemir, Seref Gucer
In this study, the total contents, leachability into tea infusions, and bioaccessibility of lithium from black, Earl Grey, and green teas were evaluated by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Leachabilities were evaluated after infusion for 2, 5, or 10min. Bioaccessibility was determined in vitro under simulated stomach and intestinal digestion conditions. Addition of lemon juice, sugar, or milk for consumption, and calcium, tannic acid, and citric acid as additives were evaluated to determine if they affected bioaccessibility of lithium from black tea...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120758/antioxidant-capacity-and-major-polyphenol-composition-of-teas-as-affected-by-geographical-location-plantation-elevation-and-leaf-grade
#9
Chuang Zhang, Claire Li-Chieh Suen, Chao Yang, Siew Young Quek
Tea polyphenols have been a topic of discussion due to their health benefits. Nevertheless, detailed studies on the antioxidant capacity and polyphenol contents of teas in relation to factors including geographical locations, plantation elevations and leaf grades have been limited. In this study, 53 tea samples were analysed to determine the individual and total catechin and theaflavin contents by HPLC and the total antioxidant capacity by Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) methods. Results show that the polyphenol (catechins and theaflavins) contents were significantly influenced by plantation location...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120370/amorphous-solid-dispersion-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-for-enhanced-physical-stability-and-controlled-release
#10
Yizheng Cao, Jing Teng, Jon Selbo
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been recognized as the most prominent green tea extract due to its healthy influences. The high instability and low bioavailability, however, strongly limit its utilization in food and drug industries. This work, for the first time, develops amorphous solid dispersion of EGCG to enhance its bioavailability and physical stability. Four commonly used polymeric excipients are found to be compatible with EGCG in water-dioxane mixtures via a stepwise mixing method aided by vigorous mechanical interference...
November 9, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119790/green-tea-polyphenols-decrease-strecker-aldehydes-and-bind-to-proteins-in-lactose-hydrolyzed-uht-milk
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Therese Jansson, Valentin Maximilian Rauh, Bente Pia Danielsen, Mahesha Manjunatha Poojary, Sandra Stolzenbach Wæhrens, Wender Bredie, John Sørensen, Mikael Agerlin Petersen, Colin Andrew Ray, Marianne N Lund
The effect of epigallocatechin gallate enriched green tea extract (GTE) on flavor, Maillard reactions and protein modifications in lactose-hydrolyzed (LH) ultra-high temperature (UHT) processed milk was examined during storage at 40 °C for up to 42 days. Addition of GTE inhibited the formation of Strecker aldehydes by up to 95% compared to control milk, and the effect was similar when GTE was added either before or after UHT treatment. Release of free amino acids, caused by proteolysis, during storage was also decreased in milk added GTE either before or after UHT treatment compared to control milk...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119399/green-tea-extract-increases-the-expression-of-genes-responsible-for-regulation-of-calcium-balance-in-rat-slow-twitch-muscles-under-conditions-of-exhausting-exercise
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E A Korf, I V Kubasov, M S Vonsky, A V Novozhilov, A L Runov, E V Kurchakova, E V Matrosova, T V Tavrovskaya, N V Goncharov
We studied the role of calcium-regulating structures of slow- (m. soleus, SOL) and fast-twitch (m. extensor digitorum longus, EDL) skeletal muscles of rats during adaptation to exhausting physical activity and the possibility of modulating this adaptation with decaffeinated green tea extract. It was established that EDL adaptation is mainly aimed at Са(2+) elimination from the sarcoplasm by Са-ATPase and its retention in the reticulum by calsequestrin. Administration of green tea extract increased endurance due to involvement of slow-twitch muscles whose adaptation is associated with enhanced expression of all the studied genes responsible for the regulation of Ca(2+) balance...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117187/the-green-tea-modulates-large-intestinal-microbiome-and-exo-endogenous-metabolome-altered-through-chronic-uvb-exposure
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Eun Sung Jung, Hye Min Park, Seung Min Hyun, Jong Cheol Shon, Digar Singh, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Tae Woong Whon, Jin-Woo Bae, Jae Sung Hwang, Choong Hwan Lee
The attenuating effects of green tea supplements (GTS) against the ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced skin damages are distinguished. However, the concomitant effects of GTS on the large intestinal microbiomes and associated metabolomes are largely unclear. Herein, we performed an integrated microbiome-metabolome analysis to uncover the esoteric links between gut microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome maneuvered in the large intestine of UVB-exposed mice subjected to dietary GTS. In UVB-exposed mice groups (UVB), class Bacilli and order Bifidobacteriales were observed as discriminant taxa with decreased lysophospholipid levels compared to the unexposed mice groups subjected to normal diet (NOR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113871/oxidative-stress-and-dietary-phytochemicals-role-in-cancer-chemoprevention-and-treatment
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Shireen Chikara, Lokesh Dalasanur Nagaprashantha, Jyotsana Singhal, David Horne, Sanjay Awasthi, Sharad S Singhal
Several epidemiological observations have shown an inverse relation between consumption of plant-based foods, rich in phytochemicals, and incidence of cancer. Phytochemicals, secondary plant metabolites, via their antioxidant property play a key role in cancer chemoprevention by suppressing oxidative stress-induced DNA damage. In addition, they modulate several oxidative stress-mediated signaling pathways through their anti-oxidant effects, and ultimately protect cells from undergoing molecular changes that trigger carcinogenesis...
November 4, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108572/a-cost-effective-assay-for-antioxidant-using-simple-cotton-thread-combining-paper-based-device-with-mobile-phone-detection
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Suphasinee Sateanchok, Sunanta Wangkarn, Chalermpong Saenjum, Kate Grudpan
A cost-effective assay for antioxidant using simple cotton thread combining paper based device with mobile phone detection has been investigated. Standard and sample solutions flow along a bunch of cotton thread treated with sodium hydroxide via microfluidic behaviors without external pumping. The analyte solution reacts with the reagents that have been immobilized on the paper strip fixed at the end of the cotton bunch. The developed platforms were used for the assays of total phenolic content and antioxidant capacity by employing Folin-Ciocalteu and 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryhydrazyl (DPPH) respectively...
January 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104381/comparison-of-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-green-tea-garlic-with-lime-and-sodium-fluoride-mouth-rinses-against-streptococcus-mutans-lactobacilli-species-and-candida-albicans-in-children-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Ann Thomas, Sneha Thakur, Rishika Habib
Introduction: With greater awareness worldwide, the use of herbs and herbal products has increased to a large extent. Objective: To evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of green tea, garlic with lime, and 0.05% sodium fluoride (NaF) mouth rinses against Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacilli species, and Candida albicans. Materials and methods: A total of 45 children aged 4 to 6 years with severe early childhood caries (S-ECC; based on decayed extracted filled [defs] score) were selected...
July 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103966/an-update-of-research-evidence-on-nutrition-and-prostate-cancer
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Pao-Hwa Lin, William Aronson, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) remains a leading cause of mortality in US and other countries. Preclinical and clinical studies have examined the role of nutrition and dietary intake on the incidence and progression of PCa with mixed results. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this chapter is to provide an update of recent published literature and highlight progress in the field. MAIN FINDINGS: Low carbohydrate intake, soy protein, ω3 fat, green teas, tomatoes and tomato products and the herbal mixture-zyflamend showed promise in reducing PCa risk or progression...
November 2, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103160/long-term-intake-of-green-tea-extract-causes-mal-conformation-of-trabecular-bone-microarchitecture-in-growing-rats
#18
Akira Minematsu, Yasue Nishii, Hidetaka Imagita, Susumu Sakata
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of green tea extract (GTE) intake on bone structural and physiological properties, such as bone mass, trabecular bone microarchitecture, cortical bone geometry, and bone mechanical strength, in growing rats. Four-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into the following four groups: standard diet feeding for 85 days (S-CON) or 170 days (L-CON), and GTE diet feeding for 85 days (S-GTE) or 170 days (L-GTE). At the end of the experiment, in addition to measurement of circulating bone formation/resorption markers, bone mass, trabecular bone microarchitecture, and cortical bone geometry were analyzed in the left femur, and bone mechanical strength of the right femur was measured...
November 4, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101735/a-potential-role-for-green-tea-as-a-radiation-sensitizer-for-prostate-cancer
#19
Andrew C Schroeder, Huaping Xiao, Ziwen Zhu, Qing Li, Qian Bai, Mark R Wakefield, Jeffrey D Mann, Yujiang Fang
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common non-cutaneous cancer in the United States. There is currently a lack of safe and effective radiosensitizers that can enhance the effectiveness of radiation treatment (RT) for Pca. Clonogenic assay, PCNA staining, Quick Cell Proliferation assay, TUNEL staining and caspase-3 activity assay were used to assess proliferation and apoptosis in DU145 Pca cells. RT-PCR/IHC were used to investigate the mechanisms. We found that the percentage of colonies, PCNA staining intensity, and the optical density value of DU145 cells were decreased (RT/GT vs...
November 3, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100264/microwave-mediated-synthesis-and-analytical-method-development-for-the-estimation-of-novel-1-4-dihydropyridines-in-bulk-by-rp-hplc
#20
Anupreet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Ranju Bansal
The present work describes a rapid and green microwave mediated method for the synthesis and a simple and precise isocratic reverse phase HPLC method for the estimation of the biologically significant dihydropyridines. The conventional synthesis of these dihydropyridines has been previously reported from our lab. The analysis of a standard solution (1 mg/ml) was accomplished on a symmetry (4.6 mm I.D x 250 mm) C-18 column using mobile phase acetonitrile:water:triethylamine (TEA) (70:30:0.1 v/v/v) at a flow rate of 0...
November 3, 2017: Drug Research
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